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Offline Sammakesbows

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Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« on: June 16, 2020, 10:25:32 pm »
I want to know before i make a ton of these...

Offline Pat B

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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 10:46:05 pm »
Each state has different game laws.
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Offline Mafort

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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 08:57:38 pm »
Use a broadhead. Most states require a 7/8 wide broadhead.

Offline dylanholderman

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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 11:20:44 am »
If your only hunting small game I see a lot of guys using blunts.
Blunts are also harder to lose in grass too.

Offline jimmi the sammi

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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 04:54:16 pm »
Having hunted rabbits and squirrels for over 50 years with archery equipment, I have graduated from rubber blunts, steel blunts, judo points,  and other "grabber" type points to using a sharp point.  Any type of cheap broadhead is now my go to arrow head for small game.  They kill quicker and usually stop a small critter faster than a blunt.  JMO.

Offline Sammakesbows

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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 10:10:24 pm »
Having hunted rabbits and squirrels for over 50 years with archery equipment, I have graduated from rubber blunts, steel blunts, judo points,  and other "grabber" type points to using a sharp point.  Any type of cheap broadhead is now my go to arrow head for small game.  They kill quicker and usually stop a small critter faster than a blunt.  JMO.
How do you think an iron blunt would preform?

Offline KHalverson

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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 10:38:22 am »
Having hunted rabbits and squirrels for over 50 years with archery equipment, I have graduated from rubber blunts, steel blunts, judo points,  and other "grabber" type points to using a sharp point.  Any type of cheap broadhead is now my go to arrow head for small game.  They kill quicker and usually stop a small critter faster than a blunt.  JMO.
How do you think an iron blunt would preform?
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steel,iron makes no difference as a standard round blunt
ace hex heads are a great option.

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 06:45:56 am »
I use Ace hex heads on small game, too.  Cheap, tough, relatively hard to loose.  I've thought about doing the old trimmer string trick to keep them from burying in grass, but I don't want to weaken the shaft at the weakest point by drilling a hole through it.

Bodkins would work fine for killing small game. I've taken a lot of rabbits with field points. The problem is when you miss.    ;)
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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 08:40:03 am »
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Are bodkins and half inch broadheads ok for small game?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 12:17:45 am »
Epoxy or super glue the trimmer string to the shaft.  Soften the string over a candle to get it to wrap around the shaft.  Might try the four leaf clover "bird points".
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