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the larger area enables the flat-surface
point to pack a bigger punch upon impact
with the target.
Blunt points often are used in tandem
with flu-flu fletched arrows launched
skyward when shooting at squirrels or
flushed pheasants.
Judo points often are used for field
practice, but also are popular for hunting
small game and turkeys.
These points feature small, protruding
wire springs that can "grab" at the target
rather than penetrating it. Because they
cling to ground cover, they help keep the
arrow from disappearing into the brush
and becoming lost.
Meanwhile, bowfishing points feature a large barb at the forward end that,
in effect, "hooks" the fish and enables
the archer to bring it in using a reel that
attaches to the bow.
These type points often have retractable barbs, or screw-in barbs that can be
removed, allowing the archer to
remove the arrow from the fish.
However, while specialty
points are necessary in some
situations, decisions over deerhunting points likely are given
more weight, particularly by hunters who are considering a switch.

MAKING THE GRADE
When I purchased a crossbow
a few years ago, mechanical
broadheads already had become
all the rage.
But I tipped my bolts with
100-grain fixed blades instead and
While the first mechanical broadhead the author used afield lost one
of its three blades on pass-through,
the 8-point ran just 50 yards before
piling up, demonstrating the lethal
efficiency these points offer.
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downed two nice bucks, with no accuracy
issues whatsoever.
I guess I worried about trading the
rugged toughness of the fixed blade for
what I presumed was the fragility of the
mechanical. Many bowhunters feel this
way.
And I experienced these feelings again
when I decided to try mechanicals with
my new compound, then test them in
the field.
I was at full draw as that rutting buck
turned and stood broadside at 17 yards,
and I sent the mechanical broadhead
toward its vitals.
As expected, the arrow's accuracy was
exact and uncompromised, and it struck
the aiming point precisely.
But how would the point hold up?
The pass-through shot had found the
vitals and penetrated both lungs. The buck
hit the deck after a brief 50-yard sprint.
I was gratified to see that the mechanical broadhead had performed as well as
any fixed- or removable-blade setup I'd
used in the past.
But when I retrieved the arrow, I saw
that one of the three expandable blades
had detached from the unit in the process.
It made me realize a razor-edged blade
could be lodged somewhere in the buck's
body cavity, and I'd need to be cautious
while field dressing.
While the missing retractable blade
might reflect the broadhead's so-called
fragility, the perfectly placed shot and the
quick kill bore testimony to the mechanical's impressive flight characteristics and
deadly efficiency.
As far as I was concerned, it passed
the test.
And without hesitation, I knew then
and there I'd be using the same model
mechanical fitted to my arrows when the
calendar flipped to a new season.
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