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Title: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 19, 2003, 09:32:00 AM
Now before you guys rip out my lungs about shooting broadheads at tree rats i shoot them when there on the ground and use flu flu.I used a magnus 2 blade on some rabbits and if ya hit the head or close to it they work great.Anyone else use broadheads on smallgame? Or am i just nuts?frank<><  :confused:
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Al Snow on December 19, 2003, 09:40:00 AM
Frank, I use broadheads for everything, ESPECIALLY squirrels.  Pound for pound, they're about 100 times tougher than deer.

Bodkins and Ribteks are fairly inexpensive and they're great small game heads.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Charlie Lamb on December 19, 2003, 09:44:00 AM
Well, I think broadheads on squirrels are a great choice if they can be used safely. You seem to understand that.
I'm not fond of them for rabbits, but then my bows are heavy enough to make steel blunts and even rubber blunts VERY effective on bunnies.
I don't think there is a perfect small game head for everyone, but broadheads are close.
  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Matt E on December 19, 2003, 09:50:00 AM
I like blunt steel heads for rabbits.You will lose to many arrows using broadheads. I have used judo points on squirels with good success.Broadheads will stick in limbs and such.I usually shoot them on the ground. I hate to lose an arrow.
Take care all.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 19, 2003, 10:21:00 AM
Your right on about squirrels they are tough little boogers! I hit one with a feild tip and i had to run it down to get it! And i hit good to!!Thats when i went to a broadheads my knees are not what they use to be to go running after rats all day!frank<><
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Flinttim on December 19, 2003, 12:15:00 PM
John Nail uses BHs all the time or at minimum, Magnus heads on blunts. I made up some from the plastic BHs that Martin Archery sells. Have not used them yet but think they have potential.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Meathook on December 19, 2003, 12:19:00 PM
Just went out behind the house with the dog.  Lots of old tracks not much fresh.  I will maybe try again this afternoon.  

Rabbits you can use about anything.  Squirrels I prefer explosive tips or the POD.   :scared:
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: John on December 19, 2003, 12:22:00 PM
Frank,

If you use shoot close to the nose you will collaspe the lungs and mess up the head or brains.  Love them squirrel brains.  Do not have to run them down.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: mark land on December 19, 2003, 12:35:00 PM
The best small game head I have used is a Muzzy broadhead with the practice blades in them.  They will stop 'em cold and not do a tremendous amount of damge.  I really started shooting small game with them more after loosing a bunch of grouse out west after shooting them with a judo.  Works great on smaller stuff, but does not do as well on the racoons and other larger animals.  Mark
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Van/TX on December 19, 2003, 01:08:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by John:  Love them squirrel brains.  
Now you're talking  :wavey:  ....Van
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: heydeerman on December 19, 2003, 01:27:00 PM
I have 200 grain Ace hex heads on my gold tips for rabbits. Got  one the other day. Man they put a hex on em.

I would add a picture if I knew how.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 19, 2003, 01:48:00 PM
HERES A PIC!GOT ONE MORE TODAY ALSO.<><  tradgang.com (http://community.webshots.com/user/fishrofmen1)    :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: ribteker on December 19, 2003, 01:59:00 PM
.38 or .357 casing with a screwed in and sharpened thumb screw works very well. Cuts like a broadhead thumps like a blunt. Stole the Idea from a frined of mine.  :eek:  ribteker
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Madpigslayer on December 19, 2003, 02:15:00 PM
hey rib...is this what you are talking about?

 http://www.accuratescrew.com/CatalogPage.aspx?ProdCat=STHMPAD

I am very interested in your ideas here...
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 19, 2003, 03:22:00 PM
Guess who's eating stew this weekend? 3 more for the pot!hit my pics.<>
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: John Nail on December 19, 2003, 04:09:00 PM
I take my bowhunting seriously, and figure a squirrel deserves just as good tackle as a deer. I use bodkin or ribtek heads for squirrel and a head I make by cutting a slot in standard blunts, and inserting the knockout from an electrical box(these are about the size of a quarter and easily file-shaped into a mini-broadhead) you then squeeze the blunt in a vise and put a touch of superglue on it. These would kill coon or coyote.
I do lose a lot of arrows stuck in trees, but when I hit a squirrel, it usually dies. I used to have them run off with blunts. They are hard to kill quickly, and I don't like to lose game.
I once shot through both lungs on a fox squirrel with a ribtek, and it ran down the tree, started up a den tree, and then fell dead. Probably 30 yard run with an inch hole in it!
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Madpigslayer on December 19, 2003, 05:41:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by ribteker:
.38 or .357 casing with a screwed in and sharpened thumb screw works very well. Cuts like a broadhead thumps like a blunt. Stole the Idea from a frined of mine.   :eek:   ribteker
is one of those rounds bettern the other for diameter? fit a 11/32 I am guessing?
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: The Ursus on December 19, 2003, 08:34:00 PM
Just noticed your sign in name.  It's good to know we've got some hunters out there that aren't afraid to spread the word.  Thanks!

