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Old 01-22-2011, 10:23 AM
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My whitetail hunting arrow total weight including 100 gr broadhead is 362 grains. With my 70 pound bow I get a velocity of 307 fps. The Kinetic energy calculates to 75.8 ft-lbs. Is it advisable to change this set up for moose hunting?
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:15 PM
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My whitetail hunting arrow total weight including 100 gr broadhead is 362 grains. With my 70 pound bow I get a velocity of 307 fps. The Kinetic energy calculates to 75.8 ft-lbs. Is it advisable to change this set up for moose hunting?
To me that seems like a very light weight arrow for moose. I'd worry about penetration with that setup. I have not hunted moose but I'd say with a fixed blade sharp broadhead you could do it. My suggestion would to bump that weight up and your speed will drop some but your K.E. and momentum will be deadly.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:10 PM
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In crossbows, Excalibur recommends 350 grain combined weight for all big game. I don't feel comfortable with this, and I'm shooting about 430 grains for moose. This is with a 20" bolt, and I'd guess a longer arrow for a vertical bow would be heavier if the same weight shaft were used. I shoot aluminum, and have yet to shoot a moose with my combo.

I'd think a heavier weight would perform better on an animal like a moose with its thick hide and hard bones.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:12 AM
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With the good sharp solid broadhead you should be fine. 75+ pounds of KE is a ton. If your set up is shooting well and you can hit where you are aiming, stick with it. You'll get plenty of penetration. Good luck!
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