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Moose - Arrow Weight Recommendation
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Contributors to this thread:
TREESTANDWOLF 02-Feb-19
GLB 02-Feb-19
bentstick 02-Feb-19
Bigpizzaman 02-Feb-19
Mathewshootrphone 02-Feb-19
Bowboy 02-Feb-19
Trial153 02-Feb-19
ki-ke 02-Feb-19
GF 02-Feb-19
Ambush 02-Feb-19
Treeline 02-Feb-19
Bou'bound 02-Feb-19
Tradmike 02-Feb-19
JSW 02-Feb-19
t-roy 02-Feb-19
TREESTANDWOLF 02-Feb-19
Dale06 02-Feb-19
Julius Koenig 02-Feb-19
Ambush 02-Feb-19
altitude sick 02-Feb-19
JTV 02-Feb-19
Hawkeye 02-Feb-19
Matt 02-Feb-19
Treeline 02-Feb-19
Buck Norris 02-Feb-19
TREESTANDWOLF 03-Feb-19
02-Feb-19
Looking for some advice here.

I've booked my Yukon trip for next year, beyond excited.

I'd like some info on arrow weight for this critter.

I'm currently at 62 lbs, on the RX3, Maxims SD 350, 100 grain head, complete arrow is 505 Gr.

Is this enough of an arrow?

Thx in advance!

From: GLB
02-Feb-19
I would recommend using an Easton F.M.J. 340 they have 11.3 g.p.i. with maybe a 125gn cut on contact head to keep your f.o.c. above 10%. 70lbs+ and a range finder might help as well.

From: bentstick
02-Feb-19
Your setup sounds fine to me, just put one in the right place and then post some pictures when you get back!

From: Bigpizzaman
02-Feb-19
I shot 2 Moose last season with a nearly identical setup!

02-Feb-19
Shoot what you hunt with you will be fine moose are not that tuff poke one in the boiler maker post pictures

From: Bowboy
02-Feb-19
You should be fine!

From: Trial153
02-Feb-19
Fixed blade head, for sure.

From: ki-ke
02-Feb-19
I'm stoked for ya!! The Yukon is an incredible destination.

Your set up is fine. I shot my Yukon bull with a similar set up shooting just north of 300 FPS and had 2 complete passthroughs on my bull. Was shooting NAP Hell Razors at the time.

Who are you hunting with?

From: GF
02-Feb-19
Just as a point of reference....

To get an arrow of that weight up to 250 fps, a guy with an honest 28” draw length would need a good recurve of about #95.

And I’d bet that more than one big moose has been killed with half of that.

Personally, I’d go with a bit heavier arrow, but if your tune is good and you don’t handicap your arrow with a high-resistance Broadhead design.... its kind of like asking if a .375 H&H is up to the task. I wouldn’t load it with lightweight hollowpoints intended for muzzleloader velocities, but... Unless you commit an act of willful stupidity...

I recently acquired a nifty little longbow bow that gives me about the same poundage that you’ve got, and with an arrow of about 550 grains, I wouldn’t hesitate to take it after anything on the continent.

From: Ambush
02-Feb-19
You’re good. Unless you’re real close, stay away from the leg. Moose have big lungs

From: Treeline
02-Feb-19
Buried a 450 grain arrow with a 150 grain Suffer to the fletches off a 60# longbow on my one moose experience in Wyoming. Stopped in the offside shoulder blade. I would say your setup will be fine if you don’t hit a leg bone. If anything, get a heavier broadhead for more FOC.

From: Bou'bound
02-Feb-19
Rich as well as you shoot you’ll be just fined

From: Tradmike
02-Feb-19
That setup will be fine, if you are using a cut on contact broadhead.

From: JSW
02-Feb-19
Don't change anything for this hunt unless you are planning to change your setup from now forward. Keep things consistent and you will be better off. Your set up is good enough already.

I guess you didn't specify what broadhead you are shooting. I would not recommend an expandable for moose. In that case, I would suggest a change.

I'm not knocking expandable broadheads but the mechanical process and the wider cutting width can use up a lot of energy and affect penetration.

From: t-roy
02-Feb-19
I killed both of my bulls with 100gr. Wasp heads with no problems, except operator error. I’d think you should be fine. Good luck on your hunt, Rich!

02-Feb-19
Thanks much fellas.

Just making sure from guys who have been.

I will be using Iron Will Outfitters heads.

Really do appreciate all the input. This hunt is Septemeber 2020, enough time to get so very ready.

From: Dale06
02-Feb-19
That set up, with Iron Will BHs will be deadly, if you are.

02-Feb-19
Moose skin is really thick. Especially high on the shoulder. I’d want a heavy arrow.

From: Ambush
02-Feb-19
^ Dead Moose Walking!! Aim one third the way up from bottom and stay way from the leg.

What time in September are you booked?

02-Feb-19
Received my Iron Will 250s last week. Low resistance angle and width. Very sharp. The 200s would be perfect. The amount of penetration I’m getting is ridiculous. 999.4 grains. With more LBs

From: JTV
02-Feb-19
+425-450 grs with a COC head ... Id use a Goldtip Hunter XT 340(75/95), 125 gr Vipertrick, 3 Heat or Blazer vanes and a Glory Nock at 64 lbs out of my Allegance .. wouldnt even blink in doing so ...

From: Hawkeye
02-Feb-19
My setup was similar to JTV and had complete pass through. Yours would be great as well.

What an epic adventure that will be! Can't wait to hear about it:)

From: Matt
02-Feb-19
You didn't state which BH, but other than considering a stout COC I wouldn't change a thing. I killed a moose with a 400 gr. arrow at 60# the year I was recovering from a shoulder separation.

From: Treeline
02-Feb-19
With that broadhead, you got plenty! As Ambush said “Dead Moose Walking”. He just don’t know it yet:-)

From: Buck Norris
02-Feb-19
I’ve killed multiple moose with less than your set up. You’ll be fine.

03-Feb-19
:^) Thx Bou and all who have contributed. Very good point above ^^^^^ I will stick with the set up until then, there are a few animals that will be in front of this set up before then.

Cesar Lake Outfitters was my choice...

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