Im in the process of prepping for a July 2017 Cape Buffalo hunt; e.g.
Working out to increase my bow pulling weight, new 345fps IBO rated bow & selecting a broad head & arrow.... Fun Stuff!
So, I've done a ton of research regarding the best BH/arrow combination. Several of the BH/arrows I've considered have failed in a real-world situation..
I've discussed BH/arrow selection with a very helpful person from Bishop Archery & they are building some of the strongest BH's on the market. They are making BH's out of S7 and 41L40 tool steel, ranging in weight from 100-600gr.
So if I go with a 600gr BH, 75gr insert and an Easton HaXX shaft & a 10" 2014 footer, total weight should be a little over 1000gr. The guys at Bishop Archery have field tested the aforementioned BH/arrow with great success.
With my Halon 32-6 set at 65lbs, shooting the 1000gr arrow, should generate KE-85.25, MO-0.872 at about 196fps.
The FOC on this setup should be over 30%. My concern here is to get enough penetration on a Cape Buff to get a human and rapped kill.
Question for you guys that have bow hunted Cape Buffalo with a bow - What do you think of the above arrow/BH selection??