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What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« on: August 29, 2018, 03:14:33 PM »
Plan on doing my first Elk hunt next fall with a bow. Just looking for some tips on a set up. Thanks!


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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 03:29:33 PM »
Personally I shoot XT hunter gold tips.  300s
Total weight is around 460gr with everything

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 05:56:24 PM »
5mm FMJ 340 w/ V100 Iron Will, BAR, Luminock and Blazer fletch. Weighs in at 495.
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 06:00:53 PM »
GT Velocity Pro 300 with blazer vanes and 100 grain G5 striker broadhead. Just plain works.
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 07:38:21 PM »
Would a 400 grain arrow be sufficient enough?


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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 11:19:22 PM »
4mm FMJ with 55gr titanium half in/outsert, Rage SS 100gr, nockturnal
497 total grains
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2018, 11:22:58 PM »
Would a 400 grain arrow be sufficient enough?


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Obviously shot placement is key but if I was shooting 400 grains total weight, I would go with a 2 blade cut on contact fixed blade. If you get up above 450 I think youd have more confidence shooting any quality head
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 09:04:49 AM »
Would a 400 grain arrow be sufficient enough?


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Obviously shot placement is key but if I was shooting 400 grains total weight, I would go with a 2 blade cut on contact fixed blade. If you get up above 450 I think youd have more confidence shooting any quality head
Okay. I plan on using slick trick magnums. I use them for whitetail and love how they fly.


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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 09:12:31 AM »
Would a 400 grain arrow be sufficient enough?


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I killed my first elk with 400 grains, but personally I wanted more.
So what I'm saying is yes it can, but it wouldn't hurt to beef it a little.

I've killed my last few in the range of 440-493 gr

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 06:52:48 AM »
GT peirce platinum 250 w/4 fletch blazer-168g total up front and 500 overall tipped with 125g ST standards

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2018, 11:23:33 AM »
Been shooting the Easton Acis 340 since they came out. Great arrow. Im gonna try the 5mm full metal jackets for next year.

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2018, 06:13:20 AM »
I shoot Gold Tip Kinetic Pierce Platinum 300's with 7" wrap and blazer vanes they weigh in at 450gr with a 100gr broadhead. I was shooting muzzy trocar this year but am thinking about going back to a simmons shark broadhead in a 2 blade.

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2018, 05:29:18 AM »
First Iron Will shot into an animal, WT doe. Not very happy.
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 09:07:47 AM »
jstephens61 - That sucks... I haven't looked too closely at them due to the cost.  Any kind of return policy?  Did you hit a boulder behind that doe? I hit a brick with a Slick Trick practice head that looked similar. 

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 12:22:02 PM »
Hit nothing in or out, 15 yard shot stuck in the dirt. No rocks in the whole woods.
Hope they cover it. Emailed them yesterday and still havent heard anything.
Screwed my ViperTricks back on yesterday.
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