Am I good to go? Advice needed

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  1. Doctordog

    Doctordog Newb

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    I recently read an article about the importance of arrow penetration, and after reading I realized that my arrow might be a little light for a good AR whitetail kill. I've been shooting for 8 months and I'm accurate to 40yds but I will more than likely not have that long of a shot.

    I don't know the FPS but I shoot a Mathews HTX, 29.5 draw, 65lb draw weight. Arrow is a Gold Tip Hunter xt, 340, 8.9 gpi and the total arrow weight is 407 grains (includes slick trick magnum 4 blade broadhead).

    Any opinion/ advice welcome.

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    Ske1etor Weekend Warrior

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    Yep, plenty for whitetail and hogs and elk that stand too close.

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  3. Marauder

    Marauder Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That'll work! Just hit em in the right spot! :tu:
     
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    People kill grizzly bears with recurves. I think you will be fine just put a good shot on them. Good luck .
     
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    Put one of those in the boiler room and follow the blood trail. Good set up.
     
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    If anything i would up your insert weight to give you weight up front. Other then that you should be fine with what you have.

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    By "AR" I assume you mean Arkansas. I am from Arkansas too. You will do fine with anything in this state. Slick Tricks are a great head. I have been using them for a few years. As long as your shot placement is good you will do well.


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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    That will do put it thru a deer.
     
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    Have a buddy who's son (12 years old) took his first deer with a bow last weekend. His setup was 35lb draw weight & he had a perfect shot & complete pass through.


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    Last season with my Nitrum set at 28.5/65 with a 418gr arrow and a G5 T3 I had a young doe spin and drop on the release and the arrow impacted her left rear quarter, passed through her guts and right lung and was hanging by the fletching out of her right front shoulder as she took off.. ran 30 yards and dropped.

    You'll be fine.

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    Last season I had a really light arrow 393 grains with a 30 inch draw at 60 pounds using a large mechanical broadhead

    I shot my deer at about 13 yards and got a clean pass through, so your setup will do it.
    I did then go 50grains to the front of arrow just because the extra weight to me is just a little extra security for penetration.
     
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    Thanks for the peace of mind everyone! Hopefully I will be posting my first bow kill soon.
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Love that you are cognisant of heavier arrow performance but like others have said you should be okay, I love high FOC and heavy arrows personally but for deer and 30 yards and under which is typical you should be fine. Especially with the head choice you made.
     

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