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Old 06-25-2010, 09:04 AM
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When going to hunt elk, will your same bow setup that you use for deer be adequate? Do you need heavier arrows or broadheads? Help me out on this one please.

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Old 06-25-2010, 01:52 PM
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When going to hunt elk, will your same bow setup that you use for deer be adequate? Do you need heavier arrows or broadheads? Help me out on this one please.

Thanks,

Mark
If you have a high enough energy out of your setup for larger big game (KE rating) then I would say you're good to go - hunt approved.
"Here is a list of what seems to be the general consensus. Remember, nothing is better than a well placed shot.

Small Sized Game - 25 ft-lbs

Medium Sized Game (Deer, antelope, etc.) - 25-40 ft-lbs

Large Sized Game (Elk, Moose, Black Bear) - 50-65 ft-lbs

Dangerous/Tough Game (Cape Buffalo, Grizzly, etc.) - 65 ft-lbs and above"

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Old 06-25-2010, 08:56 PM
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So, with a 400 grain arrow shooting at 280 fps = 69.95 ft lbs energy and that is enough to make a kill shot on elk. Is there a larger broadhead recommended or stick with my muzzys and shuttle t-loc's?
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:01 PM
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Arrow w/broadhead = 485 grains
Bow shoots at 251 fps
Came up with 67.8 foot pounds!!!
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:11 PM
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Either one of those setups are by the numbers going to be deadly. Accuracy is the key component with either. The heavier arrow will have more momentum and that will do two things, quiet your bow by putting more energy into driving the arrow and the heavier arrow will be impacting with greater mass than the lighter one giving more potential for an exit wound.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:24 PM
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My first attempt was guesstimate by what they told me at the archery shop. The second was actual speed and weight. I am shooting DAILY to ensure that given the chance, that bull is going down! @ 50 yards (which I hope I don't have to take that long of a shot), I am grouping 6 arrows into a tennis ball size grouping. @ 30 yards, the grouping is the size of a golf ball.
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