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Old 08-26-2004, 08:41 AM
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Will my setup work on black bear?

I shoot Beaman ICS Hunter 400's tipped with Rocket Stealhead 100's at 252 fps. If I crank it up to 70, it would be faster.

I have been seeing bear at one of my treestands and have had to wait for hours to come down......just to be sure they are gone.

I know I'd like to harvest one with my bow someday...but would want to make sure my setup will do well first.

If my arrows or broadheads are unsuitable....what is?
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:44 AM
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You should figure out your kinetic energy and then ask this question. I don't think a lot of people will recommend mechanicals for bear.
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:45 AM
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I'd say with your setup and a well placed shot, you shouldnt have a problem at all.

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Old 08-26-2004, 09:02 AM
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Thank you for the replies guys. I'm getting ready to go to the shop now and have her cranked up to 70 and we're gonna re-tune and paper tune. Thanks again.
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:18 AM
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How many lbs are you shooting at now? Make sure those 400's are still ok at 70lbs. You might need to switch to the 340's.
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:25 AM
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@ 70lbs you should have plenty of KE to get thru a bruin. Good luck, I've always wanted to arrow a bear.
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:20 AM
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How many lbs are you shooting at now? Make sure those 400's are still ok at 70lbs. You might need to switch to the 340's.
I'm at 60 now...what do I look for with my 400's when I switch to 70? Getting ready to go to shop now. I mean...like how will I know if I have to switch to 340's?
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:32 AM
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they should tell you what to use. I also shoot bemans ICS 400's.
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:41 AM
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How many lbs are you shooting at now? Make sure those 400's are still ok at 70lbs. You might need to switch to the 340's.
I'm at 60 now...what do I look for with my 400's when I switch to 70? Getting ready to go to shop now. I mean...like how will I know if I have to switch to 340's?
You can enter your info into Bemans shaft selector to get an idea. http://www.beman.com/shaft-selector/index.tpl

But I'm sure the pro-shop will be able to give you a definative answer.
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Old 08-27-2004, 03:06 PM
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Alias,

I use Beman ICS 400's and pull 70 pounds. My arrows fly true and I use a fixed broad head, so I think you should be fine.
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