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spitfire broadheads #5310377 09/16/14 11:59 PM
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A guy gave me a new pack of them they shoot like field points but dint open in my target. It's an open layer block and the dot shot up could that be the reason ? Any one have any problems with them

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Nope but I've had problems with them not deploying properly on quartering shots. Did you shoot all of them or just one? Was there a practice head in the package?


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Re: spitfire broadheads [Re: Bowtech kid] #5310396 09/17/14 12:10 AM
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I have only shot spitfires. I love them and have never had any major issues. Like passthru said the quarter away shot is interesting for the spitfires. Mine always do the trick but have had a few that only semi deploy, usually one blade doesn't open. but I love the penetration and flight of these for my setup!

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Spitfires and other mechanicals have a habit at times on pass thru shots, of opening while going through the animal then springing back closed due to the drag through the animal when they exit the other side. That's just on pass thru's though.

I've used spitfires on several animals over the years and they've always performed for me.

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Re: spitfire broadheads [Re: Bowtech kid] #5310425 09/17/14 12:24 AM
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Yes just one head and no practice ones I'm looking for a good head that I can shot 40 yards just finished a food plot that I might have to shoot across and that spitfire shot great at 20 yards it was the fact that it dint look like it opened that bothered me

Re: spitfire broadheads [Re: Bowtech kid] #5310432 09/17/14 12:27 AM
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now this may be coming across as a smart @$$ but please don't take it that way, but how do you know it didn't open? when I pull the BH out of my rhinehart it closes back up

Re: spitfire broadheads [Re: Bowtech kid] #5310460 09/17/14 12:37 AM
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It's an open layer block lol NBH it was stuck out the back of the target

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oh ok, you may also check the screw that attaches the blade to the head and make sure that it is not cranked down too tight

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NBH thanks never thought of that might be the deal.

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So I checked the screws and u actually don't loosen them. I screwed them down more an it loosened the blades up going to try it again tomarrow again thanks for the advice guys good luck this year

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Look at the entrance of the target to check if it opened. Those broadheads once the target stops the arrow shaft will cause the broadhead to close back up appearing to have never opened.

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I had the same complaint but then realized that they were actually opeing inside the target. No worries.

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Interested to see if you fixed the problem

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NBH they opened better come Saturday will be the test

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I have tried a few different broadheads but always go back to spitfire. Never had an issue and can't say the same for some of the other heads. Looks like you have the other part figured out cheers


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I don't shoot them anymore bc I kept breaking blades shooting into a block target. It got really old having to buy the replacement blades and changing them out.

Switched to the rage hypo but haven't shot anything with them yet.

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rocket sidewinders.


they will open on any angle

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Shot 100gr spitfires for the past 10+ years and killed ALOT of animals with them without a single problem. Bought a new much faster bow this year so trying the 100gr viper tricks out!

Good luck this year!!


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