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    Best Broadheads for small varmints ??

    I am fairly new to archery and would like to use the bow to hunt small varmints such as ground hogs. What would be the best broadhead to use for this type of small game ?



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    Check out the Magnus Blunts. They have a bleeder blade so the cut like a broadhead, shock like a blunt, and are durable enough that a hitting dirt generaly won't damage them.

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    i do a lot of hunting for woodchucks. the only heads i would even consider using is a strong broadhead typically used for big game.
    groundhogs are tough critters.try thunderheads or something
    like a bear razor head which can be resharpened you need
    your heads razor sharp. my buddy uses n.a.p. shockwaves
    and he swears by them. good luck!

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    I prefer cheap ones or battered old ones. Both will work fine, and though I try to keep somewhat of a keen edge on them, they needn't be "razor" sharp for critters up to groundhog size. Stay away from blunts for chucks, btw. Unless you land a head shot or get lucky, they won't cause enough blunt trauma to kill...at least not quickly.

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    their cheap but fly like fieldpoints and they can be resharpened. game trackers first cut 90's will do the job and do it very well
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    I use the same ones that I use for deer. Its good practice, the bow is tuned for them, and they do a good job. The hard part is still hitting them. Good luck.

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    IMO the biggest cheapest mechanicals you can find.

    All the penetration/opening issues one has to be concerned about on big game go away. All you need is accuracy to hit the small target.

    I recently bought some 2 blade Rockets, 3 pcs for $5 on ebay. They'll cut a squirrel nearly in half, make huge holes in garden coyotes (bunnies), and fly great getting there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Schultz View Post
    IMO the biggest cheapest mechanicals you can find.

    All the penetration/opening issues one has to be concerned about on big game go away. All you need is accuracy to hit the small target.

    I recently bought some 2 blade Rockets, 3 pcs for $5 on ebay. They'll cut a squirrel nearly in half, make huge holes in garden coyotes (bunnies), and fly great getting there.
    Why don't you get a big washer with a hole small enough that it fits snug around the field tip screw and tighten it down.

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    Judos. All ya need. Helps keep a lot of arrows from becoming lost.
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    Best Broadheads for small varmints ??

    G5's sgh ( small game head) really puts them down hard but thy aren't very durable all of mine are down to 2 of 3 hooks they fly like crap after that o and they ruin insert threads somehow with 2 of 3 prongs ....... I like rubber bludgeon or judo probably prefer rubber

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    Like already said I use cheap ones or any old head .I try to keep a good edge on them also .You still want the kill to be as humane as possible.
    I also use lighted nocks ,the arrows will get up under the grass .That way I can always go back in the dark and find them .
    Good luck there a lot of fun hunting with a bow .
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    I didnt think threads this old were still around.
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    i just use the broadheads i bought for deer and didnt like.
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