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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2019, 06:43:33 PM »
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2019, 11:52:45 PM »
Tried and true CarbonTech Whitetail 65/80s at 27.5...412grs with a 100gr G5 Striker leading the way.... :upthumb:
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2019, 08:04:33 PM »
340 spine Easton axis, with HIT inserts with 125 grain G5 montec weighing in at 410gr.


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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2019, 02:12:22 PM »
30" Beman ICS Hunter 300, 4 blazer vane, 50 grn brass insert and 125 Slick Trick Standard...476 grain arrow.


Slick Trick recommends the standard for elk, to get deeper penetration.
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2019, 05:05:33 AM »
27.5" GoldTip Hunter 340s - 50gr brass insert - three 3" vanes + 38grs of trimmer line pushing a 100gr Iron Will or Slick Trick = 465gr total

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2019, 02:42:14 PM »
Hunter XT 340's with 100gr G5 Montec heads.

I have no idea what the weight of my arrows are. Should I be concerned? I've taken 2 elk with this setup so far, so it seems to be working. Although, those were both on G5 Striker heads now that I think about it. I swapped to Montecs for no particular reason but now I'm a little worried after watching the BRO crew's recent broadheads testing on YouTube. The Montecs weren't scoring as high as some of the others in their testing. Other's reviews of the Montecs are pretty good though, so I'm not convinced quite yet to spring for another $30-$50 set of broadheads.

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2019, 04:35:46 PM »
Hunter XT 340's with 100gr G5 Montec heads.

I have no idea what the weight of my arrows are. Should I be concerned? I've taken 2 elk with this setup so far, so it seems to be working. Although, those were both on G5 Striker heads now that I think about it. I swapped to Montecs for no particular reason but now I'm a little worried after watching the BRO crew's recent broadheads testing on YouTube. The Montecs weren't scoring as high as some of the others in their testing. Other's reviews of the Montecs are pretty good though, so I'm not convinced quite yet to spring for another $30-$50 set of broadheads.



I wouldn't be concerned at all. Nothing better to prove an arrow setup works than real life experience. And as far as the Montecs go, a ton of people shoot them successfully on elk, so I wouldn't be concerned there either.

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2019, 05:47:39 PM »
Theres been how many broadhead test through the years?!?  And with each one a different head every time...Least the ones that I have paid attention too!  Have products gotten better, sure just as other equipment has over the years...


Comes down to what you like and what works for your setup...The G5 Striker I shoot didnt fair that well in the recent test, yet Ive shot so many animals with them to include Elk and two Moose, Im not changing...Even with the new V2! 


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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2019, 12:34:24 PM »

Gold Tip Traditional Classic XT400s 32" uncut 11.5GPI
Standard nocks and inserts
3 feather fletched shield shape
50gr KuduPoint additional insert
150gr KuduPoint broadhead
Total weight is ~665gr


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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2020, 02:30:09 PM »
DaySix 350 arows
DaySix EVO-X 125 gr broadheads
DiySix Outserts 50gr


Total arow weight = 490gr

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2020, 05:07:32 PM »
Last years arrow set-up, resulted in first arrow being a pass through and second arrow stopped with 4 inches of arrow sticking out. So they did good for me.


This year will be CX in a .300 spine, 100 grain brass insert and 250 Grizzly single bevel, 4 Blazer vanes. 21.8 FOC.  Weight is 675 and shooting 266 fps from a Mathews VXR.
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2020, 07:33:43 PM »
27 1/2 FMJ 340 with Blazer 3 fletch, standard insert, BAR and 100 grain Stinger or ViperTrick. Weighs in at 490.
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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2020, 08:08:22 PM »
Im shootimg a total 527 grains fmj arrows helix upfront.check out ranch fairy on youtube

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Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2020, 12:11:54 PM »
Made the mistake of reading Cant Lose Bowhunting by Jeremy Johnson and his Plan B arrow concept. Just built Easton Axis Pro 260s with 4 fletch Q2 Fusion vanes. Ethics Archery SS insert and collar with Kudu Contour+ 125 broadheads. 665 grains.  Very impressed with the tight tolerances on the Axis shafts and Ethics component system! 


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