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I'm new at bow hunting and was wondering if an 85 grain fixed broad head would be good for hunting elk or should i use a 100 gra

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  • I'm new at bow hunting and was wondering if an 85 grain fixed broad head would be good for hunting elk or should i use a 100 gra

    I'm new at bow hunting and was wondering if an 85 grain fixed broad head would be good for hunting elk or should i use a 100 grain broad head?

  • #2
    Well it depends on your draw weight, the more weight you have the bigger the grain, i pull 55 lbs. and shoot 100 grain fixed blade broadheads. I only hunt whitetails though i wouldnt know about elk hunting

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    • #3
      Use at least the 100. I shoot a 65 lb recurve and 75 lb compound with 140 grain fixed broadhead mounted on a 600 grain arrow and get excellent penetration. Personally I am not a fan of light arrows and broadheads. Should an error occur and you hit a bone a heavy setup beats the light setup. Of course none of us want that kind of error but stuff happens to best of us in the field. In my experience with a marginal hit the heavy can make the difference in recovery or no recovery.
      Heavy is better particularly on larger game like caribou, elk and moose. With whitetails you can get away with a much lighter setup.
      Good Luck,
      Charlie

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      • #4
        As an (ex) guide in Colo.(Bow/muzzle-loader/gun) 100gr is a MINIUM for these HUGH animals.
        Good luck and good hunting.

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