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Mo_coon-catcher
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Thanks everyone, that settles it for me. I won't worry about changing up my arrows. I'll just leave them as I will have them for deer and use them as is. But take a file with me for in field touch ups. I figured they were tough little buggers since I've watcheed them fall 40-50' from a tree, bounce off a log, and go running off. might save my fluflus for winter time bunnies and maybe doves if they cooperate. And just put my more worn out broadheads on them.

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KevinK
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I like Judo points or blunts with a tiger claw. I've gotten many with a compound and my first with a trad bow this year. Even with a 60# compound the arrow stays stuck in the squirrel and doesn't pass through. Everyone of them ran a few yards (rib shots). Longest was maybe 10 but the arrow was heavily embedded so he was unable to run far. These are Georgia grey squirrels though, not monster fox squirrels so YMMV. I don't feel safe shooting broadheads up into a tree and I also shoot squirrels in my yard with other houses close by so those are other reasons for small game heads for me.

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two4hooking
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Squirrels will dodge flu flus often.

I've killed them with a plain blunt or .38 but had a few get away also. Now I use a short screw or a piece of banding steel in my .38 blunt. enough to get you through the hide. I wouldn't go shooting broadheads up in the trees myself.

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Apparently your eastern squirrels are a lot tougher than our ground squirrels.
I have had good luck with both rubber blunts and the steel hammer blunts.
45 lb bow and a solid hit there lights are out!
Have also shot them with field points and a G5 claw looking thing they call a small game head, neither have worked as well as the blunts.

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I've never hit one so I can't say which is best! [laughing]

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I should have pointed out that when I used flu-flus my stash of free three blades was better. I found if a flu flu was good at slowing down, it was also good at having no striking force. For pheasants an aggressive flu flu will not work most of the time even with broadheads. That is one of the advantages of having cheaper to assemble cedar arrows for small game, even going as far as cutting feathers off of broken arrows, you can afford to lose a few.

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I prefer dead squirrels, so broad heads with a backer are used by me. Squirrels are tough little critters for sure. [campfire]
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If you are hungry......best use broadheads.

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I've seen .22's that have a hard time with them. I use broadheads on squirrels and jack rabbits. They are tough critters.
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I've killed all of mine with blunts, but if I had some older heads, I would go with broadheads.
I'll definitely agree that squirrels are tough. I work at a golf course and today I ran over one with a lawn mower. It came out of nowhere and ran straight under the deck, then out the other side! I'm thinking that's more lucky than tough though LOL.

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I use old broadheads. I shot one 2 years ago with a hex head and knocked that joker 15 feet off a rotten stump and he hit the ground running never to be seen again. [Frown]

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https://imgur.com/a/cUx42

Blunts and head shots have worked well for me. Flu-flus for tree shots.

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Anyone try the small game thumpers on them? I'm thinking that would be about the best blunt a person could use.

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quote:
Originally posted by Longtoke:
Anyone try the small game thumpers on them? I'm thinking that would be about the best blunt a person could use.

That is precisely what I use.

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The black lines are so my wife can check my draw span. I could put in a longer bolt and sharpen the whole thing up, but the wife says 'NO SQUIRRELS'. So these will be for doves, rabbits and sharpened ones for pheasants. For spine consideration I left these a little bit longer than my normal arrows, they fly like they are on a wire out of my new white glass 'sunset'.  -

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