Luke
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: lcoast on December 19, 2003, 08:46:00 PM
Good shooting Frank. Look like they were all head shot too. I shoot them in the head also. Don't eat squirrel brains around here. Sometimes we freeze them and use them for bait for rainbow trout.

 :)

=keith=
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: James on December 19, 2003, 08:48:00 PM
Word of advice.  When knocking out the primers be sure the casing is spent and not reprimed.  I learned that one the hard way!  :knothead:
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 19, 2003, 09:28:00 PM
THANKS LUKE!all the glory to HIM! because HE is WORTHY! I have been saved for 7 years and love evert minute!GOD bless trad gang and all who are members!!Merry CHRISTmas!frank<><
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Stumpkiller on December 19, 2003, 10:49:00 PM
I haven't weighed one, but isn't a .38 Special case much lighter than a 125 gr. blunt?  Wouldn't that have the effect of making your arrows behave like they were of stiffer spine and shoot left of 'normal' weight tips?
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Madpigslayer on December 20, 2003, 12:58:00 AM
airight. I weighed a .38 case. about 75 grains with the primer in it. I 'spose one could come close to 125 with the right thumbscrew?
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: swampbuck on December 20, 2003, 09:39:00 AM
Thanx for sharing.I was first thinkin of just adding some .06 dia.SS pcs of wire maybe 3/4 long thru the casing stickin out both sides like a tough judo point but this idea seems really good.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Meathook on December 20, 2003, 09:40:00 AM
I really like this idea.  Going to have to give it a try.    :thumbsup:

I got lots of spent .357 brass and a few .38s too
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 20, 2003, 09:54:00 AM
Bushytail buster. this is what i am going to try today if i get the chance.This flys great and smacks a golf ball better than my driver! Golf balls are what i pactice with for small game. I mean if you can hit a golf ball at 10 yards or get real close you should be able to hit a rabbit.W  tradgang.com (http://community.webshots.com/user/fishrofmen1)  hat ya think?<><
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: bayoulongbowman on December 20, 2003, 11:28:00 AM
I like the muzzy also ...but there needs to be more small game type heads. mark#78
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Linc on December 20, 2003, 04:08:00 PM
Never would have thought of using a wingnut behind a field tip.Good idea.Too bad I use wood arrows.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Doc Nock on December 21, 2003, 08:42:00 PM
I wonder if you used the longer .357 case, if you could put some #8 shot in first, then pour in some epoxy and stick in your arrow.  

I'm makin up some woodies to take on George Stoudt's PA Feb squirrel hunt and I had the gent not taper the point just so I could use wood arras w/no point taper and put 38 cases on the end.  Shot might just add enough weight!

Don't see why a fella can't pop the primer (I'll use my press thanks..gives me a reason to use that for once in 10 years!) and then after it's epoxed in place on the woodie, I would think it not too hard to drill outa pilot hole in a wood arra through the primer pocket for the thumb screw.  Will it work?
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Shawn Leonard on December 21, 2003, 09:52:00 PM
Doc Nock. I do just that with my .357 mag cases.. I fill the case about half full with #9 shot then inject some 5 minute epoxy, then I hot melt it onto a shaft that is just cut not tapered. I have weighed them after the epoxy dries and they come in anywhere form 120 t 130 grains. Shawn
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: swampbuck on December 22, 2003, 08:29:00 AM
Has anybody wieghed the casing and thumb screw combo to see what that wieghs?The thumb screw and a washer on an alum. arrow seems like it would be a good combo also.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Bowdonkey on December 22, 2003, 01:10:00 PM
Some weights
Federal&Remington 38s  65-67 gr.
Winchester&S&W 38s     75-77 gr.
brass Rem. 38s         67-69 gr.
nickle Win.357         82-83 gr.
nickle Fed.357         79 gr.
Aluminum CCI357        31 gr.
various 30 carbine     73-74 gr.
military 30 carbine    70-72 gr.
military 223 1.25"     84-86 gr.
various 30-30 1"       98-100 gr.
   "      "   1 1/8       ?
   "      "   1 1/4       ?
 The last 2 I use a tubing cutter,the 223 are measured from the bottom of the base,30-30 from the top of the base.The 223 fits 5/16" shafts the 30-30 11/32".I also use a inside chamfer tool reloaders use after trimming their brass.The 30-30 also fits 23-64 with a little help.My powder scale only goes up to 100 gr. so I don't know the weight of the longer cases,maybe someone could help out.
 These are great stumping blunts and small game but to make them a little more effective I dip them in Slip-Fix.This is a product used to put a non-slip grip on tool handles.Use as is and dip a like a candle,only go half way up brass and let dry then go to top of brass and dry then about a quarter to a half inch up shaft.You end up with something  that looks like those slip on rubber blunts.Or the way I've been doing it now is to thin the Slip-Fix to a 30 weight consistancy,dip twice up to top of brass and thats it.Leaves a thin but tough coat.This coating provides a little more traction on the ground,against trees,squirells etc.Not as many lost arrows,and seems to kill critters a little better.But next to cape buffalo squirells are the hardest animal to put down unless head shot.Hunting them with blunts require a stout bow{60# plus in my opinion}and then they will still run off on occasion.Hope this helps.
     
