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3Feathers
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Anyone use 2blade heads for turkeys if so what ones,how do they preform for you?I know its shot placement.

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I don't use them but plenty of turkeys have been killed with 2 blades. If I was going to use a 2 blade. I would use one of the Simmons heads.

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lots of turkeys have been takin with 2 blades. for myself i use a big wide three blade. like the snuffer. if i were to use a 2 blade it also would be a big wide cutter. turkeys are very light boned. its really just a personal preff. just make sure they are sharp and fly straight. good luck [thumbsup]

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Ishot one with a two blade Magnus several years ago.It was a good hit but I had to chase that turkefor a while.Since then I have used Woodsman's and they work great.Lots of damage they dont go anywhere.

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Magnus, Zwickeys, any sharp 2 blade outta do the trick if it's in the right spot. All my turkeys have been taken with 2 blade heads.

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I have shot two in the last two years with Simmons Land sharks. Both in the wing butt and one dropped in it's tracks and the other went about twenty yards. I have also killed them with Magnus and Bear razor heads with no inserts. The Simmons really take them down. This year I am going to hunt with the Tree Sharks.

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On Jim Neaves new WILD TRADITION DVD there are a bunch of turkey kills with 2-blade broadheads....

GREAT DVD !!!

Shoot straight, Shinken

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Turkeys...Immobilization is key……

For turkeys , I rely heavily on Muzzy's Slash Factor Equation which
takes into account blade width and/or dia, # of blades and
required depth of penetration for a pass thru.

Note: Estimated 6" for complete penetration on turkeys.

BH dia. and/or width Slash Factor

BH for Turkeys
Eclipse 125 1 3/16" 2Bl…………………..1.1875”……..7.125
Magnus 140 gn 2 Bl……………………….. 1.25”………..7.5
Simmons 'Tree Shark' 190 gn 2 Bl….2.000”……..12
Centaur 'Battle Axe' 214 gn 2 Bl……..2.125”……..12.75
Eclipse 145 1 5/16 + BB 7/8"………….1.094”……..13.128
Magnus 'Snuffer' 185 gn 3 Bl…………..1.460”……..13.14
Big Jim's 'Big 3' 300 gn 3 Bl…………….1.500”………13.5



There may be up to an 89% increase advantage in the slash factor
by selecting the Big 3 (1.5") over the Eclipse 125 1 3/16" 2Bl

** A two blade would share the same Slash Factor as a Big 3 if it was 2 ¼” wide.

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My son and I have both killed turkeys with STOS heads and neither bird made it more than a couple feet. Like anything else it's where you put it that counts.
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I've never had a problem with two-blade heads and turkeys -- in one side, out the other, dead bird. But there are many valid reasons to use big multiblade heads too. In the end, use whatever gives you the most confidence and put it where it belongs.
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3 last year with grizzlies.

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Two last year with simmons treeshark. (most effective). Second was with vpa terminator 200gr. I will never shoot this head again. Shot placement was good, but it took a chase and four more arrows to put him down. I was shocked at how little I had missed the spine by. Had I had the big 2" simmons, bird would have never moved. That's turkey huntng with a bow.

This year it will be big jim big 3, Simmons treeshark, and Abowyer Whitetail.

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Zwickey Delta worked just fine for me.

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It wasn't a pass through, but it severed the leg/thigh joint, split the breastbone, and stuck into the wing on the far side. He flopped through some brush and knocked the arrow out. He expired about 25 yards from where I shot him.

The Delta did it's job. I'll use them again.

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Don Thomas has killed tons of birds with Magnus 2blades and still does. A bad shot is a bad shot with any head.

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quote:
Originally posted by 2Blade:
Don Thomas has killed tons of birds with Magnus 2blades and still does. A bad shot is a bad shot with any head.

I had the same thought when I read this thread. [thumbsup]

I'll be using VPA 175 grain 2 blades for gobblers this year.

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