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Hi Forum,

I'm in the midst of getting ready for a 2016 elk hunt in Idaho and am looking for input on evaluating different arrows. I have yet to shoot them past 10 yards but have gathered some data as a starting point. I'm shooting a Mathews No Cam at 27" and 70 lbs.

The arrow data follows below (these are chronographed speeds) ...

1. Black Eagle Rampage 300 @ 445 grains with an FOC of about 18% traveling about 245 fps with a KE of 61 and momentum of .50
2. Easton FMJ Deep Six 330 @ 459 grains with an FOC of about 13% traveling about 245 fps with KE of 61 and Momentum of .50
3. Easton FMJ 300 @ 561 grains with an FOC of about 14% traveling about 230 fps with KE of 63 and Momentum of .55
4. Grizzly Stik UFOC 330 @ 654 grains with an FOC of about 25% traveling about 211 fps with a KE of 64 and Momentum of .61
5. Grizzly Stik UFOC 250 @ 660 grains with an FOC of about 24% traveling about 210 fps with a KE of 65 and Momentum of .62

Any standouts that you see here? Could someone help me put the Momentum figures into context? Is this a good starting point for evaluating arrows? I plan to add a trajectory evaluation and also observe arrow flight and will add that to this thread as I get the info.

Thanks for your time!
 

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I wouldn't go any higher than the Easton FMJ 300 @ 561 grains. So, 1, 2, or 3. A 425gr arrow will blow through everything in North America, and 230-245fps is plenty fast. I personally shoot Easton 340 at 433gr around 258fps and it's scary lethal.
 
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