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Old 07-23-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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how do you practice with mechanical broadheads? i've never used them before, but i might give them a try this year. i've been told they will break when pulling them from the target. a friend of mine says he ties his closed with dental floss. is there a different or better way?
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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I've been using 'reapers for a few years now. Don't practice with them a lot because they truly do fly like field points but I do some just to make sure.

Haven't had any breakage issues.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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I have a few extra spitfires I pratice with.I only fire a few dozen just before season. Most mech heads now days fly pretty true to feild points.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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I shoot into a mostly worn out foam layered target. The broadhead passes through the target but some of the shaft remains in. I can push the arrow on through, or unscrew the broadhead and pull the arrow back out. If the broadhead doesn't pass through I push it through the rest of the way by hand and repeat the process described above. Pulling most mechanical broadheads back out can be very damaging to the target and the broadhead. My Rage 2 blades come with a practice heads. They group right in with my field points and I killed 4 deer with them last year with no problems. Blades will need to be resharpened in most cases if shot into a target.
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If you use the Rage 2 or 3 blade mechanicals you will get a practice broadhead in the package. I found that they fly like a fieldpoint just a bit higher.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:20 AM   #6
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Shoot your field points. Most mechanicals fly to point of impact. You might want to give one or two shots with the broadhead just to verify, but for the most part, stick to your field points just because of the cost of todays mechanicals and replacement blades.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:39 AM   #7
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I've been using 'reapers for a few years now. Don't practice with them a lot because they truly do fly like field points but I do some just to make sure.

Haven't had any breakage issues.


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Old 07-24-2009, 08:30 AM   #8
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just make sure you use a foam broadhead target, that way you can push them through. tying with floss is a great idea.
I have used vortex mechanicals, and they fly just like my field points.
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I wouldnt mess with or buy a mech unless it came with a practice head..JMO
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I have used G5 tekans for about three years now. I have killed 9 deer with them and not once have i shot one at a target. I have been useing mechanical broadheads for about 7 years now. I have tryed a few different ones and they have all shot like a field point.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:29 AM   #11
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To go a step further, the only reason I see these days to shoot a fixed blade is if you are shooting a really low poundage bow.

Mechanicals got a bad rep when they first came out decades ago, and deservedly so, but there are several very reliable, durable designs on the market now. They fly better and make bigger holes. I doubt I ever shoot a fixed blade again.

Zero failures and zero lost animals using mechanical heads for me.
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