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Old 08-18-2012, 09:33 AM
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Anyone got an opinion on the comment below, from this web site:

fixed blade broadheads in a crossbow? - HuntingNet.com Forums

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"The bad thing with a Muzzy is that the blades are held into the ferrule with their "trocar" tip.

When the ferrule is machined the threads for the tip are cut on the front end of the ferrule then the slots for the blades are cut into the tip. If you know anyone who is a machinist ask them what happens when you take an aluminum shaft thats the diameter of an arrow, then starting at the end slice longitudinal slots into it.

Depending on whether you have 3 or 4 blade heads, you'll be left with 3 or 4 fingers of aluminum that have a tendency to bend outward and maybe even twist.

Now keeping in mind that using threads for alignment is inaccurate, and that the ferule now has a slight bend and twist from the machining process; at this point on a Muzzy broadhead you will insert the blades into the slots and screw the trocar tip onto the end, using the threads to attempt realignment of the four fingers of the ferule, the four blades, and the tip itself.

Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I've personally checked this using a granite surface plate, vee blocks and a dial indicator. Even when I use this setup to try and achieve better arrow flight, I only get patterns which could be considered "good enough".

Now about Slick Tricks, (broadheads) there's no such alignment problems, the ferrule is solid steel, without that extra tip that screws on. Every time that I've spun an arrow with a Slick Trick installed, it has spun perfectly. And yes, I use the same dial indicator on them also".
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:27 PM
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Been using Muzzy broadheads for over 15 yrs never encountered the above issue. Muzzy became #1 for a reason. If they didn't work I wouldn't use them. They are the baddest fixed blade out there, they fly perfect, and the blades stay put. What else would one want from a broadhead. However, It's like buying a truck, whatever you like stick with it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:40 PM
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Been using Muzzy broadheads for over 15 yrs never encountered the above issue. Muzzy became #1 for a reason. If they didn't work I wouldn't use them. They are the baddest fixed blade out there, they fly perfect, and the blades stay put. What else would one want from a broadhead. However, It's like buying a truck, whatever you like stick with it.
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same here,I use muzzy 3 blade and would not change them for nothin. They fly great and will tear a deer up. I had a hide tanned and the guy said "I see you got him with a shotgun slug" He was amazed when I told him it was a 3 blade muzzy at about 30yds that put BOTH them big holes thru BOTH shoulders
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I have to agree with Huntingman and Hellbilly, I say, Muzzy broadheads are hands down "the best".
I know many other hunters that don't use Muzzy's and somewhere along they way they've all complained about the broadheads they use.
When I began hunting with a Bow, I hit/wounded (probably killed) a couple deer that I was never able to find,
I don't take pride in knowing I wounded but couldn't find those animals.
Muzzy's helped create a greater confidence for me and I will never switch to anythying else, When Muzzy claims they are "Bad to the Bone" You can bet on their Slogan.

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:32 AM
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Broadheads have come a long way even since I've been hunting. I started out using Bear's with the bleeder blade insert. Then the long pointed one, can't remember the name, RazorBak 4&5, Rocky Mountain's, Thunder Heads, Muzzy's, Rage, now back to Muzzy. In two recent years I saw three deer lost with buddies using Rage heads. To be fair the same two hunters took clean kills with the rage. The lost deer were hit in the boiler room and simply stop bleeding and we lost the trail after 1-1.5 miles of tracking. To each their own on what brand you prefer.
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