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Old 04-11-2017, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Was In A Building Mood (Turkey Head)

I was in the mood to tinker, and build something this evening, so I built a broadhead specifically for birds, and primarily for shooting turkey in the neck/head.

This is an 85 grain NAP 2 blade Spitfire expandable ground down, keeping the blades intact, to be a screw point adapter for a Zephyr Sasquatch broadhead.

With some creative cutting, and grinding I got it down to 175 grains total weight, which is perfect since that's what I shoot.

When assembled, the Sasquatch holds the Spitfire blades locked into their fully open position.

The Sasquatch has a 1-1/2" wide cut.
The Spitfire has a 1-5/8" wide cut.

It's nothing like the Magnus Bullhead, or the Gobbler Guillotine, but should work pretty darn good.

It spins true, and shoots great.

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Old 04-11-2017, 11:14 PM   #2
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Should make a massive hole in one. Should rival the holes a rage or grim reaper would make.

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Old 04-11-2017, 11:22 PM   #3
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:27 PM   #4
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Bad day to be a turkey. Looks great. Good luck with it.
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:38 PM   #5
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I just hope I get a chance to use it before the season closes.
Heck, I can walk out my door, and hunt turkey (lot of them), but still haven't got to go yet.

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Old 04-12-2017, 08:10 AM   #6
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Rick that looks pretty cool. Maybe patent that thing?? If I had Turkeys right outside my house, work would be calling looking for me...
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:15 AM   #7
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Very creative Rick

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Old 04-12-2017, 09:12 AM   #8
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I just hope I get a chance to use it before the season closes.
Heck, I can walk out my door, and hunt turkey (lot of them), but still haven't got to go yet.

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Make the time. I think killing one with a head you designed and built will be right up there with killing one with a bow you built. Unforgettable.

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Old 04-12-2017, 09:19 AM   #9
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Rick that looks pretty cool. Maybe patent that thing?? If I had Turkeys right outside my house, work would be calling looking for me...
This! My boss wouldn't see me for days.


Seriously though Rick that thing just looks deadly.


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Old 04-12-2017, 09:36 AM   #10
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Quick kill and no damaged meat!
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:31 AM   #11
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I'm going to build another today, so I have two to carry.
Then hopefully soon I'll get to go after a gobbler with them.

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Old 04-12-2017, 02:12 PM   #12
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Looks sweet! Now go stick one with it
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:21 PM   #13
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Are you just brazing them together with silver solder or something?

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Old 04-12-2017, 02:25 PM   #14
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Let us know how they work
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:28 PM   #15
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:49 PM   #16
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Looks like they should work great!! Hope you get to try them on one.


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Old 04-12-2017, 03:14 PM   #17
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Are you just brazing them together with silver solder or something?

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Just using a hot melt made for installing screw point adapters.
Holds pretty good too. It's tearing the crap out of my broadhead target to pull it out, but it isn't loosening any.

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Old 04-12-2017, 03:23 PM   #18
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Wow. I wouldn't have thunk.

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Old 04-12-2017, 05:52 PM   #19
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I now have two of these Bad Boys built, sharpened, and arrow mounted. They are ready to rock when I get the chance.

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Footed shafts?

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Old 04-12-2017, 07:43 PM   #21
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Footed shafts?

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Factory footed. Those are the factory outserts that come with them.
The shafts are Widowmaker Smash .300's out of Australia.

Best shafts I have ever used.

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Old 04-13-2017, 10:55 AM   #22
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I never cease to be amazed at the ingenuity and creativity some people have and their ability to actually make the concept become a reality. I feel great when I put new batteries in a flashlight and it works.

Rick, I feel sure those heads would sell if you market them.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:00 AM   #23
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I would never have thought to "create" a broadhead. I'm curious what the quiver he builds to hold them will look like too.

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Old 04-13-2017, 12:14 PM   #24
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very cool build, are you shooting them with the spitfire blade up and the main blade flat?
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Old 04-13-2017, 12:24 PM   #25
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very cool build, are you shooting them with the spitfire blade up and the main blade flat?
Thanks, and yep, that's exactly what I'm doing.

That upright spitfire blade is just like a front sight, and works great.

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Old 04-13-2017, 12:31 PM   #26
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I would never have thought to "create" a broadhead. I'm curious what the quiver he builds to hold them will look like too.

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I just pulled out a couple of my standard broadheads, and stuck these in in place of them. They aren't completely covered, but there's enough hood over them to make them safe.

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Old 04-13-2017, 01:30 PM   #27
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I never cease to be amazed at the ingenuity and creativity some people have and their ability to actually make the concept become a reality. I feel great when I put new batteries in a flashlight and it works.
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^^^ THIS goes for me too!!!

Awesome looking heads my friend.

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Old 04-13-2017, 05:18 PM   #28
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Leaving tonight, and going down south to the Martindale Ranch for 4 days of bowhunting.

For turkey, hogs, and whatever else might be on the agenda. Never know.

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Old 04-13-2017, 05:21 PM   #29
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Go get'em Rick!
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Good luck Rick!
Or maybe I should be wishing the critters on Martindale Ranch good luck???
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This was all spur of the moment, so I am scrambling to get my gear together.
Gonna try to gt some shots on video, "IF" I get some.

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Draw some blood. Looking forward to pics of the range those heads do.

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Following and excited to see results.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:12 PM   #34
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For turkey, hogs, and whatever else might be on the agenda. Never know.

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Old 04-16-2017, 09:41 AM   #35
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Waiting for ldps.

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Old 04-17-2017, 05:23 PM   #36
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Birds were hot, but the weather sucked. 30 - 40 MPH winds make it rough for calling turkey. Then, the thunder storms kinda put an end to everything. No arrows loosed, but I still had a great time !!!

Hunting, and visiting with Thad Beckum, and Billy Berger was an awesome pleasure beyond description.

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Old 04-17-2017, 10:26 PM   #37
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Plenty of turkey season left.

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Been stalking this thread. Wanna see how it turns out.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:02 PM   #39
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I'm gonna go out here at home, and see if I can call in a bird or two sometime in the next few days. If I get lucky, we'll get to see how these heads work.

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Left to right:

Carl Peterson, Me, Billy Berger, and Thad Beckum of Beckum Outdoors.

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