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Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: swampbuck on December 22, 2003, 01:30:00 PM
Thanx.If the cases are pushin 70gr then adding the thumb screw sould be just about perfect.I ordered a box of them 8-32X 3/4 long same as a standard screwin.I could also make up some nuts to go inside the case if I need to bring the wieght up.Them squirrels are in trouble now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Jock on December 22, 2003, 01:59:00 PM
I'm finding this thread fascinating, obviously I've never killed a bushytail with an arrow but I've shot one or two with a twenty two and can't remember ever thinking that they were very tenacious, incidently, I'm not for a minute suggesting that they aren't either, we don't eat them here in Scotland but I think I'll give it a try, think I'll give the brains a miss though!!!
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: swampbuck on December 22, 2003, 02:07:00 PM
The grays that we have here taste pretty good.I have activly hunted them in years but plan to soon.I have taken some while deer huntin and they do require a solid shot to put down.I,ve shot 2 with BH,s only to catch flack from my wife about being able to get squirrels but not deer.lolI,m really lookin forward to tryin this thumb screw idea on grays and bunnies.Took 6 bunnies yesterday with the scattergun.It was the first time out for the year now I wanna try my longbow on em.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: swampbuck on December 22, 2003, 02:36:00 PM
opps.that should say I haven,t activly...
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Doc Nock on December 22, 2003, 04:09:00 PM
Great Thread!!!  :)   Thanks guys!  

Bowdonkey,
Weighin all them cases makes you one serious techie dude..like Meathook w/ computer stuff!   :D  Now if I could get to the back of my garage where I have tons of them spent cases unused for years, I'd be set!!  You sayin that a 30-30 cut 1 1/4" from rim weighs about 100gr?

Only other problem using .357 is where do I get a handful of #9 shot?  Iain't gonna buy no bag nor a box of shells to get enough to make a few squirrel arras.

BTW, what the heck is a cape buffalo squirrel?   :)  I know..."everybody likes a little ___ nobody likes a smart________"  :D  

Wonder if a fella can find a nut that would fit inside a .357 dia case to hold the wingnut in place that fit a wingnut thread???  That would surely up the weight enough to avoid the li'l #9 shot!  Take some ciperin to get the length right so's the wingnut was flush with the top of the nut once screwed tight in the case so's the flat end of the shaft sat on their copesetic.

So many things to figure out...so little time!  :)
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: pav on December 22, 2003, 04:21:00 PM
I like to run them over. it will decap and gut them at the same time
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Madpigslayer on December 22, 2003, 05:35:00 PM
I think them weights should be sent to the "how to" section for future reference.

that was very cool.

I think the nut tied on wingnut shell case has legs too...lots of good ideas here.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Flinttim on December 22, 2003, 06:47:00 PM
Here's some homemade small game broadheads I came up with today after John Nail and I went hunting yesterday and talked about points for squirrels.
I think the picks are fairly self explaining.

 http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid94/p8862f4c1c4281059794973fd24fdcd94/fa3a660c.jpg

 http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid94/p64f94f3835a0a035e8cb77371a3b016b/fa3a6609.jpg

 http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid94/p0b4fc506d6a2e074258559e96858d00d/fa3a6606.jpg

 http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid94/p4c3e8c78a7b33d05c79f5899754ce035/fa3a6604.jpg

 http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid94/p9a7274290d1d64e81722e23e92eb0ca6/fa3a65fe.jpg

