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My Elk arrows this year consist of:

28" Victory V1 300
26" 3Rivers archery 5gpi weight tubes
3Rivers archery 100gr brass inserts
FOB Guided
with a 165gr Silverflame leading the way.

Total arrow weight came out to 706.5grs :D Have not been able to Chrono it yet as my bow is back at Proline for new strings. OverKill? Maybe. Peace of Mind? Priceless.

Who else uses heavy arrows and whats your setup?
 

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what are you shooting for a bow, i try to be in the 10-12 grains per pound range with my recurve (currently at about 11 grains per pound)
 

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You probably lost some energy with that big of an arrow
 

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Gt500 at 78lbs 28" draw
 

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I am pushing the 500 mark and thought it was a bit much...silly me
 

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For Elk and bear I shoot almost 500 grains and for deer I use around 400.

You could probably line up two elk and shoot right through them. :mg::D
 

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At 55#

627 grain arrow

211 fps

XX78 2317 w/ a 175 grain Zwickey No Mercy -- biggest game its being used for is deer -- those raccoons better look out!
 

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You probably lost some energy with that big of an arrow
KE does not apply to arrows as it does to bullets. A arrow kills by cutting, a bullet kills by hydrostatic shock and tissue damage. A heavy slow arrow will drive deeper into tissue and bone better then a slower fast one just on the merits of momentum. Had my fill of light arrows not getting the job done.
 

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Well not quite 600, but close. 580 gr. I'm using 2020 legacy shafts with 125 gr magnus stingers. Recurve bow this yr. on my cow elk hunt. Used a similar setup in 06 with exc. results. Recurve with 545 gr cedars, pass thru.
Last yr I used the FMJ shaft with 100 gr stingers and blew it thru a big bull,but was using a switchback compound at 58#. That was only a 450 gr setup
 

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I am pushing the 500 mark and thought it was a bit much...silly me
Me too. I'm getting grief from guys here for shooting 480 grain 2117s!
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I'm currently shooting 650 grain(ish) 2219 29.5" XX78's with 3 5" feathers out of my 60# Monster Dragon. They hit my target like a ton of bricks. Only time will tell how well they work on OH whitetails.
 

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For my recurve I'm real close to 600 and for my compound I'm at 480. And that is the lightest arrow I've shot for hunting out of my compound so I'll see if I like it or not.
 

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I shoot 595 with a #80 bow 90kes i have no problem going thrugh deer or any thing else. I love it. My bow is very quite.
 

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Anybody chronograph heavy arrows? I am really curious on the speed difference with +250grs.
 

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I have chronoed all the way to 1074 grains.

For an equal amount of weight added you lose a lot less speed at heavier arrows. This really starts to show up at 10+ gpp.

I am shooting 211 at 55# and 627 grain arrows, vectrix xl 65% LO, 30.5" draw.

Around 900 grains if I remember right I needed to ad something around 10 or more grains to drop 1 fps, but I'm not 100% sure. I don't know where I put my notebook from the last time I did the chronoing.
 

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The heavier the arrow the more efficient your bow becomes correct?


I have chronoed all the way to 1074 grains.

For an equal amount of weight added you lose a lot less speed at heavier arrows. This really starts to show up at 10+ gpp.

I am shooting 211 at 55# and 627 grain arrows, vectrix xl 65% LO, 30.5" draw.

Around 900 grains if I remember right I needed to ad something around 10 or more grains to drop 1 fps, but I'm not 100% sure. I don't know where I put my notebook from the last time I did the chronoing.
 

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Yes.

Around 5 gpp my bow takes 2.7 grains to drop one fps.

Around 1074 if I remember right it is something like 10-20 grains.
 
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