Originally Posted by Dorge
Many places in Africa, you are not allow to shot an animal unless your archery projectile is at least 1000 grains. That is why I make this so there is not an issue when you show up. I just do not like the concept of packed sand or steel rods in an arrow. Those rigged arrow have no consistency and accuracy on shoot over 20 yards if that far.
And thank you for it.
A 1000 grain arrow and 100 pound bow "ARE" required in lots of countries if you plan on
taking one or all of the Big 5.(I wonder why)????
As for over kill, As some say "There is no such thing as over kill" Dead is dead.
An arrow kills with momentum and heavy arrows will always penetrate further.
With normal deer hunting I used between 90 and 96 pounds of bow weight and 700 to 800
grain arrows and never failed to completely penetrate deer end to or end side to side leaving
an entrance and an exit hole doubling the blood trail and reducing the bleed out time +
it allows you to look at the arrow and evaluate the hit to decide if you wan 't to start tracking
or wait until morning.
Also one of the preferred Long range hits on game is the High shoulder shot, because it normally
puts them down right there. With heavy arrows and heavy bow weights this a good shot if tracking
conditions are not good (Rain, high winds,Etc) and you want to see the game fall.
I have shot very large hogs when charging and put the arrow completely through from front to
back and ended a vary bad situation quickly. and the hogs never complained about over kill.
The only bad thing about heavy arrows is the trajectory and requiring more practice everything
else is a plus.
Thanks again for saving me from having to glue one shaft inside another to add weight and spine.
J E CUSTOM