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I've searched the old posts, but couldn't find one to answer my question. How fast, as in arrow speed, can the average person shoot a fixed blade and still be accurate? Due to the speed, and greater turbulence from wind due to the blades the fixed blade will want to plane and affect accuracy.
 

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I don't know that there is a "limit." Proper tuning, well made broadheads, and you can shoot with anyone shooting expandables.

For what it is worth, I am shooting fixex blades (SlickTricks) at around 280.
 

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Several of the guys I hunt with have shot 3D and are skeptical of fixed blades at high speed. I shoot them, and my misses are my fault. I plan to get a new bow, and worry about the increase in speed affecting accuracy and causing planing.
 

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I shot the Rocket Ulitamate Steel broad heads out of my bowtech alligance at 298 and my bowtech tribute at 303 and put them a 3 inch group at 60 yards but I shot 3-d also I belive their right its not only the equitment its also the shooter.
 

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One of my Archery Books, says anything over 275fps and a fixed blade won't fly true, but I personally disagree with that. From what I've seen, I'd say it probably would be well over 300fps, for most setups. In other words, faster than most of us shoot, IMO.
 

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No speed lmit with all the new technology ! Let em Rip !

I have seen Motecs, Slick tricks, Sonics, Steelforce, Shot well above the 300 mark. Just depends on tuning, arrows, fletching, etc.

Alot of broadheads even Mechanicals will not impact the same place as your field tips. This does not mean the broadhead is not accurate, a broadhead can change the aspect of the arrow. The weight of the BH may be differently distubuted than a field tip.
 

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I shot Thunderheads for years, bought a bow that shoots 298 and couldnt get 'em to fly. They wouldnt group at all. I'm sure there are heads out there will work fine. I switched to Spitfires and they fly great! Like 'em better than fixed blades. JMO!!
 
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