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Author Topic: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?  (Read 1579 times)

Offline Bowhunter4life

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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 12:10:07 AM »
The obvious answer is the one you can put where it belongs...  My currents are the Big Jim Big-3 and the VPA 250 1 1/4” depending on the bow...  I personally love a big 3-Blade for the birds...  Like to hedge my odds where I can...

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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 09:31:59 AM »
Tree shark is my favorite broadhead for turkeys.

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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 10:40:19 AM »
I made a broadside hit on a big tom 3 years ago from 15 yards.  Shooting 50# recurve but using 3 blade heads.  I completely knocked him off his feet, before he jumped up and ran away.  Looking at the head it showed a bit of blood with only about 1/2" penetration.  No idea what bone I hit in his wing, but convinced me to stick with a good two blade from then on, usually Ace.
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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2019, 12:20:55 PM »
Have harvested gobs with Magnus Stinger, Snuffers, Zwickey Eskimo, Woodsman, Big 3’s, 3 blade VPA and Tree Sharks.

If the bird design was such that they would absorb the full impact instead of being knocked off their feet, then a large snuffer and a Big 3 would personally be great selections.

Quickened immobility and personal confidence are paramount.

Tree Sharks are easily my number one choice.


Year after year I select the Tree Shark...tunes well...excellent penetration...devastating wound channel...short recoveries...easy to sharpen...reliable...shoots excellent thru netting...Turkey guild has lobbied hard to ban them.
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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2019, 12:51:50 PM »
 :shaka:  Where can I sign up for that turkey guild newsletter.  Maybe able to get the inside scoop and learn something.   :bigsmyl:
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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2019, 02:14:48 PM »
I use the same broad head on everything - - -  Zwicky delta 2 blade.
However, would like to relate a story.
First turkey I ever shot was with a 85# palmer long bow.
Was using a 3 blade cut on contact broad head that had convex blades (opposite of concave).
Broke wing bone, arrow deflected over turkey's back, only scratching it.
Broad head never entered body cavity.
If the turkey had run straight away, I never would have caught him.
But he ran in circles with me trying to snag him with my bow.
(Would have made a great video).
Finally tackled him.
I blame the convex blade for the ricochet off the wing bone.
Only shoot straight edge blades any more.


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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2019, 03:39:14 PM »
Tree sharks for me as well.

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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2019, 08:46:51 PM »
It would seem obvious that everyone is ready to get back in the field for turkey. I will most likely be shooting a Zwickey Delta 4 blade, or maybe a Delta 2 blade. I will be launching them from a older 58" Martin Mamba, 55# that I just picked up last month. This I do know, this Mamba can surely launch a arrow with some authority! Can not wait to see how she does in the Turkey blind.
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
Genesis 27:3

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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2019, 08:59:26 PM »
Thats a funny story Rkelly.  I am picturing the Rocky movie where he's trying to catch the chicken.  :biglaugh:

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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2019, 09:12:35 PM »
I use the same broad head on everything - - -  Zwicky delta 2 blade.
However, would like to relate a story.
First turkey I ever shot was with a 85# palmer long bow.
Was using a 3 blade cut on contact broad head that had convex blades (opposite of concave).
Broke wing bone, arrow deflected over turkey's back, only scratching it.
Broad head never entered body cavity.
If the turkey had run straight away, I never would have caught him.
But he ran in circles with me trying to snag him with my bow.
(Would have made a great video).
Finally tackled him.
I blame the convex blade for the ricochet off the wing bone.
Only shoot straight edge blades any more.
You would have been a YouTube star!! Bahaha! :biglaugh: I have ran down my share of strutters but not in the fashion of you my fellow Iowan!! LOL
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
Genesis 27:3


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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2019, 04:59:18 PM »
I have killed a lot of birds with the Zwikee Eskimo 2 blade.  This year I am going to use the Rock Mountain Cut Throat single bevel.  I used them in Africa last August and they were great heads.  So, why not continue using them on turkeys.  Most any good sharp head will work IF you put it where it belongs.  In the same thought - you can shoot the best head and loose the bird on a poor shot.

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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2019, 06:08:19 PM »
Tree Sharks or Snuffers, like someone else said I have a bunch of Snuffers I don’t use for anything else so I may pick them but I love the Tree Shark as an all around head.
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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2019, 07:44:53 PM »
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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2019, 08:42:49 PM »
I want to thank everyone for commenting. I am hoping everyone has a great Spring gobbler season and post some pictures! I'm sure glade to hear and see so many are going after turkey with trad gear.
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
Genesis 27:3


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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2019, 10:51:28 PM »
Thanks John.  Love huntin' me some Eastern Turkeys and there lots of 'em around West Michigan. As a Michigan Man I've always been a Fred Bear fan.  Spent a few hours touring his museum in Grayling over the years. I started using the Bear Razorheads when I first started bow hunting with my Martin Warthog.  I've tried a few other broadheads over the years, but the Razorheads just look so right to me on the end of my cedar shafts.  I've used Zwickeys now and again and have nothing but good things to say 'bout em.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it . . .
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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2019, 11:24:28 PM »
Stone heads that I make and because I can kill with them.

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Re: Turkey Broadhead choice and why?
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2019, 11:28:04 PM »
The “V” filed back into the tip eliminates deflection we are 100% recovery Turkey hit with this head.

The last Tom I shot at was with a tree shark. Aimed for the upper spine on a facing away shot. Hit right where I was looking, and was amazed to see my arrow skip off his back and fly up and away behind a puff of feathers. No blood, no penetration (string tracker) and was able to watch the bird run full tilt for half a mile or more across fields.

I had assumed this was a freak occurrence.  Maybe not?  :dunno: Might try this mod.
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