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Mechanicals and carbons

Post by jeff » Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:49 am

Hey there.
Looking for suggestions. I'm shooting an Exomax and looking to switch to carbons and mechanicals for this season. Will be used mainly for bear but deer as well.


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Post by Farmer » Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:04 am

Have been using Beeman thunderbolts lately they fly well and are close to the same weight as 2216. Have used expandables on deer size game for about 7 years now no problems.

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Post by GaryL » Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:33 am

Beeman thunderbolts nice arrow, however I stay away from expandables. My choice only as some do like'em .... :D
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Post by diesel » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:55 pm

I've had very good luck with GoldTip Lanser II with Wasp Jak-Hammers
125 gr. 1 3/4" cut . Slick Tricks work good with them too.

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Post by nchunter » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:57 am

I too like the beman thunderbolts because they fly like the 2216 aluminums that I used to use, but they're much more durable.

Over the last five years I've used expandables almost exclusively - especially the Rocket Hammerheads (2 inch expandable). I always gotten pass-throughs with the Hammerheads, and sometimes the wound is so severe that the deer literally drop and bleed out on the spot. Strangely enough, the three deer I've shot with Wasp Jak-Hammers I did not get complete pass-thru, even though the head is only a 1 3/4" cut. I think the O-rings Wasp uses must use up alot of the arrow's kinetic energy to open. If you do use the Jak-Hammers, replace the O-rings with the dental rubberbands that all the other expandables use.

However, this year I'm converting over to four-bladed fixed heads. The reason is that the long blades on the expandables invarably bend or break after one kill, and I typically kill half a dozen deer every year, so that makes for expensive shooting. You can buy replacment blades, but I've found that the timy screws that hold the blade on always strip out in the aluminum ferrel and couldn't be removed. I want a broadhead that I can re-use!

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Post by wabi » Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:10 pm

I've always got quick kills & complete pass-throughs with Wasp JakHammers, but they can open in flight if you don't double band them. I may try the dental bands instead of O-rings on them!

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Post by Tar Heel » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:38 pm

Where can you get the dental bands.

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Post by kendo kid » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:21 pm

I hunt with mechanicals exclusively. I have never used the carbon arrows so I do not know how they perform. That being said, I have purchased the new Rage mechanicals (usually I shoot the Spitfire cam mechanical). The guys talking about dental bands can't read or write so they do not know the technology has changed. The Rage folks enclose a practice head along with the three cut-on-contact mechanical. I suggest you buy a packet of Rage, in your favorite blade and weight configuration, and put the practice head on a carbon. Then attach it to an aluminum arrow and tell us what you think the difference in perfomance is. I for one would be real interested in hearing your report. We need to encourage not discourage new ideas and approaches to our sport.
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Post by Camper » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:20 pm

goldtip Laser II 's and 100 gr rocket arrow heads Kill deer Dead!

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