I usually shoot thunderhead 125's but the spitfires had just come out and the reviews for mechanicals were that they were incredible so I tried them. Biggest mistake of my life. With the thunderheads I took the two biggest bucks of my life they ran no more than 30 yards each and dropped. With the spitfires I had a monster buck nearly right under my stand, I placed the shot right between the shoulder blade and burried the arrow to the knock. I watched that deer run further and further. I waited and hour, got some buddies and tried to find him after 4HRS!!!! He could not be found. I was very upset. Then the next year I used them again. I shot another large buck this time quartering towards me at 25 yards. The shot was right on the money I saw lots of blood and felt very confident. I watched the buck at about 50 yards away walking in circles thinking he was about to drop. But NO He was actually pulling the arrow out of him self. Needless to say the blood trail got smaller and smaller until 2 hours later I could not find him I even went back the next day looking for the crows.
Now my thoery is the blades make plenty of damage going in but once in the chest cavity the blades are not locked so as the deer are run the blades arn't doing any cutting. When a fixed blade is in a deer while its running they are doing so much more damage to themselves its incredible.And a fixed blade would NEVER had been pulled out. After that I was disgusted and went back to my fixed blade thunderheads.
Has anyone else had any horror stories with fixed blades?