Broadheads for guinea fowl

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Broadheads for guinea fowl

Postby mbotha22 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:27 pm

No one wants to loose expensive broadheads on guinea fowl, some people have suggested that you screw a washer behind your fieldpoint and use that to shoot guinea fowl and other small game. Does anyone know what effect this has on accuracy and arrow flight (I'd rather not test it on my bud, I don't want to risk damaging the arrow)? Does one need to midify the washer? I saw some similar products in the bowshop but i'd rather make some myself? has anyone made some in the past? any other suggestions?
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Postby Guardian » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:02 am

Sorry I only see this now.
Please don't use field points, blunts or modified field points on guinea fowl. Not even judo points.
These big birds are very tough and their hard feathers protect them well.
Always use an old (sharp) broadhead for them. The b/head does fly through without stopping but at least the bird doesn't fly off with your arrow.
Stoppers (washers) or adder points behind field points or steel blunts work well on smaller birds like doves or even rodents up to hares. Judo points work too and I've taken hare and dassies with them.
The washer behind the field point does not affect accuracy too much at close ranges up to 20m or so but remember it makes the point heavier so it will drop sooner.
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Postby egenis@mweb.co.za » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:11 am

I've shot guinea fowl using slick tricks. And it worked like a dream.
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Postby Roger » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:53 am

I took mine with a Sidewinder 3 blade mech. Guinea didnt leave the spot and I picked my arrow up about 20m behind the bird.
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Postby Eddie T » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:50 am

egenis@mweb.co.za wrote:I've shot guinea fowl using slick tricks. And it worked like a dream.


Slick Tricks are very robust and not that heavy on the wallet. Thus I would suggest Slick Tricks.
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Postby Roger » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:04 am

Eddie T wrote:
egenis@mweb.co.za wrote:I've shot guinea fowl using slick tricks. And it worked like a dream.


Slick Tricks are very robust and not that heavy on the wallet. Thus I would suggest Slick Tricks.


Aswell as the CX Mayhem. They similar to ST and they around R180 for 3.
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Postby zwickey » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:32 pm

I shoot guinea fowl with an old broadhead, anything else anfd you are going to see your arrow fly away.
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Postby Clint » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:57 pm

I also keep my old used broadheads, sharpen then and use the for guinea fowl.

Razor ticks did the job for me here...
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