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Finished ARROW WEIGHT for deer ???
What is your finished arrow weight for deer and do you shoot mechanical heads with it?
Looking for a three digit number and a two or three letter word. No need to go into detail on the components, etc.
428 grains Mech and fixed
450 give or take a few, mechanical
420-550, depending on the bow. No mechs.
Was shooting 408 and 440 off and on, and yes with exp. with no issues. Have recently changed to 464, yes.
465 or 490 depending on the head. Yes.
Bou, you have really elevated your idiot-proofing skills. We will see if they adapt.
425 grains, yes
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500+ 3 blade fixed for over 50 years now. 1st Deer in 1958 & a 3 blade too
Vertical bow. 470 Crossbow. 570
650 gr hickories, and take a guess.
~470gr, Rage Hypo's, 272fps
Axis 340, regular inserts, 100gr mech, total arrow weight is 420gr, its going 280fps, very happy with the speed out of the fortis 30
Mine usually wound up 450 to 465 depending on shaft, and no mechs for deer.
420 and shoot both fixed and mechanical.
475 grains and yes I shoot mechanicals.
435 for all animals. Big or small.
“650 gr hickories, and take a guess.”
You mean they don’t make mechanicals in glue-on????
Corax they do make threaded adapters that glue on tapered shafts
"Axis 340, regular inserts, 100gr mech, total arrow weight is 420gr, its going 280fps, very happy with the speed out of the fortis 30" Oh and yes a mech, always for deer, and this set up got it done on a nice buck yesterday mid day, the deer was dead in 10 seconds, he went maybe 20 yards. IMO a fixed blade is putting you at a disadvantage when it comes to whitetail hunting
443, Steelhead 421, no 384, Steelhead
Yup, I have three bows I've been hunting with. Shot a doe with the first arrow above.
Nobody's business except for the animal on the receiving end.
410, doing 320fps. Yes, to mechs. Normally they stick in the ground beyond the deer. Once in a while the dont.
Finish your data collection yet Bou?
Should have added the broadhead model/diameter to the survey.
485 grain. 150 grain broadhead. Axis arrow
Carcus. That's funny. Not gonna corrupt this thread, but my best bow season I killed 14 deer with either a zwicky eskilite or a 100 grain grizzly. Used both that season in my quiver & both are relatively small fixed 2 edge.
“they do make threaded adapters that glue on tapered shafts”
I know - I’ve destroyed several! LOL
Just funnier to imagine one purpose-built.
I guest a fixed-blade head is a “disadvantage” or not depends on the shots you’re willing to take….
Treestand - 600 No Spot and stalk - 475 No.
475 yes but only on turkeys
410 finished weight broadhead Magnus Buzzcut.
480gr with Exodus swept 100 gr included and just had complete passthrough at 42 yds on a bull . Only shooting 60lbs.
550 gr. for everything. No. (except turkey).
Bou, did you get your data? And what have you surmised from all this?
He's been using the wrong arrow?
my takeaway is a fair number of guys are using lighter arrows than I thought and many are using them with mechanicals. Granted it is just for smaller deer size game but still interesting. My current set up is 535 for both fixed and mechanical but that had been used for moose elk musk ox and bear as well as deer.
I can go lighter flatter for deer and likely will. Can for bear too but at known short ranges for baited bear the heavy arrows are fine.
Gotcha. Just keep in mind - an arrow isn’t heavy if you shoot it fast.
Those light arrows with a mechanical work well on more than just deer…
for what else Nick other than bear, pronghorn, smaller hogs?
525-530 for all animals I hunt, COC 4 blade Magnus I, 150 grain.
500 gr - 2-blade COC Shooting 46# Elite @ 28”