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    I've been thinking of switching to a mechanical broadhead this year. All I've ever used is Muzzy's 125gr. 3 blades and wasp cam locks back in the 90's. But lately I've been so saturated by the advertisements on TV for Rage and all the other mechanicals that maybe I'm missing out on something here. I kinda l ike the Swhacker, or I guess the remake of the old Sanoran but all the reviews sound the same for everything that I research.
    Any advice on which way to go here? Does anyone use Swhacker or know anyone who does?
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    I got this hog with a rage 3 blade,i prefer 3 blade over 2 blade myself.Did a number on him blade looks horrible but was it perfect shape.
    I now use muzzy mx3 but would not hessitate to use a good brand of mechanical.
    This hog was taken a few years ago was very tasty too,,,,
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    I use both Mech(Grim Reapers) and Fixed(G5-Montecs).I use Grim Repears for mechanicals and never had a problem with them and espically like there are not rubber o-rings for blade retention..The Rage I have heard too many stories,they are either great or they are terrible,so I passed on them.Just want to say,I personally have nothing against Rage and I have never shot them,I am going by what I hear on other forums,so if anybody here shoots them,I am not bashing them
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    nice speedy!

    To the OP; I wish I could help, but my state doesn't alow mechanicals yet. I guess that they are up for discussion for new regs again this year, along with luminocks and minimum arrow weight. With that said, Muzzys are great, and I haven't had a problem getting them to fly with my points. IMO, mechanicals are a great way to hide a poor tune. I have a friend who can't get broadheads to fly anywhere close to his fieldtips, so he uses those atom razorwire tips.
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    Used both and I am sticking with fixed. Less worries about opening. Not saying all brands are the same. But there are a few that have problems.


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    Nice hog speedy! That sure would make for a nice memorial day pig roast this weekend. Ever had any problems with quartering shots? I know guys that swear by Rage. But I have heard of pennetration issues too. I broadhead tune with the muzzy's on all my set ups and only usually have small differnces in the end but I am intrigued by the gaping holes that i see with the mechanicals. But also, If there are any improvements in flight with mechanicals then that one less thing to go wrong in a sport where so many things have to go right.
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    Big Whitetails need solid broadheads. too many variables with most mechanical. did just see a cool show on the shwacker called broadhead science on the sportsman channel testing in against ALL of the competition.
    Shot 1 deer with the two blade rage, before becoming too nervous to have one fail on the buck of my dreams, so back to thunderheads last year. They always work, but at times lack monster blood trails. this is why i bought the rage. Still always one in my quiver for yotes or anything else that doesn't weigh 250LBS!
    Considering G5 Striker Mags this year 1 1/2 in cut! might be tough to tune though.
    ---google "broadhead science" once
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    Quote Originally Posted by boobowbender View Post
    Big Whitetails need solid broadheads. too many variables with most mechanical.
    X2 I 100% agree. I don't use mechanical broadheads. Everybody has their own opinion on them, but I'll take my regular broadheads any day.

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    I too don't like any more variables than there needs to be but I don't know if some of the benifits of the mechanicals will be worth it or not. I think i'm still going to try them, just want to make the right decision on the one i choose. I like the the fact that the swhacker doesn't open until the tips over an inch through the hide, thats why I'm leaning towards them so far.
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    One question. What if the arrow doesn't pass through the other side? you will only have a half inch entry hole. I do think they will do their job 99 times out of 100 though. You know just as well as the rest of us its all about shot placement, but i lost a buck one night cuz i hit him square in the shoulder with a new mechanical i just wanted to try out. And then watched it run away with all of the arrow dangling from the same side i shot him.
    Ever hear that story from a muzzy hunter?
    Don't mean any disrespect, but i've been through the exact same thing you are debating with yourself. I love buying new stuff to try out too.
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