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Broadheads for turkeys

Postby birdslayer » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:35 am

This is first spring for bowhunting. I have some muzzy 3 blades and a magnus stinger 2 blade. Last fall I shot a young turkey with the 2 blade. Even with a perfect shot, the bird still ran 50 yards before collapsing. Any suggestions for what to use on big gobblers?
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Postby A-Bomb » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:02 am

Ive killed one turkey with a bow. I used my Thunderhead 100 gr 3 blades for the task. I had a quartering away shot at the bird. I aimed where the bronze feathers on the wings meet the body and let her fly. I demobilized the bird by breaking the hip and also hit some of the organs because they sit farther back on turkeys. The bird didnt go far, but i did have to dispatch it because i didnt hit the vital organs because of the small cutting diameter of my head. If i do it again ill use an expandable. Ive read allot of good things about using expandables for birds. Reason being you can demobilize the bird by taking out the hips, but also hit the vital organs and dispatch the bird quickly.

From what i gather Grim Reapers, Rocket Hammer Heads, and Rage 2 or 3 Blades are all good turkey heads. I seen those Gobbler Gillouetines as well, but that limits you to a head shot as well as your yardage.

Im sure someone will chime in that has much more experience with this than me.

While we're talking bows heres a good link to shot placement on turkeys. ... p?t=228905
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Postby BPShunter » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:03 pm

Shot one last year with a rage 2 blade and the turkey died in mid-flight about 70 yards away. Friend of mine uses spitfires and he hammered a turkey in the fall season.

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Postby jehler » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:57 pm

I have not bow hunted for turkeys...yet but found this video on you tube looks interesting ... re=related
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Postby SGM-DKHNTR » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:42 am

I use Muzzy four blades. I've had good luck with them not going far.
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Postby flight canceled » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:35 pm

there is a new broadhead out just for turkey hunting, its called the Turkey Guillotine broadhead. probably the wickedist broadhead i have seen. you can get them at cabelas. it takes turkeys heads clean off. watch this video: ... re=related
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