What Is The Best Broadhead For Turkey Hunting in 2023
BIG PRICK Broadhead Arrowhead 100 grain - 6PK fixed 3-blade screw-in hunting archery tip for compound bows and crossbows - razor sharp and perfect for deer, elk and turkey - 1-1 1/8â€ cutting diameter
Muzzy 113 - SG-X Bowhunting Small Game Grasshoppers 125 Grain Broadhead, 3 Pack
- SMALL GAME HUNTING - Stainless Steel Head designed specifically for small game
- TROCAR TIP - Replaceable trocar tip with spring loaded arms that prevent your arrow from burying in grass or dirt
- DURABLE STRENGTH - Spring loaded arms, and a stainless steel body for maximum performance and long-lasting strength
- 125 GRAIN BROADHEAD - 3 Pack, also available in 100 Grain
- MADE IN THE USA -Founded in 1984, Muzzy is the number one name in fixed-blade broadheads, and proudly made in the USA!
G 5 Outdoors Montec 1-Inch Cut Broadheads (3-Pack), 85 Grain
- The blade angle is designed to allow for repeated maximum penetration and devastation.
- One-Piece Metal Injection Molding Construction, with no parts needed to replace or maintain. This broadhead is easy and simple to use, simply screw on and shoot.
- Due to the strong tapered blade design's and angle it allows the Montec to be easily re-sharpened.
- 3 Broadheads Per Pack
- 1" to 1 1/8" Cutting Diameter
Crossbow Hunting for Big Game
If arthritis in your shoulders has taken you out of the archery scene, get back in with a crossbow!
I guess folks think that because a crossbow has a stock similar to a rifle that it performs like a rifle. Not true, it is still a bow that shoots arrows and the very same hunting tactics apply. In short you are still hunting with a bow and arrow. The same short range shot factor must be practiced. One thing that I don't agree with is allowing a magnifying scope to be used for sighting. I feel that this encourages shots that shouldn't be made. The same bow sight restrictions ( pin sight) should apply across the nation. It is important to understand that a shaft from a high performance crossbow may fly at 350 feet per second and the arrow from a high performing compound bow will fly at about 335 feet per second. Of course this can vary depending on the composite of the shaft or arrow being shot. In either case it is still about the same FPS for both shaft and arrow. Both of these projectiles are armed with lethal broad head tips. It doesn't matter which bow you are using it still boils down to the hard hunting. All of the same talent in the field is required of either hunter. I know because I have been there year after year and it just is not easy to take any big game animal with either bow. I have met up with other crossbow hunters over the years that tell the same story of having to give up their compound bow because of upper extremity problems. Many of them have not been able to take an animal but they are still in the field hunting, this is what it is all about. If you are a dyed in the wool sportsman you should be allowed to hunt with fair take weapons.
I have yet another pet peeve that concerns senior and handicapped hunters, closed roads. Many of us have also lost the ability to walk long distances. In northern Idaho the Forest Service has a program that designates certain back country roads for handicapped and senior use only. This is huge as the Forest Service usually locks gates over most back country roads at the beginning of hunting season. Not a problem if you're able to walk, but a huge problem for those that can't. Many states issue handicapped permits for hunters to shoot from certain roadways. These permits are severely restricted when almost all of those roads are closed. It is wrong to penalize a person for their health issues, our abilities might have changed but our desires have not.
If your having problems pulling your bow, think about switching to a crossbow. Your physician will most likely have to fill out a form stating that you have upper extremity problems. This is a small hoop to jump through in order to continue archery hunting. If your interested most archery shops carry crossbows and are more than willing to familiarize you with them.
There are several leaders in the crossbow industry, Horton, Excalibur, Barnett to name a few. The same applies with shafts, your choice again, carbon or aluminum? I think most crossbow hunters prefer carbon, I know I do. Your third choice will be which broadhead to use? Barnett, Horton, Muzzy, Parker, will be some of your choices. Personally, I use Muzzy and have been very satisfied with them. Most of my animals, deer or elk, have gone less than 40 yards before stacking up. I truly believe that a big game animal taken with a bow is much better eating. I suppose because of the adrenaline factor, the shock is more severe from a high powered rifle. I have shot deer and elk with my crossbow that continued to graze on grass until they dropped dead. This is simply not the case with a high powered rifle. Way less meat loss also. Long and the short of it is, if you have hung up your compound bow because you can't pull it anymore. Get it down and trade it in for a crossbow and get back into the quiet woods of archery season.