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Title: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Hoyt_96 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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Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: DTP on August 29, 2018, 03:29:33 PM
Personally I shoot XT hunter gold tips.  300s
Total weight is around 460gr with everything
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: jstephens61 on August 29, 2018, 05:56:24 PM
5mm FMJ 340 w/ V100 Iron Will, BAR, Luminock and Blazer fletch. Weighs in at 495.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Rdub on August 29, 2018, 06:00:53 PM
GT Velocity Pro 300 with blazer vanes and 100 grain G5 striker broadhead. Just plain works.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Hoyt_96 on August 29, 2018, 07:38:21 PM
Would a 400 grain arrow be sufficient enough?


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Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: montanaelk31 on August 29, 2018, 11:19:22 PM
4mm FMJ with 55gr titanium half in/outsert, Rage SS 100gr, nockturnal
497 total grains
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: montanaelk31 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 you’d have more confidence shooting any quality head
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Hoyt_96 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 you’d 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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Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: DTP 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
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: 406unltd 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
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Tecumseh on October 20, 2018, 11:23:33 AM
Been shooting the Easton Acis 340 since they came out. Great arrow. I’m gonna try the 5mm full metal jackets for next year.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Tenner 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.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: jstephens61 on October 23, 2018, 05:29:18 AM
First Iron Will shot into an animal, WT doe. Not very happy.
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Post by: Wyo67 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. 
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: jstephens61 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 haven’t heard anything.
Screwed my ViperTricks back on yesterday.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: 406unltd on January 04, 2019, 09:15:58 PM
GT PP 250 3 fletch 500 grains total
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: jstephens61 on January 11, 2019, 04:38:20 AM
I was rereading this thread and I left my part incomplete.
I contacted Iron Will and they sent a brand new main blade and screw. Crap occurs, but they stood behind their head.
I will continue to use the head.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Elk Arrow on February 02, 2019, 08:15:06 AM
I’m switching to 5mm FMJ 340s this year. Just need the snow to melt so I can practice longer distances again
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: bstiger on February 06, 2019, 02:39:41 PM
Black Eagle X-Impact .250 Spine, 200-Grain Bone Broad-head single Bevel, 3 Blazer vanes. TAW 550-Grain, 20% FOC
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Boom on February 19, 2019, 02:49:58 PM
thank goodness my 3 dozen 70lb limbs, right hand arrows work on my new set up.  i am overspined but nothing cares.
Goldtip XT Velocities.  3- FFP vanes.  4" wraps,  Easton super nocks.  30grains of inserts at the tip with my 100 gr broadhead of choice.  right now, the Montec i shoot thinks it is a fieldtip.  i suspect the same with my slicktrick standards.
i also have a unhealthy supply of Grim Reapers that i use on turkey and lots of Rage Hypos.  a very bloody mechanical in my experience.  i might try them on turkey this season for kicks.
my total arrow wt is 430gr.  i consider it my do-it-all arrow. 
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: 406unltd on March 01, 2019, 06:44:32 AM
GT PP 250
496gn overall
Tipped with 125 slick trick standard
3 fletch blazer - offset
Bohning nock
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: f16woody on March 08, 2019, 08:51:21 AM
Easton FMJs 400s with 50 grain brass HIT inserts and 100 grain Montec G-5 broadheads and three vain 3" Norway Fusion vanes for me.  Overall weight is ~450 grains and FOC is 12.5%.  They shoot good in the back yard, but haven't had the chance to sling one at an Elk yet.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Jyoung1901 on March 25, 2019, 07:09:52 PM
This will be my first archery elk hunt but I set my whitetail setup up so I could hunt elk as well. I currently shoot Easton 5mm FMJ .300 spine with a 125 GR NAP Killzone. Total arrow weight is 540gr.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Tecumseh on March 30, 2019, 05:10:36 PM
Easton Axis 340 with a 100 G5 Montec.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: bluerubicon36 on May 09, 2019, 08:33:10 AM
I am shooting the Easton Axis 340 5MM, with a 50 grain foc  and 100 grain slick tricks.
Also with a 3 degree twist. Really like the way they fly. 
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: bowhntr73 on June 21, 2019, 10:30:31 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 you’d 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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400 gr will work just fine, killed several with 390-400gr setups. If you like slick trick as do I, you may look at the slick trick Wicked Trick. That head is pretty stinking slick and leaves a nasty wound channel.

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Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: bowhntr73 on June 21, 2019, 10:33:56 AM
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 haven’t heard anything.
Screwed my ViperTricks back on yesterday.
I love my Viper Tricks! You may want to look at the Wicked Trick head as well.

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Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: NateW on June 21, 2019, 02:09:16 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 you’d 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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I shoot the carbon express maxima 350 with 100gr Slick Trick standards for a bit more penetration, but seen elk killed with the 100gr magnums. They do fly awesome!

Total weight of my set up is a little less than 400gr. I pull 70# bowtech destroyer 340 at 27” draw. I would measure your arrow speed and find out your kinetic energy, that will tell you if you are using a heavy enough set up for the speed of your arrow.

Clean pass through on an elk last year and a deer last year. Pic shows the arrow stuck in the ground after going through the deer. Ripped off my fletching though.

Good luck!

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Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: FatGuy on June 26, 2019, 10:01:01 PM
I went heavy this year and can’t wait to try them out. Daysix 250 will their 100 gr centric outsert and 125 gr Bone Broadhead. Still testing some different vanes but should come in right around 630 gr total.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: mikemulligan32 on June 27, 2019, 10:12:30 AM
280 spine FMJ injection shafts
Deep six inserts
125grain solid Iron Will broadheads
3 Fletch helical AAE Maxx stealth Nockon vanes
520 grains total @ 270 FPS Hoyt RX 1 ultra
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: 406unltd on August 03, 2019, 06:43:33 PM
X impact 250’s
210g short jag
21g sleeve
4 fletch blazer
545g all in
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: ‘Ike’ on August 11, 2019, 11:52:45 PM
Tried and true CarbonTech Whitetail 65/80’s at 27.5”...412grs with a 100gr G5 Striker leading the way.... :upthumb:
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Carlos42Sosa 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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Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: nclonghunter 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.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: cnelk 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
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Bull_Fighter 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.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: cohunter14 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.
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: ‘Ike’ on August 15, 2019, 05:47:39 PM
There’s 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 didn’t fair that well in the recent test, yet I’ve shot so many animals with them to include Elk and two Moose, I’m not changing...Even with the new V2! 


Keep them sharp and spinning true, put it where it needs to go and even a chipped rock will work... :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What arrow is everyone shooting for an elk set up?
Post by: Mickeeh 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


Shooting out of a Mariner Kaiyuan recurve, which is 69# @ 32" and 56# @ 28".
This bow slam these arrows into the target.