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#1254848 - 03/23/09 05:44 PM Broadhead Choice
10 Point

Registered: 11/15/04
Posts: 2650
Loc: Blount Co.

Have an opportunity to hunt close to home, but I'm limited to Bow only. What's a good Broadhead for Turks? I've got Thunderhead 100's now.
#1254850 - 03/23/09 05:45 PM Re: Broadhead Choice [Re: Redwing]
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/06
Posts: 3896
Loc: bradley county,TN/Lancaster,SC

You've got thunderheads 100's now? hmmmm, thunderhead 100's then. lol

Same ones you use for deer will work fine on a turkey.
Make sure you turn your bow down.

Edited by Buckblaster (03/23/09 05:46 PM)

Turn your caps lock of goober, we can hear you.

#1255004 - 03/23/09 07:09 PM Re: Broadhead Choice [Re: Buckblaster]
16 Point

Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 14605
Loc: Celina,Tn

I would use only a broadhead made for turkey.I use the Nap mechanical head that has a blunt tip which keeps the arrow from passing through the turkey!They cant fly off with the arrow in them!
Psalms 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked

#1255040 - 03/23/09 07:17 PM Re: Broadhead Choice [Re: Redwing]
4 Point

Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 493
Loc: Memphis

Grim Reaper. It wont take another step.

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#1255450 - 03/23/09 09:55 PM Re: Broadhead Choice [Re: rdwood]
8 Point

Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 1009
Loc: Wears Valley

I would use a mechanical with a minimum cutting area of 1 3/8. I am going to use the trophy ridge sidewinder.
Bowtech Destroyer Black Ops 340
Easton Axis 340
Slick Trick Magnum 125 grain

#1256001 - 03/24/09 09:12 AM Re: Broadhead Choice [Re: khawk]
12 Point

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6349
Loc: Nashville, TN

My last kill was my first with a fixed blade, a Slick Trick. It worked really well.

But I can't help going back to my confidence broadheads, mechanicals. I have shot 13 with Spitfires, and I only lost one of those (I shot it in the butt and it flew too far to find it). I really think that arrow flight and shot placement are huge for such a small target.

Whatever you shoot the best with in your set-up is what you should use. For me, that's a mechanical.

Don't get too crazy. IMO, there is no reason to change anything (even your draw weight) from your deer setup.
It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

#1256127 - 03/24/09 09:59 AM Re: Broadhead Choice [Re: gil1]
4 Point

Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 177
Loc: Maury Co. TN

I have a place that I can hunt that only has about ten acres on it. I cant use a shotgun but I can bow hunt it. There are turkeys gobbling all over the place on this property and around it. I saw a big tom yesterday on it and he had seven hens with him. This will be my first year using my bow hunting turkeys in the spring and I plan to only do this at this spot ( I'd use a shotgun if I could) I have no blind, but I do have a B-mobile that I think I can set up and have the big guy come in and face him giving me a shot. I'm just gonna use my mechanical broad heads I use for deer.
Dont't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.- John Eldredge from the book Wild at Heart

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