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Wondering what some of the experienced elk killers prefer for an archery set-up. Broadhead/arrows etc. I’m shooting 70lbs 29 inch draw.
5mm Easton FMJ tipped with 100 gr RAD Rival 100 HPV. 480 gr total arrow weight.
Thanks! My current arrow weight is under 400. Mostly a deer set-up
425 grain acc 3-60 with a whackem 100 grain 4 blade up front . Come on September !! Hunt
Killed a bunch of elk with longbows from 55 to 70 pounds, arrows from 425 to 680 grains (wood, aluminum, and carbon), and 2, 3, and 4 blade broad heads over the years.
I prefer an arrow from 450-525 grains and a three blade VPA or Snuffer up front. Usually get good, short blood trails. If you hit them in the ribs at the right angle!
Have you had good luck on elk kills with those?
Easton axis 260 with 125 XL German kinetic. 550 grains at 277fps.
I'm probably not as experienced as most, but I prefer Victory VAP TKO's 300 spine with 95grn insert, 100 grn Slick Trick Viper Tricks. Total weight 485 grns.
Easton axis 340 with 125 qad exodus, about 430gr. Get your overall weight above 400gr while maintaining your spine and BH accuracy + a proven solid BH and you will be good to go.
Easton ACC 3-71 SlickTrick 100 standard.....works well for me
60 lbs. FMJ340 tipped with 125G VPA or Magnus Stinger. Comes in ~ 505 grains.
Carbon Express Maxima Hunters 350 with 100grn Muzzy MX-3
Easton Axis 300, standard insert, 32in , 125gr Magnus Stingers, Silent Knight 3" fletch : 505gr TAW. Pushing it out of a PSE Evo7 @ 286fps -- nothing but pass throughs. Then again with a 31in draw I am 'hemi' powered.
Victory RIP, 125 grain Van Dieman , 455 grains total arrow weight from my 56 pound Rampart Legacy. I used to use Muzzy Phantoms from my stickbows with great success, went to the g5 Montec for a few years before going to the Van Dieman.
60# Reckoning, GT 5575's with some sort of 125gr broadhed; probably a spitfire 125 or Slick Trick.
Hoyt Faktor 34 65 pounds Beeman Nightfall 31” Nocturnal 4” vane tec with wrap 125 grain Iron Will Total arrow weight 520 grains
Maxima red 250s cut to 29" 100gr slick trick with blazers/aae Max hunters. PSE with 60# 30" draw. Might switch to a heavier arrow when I restring this bow, but I like how the reds fly.
I use the same simple trad bow and 2 blade heads for everything. You have enough bow to make all sorts of combinations work. Elk are big and elk country is tough on gear. Strong, simple gear is a good fit.
Recurve: Black Widow 55#, Carbon Express 350 w/ 200 grain VPA 3 blade, total of 615 grns
Compound: Hoyt Defiant 70#, Victory RIP w/ 75 grn insert and 100 grn Slick Trick, total of 480 grns.
As long as your arrow is reasonably heavy, WELL TUNED to your bow, and you hit them in the right place your setup will work.
I’m shooting a day six 300 with the 50 grain outsert and a 125 northern 2 blade I think I’m at 545 grains total arrow weight.
Mostly 53-57# longbows and recurves, 450 grain arrow package with various 125 grain broadheads up front. Using Iron Wills currently, but I think I've killed elk with a dozen different fixed blade broadheads over the years. The most important thing is a sharp broadhead from a well-tuned setup that flies true.
Victory VForce 350's with 125 Thunderheads. Hoyt Hyperforce @ 60lbs.
Axis 340’s with a 50gr brass insert, tipped with a 100gr SlickTrick ViperTrick. Total arrow weight of 430gr.
FMJ 340”s @ 29” with 100 grain muzzy 3 blades. Total weight 470 grains, give or take.
VAP Elite V-1 350 spine @ 27-1/2" arrow. Tipped with a 100 grain Iron Will vented & 95 grain steel insert, total arrow weight 425 grains. My Son shoots a similar arrow with generally a 400 grain to 410 grain arrow weight. 50 bulls down with this aprox arrow weight although a variety of heads have been used over the years. This Iron Will is at the top of list!
Victory V Force Elite 350 spine @28-1/2 arrow. 125 grain Slick Trick. Total arrow weight 435 grains. Elite Synergy at 63#. Pick something in the range everyone is saying, find a broadhead that flies well for you and go hunting.
FMJ 400s 26.5 125 grain Magnus Buzzcut 444 grains. This year on my new bow Axis 340s 27 125 grain Magnus Buzzcuts 435 grains. 66lb draw weight. Goes thru them like thier butter.
Goldtip Hunter XT 340, 50 grain insert, 100 grain slick trick standard, four fletch aae pro max, 432 grains out of a Bowtech Realm X (60lbs.)