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    Im curious about this subject, Ive read so many debats and arguments about this. What is the main reason for using mechanical broadheads? Ill be up front right away and say that I dont believe in them, but thats not what this thread is about. My opinion is mine and Im not going to try and bash someone for using them. I just know what I read on AT and hear at the archery shops. Whats the number one appeal?
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    I believe part of it is they are advertised to fly like field points. Of course, this isn't true, but I think it works to sell them.

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    I think a lot of people are attracted to the larger cutting diameter also. I know society is stuck on bigger is better, but I think that when you are trying to make a humane kill, you need to be careful to not get too big of a cutting diameter, that all you end up doing is deflecting your shot off bones. A bullet can break bones, but an arrow, not so much. How many places are there on an animal that you can put a 2 inch plus broad head through without hitting and possibly deflecting off of bone?
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    I think AS has it right, "they fly like my field points" sells a lot of mechanicals for those who have to pay to get their bow tuned, those guys who pick their bow a week before season opens. JMO
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    I always swore off mechanicals, especially after helping my cousin track a buck he shot and lost the trail then I found it 200 yards past the last blood without a drop on the ground.

    Last fall I decided if I was going to judge something that i'd better try it myself. After looking at all that was out there I went with the G5 T3 due to the blades being totally exposed. Took 3 deer with 2 going through major bone and they worked flawlessly. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
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    I have been using them for about 20 years now, I use my 3d set up for hunting I know they hit the same spot as my field points because I shoot them to see, where the hit,thats where the problem lays some people just screw them on because it said they fly like field points and some are better then other as far as flying and opening up and bringing down your game,the same can be said about fixed blades
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    I started out with pucket blood trailers shot my a deer with them said to myself these thing are great then the next deer I shot they didn't open went back to fixed blades until I came a cross the rocket mini blasters and never looked back

    Shot placesment is still every thing fix blade or not or rifle how many people lose there game with a rifle is it the rifle or the shooter
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