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    I am looking to hunt turkeys this spring for the first time with my Excalibur Matrix G340. I have 150 grain bolt cutter broadheads that I use for whitetail, are they a good choice for turkeys?
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    Yes they will work fine.
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    I use the magnus bull heads. When you connect there is no tracking required..


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    That'll work fine. Shot placement is everything. Personally, unless I have a Texas bullseye, I always take a head shot. People don't realize that the vitals are virtually the same size as the head and neck. The only difference is the vitals are obstructed by feathers and sometimes it can be difficult to visualize the vitals under all that mess.
    When I first started bow bowhunting turkeys years ago, I got frustrated with trailing a bird 300 yards before I found it even with what was a good shot.
    With a head shot they drop like a stone. Also it's either a hit or a miss.
    With the crossbow that isn't a problem.
    Last edited by Jeff Kavanagh; March 15th, 2021 at 08:33 PM.

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    How do you practice with the Magnus broadhead and where can I buy them

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntnmachine View Post
    How do you practice with the Magnus broadhead and where can I buy them
    I bought one and tried a few things before I gave up. To easy to damage the blades so you don't practise enough to be proficient.

    I used Cat Tails from the swamp. I stuck them in the ground in front of my rubber backboard. I aimed for the heads, about the same size as a Turkeys neck and soft enough to register a hit. Worked well but the blades hitting the rubber backstop took its toll.

    I tried without a backstop, but the blades took a lot of damage (worse actually) hitting the ground. Shooting into the bag was a none starter..do much damage to the block.

    Too expensive to become a broadhead I would use for hunting.
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    I agree with Jeff, go for the head and neck. It's either a hit or miss. The first bird I shot with a bow through the body flopped up and down twice and then laid there motionless. While I was waiting for the other birds to dissipate into the woods the one I shot all of a sudden got up and ran off into the bush. Spent the rest of the day tracking it and never found it. My second bird I went for the neck and just nicked it but it bled out quickly.

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    Shoot into a hanging pillow

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr meat View Post
    Shoot into a hanging pillow
    This!

    Hanging pillow with a turkey target works great.

    I'll let you in on a little secret about Magnus. They have a lifetime 100% replacement guarantee on all their broadheads. If you bend them while practicing contact Magnus and send them a picture of the bent blades and they will send you new ones.

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    Good to know...where do I but Magnus broadheads
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