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Offline sticshooter

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Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« 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:
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Offline Al Snow

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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #4 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<><
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #6 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:
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #8 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
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2003, 01:08:00 PM »
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Originally posted by John:  Love them squirrel brains.  
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #10 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.

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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2003, 01:48:00 PM »
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #12 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
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #13 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...
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2003, 03:22:00 PM »
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #15 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!
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2003, 05:41:00 PM »
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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?
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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #17 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!

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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Broaheads for rabbits and bushytails???
« Reply #19 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:
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