Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Traditional
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2020, 07:06 PM   #1
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default Bent head

I bent a Simmons head shooting a turkey. Shoot a hog, no problem. A turkey whooped it. Anyone ever successfully straightened one?
Attachment 1002350

Last edited by DRT; 05-03-2020 at 07:10 PM.
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-03-2020, 07:21 PM   #2
rebelbow
Ten Point
 
rebelbow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: east texas
Hunt In: tx,ks,ok
Default

can't see pic but honestly I've never bent one
tough bird!
rebelbow is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-03-2020, 07:28 PM   #3
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default

I can see it but it was a pain to upload. I'm having a new issue with that I don't understand.

Gary
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-03-2020, 09:25 PM   #4
Dkincaid
Ten Point
 
Dkincaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Default

Iíve had turkeys destroy broadheads with a compound They are tough.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Dkincaid is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-03-2020, 09:43 PM   #5
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default

Probably help if I'd quit shooting them from behind. You know, up the ***?

Gary
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-03-2020, 09:56 PM   #6
Bisch
Pope & Young
 
Bisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sonora, Tx
Default

Turkeys are as tough a critter as we hunt around here. The bones and feather quills will mess up some heads!!!!!

Congrats again on your bird!!!

Bisch


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Bisch is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-03-2020, 10:39 PM   #7
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default

Thanx Bisch. It just feels good to get back shooting some. I'm sick of killing pigs with a rifle.

Gary
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-04-2020, 02:37 PM   #8
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default

I talked to Dave at Simmons. Sent him an email and pic. He is sending a replacement but I straightened it pretty good. I'm gonna put it in a pig, unless another turkey comes by, and see what happens.

Gary
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-07-2020, 12:44 AM   #9
Briar Friar
Ten Point
 
Briar Friar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Texas
Hunt In: San Gabriel, Colorado and Rio Grande watersheds
Default

Good deal on the good customer service.

Ive bought some of those used and I bent some and tried to unbend to no avail. Its kinda interesting seeing the bent ones plane off when shooting. Sharpening them is an unproductive pain for me. In the past several years Ive mostly used my used bent “aforementioned company” heads for grubbing veggies out of the soils at GRXH.
Briar Friar is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-07-2020, 07:29 PM   #10
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default

This is the straightened head. The I shot three four arrow ends. Four shots at four dots. Did it three times with similar results. Sitting at 20 yards. I'm gonna sharpen the snot out of it and skewer a pig, or another turkey, with it this weekend.

Gary

Last edited by DRT; 05-07-2020 at 07:32 PM.
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-07-2020, 07:59 PM   #11
Bisch
Pope & Young
 
Bisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sonora, Tx
Default

Thatíll work!!!! Run it thru another critter!!!!!!

Bisch


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Bisch is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-07-2020, 08:05 PM   #12
DUKFVR
Pope & Young
 
DUKFVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sorry Azz Houston
Hunt In: San Saba,TX
Default

Congrats on the turkey Gary!
DUKFVR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-07-2020, 08:06 PM   #13
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones County and Missouri
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DUKFVR View Post
Congrats on the turkey Gary!
Thank you sir!

Gary
DRT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2020, 07:10 PM   #14
SwampRabbit
Pope & Young
 
SwampRabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tomball, TX
Hunt In: Wherever
Default

I have unbent one. Painted "bent" on it... and have run it through 2 smallish pigs since.
SwampRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com