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Offline mullet

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Re: is this sufficient for elk?
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 07:26:52 am »
I'd ditch the four blade broadhead, also.
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Re: is this sufficient for elk?
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 09:04:37 am »
I would ditch the 4 blade too. A good, scary sharp 2 blade is your best bet.
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Re: is this sufficient for elk?
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2017, 12:50:43 pm »
The broad head was a 4 blade but I took the extra bleeder blades off when I modified it to a single bevel 2 blade that weighs 100 grains with a 125 grain glue on adapter. I appreciate people with experience reassuring me that it should be enough. I have no experience with elk hunting yet. I am hoping to go out with some neighbors to do some scouting this year. My wife and I have a total of three deer tags this year one archery doe tag and 2 muzzle loader buck tags so with meat processing and tanning hides I'll have quite a bit on my hands I'm planning on using these same arrows for the doe this year. If it all goes to plan then my very first big game animal will be taken with traditional equipment.

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Re: is this sufficient for elk?
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 01:45:15 pm »
Have fun and wish you luck.
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Re: is this sufficient for elk?
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2017, 03:07:53 pm »
Having the balance point of the arrow Forward Of Center will help too.  Do much reading on hunting arrows and the acronym FOC shows up a lot.  Measure the arrow from end to end and put a little pencil mark on the measured dead center point.  Now balance the arrow on your finger, sliding the arrow forward and backward until it balances.  Mark that point now.  if that point is, you guessed it, forward of center, then you are better off. 

High FOC scores mean the wieght of the arrow "pulls" the arrow along behind.  It also means that the lighter end (fletched end) has less mass so that the archer's paradox recovers more quickly and the arrow stabilizes at a shorter distance.  It has an added benefit of making a slightly more accurate arrow, too.

Dr Ashby's research on thousands of head of game shot with arrows in Africa has two major points, namely 1) cut on contact, two bladed single bevel matching rotation of the arrow and 2) high FOC scores. 

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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: is this sufficient for elk?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2017, 01:20:42 pm »
I didnt see the 4 blade, I agree ,, 2 blade would be my choice with that set up,,

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Re: is this sufficient for elk?
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2017, 03:15:30 pm »
The broad head was a 4 blade but I took the extra bleeder blades off when I modified it to a single bevel 2 blade that weighs 100 grains with a 125 grain glue on adapter. I appreciate people with experience reassuring me that it should be enough. I have no experience with elk hunting yet. I am hoping to go out with some neighbors to do some scouting this year. My wife and I have a total of three deer tags this year one archery doe tag and 2 muzzle loader buck tags so with meat processing and tanning hides I'll have quite a bit on my hands I'm planning on using these same arrows for the doe this year. If it all goes to plan then my very first big game animal will be taken with traditional equipment.
Arceryrocks...Sorry I misunderstood that you had made the modifications to your broad head.If you can fulfill at least some of your tags that would be great.Good luck.A lot of meat on a good sized elk compared to a whitetail,but a bit more work though too which is understandable.
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Re: is this sufficient for elk?
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2017, 07:22:11 pm »
Archeryrocks,
Good luck with the deer and the elk!  We drew "long season private land "doe tags over here in Colorado, and I think we are going to try archery and muzzleloading.  Making meat is another part of the equation :-D (SH) :NN!  You do have to consider the "elk math theorem" when trying to get an elk out
"One guy 33, and one guy, 66, does not equal 3 guys 33!"   Been there, done that >:D!  I would just like to. Get a shot this year!  Again, good hunting!
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