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I'm going bowhunting for turkeys in South Dakota in a couple of months. Should I use a mechanical broadhead or a fixed broadhead

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  • I'm going bowhunting for turkeys in South Dakota in a couple of months. Should I use a mechanical broadhead or a fixed broadhead

    I'm going bowhunting for turkeys in South Dakota in a couple of months. Should I use a mechanical broadhead or a fixed broadhead? I'm leaning toward mechanical, so it will punch through feathers, but I'm not sure. Anyone have any ideas?

  • #2
    One word, man: Rage. Rage mechanical broadheads are pure hell on turkeys. The 2-inch, 2 blade model is the one you want. I shot a big tom last year with one and it dropped him stone dead. Seen a bunch of birds killed with it too.

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    • #3
      The only turkey I shot I had to put 2 arrows with mechanicals into it before it died. I went back to shooting fixed blades after some back experiences on deer with mechanicals. I really like the G5 Montecs. They are really easy to sharpen and fly just like a field point.

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      • #4
        This fall I was able to get a shot at a hen, which is legal here in Ohio. I used a 100 grain Muzzy 3 blade, the turkey only went 15 feet and expired. I was very happy with the clean kill.

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        • #5
          Look into the Arrowdynamic Solutions Gobbler Guillotine Turkey Hunting Broadheads, they are specifically designed for head shots.

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          • #6
            i know some people who said their mechanical broadheads have malfunctioned and did not open on impact

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            • #7
              You are a lot better off with fixed blades. Mechanicals are way over rated. Concentrate on a slow steady draw and taking shots after holding your bow back for a long time. Practice from your knees and learn the kills zones at different angles. Learn to use mouth calls.

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              • #8
                I agree with kvlazer. Google the Gobbler Guillotine and check out the youtube videos. It will answer you question as to what you should at least try. I'm going to try them out this year myself.

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                • #9
                  With broadheads, its a lot about preference. Whatever u like.

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                  • #10
                    If you want to take their head off, don't mess with the Guillotine. The only reason it's popular is good marketing. The Magnus Bullhead is more accurate, more durable, and more versatile.

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                    • #11
                      I like to shoot them in the wheelhouse above the leg, not the head and any old broadhead will work. I used field tips on the biggest turkey I ever shot and it dropped on the spot... a lot of flapping around but it died on the spot. You have to hit them, so use your most accurate broadhead and don't worry about how much its costs or how many advertisements you have seen it in. Turkeys are small compared to deer and elk so you really don't need to worry.

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                      • #12
                        I think that either will work, but I have always stuck with the fixed.

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                        • #13
                          fixed.

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                          • #14
                            use what shoots best out of your bow set up....you have been practicing right???

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                            • #15
                              Rage!

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