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400 g arrow withcoc at 160fps deerworthy
Whitetail Deer
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Bassmaster9960 04-Aug-18
Bassmaster9960 04-Aug-18
Shawn 04-Aug-18
Dale06 04-Aug-18
Bassmaster9960 04-Aug-18
spike78 04-Aug-18
Bassmaster9960 04-Aug-18
JTV 04-Aug-18
Paul@thefort 04-Aug-18
JTV 04-Aug-18
Shawn 04-Aug-18
ahunter55 04-Aug-18
BullBuster 04-Aug-18
spike78 05-Aug-18
Shawn 05-Aug-18
Franklin 05-Aug-18
bdfrd24v 06-Aug-18
04-Aug-18
I have a bow shooting 400 g arrows with G5s at 160 fps is this enough for deer within 25 yards?

04-Aug-18
It equates to about 23 ft pounds of energy

From: Shawn
04-Aug-18
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

From: Dale06
04-Aug-18
I agree with Shawn. I’d switch BHs and go with a coc like Magnus Stinger. And sharpen it to razor sharp.

04-Aug-18
I agree G5s are dull but I'm going to try and sharpen them but if not I will switch

From: spike78
04-Aug-18
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.

04-Aug-18
Should I switch to a 85 g 2 blade Magnus stinger?

From: JTV
04-Aug-18
Stay at 100 grs as long as the arrows fly good ...

From: Paul@thefort
04-Aug-18
160 fps. Are you shooting a recurve or long bow?

From: JTV
04-Aug-18
Mathews ...... ;0)

From: Shawn
04-Aug-18
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

From: ahunter55
04-Aug-18
I started twenty years b/4 compounds became the craze (1956). TONs of assorted BIG game taken with that combination..

From: BullBuster
04-Aug-18
keep the weight up, especially for under 25 yd. Momentum more important than KE. Oh no, did i start something?

From: spike78
05-Aug-18
Yeah you never mentioned trad bow or compound?

From: Shawn
05-Aug-18
Trad or Compound 160 fps is 160 fps as I said the OP will be fine! Shawn

From: Franklin
05-Aug-18
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.

From: bdfrd24v
06-Aug-18
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

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