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2 tags, 2 different arrows or 1?
I have an antelope tag aug 4-12 and an elk tag sept 1-14. I have axis 340’s and 400’s, I was considering shooting 100gr tipped 395gr 400’s for lopes then swap sights and elk hunt with 435gr 340’s. What difference will the 40gr make? ~9%.. doesn’t sound like much
I have a feeling what the consensus will be but does anyone have arrow flight app To tell me what I would gain or lose? Black5 27.5” 65lb 343fps ibo. Plain axis shafts and inserts with blazers.
I do one arrow. Hunt all species with the same one
I would use one, heavier arrow. People kill antelope every year with a recurve. Those few FPS you might lose with your elk arrow will not be noticeable.
Years ago I often had multiple types of arrows but it was a budget thing, not a species thing :^)
Tuning shouldn’t be an issue.. it’s a prime :)
Fingers crossed, but really both are spine fine and 0.001” difference in diameter.
I can only get 40yds in my back yard.. I’d really like to know when the arrows should have significant different POI
I use the dame arrows for all my species I hunt.
Good luck, Robb
Choose one and kill stuff!! 40 grains is not a ton of difference. I would shoot the heavier one at each species but again it won't make a difference. Shawn
Use the 435 gr for both. Added weight on goats will be an advantage for wind drift purposes.
Don't get wrapped up in the KE/p nonsense for elk...
Pick one and hunt. I’d use the 340 if it were my setup. I like 330s with my 65# Prime Rival at 29” draw with a 55 gr insert/outsert combo and 100 gr broadhead. It does tune very well. Hunt everything from moose on down with with the 475 gr arrow. Good luck!
395 is pretty darn light for an elk.
The Dodgeball great Patches O’Houlihan used to say “If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball.” Same theory applies here, if you can kill an elk you can kill an antelope. The two arrows is a bold strategy Cotton. :)
Confidence is the best killer. Set up for Elk and just kill your goat with that set up. A LOT of goats get killed at pretty short range.....and light arrows stink in the wind. Congrats and best of luck.
Brotsky, Patches also used to drink his own pee. Why? Because it’s sterile and he liked the taste!
Way over thinking. One set-up with moderate weight arrow and standard hunting hunting bow will kill anything in N/A with decent shot placement. Keep it simple.
The better option would be to have an antelope bow and appropriate arrow and an elk bow and appropriate arrow. ;^D
I used to have an antelope bow and an elk bow the antelope bow still shot a 465 grain arrow.
You couldn’t pay me to use an arrow under 400 grains, or even 500 for that matter, out west! Wind is ALWAYS blowing and especially in lope country. I’d shoot the higher weight arrow 100% of the time for western big game, all species. Like Jim stayed, decent weight arrow with good shot placement will do the job. I just prefer to shoot heavier because imo it cuts the ALWAYS present wind better.
Good luck on hunts and most importantly take lots of pics and enjoy the time outdoors!!
Have you actually chono'd your two set-ups?
I have killed both with same arrow, head & bow. One.
I would go with three... you might need a grouse arrow.
I'd shoot the heavier arrow, 40 grains shouldn't make much difference and would probably be a Plus with any wind. Also you would know your Bow and Arrow set up better and have more trust in it and not be second guessing. Good Luck.
My wife has taken several Elk and Lopes and Muleys with the same 100gr. VPA head and arrow at 395gr with several pass throughs. ARROW PLACEMENT AND A SHARP BLADE is way more important than the #'s. Whichever setup you shoot the most consistent in the boiler room is the one you should shoot. I don't think you should be switching back and forth. IMHO
Pretty much knew which direction this would go. FYI for the few.. using the 395gr on elk was never a consideration.
405gr here with 18 elk taken. FYI 395 is PLENTY~!
I use 410gr for all, deer, elk, bear, proghorn and turkey. Pretty much pass throughs on all. 410gr 29-70,, 298 fps rocket steelhead 100. Last elk was not, but it was a frontal. Right after the shot the elk ran 25 yds and was broadside. I looked at my arrow hanging out of the elk like it only went in 8 inches. I was getting a arrow out of my quiver for another shot and he took off runing before hand. Ran about 200 yds out of sight. Anyway that arrow made it deep and as he ran right after the shot the arrow backed out. Never found the arrow but it made it deep. Ed
I'm shooting the same 392 gr arrow for deer and elk. If I were going to use 2 different weights, arrows etc, I'd set both my bows up accordingly. Once my bow is dialed in, I don't mess with it and am confident. If I were re adjusting back and forth, not sure how confident I'd be.
I have 2 different sights I’d use. So being as the OD of each shaft is the same all that would change are my sights. Run a long radius sight for lopes then change to my stubbier aight for elk.
400gr with an arrow stirs up debate.
400gr out of a .45/70 is an elephant whacker.
Don't over think it.