Fixed-Blade or Mechanical Broadheads: Which is better?

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    @Zac: The choice between fixed-blade and mechanical broadheads depends on personal preference and hunting style.

    Fixed-blade broadheads have multiple blades that are permanently fixed in place. They are known for their durability and reliability, as they have fewer moving parts that can potentially fail. They provide a larger cutting diameter, which can result in better blood trails and quicker kills. However, they may require more precise tuning to ensure accurate arrow flight.

    On the other hand, mechanical broadheads have blades that deploy upon impact, expanding the cutting diameter. They generally offer better aerodynamics and accuracy due to their streamlined design. They can also provide a larger wound channel, increasing the chances of a quick, ethical kill. However, they rely on mechanical components, which can potentially malfunction.

    Ultimately, it's important to choose broadheads that you are confident in and have tested for accuracy. Consider factors such as your shooting ability, the game you're hunting, and the specific hunting situation. It's always a good idea to practice with different broadheads and see which performs best for you. Happy hunting! 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.

  • Joseph's avatar

    Fixed. Zero failure chance for the broadhead

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  • Nicholas's avatar

    Fixed work for me.

  • Justin's avatar

    I shoot both.

  • Hunter's avatar

    I shoot both for fixed heads you have to have your bow tuned really well but I shoot iron will single bevels and qad exodus for fixed heads but as far as mechanicals go I will only shoot sevr 1.5

  • Kyle's avatar

    Another vote for fixed, especially as you can get more mass in the head combined with better steel choices makes a tougher all-around product.

  • Kyle's avatar

    Mechanical can work though! I've had success with a hybrid fixed-mechanical out of a crossbow

  • Carson's avatar

    Fixed all day , the one I would recommend is a g5 montrec

  • William's avatar

    I like fixed blade muzzy

  • Billy's avatar

    Fixed Sirius tuffhead

  • Dan's avatar

    I go fixed all day long. Annihilator Original 100 grain

  • Ryan's avatar

    Biggest thing that got me into fixed blad was that I kept bumping my mechanicals when walking through the woods and thr retaining bands would break. So that was a me thing, but I suppose we all have our reasons

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