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 Post subject: Rabbit Head?
PostPosted: December 14th, 2014, 2:18 pm 
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It's the time of year when many start pursuing bunnys. What arrow head has proven to be effective for you?


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PostPosted: December 14th, 2014, 2:44 pm 
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Went completely thru a cottontail with a Judo head, back in October, when I went for a walk in the woods with my oldest son (Nick). Picked up the arrow, wiped it off and it is still my stumping arrow.


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PostPosted: December 14th, 2014, 3:15 pm 
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Simple, cheap, and easy! Put a flat washer behind your regular field point on an aluminum or carbon arrow. Deadly on rabbits!! Works decently for keeping your arrow from burying up as well.

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PostPosted: December 14th, 2014, 4:31 pm 
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+1 with Mike Vines, I was rabbit hunting a couple weeks ago and shot 15, the Judo heads have a lot of stopping power with them! I have had mixed results with blunts. Never tried Ethan's idea. Just IMO

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Many won't believe me but the most successful small game head I have found for wood arrows is to use a field point and leave a considerable wad of hot melt behind the point. ANY point will work on a perfect hit but most will fail when the arrow is minutely off, but not my method. The idea is to keep the arrow with the critter then retrieval is near 100% vs bounce offs with most points. Small game arrows are restraining devises in my mind and recovery has gone up immensely since I have thought in those terms. Keeping the arrow with the critter keeps them from disappearing down holes and squirrels into knot holes.

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PostPosted: December 14th, 2014, 5:32 pm 
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Who is that young guy????Steve 20 yrs Nice squirrels.


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PostPosted: December 14th, 2014, 6:25 pm 
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Great thread, Terry. I've been taking a few rabbits this year, as the seem abundant around my place of employment, and have had good success with the VPA SGT. Really seems to do the job well and anchor them in there tracks.


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Some great ideas. Thanks guys.


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The three I use on woodies


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I would like to add "what not to use" Last year I shot 2 rabbits with a steel blunt. Had complete pass-through shots and great blood trails right down into solid holes. I have decided, there must be some sort of washer or do-dad on the point to maximize blunt force trauma and keep the arrow from going through.

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I used to hunt rabbits and squirrels more often when I was younger. I killed a lot of squirrels and some rabbits with a screw in blunt with a flat rectangular tinnerman style nut behind it. It was just something dad had laying around in his shop. It worked very well and it prevented penetration beyond tree bark. The arrows that did get stuck aloft in trees were easily jarred loose by throwing up sticks at them.

The nice thing about tinnermans were that they were thin and didn't reduce thread engagement on the insert. I mounted them with the long dimension of the rectangle horizontal so they didn't distract my split vision aiming method.

I used bright pink marking paint sprayed all over the arrows and I had a nice open grass pasture beyond the woods I hunted squirrels in. I planned my shots to end up out there, "If I ever missed". Ha.

These days I still favor some kind of washer behind a blunt for small game.

I wish somebody would make steel screw in blunts with 3 or 4 extra threads so we could add washers or whatever and still have good retention.


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