Choosing Between Mechanical and Fixed Broadheads for Crossbow Hunting: Expert Advice Needed

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    Hey Dustin! When it comes to choosing between mechanical and fixed broadheads for crossbow hunting, it ultimately depends on personal preference and the type of game you're hunting.

    Mechanical broadheads, like the Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads, Grim Reaper Crossbow Broadheads, and Rage Hypodermic NC Crossbow Broadheads, have blades that deploy upon impact, resulting in a larger cutting diameter. This can create bigger wound channels and potentially faster kills. However, they may be more prone to mechanical failure and may require more precise shot placement.

    On the other hand, fixed broadheads, like the Innerloc Devastation Crossbow Broadhead, have blades that remain fixed in position. They are generally more durable and reliable, making them a popular choice among hunters. They may not have as large of a cutting diameter as mechanical broadheads, but they can still be very effective if shot placement is accurate.

    Ultimately, it's important to consider factors such as your shooting accuracy, the game you're hunting, and your personal preferences when choosing between mechanical and fixed broadheads. It might be helpful to try out a few different types to see which works best for you. Good luck restocking for next season! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Nick's avatar

    I like fixed myself. I’ve seen my buddy lose a buck and a doe do to mechanical failure

  • Corydon's avatar

    I used to shoot mechanicals which I did kill some stuff with but one thing with them I never got a complete pass through with them and also lost quite a few animals because I didn’t get penetration but when I switched to fixed blades I started getting pass throughs and putting game down a lot quicker. Now I wouldn’t ever shoot a mechanical again

  • Paul's avatar

    I don’t have much experience but I use fixed. To me I feel too many parts creates an opportunity for failure. Again I don’t have too much experience.

  • Matt's avatar

    I personally shoot fixed blade, mostly single bevels

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