I really like using a fixed blade broadhead. In all fairness I have no experience with mechanicals so I can't speak too much on that aspect. But I started using fixed blades for fear of a mechanical failure with a mechanical broadhead. I know the chances of that are slim but I wasn't willing to try them out. With every deer I have shot with a fixed blade i have gotten a full pass through, however, my blood trails haven't been great (hit vitals every time). So for the lack of blood trails the mechanical broadhead does some appealing because they leave utter devastating blood trails. Anyone have experience with both?
Spring turkey hunting is right around the corner for most states. Those who hunt turkey know the excitement that exists for calling these big birds in. However, there are still a lot of questions about what type of broadhead should I use? Remember, unlike large game the vitals on a bird are smaller. So you want to pick a broadhead that is best suited for you, your bow set up and your style. Your choices would include fixed, mechanical, and the guillotine. Fixed broadheads mean a more precise shot with less damage to the meat. Mechanical broadheads expand a provide a larger diameter of cutting. Thus, creating a larger wound that is going to kill the bird. Then there is the guillotine. The name speaks for itself. Personally, I prefer to use mechanical broadheads for turkey hunting.