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Elk Hunting Arrow
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:49:58 PM »
Shooting Axis 340 arrows. 125 gr. heads. 30'' draw length. Weighing in @ 410 grains. This too light for elk? Should I be more like 435 to 450 grains? FOC is reasonable. Bow set @ 57 lbs for this old dude. Arrows fly great with broadheads. Not really wanting to buy new/different arrows. Add brass inserts? Stop worrying and go hunting? I'm pretty comfortable with my current set up but I made the mistake of researching arrow set ups. Damn internet!!

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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 07:59:05 PM »
You are missing about 35 grains on components in your weight. You are closer to 450 instead of 410. If you're shooting good, don't change a thing and go hunt
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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 08:15:21 PM »
 :yeah:   that seems a bit light for that arrow BH combo. Is that scale weight finished?

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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 08:32:54 PM »
:yeah:   that seems a bit light for that arrow BH combo. Is that scale weight finished?

No. Just going by specs for arrows and adding 125 gr tips. Haven't weighed on a scale.

You are missing about 35 grains on components in your weight. You are closer to 450 instead of 410. If you're shooting good, don't change a thing and go hunt

Were am  I missing weight? Is 450 good to go?

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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 08:42:43 PM »
:yeah:   that seems a bit light for that arrow BH combo. Is that scale weight finished?

No. Just going by specs for arrows and adding 125 gr tips. Haven't weighed on a scale.

You are missing about 35 grains on components in your weight. You are closer to 450 instead of 410. If you're shooting good, don't change a thing and go hunt

Were am  I missing weight? Is 450 good to go?

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Are you adding vanes and nock?

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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 08:48:42 PM »
:yeah:   that seems a bit light for that arrow BH combo. Is that scale weight finished?

No. Just going by specs for arrows and adding 125 gr tips. Haven't weighed on a scale.

You are missing about 35 grains on components in your weight. You are closer to 450 instead of 410. If you're shooting good, don't change a thing and go hunt

Were am  I missing weight? Is 450 good to go?

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Axis 340s are 9.5 gr an inch.

9.5x30=285
285+125=410
410+nock*insert+vanes+potential wrap =final weight.

450 is fine for elk, hit them in the correct spot.

I'm running 560 grain arrows with 72 pounds this year.

Last year I killed elk at 498gr.
Year before was around 460gr
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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2019, 09:27:25 PM »
Shooting 503gr total weight arrow.  Maybe use 150gr bh?

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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 09:48:36 PM »
I'll need to weigh my arrows instead of assuming total weight. Like I said I like my setup and it shoots well. Thanks all for putting me to task.

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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2019, 09:57:43 PM »
The internet has ruined archery as a hunting sport.
:(
If you can get a SHARP broadhead into the lungs/heart area consistently, you will kill it.
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When I first started bowhunting you bought a matched set of cedar arrows and practiced.
You put a good solid broadhead on it and made sure it was razor sharp.
Then all you had to worry about was accuracy.
Now it seems you need a computer program to figure out what to use...
I am a fan of the K.I.S.S. philosophy, keep it simple, stupid.
The animals have not gotten any harder to kill, they still bleed and need to breathe.
As long as you can put it in the right spot, it will do what its supposed to do.
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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 10:16:01 PM »
I'm using Easton FMJ's 300's cut at 30"

50gr brass insert

100gr broadheads

532.4 GN arrow weight ready to shoot, weighed on a certified scale


FOC is 12.6%

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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2019, 10:21:09 PM »
I use Easton FMJ 300 cut at 30” also, but I tip it with a 125 grain fixed blade. 536 grains...works like a charm.


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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 10:46:55 PM »
I use Easton FMJ 300 cut at 30” also, but I tip it with a 125 grain fixed blade. 536 grains...works like a charm.


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you got some extra weight somewhere, lighted nocks?

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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2019, 11:25:56 PM »
The internet has ruined archery as a hunting sport.
:(
If you can get a SHARP broadhead into the lungs/heart area consistently, you will kill it.
.
When I first started bowhunting you bought a matched set of cedar arrows and practiced.
You put a good solid broadhead on it and made sure it was razor sharp.
Then all you had to worry about was accuracy.
Now it seems you need a computer program to figure out what to use...
I am a fan of the K.I.S.S. philosophy, keep it simple, stupid.
The animals have not gotten any harder to kill, they still bleed and need to breathe.
As long as you can put it in the right spot, it will do what its supposed to do.


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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2019, 11:51:58 PM »
To the OP your arrow weight is fine go out and hunt with them when it's time
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Re: Elk Hunting Arrow
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2019, 08:42:54 AM »
The internet has ruined archery as a hunting sport.
:(
If you can get a SHARP broadhead into the lungs/heart area consistently, you will kill it.
.
When I first started bowhunting you bought a matched set of cedar arrows and practiced.
You put a good solid broadhead on it and made sure it was razor sharp.
Then all you had to worry about was accuracy.
Now it seems you need a computer program to figure out what to use...
I am a fan of the K.I.S.S. philosophy, keep it simple, stupid.
The animals have not gotten any harder to kill, they still bleed and need to breathe.
As long as you can put it in the right spot, it will do what its supposed to do.

This is mostly true but arrow weight, Foc, stiffness of shaft goes a long way in accuracy. The heavier you go with an arrow the more likely you get the penetration you need to get to the heart lungs or whatever spot your hoping to get to. Specially for the guys who like running big expandables.

I think the OP’s 450g arrow should be fine on a good broadside shot for the speeds it will be going from a 56# bow with a good fixed blade broadhead.

 Girls kill elk with 40# bows and 350g arrows all the time.

 


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