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    will 30 pounds kill a deer?

    Will a 30 pound bow kill a deer at 10-20 yards?



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    With the correct setup and the correct broadhead, it sure will. Shot placement is obviously the key.
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    What broadheads would you use?

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    Anything's possible with good shot placement. However, I seriously doubt it's within your state's regulated poundage. 40# is a standard (in most states) for whitetails, but that varies and is increased for larger game like elk, moose, etc.

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    30 pounds is the minimum in my state .

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    If 30 pounds is the min. In your state then pick a fixed black broadhead that is razor sharp. Fixed blade really isn't my thing however a normal slick trick might do the trick. Stay away from mechanicals, especially big cut ones (I.E. rage, epek, and grim reaper.) All of those are great heads just not the best for your set up.


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    broadhead

    As for which broadhead to use, you'll want a cut on contact broadhead (non-mechanical) because you don't want to waste energy opening up a broadhead. I'd also go with a 2-blade version because it'll be easier for the broadhead to slip through ribs, flesh, etc. and should give you better penetration. I really like Magnus Stingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElmerFudd20 View Post
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    With 30 pounds I would use a 2 blade head like the Magnus Stinger.
    I cut my arrows twice and they're still too short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hArcher View Post
    What broadheads would you use?
    something cut on contact, steel force, magnus stinger, sliver flame etc.

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    there is an old drury outdoors hunt with Marks daughter. she is shooting thrity pounds with a two bladed head. mite give you some insite on far it penetrated. it is a fixed two blade head not a rage. maybe it will help with your question.

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    On the next page ( Right now) is a post by TFOX1. His 11 year old son killed a 3 point with a Magnus Stinger 2 blade and he is drawing 40#. 10# more than you but pretty close. He got a pass through and stuck in a tree.
    I cut my arrows twice and they're still too short.

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    With a good broadhead and a clean shot it will kill a deer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjo Man View Post
    On the next page ( Right now) is a post by TFOX1. His 11 year old son killed a 3 point with a Magnus Stinger 2 blade and he is drawing 40#. 10# more than you but pretty close. He got a pass through and stuck in a tree.
    That makes me feel good. I didnt plan on taking my son this year but I got lucky and got one last Sat. Now I can take him on the mentored youth program so I can spend more time in the woods He is only pulling 38 lbs and was really worried. using 85 grain Montecs. Hopefully it all works out. He is going to have to have a perfect shot before I let him let one fly though.

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    Just ask Shemane Nugent...

    I believe she pulls 30lbs on her Martin. In a recent episode she and Ted were shooting 3D's during an "uncle Ted's tech tip" and I believe he said she shot 30 or 32lbs? 550grain arrow with a magnus buzzcut.

    She's killed Kudu, Eland, and whitetails with it.

    So, yes, 30 will work.
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    I just set a kid up with the same poundage. got him a nice heavy arrow about 9.5 gpi a standard slick trick 85 grainended up being about a 300grain arrow. he shot a 150lb doe last night would have had pass throught if it wasnt for off side shoulder which it was stuck into pretty well

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    if your in minnesota yes the minimun is 30#. I would make sure the bow is sighted in from the tree, due to shot placement and shoot a cut on contact 2 blade head ilike a razor trick, or montec CS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjo Man View Post
    With 30 pounds I would use a 2 blade head like the Magnus Stinger.
    yeah but i think that 100 grain is there minimum weight..I'd think that a hunting arrow for that application would be a 200-250 grain arrow.. to have SOME momentum..
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    Im actually starting to obsess a lil over a 40-50 pound bow myself its just hard to get lower grainage built arrow, I can build a gold tip that comes out to about 270 rains total weight and would still ibo 330 out of a 40-50 lb 82nd airborne.. and yes that would be with a 2 blade broadhead cut on contact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in KC View Post
    I believe she pulls 30lbs on her Martin. In a recent episode she and Ted were shooting 3D's during an "uncle Ted's tech tip" and I believe he said she shot 30 or 32lbs? 550grain arrow with a magnus buzzcut.

    She's killed Kudu, Eland, and whitetails with it.

    So, yes, 30 will work.
    yup need that momentum! 550 grain
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    I bet a modern 30 pound compound is whipping out arrows as fast or faster than ancient traditional bows that killed deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiabuckdan View Post
    yeah but i think that 100 grain is there minimum weight..I'd think that a hunting arrow for that application would be a 200-250 grain arrow.. to have SOME momentum..

    They have 85 gr stingers (4 blade), saw them yesterday at BPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaildarter View Post
    They have 85 gr stingers (4 blade), saw them yesterday at BPS.
    yeah but was thinking original 2 blades guess I can leave the bleaders off but Im looking for true 85 grain heads 2 blade or single flat blade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjo Man View Post
    With 30 pounds I would use a 2 blade head like the Magnus Stinger.
    would be your best choice
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