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Gobbler Guillotine review?
My son wants to try them this year. Anyone have a review? Anybody shot one in the body with one? Thanks!
They suck! Get the Bullheads instead.
The guillotines do not fly well at all. The Bullheads fly well out to at least 30 yards. (I never checked them past that)
Also, with either head, only try for shots in the head/neck area.
Throw them into the closest deepest lake to your house... Horrible results years ago... Bullheads seam to be much better.
Get the Bullheads. Magnus replacement warranty second to none. They fly better and don't need silly straws. One thing that I will add though is that it's not as simple as screwing one of these on one of the arrows out of your standard set-up. You're gonna need longer, stiffer arrows for the head to clear the sight. I've got some extras laying around collecting dust that I'd let go cheap depending on what spine he's currently shooting or Magnus sells Victory shafts for their Bullheads as well.
I've been using GG's for 6-7 years now. It's not easy to get them to fly but once you do they are very effective. Mostly getting them to fly was getting the bow really super tuned. Once I got my bow to shoot bare shaft and fletched (I use FOB's) to the same impact at 20 yards I found that the GG's flew (Again with FOB's) just fine. I've taken two gobblers (Kansas) every year since using GG's with no lost birds and no tracking wounded birds.
Like Dave said... CAUTION- If you don't get longer arrows, the broadhead will hang up when you pull your bow back. If your are not careful you could dry fire and blow your bow up.
I do well with the Victory arrows, and Bullhead, though I had to get them fletched differently to fly well through a Whisker Biscuit.
All mentioned about needing proper clearance, and Magnus guarantee is accurate.
Last year, a boy I mentor used the smaller, 2" Bullhead on a longer version of his regular carbon hunting arrows and they flew very well. Lopped two birds the first day of youth season.
Gobbler Guillotines work great. Warranty is great as well. You need a longer and more than likely stiffer arrow for correct flight.
"Gobbler Guillotines work great. Warranty is great as well."
Hilarious! Let me guess, pro-staffer? Just one question ought to settle this debate. Will ADS replace my GG with a brand new one after I break a blade on a target or hunting(cuz it WILL happen with these type of BH's)? Magnus has replaced mine--no questions asked. Link pretty well sums it up. That, along with virtually all website customer reviews.
In the instructions they tell you to use a full length arrow, but don't mention that a stiffer arrow is required. A test shot with one is an expensive trial. I could see how they would be effective but I ran out of patience (and money) to keep fiddling with them since there are no practice heads/blades.
Before I knew about the need for stiffer arrow, I shot a bird with one. My recurve was tuned perfectly for normal broadheads. The GG arrow spiraled wildly and hit the Tom in the 12 ring. He flew straight up in the air about 15 feet, landed, and walked over to peck at the arrow.
Dave, I'm not a pro staffer for anyone. Thanks for trying the insult though.
In answer to your question, yes they will replace the blades under warranty. If you had tried them you would know that.
Either one; touchy to tune, don't fly well in wind, can't be carried in a normal quiver, better be careful of clearance when shooting out of a blind window, and pretty much ruins success photos. ;-) Also you need to set up arrows just for turkeys. More hassles than they're worth.
The bullheads work very well and are fun to hunt with. I have taken birds with the guillotine and bullheads, and prefer the bullheads.
At the end of last year I purchased some Solid Broadhead Company DCaps and they are built like a tank. They seem to be the toughest of the bunch but haven't killed a bird with the D Cap yet.
In any case, you can kill them with fixed, mechanicals or head-hunters. I like the headhunters because I honestly feel my pin finds their head SO MUCH easier than the body but I still hunt with both.
Just make sure you shoot stiff arrows with adequate helical. Magnus sells a great arrow for that purpose.
Good luck and here are a couple bullheaded birds from last year :)
"In answer to your question, yes they will replace the blades under warranty. If you had tried them you would know that." That's funny. ADS had never claimed that and their warranty/replacement policy is not on their website nor has that been my experience with them. I think the videos, reviews, and comments from those that have tried them along with Bullheads and other competitors heads speak for themselves.
I'm glad you have once again found humor in your inaccuracies. If you so choose to actually use them, and send them in I'm sure they will replace them just as they have other customers, mine included. If you choose to continue using a different product I'm sure that is fine as well, but choosing to bash a product without facts doesn't reflect well on you.
Just order DCaps. Dudes are expensive but what the heck.
"pretty much ruins success photos"...not as much as unrecovered turkeys.
I arrowed three birds last year, the two with the Bullhead brought instant smiles. The one I shot with a huge expandable took a little looking and anxiety, despite knowing where the arrow hit.
That turkey also had some meat damage. The other two, did not.
They are, though, somewhat of a hassle compared to the other rig.
That is a GREAT pic!
Bullheads. Hands down. The performance I'm getting when matched with the Victory "bullhead arrows" you can get from Magnus have made my turkey hunting setup a very efficient killing machine.
You can't beat the customer service from Mike and his folks as well. They've always taken care of me in regards to replacement of broken/damaged heads.
I hunt some spots that I absolutely need a clean miss or a clean kill and the bullheads deliver, as long as I do my part.
Our bullheads like all of our broadheads have a lifetime replacement guarantee, all you need to do is email us a picture of the bent blade or broadhead and we will replace. Personally I believe as a bowhunter you are better off using a dcap broadhead than a broadhead for body shots, no meat damage and its Dead on Contact. Our bullheads come in 100 grain and 125 grain and they shoot great with our bullhead arrows. We are all about customer service. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Indian Scalp Broadheads. AKA Bullheads. LOL