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Fixed vs Mechanical #9055256 05/31/24 07:14 PM
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I have an auodad ewe hunt this summer. I am going to use my bow. I have a Mathews lift and it has been properly tuned. The arrows I’m currently running are .006 straightness. Would it be better to run a fixed blade and buy some .001 arrows or put some mechanical broadheads on my current arrows. I’m shooting 75# with a 29.5” draw so the mechanicals should deploy no problem.

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Use a good mechanical like a Grim Reaper or Wasp Jackhammer.

Just remember the vitals are a bit farther forward than a deer so hit them in the V instead of the traditional behind the shoulder shot, or get them quartering away


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IMO, fixed is never a wrong answer.


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Beans v no beans. I've been a fixed blade guy for the last 5 years. Having said that, any blade will do if the shot is good. Longer shots may benefit from a mechanical. It's my opinion that the shaft straightness won't make a huge difference. You'll get rotation from the shot which tends to even out shaft errors just like it does in bullets...well mostly. Shoot them with your hunting points and rank them by most consistent. My fixed blades land about an inch left of the field points at 20 yards. That could be a tuning issue or just a flaw in my release process that just shows up with broadheads. Good luck


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I’d go with a mechanical.


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Originally Posted by HunterGuy
I have an auodad ewe hunt this summer. I am going to use my bow. I have a Mathews lift and it has been properly tuned. The arrows I’m currently running are .006 straightness. Would it be better to run a fixed blade and buy some .001 arrows or put some mechanical broadheads on my current arrows. I’m shooting 75# with a 29.5” draw so the mechanicals should deploy no problem.


You are going to send some arrows, so what every you have that groups best with wind at 60 yards.

I like Sevr and Evolution Outdoors HYDE for longer shots when I’m hunting pronghorns, due to less wind deflection


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Absolutely a mechanical is the way with a compound. If you already have a high energy set up, might as well use the most forgiving and accurate broadhead that you trust with your set up. That’s gonna be a mech head.


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There’s enough stuff to go wrong bow hunting as it is so I use fixed.

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Seems like there is more to go wrong with a fixed head than a mechanical. Except for a few that are more forgiving in flight, like an exodus or a slick trick. There are others that fly well for a fixed head, these are just two off the top of my head. I guess there are also some mechanicals that are trash, many people love or hate a rage head.

But for me, with a powerful compound, a big mechanical head makes a lot more sense than a fixed head. Trad bow, fixed head. Powerful compound, mechanical head.


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It's hard for me to switch back to fixed after what I've experienced that last 12 years with mechanical. Saved me a lot of tracking on off hits. Unless I'm hunting elk, G5 or Rage is tipped...


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