I  used some blunts I had laying around. Cut a kerf with a hacksaw or bandsaw. The other thing is something we use at work, and you can get them at the hardware. We call them "C" clips but they may go by another name. I clamped them in a vise grip and sharpened them on my 1" sander and then my sharpening wheels. Assemble and put a drop of super glue on the 3 contact points. Make up some spare "C" clips for those you are bound to lose
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Flinttim on December 22, 2003, 06:49:00 PM
BTW the "C" clips are made from good carbon steel and should hold an edge just fine.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: cajunbowhntr on December 22, 2003, 06:52:00 PM
Frank, is that a wingnut under your fieldpoint in the pick? Do you sharpen em?

Thanks,
CB
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: John Nail on December 22, 2003, 06:54:00 PM
Tim, that's a fine idea! a lot less work than the Electrical knockouts, too!
Well done
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 22, 2003, 06:55:00 PM
Cajun you bet i do.really put the smack down on the old bushytail.with a BIG thump!!   :thumbsup:   <><
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Madpigslayer on December 22, 2003, 08:27:00 PM
here is an idea. pop out primer on the shell case, and grab some self tapping metal screws. (the kind you use a nut driver for) Put the shell over the end of the arrow, then drill the self tapping metal screw right through the case, and into the tip of the arrow, you can use it with or without the wingnut, (if you use the wingnut, you will have to grind the inside of the wings a bit, or it wont sit flush, experimenting with some differant sizes of wingnuts might be the answer)

As the head side is a hex head, with a concave top reminisencet of the ace "hex" heads...it should hit with extreme prejudice.

the pressure of the screw going in should tighten up the  wood inside the shell casing, and make it so it will stay on?

just an idea, whaddya think?
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Charlie Lamb on December 22, 2003, 09:29:00 PM
Without predrilling it could split the shaft Calvin.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: cajunbowhntr on December 22, 2003, 09:38:00 PM
The thumbscrew thingy looks like a neat idea.What size are the threads on a standard arrow insert? Frank how hard is it to sharpen those wingnuts and what do you use to sharpen em?I'm trying to get geared up for some february bushytail action.

CB
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Timo on December 22, 2003, 11:22:00 PM
Got me some of them things made tonight.

I opted for the nutter, then drilled a hole in the end of the shaft, and screwed in the thumb screw.Sharpened her up and whala! The thing looks like something Darth vader would play dirty with!

Post some pics tomorrow night.

Thumb screws are a little high doller dude!
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Madpigslayer on December 22, 2003, 11:43:00 PM
Charlie...doesnt the self tapping metal screw predrill for you? and wouldnt the shell case hold the wood together if it did?
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 22, 2003, 11:44:00 PM
Ya know i been a thinking i got some old broadheads without the blades. What if i screwed one of them on with a sharp wingnut insted of the fieldpoint?I really like the winger it hits hard like a blunt and really packs a wollup! I never had one run more than a few feet if i hit in the side a head shot they go nowhere !!this stuff is fun<><  :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Charlie Lamb on December 23, 2003, 07:44:00 AM
Calvin...you'd have to try it to be sure, but I'd bet that shaft splits. Last time I tried something like that was back in the sixties, but I didn't use a self tapping. I drilled the primer out of a .38 and just ran a panhead screw in the end of the shaft. It split the shaft regardless of the case.

Cajun...Like Lance says, the cut does make a difference. Kinda opens a path for the shocking face of the blunt so you're not just gettin surface shock, but deep internal shock + hemmorage.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Bowdonkey on December 23, 2003, 08:28:00 AM
Some more info regarding the post I made yesterday.The tubing cutter is something purchased in the hardware store ,not those little ones sold for cutting aluminum shafts though I suppose that would work also because brass cuts eaisly.The slip-fix will add weight also,don't know how much,never thought to weigh them.Drilling out the primer hole and screwing in a self tapping screw works but to me didn't serve no purpose other than add weight.Slip-Fix for me was eaiser and more importantly added traction.These work on small game,grouse,rabbit,and tree rats.But the key on squirells is a strong bow if you use blunts.There is another point I use thats a cutting field point.I haven't bagged to many critters with it but seems to have promise.Basicly its a point with a small hole drilled about a quarter inch down where it meets the shaft,in the point itself now.Then a small wire brad? is cut down so it sticks out a eigth inch on each side.The brad or nail is sharpened not to a point but on 2 sides like a broadhead and slid through the hole with some glue to keep it from turning when riding in the quiver.It's actually a friction fit.The wire can be left to stick out farther to tune your set up so you get something between a bounce off and a pass through.Hope this helps,all this experimentation was done for the sake of a effective and cheap{I hate that word}small game head.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: swampbuck on December 23, 2003, 08:34:00 AM
A standard screwin head is 8-32 X 3/4lg.The box of screws I ordered was 12$/100.After I get the thumb screws I,ll see if I can get them wieghed as well as some washers.Thanx Flinttim thats a good idea also.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Doc Nock on December 24, 2003, 05:56:00 PM
Timo,

