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#6480574 - 10/04/16 02:33 PM What do you do with old mechanicals ?
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And how many animals are they good for. Shot two turkeys with the same arrow yesterday.


I have about 4 heads that have killed so far, do I throw them away and buy new or try and Resharpen the thin blades?
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#6480668 - 10/04/16 03:21 PM Re: What do you do with old mechanicals ? [Re: txtrophy85]
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It depends. I check for large nicks or bends in the blades. I need to be able to get them razor sharp and be confident they will deploy properly. Then I make sure the ferrell is straight with a spin test. If everything is good I just get it clean, sharpen it and reuse it. However in the rocky soil I'm hunting g in at my lease they usually ha e to get new blades at a minimum. Sometimes I will save the marginal ones, sharpen the blades that are straight as much as possible and save them for coons and coyotes.
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#6480713 - 10/04/16 03:38 PM Re: What do you do with old mechanicals ? [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
It depends. I check for large nicks or bends in the blades. I need to be able to get them razor sharp and be confident they will deploy properly. Then I make sure the ferrell is straight with a spin test. If everything is good I just get it clean, sharpen it and reuse it. However in the rocky soil I'm hunting g in at my lease they usually ha e to get new blades at a minimum. Sometimes I will save the marginal ones, sharpen the blades that are straight as much as possible and save them for coons and coyotes.



I hunt the same rocky soil.


I hate to toss them but I want a good clean blade for a clean kill. I know a lot of guys shoot hogs with old ones but I want to kill those too.


plus when i'm hunting I don't have time to switch over a new head to an old one. makes more sense to keep new fresh heads in the quiver
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#6480731 - 10/04/16 03:45 PM Re: What do you do with old mechanicals ? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Get some Carbon Steel G5 Montecs. Very easy to resharpen
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#6480732 - 10/04/16 03:45 PM Re: What do you do with old mechanicals ? [Re: txtrophy85]
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I have reused them a few times. After that if I can't get replacement blades then I use them for practice broadheads.
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#6480766 - 10/04/16 04:03 PM Re: What do you do with old mechanicals ? [Re: txtrophy85]
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I've got a tackle box full of them. I salvage them check them for straightness and replace blades if possible and use them for hogs or other animals.
I'll reuse them for deer if they can be made like new.

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#6480787 - 10/04/16 04:14 PM Re: What do you do with old mechanicals ? [Re: Jimbo]
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Touch up the blades if they are not bent and feed them to hogs and turkeys. Deer get new heads.

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#6483044 - 10/05/16 10:00 PM Re: What do you do with old mechanicals ? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Shoot at stuff. I always keep one arrow set up in my quiver as an expendable. These are for coons, black birds, anything that I will shoot at with risk of arrow damage for pest control. I have shot the same slick trick into several different hogs. If it's sharp and hits good, it'll kill.
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