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Contributors to this thread:
peterk1234 18-Sep-22
Buck Watcher 19-Sep-22
fdp 19-Sep-22
Corax_latrans 19-Sep-22
Blood 19-Sep-22
Grey Ghost 19-Sep-22
bowhunter1 19-Sep-22
JohnMC 19-Sep-22
bowhunter1 19-Sep-22
JohnMC 19-Sep-22
bowhunter1 19-Sep-22
Ambush 19-Sep-22
JohnMC 19-Sep-22
[email protected] 19-Sep-22
Ken 19-Sep-22
smarba 20-Sep-22
Biobow 20-Sep-22
Beendare 20-Sep-22
spike buck 20-Sep-22
Murph 21-Sep-22
From: peterk1234
18-Sep-22
What are you guys using for a point? Judo, blunt, something else? Thx Pete

From: Buck Watcher
19-Sep-22
Real Judo points - not other brands -work for me. Tried some G5 SMG and the broke easier.

From: fdp
19-Sep-22
I prefer broadheads. But if hunting over dogs then judos are a better option.

19-Sep-22
I have always shot Judos. Every knock-off I have tried has been Junk-O.

Rubber blunts… I haven’t tried one on a grouse but I don’t know why not. Square hit, it seems like a rubber blunt out of a compound would just about pluck that bird for you! Pheasants, I can see broadheads or Ace Hex heads doing it. Anything that seems to be able to shake off an ounce of #5 might not tip over just from a blunt. Of course, I know a guy who killed a beef bull with one from his recurve, so never say never, right?

From: Blood
19-Sep-22
Just throw rocks at them. Save your arrow.

From: Grey Ghost
19-Sep-22
LOL. I'd like to know how many of you guys have actually killed a grouse with a rock or stick. I'm betting not many.

I prefer the G5 small game heads. They group better than judos for me, and are more durable, YMMV.

Matt

From: bowhunter1
19-Sep-22

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Look at this YouTube video, I shot all these grouse with a Judo point

From: JohnMC
19-Sep-22
Bowhunter1 that is the funniest thing I have seen on bowsite. Not a direct link to YouTube, not embedded video, not a link you can cut and paste to a browser. A picture of the web address! I love it.

From: bowhunter1
19-Sep-22
Thanks John, honestly I have been waiting for some bashing on that post.

From: JohnMC
19-Sep-22
Not bashing at all. It made my day I laughed out loud.

From: bowhunter1
19-Sep-22
I know , your response made me smile and my wife asked me what I just read , I told her and she called me a dumbass ,

From: Ambush
19-Sep-22
I’ve killed a few Spruce grouse with sticks and rocks. But in some places they are dumber than dumb. I haven’t killed a “fool hen” in years because I don’t like the dark tough meat. Ruff’s are a very different story, at least here. I’ve shot lots with a bow, but most are in tight brush, so not easy and they’re spooky. I’ve had the best luck with small, hard blunts and the G5 SGH. Trouble with the G5’s is they’re expensive and they lose prongs in rocky ground.

If you are going out to purposely target grouse, then flu flu’s do save some arrows. But the range sucks and impact is less traumatic.

From: JohnMC
19-Sep-22
No doubt she knows you better than anyone, so I will take her word on it. ;)

19-Sep-22
Steel blunt. Simple and works great for small game and stump shooting.

From: Ken
19-Sep-22
I shot several Spruce Grouse this week with Bateman adder points and a field point.

From: smarba
20-Sep-22
Rubber blunts save broken arrows when you hit rocks, hard soil, etc. Here in NM every backdrop is generally hard (no moss, no soft black soil, etc.) and with Judos I'd break arrows regularly. Switched to rubber and they are just as deadly but much fewer broken arrows. Now they will ricochet and skim, but usually pretty easy to find.

From: Biobow
20-Sep-22

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From: Beendare
20-Sep-22
A washer behind a FP works….

From: spike buck
20-Sep-22

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From: Murph
21-Sep-22

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Just got home from a Wyoming deer hunt. As I did not harvest a deer on the trip the grouse numbers were in full force. Killed a blue in the forest the first night and to follow ,2 limits of sage grouse in the sage brush before the trip was over. Shot a blunt for all, devastating ,and penetrates at times but no meat damage!!!

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