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    Broadhead question :)

    So as many of you saw, I just got my first ever antelope with my bow. I've taken multiple deer with my bow and now I have a question. I have never been able to "punch through" so to speak. I have seen lots of hunting shows where the arrow goes through the animal but I have never been able to do that. I guess with my upcoming bowhuntin elk trip I am worried about this. What would be the cause of this? Someone said the it's probably my broadhead but I have tried multiple broadheads with no luck. Would it be my draw length or anything like that? Thanks everyone!

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    I'm fairly new to the sport as well but as far as I know you need to find the best kinetic energy your set up will provide. This would be accomplished with a combination of arrow weigh and speed. A lighter arrow requires more speed to reach the same amount of energy as a heavier arrow at a slower speed. Not knowing what set up you have it would be hard to say what the best way to go is (Lighter faster or slower heavier). Someone with a lot more experience will probably be able to help more than I can.

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    Not a big deal if you do not get a arrow pass Most of the time the arrow (broadhead) does more damage while staying in the animal.

    What grain of broadhead do you use?

    Mechanical, or fixed broadhead?

    My son shoots 38 lbs with a 25 inch arrow, and a 100 gr cut on contact broadhead. His arrow went completly through an antelope at 27 yards this week.

    It sounds like with multiple deer, and now a speedgoat down, you shouldn't be worring about knocking down an elk. Just keep hitting them in the sweet spot!
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    Thanks!
    I use a 100 grain mechanical broadhead.. My arrow length is 25" and my draw weight is 61 lbs. The broadhead that I used on my speed goat did not want to come out. I had to actually cut it out.. Lol

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    Your set up is fine! Sometimes the arrows just want to stay in
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    How much do your arrows weigh? I haven't shot an elk with my bow yet. All of the people with more archery knowledge than me recommend fixed blades for elk.

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    I have Easton axxis carbon 500 arrows

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    The only thing that may help your pass throughs could be a cut on contact short profile broadhead with a 1 1/8th cut diameter and a slightly heavier arrow i.e. a camo wrapped arrow... This could add an additional 1 - 1.7 GPI. The extra 25 to 30 grains and smaller head should reduce friction and give you the exit hole you're after... Your set up sounds fine, however, lot's of folks including myself like an exit so we don't have to worry about it arrow stopping up the blood trail and also pooling up in the cavity... In addition, if your hit is high, the exit can assist in tracking as the lower exit point can give you a blood trail to follow. All my opinion but it could help Happy hunting!
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    Hmmm..I'll get with you on this one..Lots of good points mentioned.

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    Graylight is spot on. A bit heavier arrow with your current setup or a cut on contact head, ie Magnus Stinger, would definitely aid you in getting more penetration. Mechanical heads require a good amount of energy behind them and a light arrow hinders this.
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