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So many stinking arrow choices...any advice?

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by all the choices we sportsmen and women have these days. Anyway, I'm going on my first Elk hunt in September and I need to know if I have enough kinetic energy in my arrow and broadhead combo.

I'm looking at using the Cabelas carbon arrows that are .003 in straightness and 9.3 grains per inch. I shoot a 28 inch draw and I'm pulling 65lbs. I'm planning on using a 100 grain muzzy MX3(3 blade) broadhead. That has me around 370 grains total weight not counting what ever the knock adds. Will that set up get the job done? Should I go to a heavier broadhead?

I'm intrigued by some the carbon express arrows but really having a hard time convincing my self to spend twice as much money for only a .0005 straightness difference and no added weight. What do you guys think?

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oops

Sorry for the double post, my computer went a little heywire. I deleted the duplicate thread, moderator could you take that thread off the list? Thanks

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I prefer to use the Easton

I prefer to use the Easton Axis arrows....more specfically use the Easton Full Metal Jackets.  While they are more expensive than others, these arrows are alomst indestructable.  They are very tough and they weight plenty for elk and moose...they weigh 11.3GPI.  My arrows with all the fletching, wraps inserts, nocks and 100 grain broadheads weigh 465 grains and they moving out of my 320FPS bow at 280FPS(chronographed), while that seems really heavy, they hit like a freight train coming at you.  Shot an antelope with them last year and it darn near took her off her feet.  After my arrow accident 3 years ago I went with a tough and durable arrow that will withstand some abuse.  These arrows bend before they break and it takes alot to get them to break.  I also like the Easton Axis Nano's they weight a little less but they are almost as tough.  I just like the alumuminum shell wrapped around a carbon core better.

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Sorry...I also personally

Sorry...I also personally think 370 is a little like for elk, but if you added up the fletching and all I bet you are close to 400....I would atleast try to get the arrow weight to 400 as elk are a big heavy boned animals and need some serious KE to get the job done.

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Thanks guys, that is what I'm

Thanks goosehunter, that is what I'm needing to know. I'm used to whitetale hunting where you don't have to have that much wieght. I'll go take a look at the Axis arrows, I was also looking at the Carbon Express Piledrivers. I'll probably go to a 125 grain broad head as well. Any other suggestion would be greatly apprieciated.

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If you are gonna go with a

If you are gonna go with a 125 grain broadhead, just make the overall weight of the arrow withoput the broadhead screw in is heavy enough.  If the arrow is to light and you put a heavy broadhead on you may get some accuray issues or maybe some weird flight patterns, like fishtailng and such.

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i like the Godtip 7595 using

i like the Godtip 7595 using 100gr Rocky Mountain Broadheads for elk.  It is more then enough for elk or deer. 

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niceshot_smitty wrote:

i like the Godtip 7595 using 100gr Rocky Mountain Broadheads for elk.  It is more then enough for elk or deer. 

THIS!!

Match your arrows to your bow not what you BELEIVE it should be.  You can be to heavy and LOSE KE and be to light and LOSE KE.

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