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A blast from the past #7729072 01/26/20 09:54 PM
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Was cleaning out one of my toolboxes today and ran across these:

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Anyone remember this broadhead? It was the first mechanical head I ever saw. Circa 1988-1989.

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What brand was that?

First mechanicals I remember were NAP spitfire


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The Spitfire was introduced in 1997. The Vortex pictured above was introduced in 1998. Looks like they are still in business. I shot a few deer with them back in the day, and they performed well. I do remember having to double O-ring them when I stepped up to a faster bow (seems like it was a BowTech Mighty Mite).

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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
What brand was that?

First mechanicals I remember were NAP spitfire



I still use them.


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Originally Posted by txshntr
Originally Posted by txtrophy85
What brand was that?

First mechanicals I remember were NAP spitfire



I still use them.

I still have them also and use them from time to time.


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IIRC the first mechanicals were made in the 50's. Here are my first mechanical broadheads I used back in 1992 or 93. Puckett's Blood Trailer mounted on an Easton TruFlite Camo 2219 aluminum shaft. I do not remember deer with one but did kill hogs with them.
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Originally Posted by txshntr
Originally Posted by txtrophy85
What brand was that?

First mechanicals I remember were NAP spitfire



I still use them.

Me too crossbow and compound.


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Originally Posted by txshntr
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What brand was that?

First mechanicals I remember were NAP spitfire



I still use them.



if it aint broke don't fix it


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
IIRC the first mechanicals were made in the 50's. Here are my first mechanical broadheads I used back in 1992 or 93. Puckett's Blood Trailer mounted on an Easton TruFlite Camo 2219 aluminum shaft. I do not remember deer with one but did kill triceratops and velociraptors with them.
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rofl


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Originally Posted by txshntr
Originally Posted by stxranchman
IIRC the first mechanicals were made in the 50's. Here are my first mechanical broadheads I used back in 1992 or 93. Puckett's Blood Trailer mounted on an Easton TruFlite Camo 2219 aluminum shaft. I do not remember deer with one but did kill triceratops and velociraptors with them.
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rofl

Practice range back then was challenging if you missed...
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Originally Posted by txshntr
Originally Posted by stxranchman
IIRC the first mechanicals were made in the 50's. Here are my first mechanical broadheads I used back in 1992 or 93. Puckett's Blood Trailer mounted on an Easton TruFlite Camo 2219 aluminum shaft. I do not remember deer with one but did kill triceratops and velociraptors with them.
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rofl

Practice range back then was challenging if you missed...
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No problem for a T-Rex cheers


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
IIRC the first mechanicals were made in the 50's. Here are my first mechanical broadheads I used back in 1992 or 93. Puckett's Blood Trailer mounted on an Easton TruFlite Camo 2219 aluminum shaft. I do not remember deer with one but did kill triceratops and velociraptors with them.
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rofl

Practice range back then was challenging if you missed...
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My little boy watched a movie something like that on youtube on my phone this weekend lol


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You kids and those fancy gadgets. If I want to turn back the clock, I look at my old Savora heads with some Satellites in the box. Mid 70's man.

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My first broadheads were Super Hilbres in 1965. Followed by Bear Razor Broadheads. Switched to Savors when I bought my first compound bow, a Polar Bear LTD.


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Originally Posted by txshntr
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IIRC the first mechanicals were made in the 50's. Here are my first mechanical broadheads I used back in 1992 or 93. Puckett's Blood Trailer mounted on an Easton TruFlite Camo 2219 aluminum shaft. I do not remember deer with one but did kill triceratops and velociraptors with them.
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rofl



That looks like the arrow Quint shot the shark with


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My dad had some of those.

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Originally Posted by txshntr
Originally Posted by stxranchman
IIRC the first mechanicals were made in the 50's. Here are my first mechanical broadheads I used back in 1992 or 93. Puckett's Blood Trailer mounted on an Easton TruFlite Camo 2219 aluminum shaft. I do not remember deer with one but did kill triceratops and velociraptors with them.
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rofl

Now that's funny.....

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Here's another blast from the past. I still a couple of arrow boxes with a bunch of old arrows I've used over the years. This is a pretty early carbon arrow and a fluted aluminum arrow. They're from probably the late 80's to early 90's.

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