I use the same broadheads as I use for deer, G5 Montec 125 gr. and I've had success with them, with three Turkey kills.
I tried Guillotines but they didn't shoot well for me. With a Guillotine style broadhead you're going to have an even smaller kill zone as they're designed for loping a Turkey's head off.
Shoot-em low watch them go.... shoot-em high watch them die.
Good Luck! Wayne
Wayne, Thanks for the reply! I never even thought about the kill area getting smaller but I believe you are correct. I can't wait to get out there and try to bag a gobbler! Good luck to you too sir!
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I do the same...Muzzy 4 - Blade.
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Hey Hunt Fish Live! I thought I would give you my 2cents on this topic Ive tried the Guillotines and if you dont use the arrows that are built for those heads the flight is terrible. In my opinion I wouldnt invest in them. I have used Muzzy 100gr, Thunderhead 100gr and Miniblaster 75gr mechanicals and all have done the job well. I am going to try 2blade 100gr RAGE with a 2in + cutting diameter this year on turkeys and deer, I hope they work as well as theyre bragged up. I will keep you updated and post pics if im succesfull. Good Luck.
If you look in the gallery you can see what a 2-blade Rage did to a Turkey.
NICE!!!...I cant wait to try these! There a few people that dont care for them but there a ton of people that brag these things up. We will see.
I suppose that I'll just stick to my Muzzy's and shoot a little higher! I have some Rage's as well that I'll have to try. Thanks for your input! I really appreciate it!!
I'll be using my slick tricks. But heck that rage pic did a number on that turkey.
Broadside shot, go for the wing joint. Biggest problem I have had was with birds flying across the canyon. They will not do that with a broken wing. I have also put them down with a spine shot when they were facing the other way or when they took off running straight away. Vital shot is always prefered but I would rather anchor the bird and finish it quickly rather than have a shot a little off and have the bird suffer in the bush somewhere. I have used 3 blade Muzzey on seven turkey over the last 5 years and have only not recovered 2 birds.
Again - Thanks! All great advise! I cant wait to try my luck next month!
I have used the RedHead Blackout fixed 3 blade broadheads 100 gr on my past to deer and turkey. I love them and have decided why change something that is working. My husband on the other hand has been through a few different broadheads. Last year 2010 was our first year to turkey hunt, I used the redheads and scored opening day. He started with the rage mechanicals and did not have much success, many times they bounced off the bird and one even when straight through but he only saw meat so figured it just went through the breast and the bird got away. He finally gave up and took a shotgun out and doubled up on one shot. This year I used my same redheads and April 9th scored on a nice Tom. He decided to try the guilloutines and made two shots at two diff birds and both times it curved to the left. He never target shot with those so that may be the issue but they definetly do not shoot straight. He has finally decided to stick to the Muzzy's he used last year for deer season. He is currently trying to fill his first tag.