400 g arrow withcoc at 160fps deerworthyContributors to this thread:
I have a bow shooting 400 g arrows with G5s at 160 fps is this enough for deer within 25 yards?
It equates to about 23 ft pounds of energy
More than enough, stay off the shoulder and take a nice broadside shot and you are fine. I would change the broadhead unless you can get them scary sharp. G5's out of package are not so sharp. Shawn
I agree with Shawn. I’d switch BHs and go with a coc like Magnus Stinger. And sharpen it to razor sharp.
I agree G5s are dull but I'm going to try and sharpen them but if not I will switch
For just deer I shoot under 400 grain arrows usually around 350-370 grains this will get your speed up a bit. Then like was said a COC 2 blade is the ticket.
Should I switch to a 85 g 2 blade Magnus stinger?
Stay at 100 grs as long as the arrows fly good ...
160 fps. Are you shooting a recurve or long bow?
Mathews ...... ;0)
I would also think as long as you are just hunting whitetail than you could go with less weight as well. say 8-9 gpp of draw weight. If you are shooting 38#s at 28"s than a 29 .700 spine with 175 grains of point weight will most likely get the spine close and say a GT Entrada weighs 180 grains or so all made up than the 175 puts ya near 360 grains. You will pick up 6-8 fps and still have plenty to kill whitetail. Try VPA heads real easy to get sharp and they will do the trick. Shawn
I started twenty years b/4 compounds became the craze (1956). TONs of assorted BIG game taken with that combination..
keep the weight up, especially for under 25 yd. Momentum more important than KE. Oh no, did i start something?
Yeah you never mentioned trad bow or compound?
Trad or Compound 160 fps is 160 fps as I said the OP will be fine! Shawn
General rule of thumb is 25-30lbs. of KE for deer size game. You put a sharp broadhead in the boiler room with your setup you will have a dead deer. I agree with the cut on contact advice.
I no longer shoot G5’s (bending ferrules) but they certainly seemed plenty sharp to get the job done. Good blood trails too from the strikers. Not sure which head you have.
That’s sufficient energy to get it done with a well placed shot behind the shoulder. Keep it close and shoot straight. GL