Bullhead or Guillotine

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  • February 27, 2011 at 1:21 am #496553 Back to Top REPORT
    hwdxt
    hwdxt

    Joined: 2/26/2011
    Which one is better?
    February 27, 2011 at 1:36 am #532539 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter405
    bowhunter405

    Joined: 3/25/2008
    Having done extended shooting with both broadheads…I will say with 100% confidence that the Bullhead is a much better broadhead for many different reasons. The guillotine requires assembly with straws around the blades that were a hassle to install. The bullhead is fully assembled in a package and is ready to be shot immediately. The guillotines are one shot wonders. Blades break and bend and are then trash. I am able to use the bullheads over and over again to practice with them. When It is time to hunt, loosen 3 screws, change blades, tighten screws…and you are ready to go. The bullhead is also more consistent and accurate. I was able to shoot the bullhead accurately out to 40 yards. The guillotine was iffy as far out as 20.

    Whichever you choose…it is important to use a full lenght arrow with a nice, stiff spine to support the broadhead on the longer shaft. If you don’t use a proper arrow, neither one with fly for you. I would recommend a .300 arrow [=}=]

    February 27, 2011 at 1:48 am #532540 Back to Top REPORT
    hwdxt
    hwdxt

    Joined: 2/26/2011
    Thanks! The Bullheads look like they have a lot thicker blades to. :thumbup
    February 27, 2011 at 2:10 am #532541 Back to Top REPORT

    Jeremiah

    Age: 37
    Joined: 7/2/2004
    Location: PA
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    Not even a comparison. Bullhead by a mile.

    Every standard Guillotine I ever shot broke blades. (And it doesn’t appear that they make the “diamond blade” version any more. So, no help there.) Where the blades are scalloped to fit into the body of the head is a weak point. By contrast, the Bullhead blades are offset against the body of the head so that they are actually supported a good 3/8″, or so, along the side. They are then held in place with screws. I’ve never broken or even bent a blade on a Bullhead. I did have one errant shot hit squarely on a tree trunk and it snapped the threads off inside the arrow. The rest of the head was fine. I sent it to Magnus with a note explaining that it was MY fault. They still replaced it. Lifetime guarantee means lifetime guarantee, I guess. :)

    Better product.
    Better company.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty1r1lHpEb8

    I am in no way affiliated with Magnus or compensated to shoot or promote their product.[/size:1637l5f9]

    February 27, 2011 at 4:31 am #532542 Back to Top REPORT
    gbbl-gbl
    GBBL GBL

    Joined: 11/26/2004
    Bullhead without a doubt!

    Like 405 said with the proper arrow AND feather/vane combination it is not out of the question to tune the Bullhead to fly out to 40 yards.

    February 27, 2011 at 9:34 am #532543 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    Bullheads no doubt… With the Billies I went back to aluminum and 5″ vanes..Fly Awesome and 100X more durable han the Gullotines [=}=]
    February 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm #532544 Back to Top REPORT
    hwdxt
    hwdxt

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    What fletching orientation do you recommend?
    February 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm #532545 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter405
    bowhunter405

    Joined: 3/25/2008
    What fletching orientation do you recommend?

    5 inch feathers with a helical…right wing feathers use a right helical; left wing feathers use a left helical [=}=]

    I tried with 4 inch feathers and they are not as effective as the 5 inchers.

    February 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm #532546 Back to Top REPORT
    hwdxt
    hwdxt

    Joined: 2/26/2011

    What fletching orientation do you recommend?

    5 inch feathers with a helical…right wing feathers use a right helical; left wing feathers use a left helical [=}=]

    I tried with 4 inch feathers and they are not as effective as the 5 inchers.[/quote:33z8r591] Like this?

    February 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm #532547 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter405
    bowhunter405

    Joined: 3/25/2008
    Can see there is a helical on the feathers…appears to be left helical. Hard to tell if the feathers are right or left wing from a picture [=}=] Like the shield cuts…that is what I use 8D
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