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Elk arrow
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Dale06 22-Oct-19
wyobullshooter 22-Oct-19
BGbasbhat 22-Oct-19
Jaquomo 22-Oct-19
Bowboy 22-Oct-19
COHOYTHUNTER 22-Oct-19
Dale06 22-Oct-19
GF 22-Oct-19
JTV 22-Oct-19
Ermine 22-Oct-19
COHOYTHUNTER 23-Oct-19
wyobullshooter 23-Oct-19
COHOYTHUNTER 23-Oct-19
BGbasbhat 23-Oct-19
bigeasygator 23-Oct-19
carcus 24-Oct-19
12yards 24-Oct-19
From: Dale06
22-Oct-19
I bought some arrows for deer recently. With a 125 BH they will weigh 475 gr. Would you use them on elk at 260 FPS with a coc BH?

22-Oct-19
My arrows weigh 460gr @ 240 fps with a COC BH. Pass-thru on this year's elk at 30yds. Your's will do just fine.

From: BGbasbhat
22-Oct-19
Yep. That's 70ish in kinetic energy, which is perfect for elk.

From: Jaquomo
22-Oct-19
I'd use them from my 53# recurve. Matter of fact, thats what I do use from my 53# recurve, and killed a bunch of elk with 3 and 4 blade Muzzys before switching to Iron Wills for the past several years.

From: Bowboy
22-Oct-19
You'll definitely have more than enough momentum to kill an elk. My arrow weighs 435 grains with a cut on contact BH. Never had an issue killing an elk.

From: COHOYTHUNTER
22-Oct-19
Yep.. good to go

From: Dale06
22-Oct-19
Thanks guys.

From: GF
22-Oct-19
I wouldn’t go that light myself; not because of the 475 grains, but because that’s only 7.66 GPP from my heaviest bow. I’m thinking more like 8.5 or 9 range.... 500-540.

But if Lou says you’re good.... I’m not gonna argue.

From: JTV
22-Oct-19
Heck, Id use my GT Hunter XT's at 450gr on elk and a coc head in a heart beat ... your good to go

From: Ermine
22-Oct-19
Yep. I use a 460 grain arrow

From: COHOYTHUNTER
23-Oct-19
But still the question remains... what's FOC ??

23-Oct-19
Good point, how could we omit such a crucial factor! Everyone knows anything less than 30% is completely inadequate. More than likely would just bounce off a deer, let alone an elk.

From: COHOYTHUNTER
23-Oct-19
Wyo... exactly... of that 475 grns... at least 300 grains needs to be up front... otherwise it's a futile effort, you might as well be throwing rocks

From: BGbasbhat
23-Oct-19
hahaha

From: bigeasygator
23-Oct-19
Had two pass through on the elk I shot this year with 430 grain arrows and CoC broadheads (traveling about ~280 fps if I recall).

From: carcus
24-Oct-19
Your arrow weight is perfect, anything less or more would be less effective all around

From: 12yards
24-Oct-19
Sounds like excellent elk medicine to me.

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