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Old 12-29-2003, 06:21 PM
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Default RE: Is my new set up sufficient for Elk?

Like Zelazny has said your set up is just fine for elk. Do you honestly think that Fred Bear, 30 or 40 years ago, was getting the kind of speed, energy, and momentum that any of us are getting now? No where close. Or all of the traditional guys today? again no where close. Even with their 600 and 700 grain arrows.

The only thing I would change would be the head. I would use a two blade cut to the tip head like a stinger, or steel force for better penetration. No real need to jump to 125 grains if the 100's are working well for you.

By the time you add up all the stuff on your arrow you should be right at 400 grains with a 100 grain head and 425 grains with a 125 grain head. If the arrows shoot good for you then leave them alone and go elk hunting.

Leave the draw weight at 60 pounds also. Probably the second worst thing you could do besides not having your bow tuned would be to go into the elk woods with a bow that has a way too much draw weight.
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