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Crossbows for Turkey Hunting - What broadhead?

Anyone recommend a crossbow broadhead for Turkey hunting? I not interested in the ones that try and decapitate but more of the fixed blade or small game variety.
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Re: Crossbows for Turkey Hunting - What broadhead?

I don't think you can go wrong with any of the major broadhead manufactures out there especially for turkey. I do know a lot of guys though that switch to expandables when turkey season rolls around
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Re: Crossbows for Turkey Hunting - What broadhead?

I'm not pushing any specific broadhead or looking to cause problems but I used a rage on one in the fall. It left a blood trail and only went 15 yards. I hit it quartering away center of its body mass. Leaving a hole in the breast fairly large. I wouldn't hesitate to use one again on a turkey. That is just my unprofessional opinion and observation.
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Re: Crossbows for Turkey Hunting - What broadhead?

Whatever you use for deer will work fine for turkey..

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we used wak ems and rockets. If i was gonna do it again I'd use a big expandable

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I have killed them with 2 inch Swhackers, Ramcats, and Turkey Tearrors. The more turkeys I kill with arrows, the more I lean towards large cut mechanicals.

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Re: Crossbows for Turkey Hunting - What broadhead?

If you have your setup dialed in with a deer broadhead then you would be fine using that. I do think a big expandable has some advantages with turkey but isn't a necessity. The kill zone on a turkey isn't very big.

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Whatever you use for deer will work fine for turkey..

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