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Offline billythekidrock

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2015, 07:01:17 PM »
So are the fixed blade requirements changed or eliminated?




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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2015, 08:32:04 PM »

So are the fixed blade requirements changed or eliminated?

Yes.  You can now use mechs.  It didn't get a lot of press but was in the proposed regs and made it through with no real opposition.


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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2015, 05:38:31 PM »
 :chuckle:

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2015, 07:11:40 PM »
I really hope you don't choose your archery equipment on pictures from facebook with funny text on them.  I'm sure that kids stats are spot on.  :chuckle:

just asking if anyone has used them.  figured this was a good place for it.  doesn't sound like they are very popular in wa.  probably cause of them being illegal until now.

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2015, 02:43:46 PM »
 i know it's not deer and elk but i use one a turkey yesterday. In Oregon and it looked like a softball went through it.

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2015, 06:56:45 PM »
I have never had a problem killing elk with a fixed blade. Why change now.

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2015, 08:23:59 PM »
I have never had a problem killing elk with a fixed blade. Why change now.
I don't need to change, either. But the vast majority of bowhunters asked for the change. But what do I know?  I've only killed 43 elk in my life. Just because it's different doesn't make it wrong.
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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2015, 06:29:06 AM »
I have never had a problem killing elk with a fixed blade. Why change now.
I don't need to change, either. But the vast majority of bowhunters asked for the change. But what do I know?  I've only killed 43 elk in my life. Just because it's different doesn't make it wrong.

I've only ever killed one.  But there's a lot more to come.  If I can gain a tiny bit of an edge in any part of my hunting im going to do it.  Even if it only makes me confident at five extra meters im going to at least inquire and probably dink around with them my self. I know my wrist strap release can knock the target dead if im on point.  But I just bought the handheld thumb release to gain a small advantage and get a smoother more consistent release.   It doesn't work the way I want it right out of the box.  So I adjust it and get it dialed in.  My point is small gains show huge in the field and if I can extend my range, dope the wind better and kill them just the same then why wouldn't I? If they are more accurate at long range (90-110 meters), and open consistently then I'll probably use them. 

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2015, 07:20:19 AM »
New regs just came out this morning. Mechanicals are now legal archery equipment.  :tup:

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2015, 07:49:29 AM »
Ive mentioned before that ive had really good luck with gravedigger broadheads.  Ive made great shots and poor shots with them and never have lost an animal yet.  If anyone is on the edge of switching this is a mean broadhead.  They are a combination of a fixed and mechanical, kind of the best of both worlds.  Ive also made my own version which uses a helix fixed blade that is double the thickness of most fixed.

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2015, 07:58:43 AM »
Heres a pict.. of the blades folded in. 

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2015, 09:11:35 AM »
I liket that broadhead. Tell me how u got that aftermarket  blade in there?