I went out today and got some nuts from the store.  There were diff. costing ones but the cheaper (.07ea) weighed in at around 110 gr. when I got them home. (3/8-16).  I also found some nuts with slots cut in them that looked wicked thinkin each of the slots could be sharpened... I think they were for like cotter keys to slide through..only weighed 85 gr and cost $.80ea! (3/8-16).

Then I found something bizarre.  It was also 3/8-16, but had a big disk with 4 cuts in it with a threaded inside column, and the cuts were bent up. I think you drive the gizmo into soft wood upside down and then thread the bolt in.

I'm gonna mount it onto the shaft with the spikes and the threaded column mounted out.  The column is a cylinder that is threaded that comes up just a wee bit past the points.  Each of them weighs 120gr and only cost $.55 ea.  

I gotta borrow a taper tool to get them started on the shaft, and then I'll take some pics.  If someone is willing to get them displayed, I'll email them to whomever.  Let me know toward the weekend if anyone's interested and willing to post my pics.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Bearcurve on December 25, 2003, 11:06:00 AM
Fishrofmen, those fieldtips with wingnuts are new to me. Gotta fix me up some of those. I just registered on this site and already love it. Plenty of Smallgame info!
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Timo on December 27, 2003, 10:22:00 AM
Doc Nock, sent me a pic, and asked me to post it up for him.

Here's a pic of his version of the nutter,  Squirrel sticker (http://community.webshots.com/photo/59084129/106820139zNwsGy)  that he was talking about in his last post.

Looks pretty viciuos to me!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: sticshooter on December 27, 2003, 10:58:00 AM
Doc nock hows she fly?thanks<><
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: recurver on December 27, 2003, 11:48:00 PM
fishrofmen1:

I have used the wingnut and field tip for a couple of years, got the idea on some other site, can't remember which? Anyways have you tried them unsharpened. I have tried them both ways, and my testing found that i liked them unsharpened better. They hit just as hard and put both squirrels and rabbits down, and have shot a small chuck with one and it really put the hurting on him, ran a couple steps and died. I found that unsharpened they don't stick in trees and are alot less likely to borrow. with the same results as sharpened. Just my 2 cents.

Bryan
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Traxx on December 28, 2003, 12:54:00 AM
Now these er the type post i like the best.Learned a bunch,from you fellas.Problem is,next time i go to the hardware store for a hunnydo,im gonna be so busy lookin for this stuff,im gonna forget why i was there in the first place.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Bearcurve on December 28, 2003, 08:58:00 AM
The field tip & wingnut just looking seems like it would be very effective to me and maybe as good as a judo for recovery.
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: Doc Nock on December 29, 2003, 03:50:00 PM
First, Thanks TIMO, for postin the pics!  It's nice to have guys who'll help us old farts who are techo-challenged!  :)

F.O.M,

I can't answer the flight question just yet... Im stumped on what the heck to use for a target to do my bareshaft and fletched testing ala OL Adcock's web site instructions!   :D  

I kept thinkin about having to drill a really straight and true hole in the end of a chundo shaft to get them wingnuts to not be misaligned and then I saw this thing for $.55 each and couldn't resist.  

Like i posted earlier, this gismo weighed right at 118-120 gr avg. while the 3/8-16 nuts weighed 110.  With the additional cost and weight of the wingnuts, the drillin the end of the shaft, i figurd w/ me normally shooting 125 gr. I'd get closer with the pictured head.  

Now... how AM I gonna test them?  These chundo are new to me!  Course, I could have them tuned PERFECT and still don't know if I will get close to many/any squirrels on George Stoudts PA Squirrel Hunt in Feb!  They seem to get a wee bit skittish after months of being hunted and guys trampin the woods since early Oct!   :)
Title: Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
Post by: DennyK on December 29, 2003, 11:56:00 PM
I have some Zwicky Deltas that I cut 1/2"off the tip and created a cheisel point which penetrates skin and bone very well, however if you stick one in a tree  the nature of the point wont allow alot of penetration and can usually be swatted out  with a stick.  DennyK