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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 02:26 PM
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125 GR. Muzzy with the trocar tip.....hasn't failed me yet

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post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 11:34 AM
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But to answer the original question,
I don't have an answer to whats best. I just have issues of confidence in the rock solid stability of a mechanical. I like the idea of the field point trajectory that comes with using mechs. just do not like the idea of losing a blade and reaching into the deers cavity and finding it, the hard way.
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i shoot the G5 Tekan II. have had good results with this broadhead. i like to think of them as the best of both worlds. has a nice sharp cutting surface with rear sliding blades. have killed many of hogs with them. Slices through ribs like a hot knife through butter.

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post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 02:24 PM
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I'm not convinced that the mechanical broadheads are better or not. I've never had a blade separation on a Muzzy either. I've seen 1st hand the damage a solid hit from the rage heads do so I know they are lethal as are most broadheads. I say pick one that shoots the best from your rig and be satisfied. Of the 4 bucks shot with the Rage none went more than 30 yds after the hit pretty impressive. I have a lot of confidence in Muzzy broadheads having used them for many years. I like the MX3 .
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I don't bowhunt as much as I use to but I shoot a hoyt magnatec set at 63# and shoot a muzzy 125 grain 4 blade with the trocar tip on top of an easton axis st 400gr. arrow. I have shot several deer and numerous hogs one bobcat and one mountain lion and have never failed to get good penetration. I would say 97% of the time it is thru and thru penetration. With the trocar tip, bones usually don't even pose a problem. muzzy's claim is "bad to the bone" and I for one believe it

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muzzy's claim is "bad to the bone" and I for one believe it
I totally agree...

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post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 07:34 PM
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i believe, like most things, its one's confidence in whatever it is. if you have confidence in the rage, then its best, if its in the muzzy, then its best, i have confidence in my fixed, cut on contact where i dont have as much in the chisel point and even less in the mechanicals, but thats me.
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I just switched over to broadheads from field points and increased the poundage from 60lbs to 70lbs with my new bow and will lay to rest any logical reason that I may have had to use expandable broadheads. At 60lbs or 70lbs. shooting field tips or fixed blade broadheads there is no difference in the point of impact from 10' out to 25 yds.
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I just switched over to broadheads from field points and increased the poundage from 60lbs to 70lbs with my new bow and will lay to rest any logical reason that I may have had to use expandable broadheads. At 60lbs or 70lbs. shooting field tips or fixed blade broadheads there is no difference in the point of impact from 10' out to 25 yds.
heres the thing. in doesn't mater if ones field points hit differently than their broad heads. why? because the thing should be set up for the hunting arrow not the practice arrow. as long as all the hunting arrows hit in the same place you're good to go.
post #20 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-29-2010, 10:23 PM
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Call it ignorance on my part then, but if not to imitate the flight and tragectory of a field point. what is the rational reason for even using a retractable broadhead?
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