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How about share your thoughts..

Add in....where should i aim ?

String tracker ?

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Well, i have never loosed an arrow at a Turkey but when I sally forth the arrows and broadheads are the same ones carried the previous big game season.   My reason is because that's what I'm set up and practiced for so just stick with it. 

If I ever get a shot it's going to be aimed at the heart and lungs. 

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I tend to always go back to Simmons Tiger Sharks, I’ve taken a few turkey with them and none have gone out of sight. As far as aiming I look to hit at the base of the wing if they’re broadside or basically the beard if they’re facing me.
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I just use the same ones I use for everything else. Although I have been intrigued by the Dirt Nap Gear Shred Head, I have not tried them out yet.

As far as where to aim, I’m at a loss, even after having killed a bunch with a bow. The vital area is bigger than a golf ball, but smaller than a tennis ball. I’ve read that if you can take their legs out, they won’t be able to fly???? I’ve hit a few with what I thought were perfect shots, and not recovered them. I’ve also hit a few that I thought I’d never see again that didn’t make it out of sight!!!!!

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^^ Bisch x2. They're tougher than deer. That's for sure.
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I've killed them with two blade Zwickey Eskimos, 4-blade Zwickey Deltas and 3 blade Woodsmans.  Have been shooting Wodsmans lately, with a 160 grain Snuffer in the quiver as well.  I use a blind with mesh windows and the two-blade heads have sometimes resulted in erratic arrow flight, even causing a miss on one or two occasions.  That's why I've stopped using them.  Problem is, with multi-blade heads, I have nothing to blame my misses on.  

There are a number of pictures on the internet showing where to aim. Head on, right at the top of the beard; facing away, center of the back; broadside, at the base of the wing butt, which is also just a little forward of the top of the leg.  Real close, say inside of 5 yards, a head shot isn't bad either.    
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I’d sure like to kill one with a magnus bullhead one of these days, but I’m kinda scared to try it with my 50# bows!!!!!

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There is another similar head, Bisch, called a turkey lopper. I like the looks of it better. I have some and think they would work.
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turkey lopper.jpg Talkin' turkey:  Anyone heard from Pat lately (centaur) 






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I was told to use the biggest 3 blade I could shoot accurate. Reason, vitals are small and the percentage odds for a blade to hit it are better with a 3 blade.
I've only killed 1 with a bow and it was pure luck. Iwas in West TX. I missed my mark and one blade dlit it's throat.
As far as where to aim, I used to have pictures from Michigan DNR (I think it was them) with red dots of where to aim from different angles.

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Longcruise sized it up perfectly for me. 
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I have killed them with 2 and 3 blades . I think it’s shot placement rather than b’head type . I have only killed maybe a dz and lost a few . Damn they are tough !

But I aim an inch under the base of the neck .... seems to work

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But I aim an inch under the base of the neck .... seems to work


I heard a saying " hit'em high, watch'em die, hit'em low, watch'em go". Sounds like you got them figured out.

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I going to try one of them $250 broadheads! [biggrin]
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Eddie, your thoughts on a 3 blade maybe giving better coverage of the vitals has me thinking.   I have bodkins and Hornets soo....  downside is having to tune for them with season only a few days out. 
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Best turkey broadhead?
The one that stays in your quiver!
I hate ‘em!
They are nothing but frustration

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Eddie, your thoughts on a 3 blade maybe giving better coverage of the vitals has me thinking.   I have bodkins and Hornets soo....  downside is having to tune for them with season only a few days out. 


I wouldn't change at the last minute if I was having success with your current BH.
Your post reminded me of another piece of advise. A big 2 blade is better than a small 3 blade.

After it's all said and done, if you don't put it where it matters,.........

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Ok, you got me back on track.  😉
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I have killed turkeys with modern and trad bows - the last 2 seasons with modern bows. I started using bullheads with neck shots 2 seasons ago - due to less than satisfactory results on body shots on a few birds - and have shot and killed 3 gobblers with the bullheads. They dropped like a rock and hardly moved.

This season I am back to shooting trad as my shoulders are getting back to normal due to time away from the trad bows and lots of exercise...Some folks have expressed a concern with using bullheads with trad equipment as the collar behind the point on a bullhead acts almost like a blunt so a direct hit - or so I have been told - may bounce off due to the lower energy of the trad bows. I was going to use the bullheads anyway as I think they will work fine but found some heads on eBay that I have been playing with. They are prolly a Chinese copy of something but they were cheap so I figured they were worth a try.

What I like about them is they have a trocar tip so if I get a direct hit with the point the trocar tip should penetrate enough to put the bird down. So far I am very pleased with how they have held up in practice. They actually fly better than the bullheads for me. You can also get them in heavier weights of 160 and 200 grain.  I will be using them for turkeys this spring and shooting my recurve. Here's a pic:

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I have killed turkeys with Ace, Simmons, Zwickey what works for other big game seems to work on the bronze barons.  Do not see any reason to change.
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I have used various 2 blades with success. If broadside, I aim for center mass. Facing away, aim for the poop chute. If I hit them right, they go down fast. I have never used a string tracker, but they could be very useful on a poor hit. I have made hits in their legs (not on purpose), and that immobilizes them where you can finish the job with a follow up arrow or a wringed neck.
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String trackers work awesome for turkeys!!!!! I won’t go turkey hunting without mine!!!!!

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Wednesday starts my week long season. Since 3/4 of the world is not working, this should be interesting. And...it has been spring here, but winter is gonna kick some more. High for the day is forecast at 34 with the low barely in the 20s. Might have to bring a pop up and wood stove for heat. Would putting a scarf and stocking cap on the decoy give me an edge ?
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