Broadheads for javelinaContributors to this thread:
Going to Texas next month on a turkey and javelina hunt. Have killed a bunch of hogs but never hunted javelina. Will my Rage Turkey Extreme be OK for them or should I carry some fixed blade heads? Thanks and God bless!
I would use expandable's on Javelina if I used a compound. The should work great, maybe a fixed blade handy in case of a big hog
Vortex black worked pretty well on this one a couple weeks ago
Whatever you use for deer is just fine unless you Just want to invest in new ones.
Large expandable for both in my opinion, neither one of them leave great blood trails. Ask me how I know ! ;-)
Javelina aren't very big so any broadhead will work. But I really like a large expandable for javelina to drop them as quickly as possible. When a javelina is wounded it runs for the thickest, nastiest stuff possible. In South Texas all the thick, nasty stuff has thorns. Last javelina I shot was with a Vortex 2" broadhead and the javelina ran 10 yards and tipped over.
Last one I killed was with an MAII that I pounded back straight after hitting a rock and then resharpened with the same rock.
I think anything sharp will do the trick. I used Vortex but cant say I was too worried about BH performance on those little critters. Have a great hunt!
I don’t know if I’d use the turkey Rage since it has the meat hooks on the front of it… those are designed to grab at tissue to keep the arrow inside a turkey. If you want to stick with Rages you’d probably be better off going with a regular one instead.
Good point Coondog. I’ll carry some regular expandables in my quiver as well
No need to over think it. Shoot what you shoot for any other big game. I personally like big expandables. I would probably lean away from the turkey head as mentioned above, but quite honestly think it would do just fine.
Yeah I don't like those meat hooks on the turkey broadhead. Other than that any BH should do fine on a little javelina.
an easy to resharpen fixed would make sense for all the rebound skittering across the rocks...and bone.
Have taken a bunch of javies over the years we lived in TX. Use whatever you would normally use for whitetail, hogs etc.
They're an ideal target for bowhunters.
Any sharp broadhead will do the job. Just hit them behind the shoulders.
I just shoot my same old 2 blade in a recurve…up close, more fun than with a compound