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Elk plans for 2020

WoodyNC

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Heading out to NM in Sep. Arrow setup is Blackeage Rampage and Spartans, both 250 spine, 28 carbon to carbon. Total weight with 100 grain head is 491 grains. Broadheads are Kudu 100 grain, single bevel. I had to add some weight on the Spartans to get them to where I wanted them.
Both are flying dead on with the Kudu points. Bow is the APA Mamba 33 with 80lbs limbs. On the chronograph averaging 299 FPS at 28.5" draw.
Should be good to go. Hopefully I will get to let on fly this time out.
 

PEEJAY

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Good to hear, cause I should be getting some 5mm FMJs in the mail this week! Planing on shooting the 100gr g5 montecs I have...with my arrow length I think I’ll be around 490


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look up Ranch Fairy on you tube. FOC is important and FMJ's are a heavy shaft. i would look into more weight up front by using a SS insert/outsert with a min 125 gn broadhead or go with at least a 200gn broadhead and a lighter shaft. if you want to stay with the FMJ i would look into beefing up the front with a "footer" from ethics archery. the FMJ's have had some issues with mushrooming up front. Ranch Fairy will explain a lot of this for you. its addicting learning about "adult arrows". i use a 600gn arrow setup for whitetails but i know an elk shot can be double my max range of 30yds. you are also shooting 80 frikkin pounds and i shoot 62 so you should be fine going over 500 mark. i would use at minimum a 260 spine arrow. Sirius arrows can build you a nice setup. might be worth looking into.
 

tmturnbull89

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look up Ranch Fairy on you tube. FOC is important and FMJ's are a heavy shaft. i would look into more weight up front by using a SS insert/outsert with a min 125 gn broadhead or go with at least a 200gn broadhead and a lighter shaft. if you want to stay with the FMJ i would look into beefing up the front with a "footer" from ethics archery. the FMJ's have had some issues with mushrooming up front. Ranch Fairy will explain a lot of this for you. its addicting learning about "adult arrows". i use a 600gn arrow setup for whitetails but i know an elk shot can be double my max range of 30yds. you are also shooting 80 frikkin pounds and i shoot 62 so you should be fine going over 500 mark. i would use at minimum a 260 spine arrow. Sirius arrows can build you a nice setup. might be worth looking into.
Thanks for the tips! I just got gifted some 125 grain annihilator broadheads that out me over 500 grains but will look into getting a beefier insert/outsert too...hadn’t thought of that yet. I’ll definitely dive into that ranch fairy info.


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ericabbott

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Thanks for the tips! I just got gifted some 125 grain annihilator broadheads that out me over 500 grains but will look into getting a beefier insert/outsert too...hadn’t thought of that yet. I’ll definitely dive into that ranch fairy info.


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Be careful, that's a VERY deep rabbit hole you're about to enter LOL
 
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