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question on Turkey broadheads

TimmyD525

PMA Member
Been trying to get my first bird using a bow the last few years, haven’t gone out and researched if I need a special broadhead or if my 1 1/4 fixed montecs I use on deer should work. I did get a shot two years ago on a bird with a montec and it just glanced off and stuck in the ground so I’m wondering if they will even work? Shooting about 56 lbs 25 yards and in if that comes into play at all. Thanks for the advice
 

mplane72

Well-Known Member
I like mechanicals for turkeys. Like 2" two blades. Your montecs should work. Puzzled by your earlier experience.
 

muddy

Administrator
I prefer big cutting mechanicals for turkeys, but I think they work best with 60+ pounds.

If put in the right spot those Montecs will work.
 

TimmyD525

PMA Member
Yeah it was a strange deal, just killed the arrow, knocked off a few feathers and was standing almost straight up in the ground. Even had it on film. Could have been a fluke, I think I’ll give it one more shot with the smaller fixed blades unless I hear more horror stories like mine
 

Bill-M

Member
Did you hit the breast bone? I have seen that happen when the person shot to far forward and low and hit the breast bone. I will be trying out the head choppers this year myself otherwise big mechanical.
 

Hawk32

Active Member
Turkeys are a tough sob. I highly recommend using a big mechanical. I've used the grim reapers with great success. Only bird I've lost was with fixed blade and it was a good hit just not good enough. Just don't plan on ever having one mounted using these heads. lol
 

cybball

PMA Member
I switched from the Rage 2 blade heads for deer to Montecs. I'm going to use my Rage heads for turkeys. I shot a turkey with the rage this past fall and it went 3 feet, although the Montec would kill a bird too. Just better cutting area on the Rage.
 

sep0667

Land of the Whitetail
Anyone ever use the gillouhtines or any of the heads like that that are meant to take the head off? I wouldn't mind trying that as I feel like that is a bigger target than the actual vitals on a turkey, plus a little more room for error. My only concern is how do they fly? How do you do some practice shots at a target with a head like that?
 

mplane72

Well-Known Member
Anyone ever use the gillouhtines or any of the heads like that that are meant to take the head off? I wouldn't mind trying that as I feel like that is a bigger target than the actual vitals on a turkey, plus a little more room for error. My only concern is how do they fly? How do you do some practice shots at a target with a head like that?

Never tried them but I've heard multiple times to use a pillow for practice.
 

Ishi

Let’s go Brandon!
^^ this. Bullheads from Magnus are fun! I have several videos from my Tactacam in the LB section
 

Bill-M

Member
If you YouTube search there are a couple videos showing set up and practice. A hanging pillow is what magnus showed. Those heads got my sister wanting to go turkey hunt for her first time ever hunting lol.
 

Cooter

Active Member
I use Magnus Bullheads for turkeys. I suggest buying the head and arrow combo pack. The guy on YouTube New Day Outdoors channel has a lot of good info on bullheads and setting them up.

 

bob-bowhunter

Active Member
I've shot a pile of turkey using the Wasp Jak-Hammer-SST select a cut mechanical broad heads, 100 grains and set at 1 3/4" cut.
They work awesome on turkey. Just remember: "hit them high and watch them die, hit them low and watch them go".
A lot of guys don't know where to aim when shooting a turkey with a bow, and shoot too low.
 

SWIABOONER

PMA Member
Been using the Magnus Bullheads for about 6 years now. The work amazing, I keep my shots to inside of 20 yards, most are inside 10 to be honest. Quick clean kills. Great thing about the Magnus heads, if you break or ruin a head at anytime you can snap a picture of the broadhead email the company and they'll send you out a replacement head no questions asked. As stated before just hang a pillow off of some time of frame work, and use that as a target. Depending on your draw length you may have to shoot a full length arrow so the big broadhead doesn't hit your sight or get too close to your hand. I started out using the victory arrows that come with the broadheads and they worked fine, but since have started building my own that tune better for me.
 
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Bill-M

Member
Well just wanted to give an update on the Magnus Bullheads. They were real easy to dial in and consistent for me with 300 spine full length arrow and 4 fleth 4" feathers at 62#s 29"draw. Managed to take a tom at 25 yds with them and he absolutely dropped in his tracks with out even a flop. Only a small piece of skin held the head on.
I did have one blade break and one bend back a little but I am sure Magnus will take care of that. Overall really impressed with them. Just have to be patience with the head movement.
Working at seeing how they preform with a 40# for my sister but the place we have permission on has been hunted by others hard and think the turkeys coming in to 10 yds there might be a long shot, skirting at 30yds.
 

sep0667

Land of the Whitetail
Never tried them but there are a lot of videos on you tube that show tune ups and practicing with them along with kill shots.

I bought the magnus bullheads and already killed a bird with them. Wicked, they get the job done no questions about it. Highly recommend.
 
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