Just wondering if an Easton axis 400 tipped with a 100gr. fixed blade broad head shot at 286ft./sec. is suitable for elk. Just concerned about the small shaft of the arrow. Is the 100gr. tip enough or should I be looking @ 125gr.
Your set up is real close to mine and that should be a great setup. The smaller diamter arrows are great for better penetration. My arrows weight a total of 468.00 grains, and I have right around 70lbs of KE at 10yards! Should be an elk killer in my book.
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