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rnharris
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just curious would a fiberglass fish arrow footed full length with a larger diameter aluminum sfaft work?? this is interesting thanks Ralph

this may be weak in spine??

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can't beat Rick's advice on this everything he has written is bang on!

as for "overkill" in my opinion that does not exist when it comes to hunting Buff!

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Steelhead
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Thanks again guys.This is thread is gonna be a great reference for me when I begin testing and tuning.Hopefully someone else got some input as well for selecting an arrow setup for dangerous game.
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rnharris
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still curious about the fish arrow anyone???

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Steelhead
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I know have read of someone using a fiberglass fish arrow in the past Ralph to get a heavy arrow for buffalo.I dont know if they footed it or inserted another arrow shaft inside to bring the spine up?I think another shaft was inserted into the arrow though best I can recollect.
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Hey guys, I usually just lurk on the sidelines and dream of actually having to think about these dangerour game issues. I just happened to look in the "Traditional Bowhunitng Videos Paul Schafer & Co" section and there is video of Paul shooting arrows into a Cape Buffalo and he mentions he is shooting a 2117 with a 1916 inside of it. Just wanted to pass it along for what ever it is worth. Good Luck to all!!!

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Thanks John!
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Steelhead,

I was in an email conversation with Markus at German Kinetics discussing my personal frustration with trying to find a shaft that's stiff enough for my long draw to load up with more than 150 grains on the front end....

Anyway through that conversation he recommended Carbon Tech Safari shafts which are .200 spine and 15.5 grains/inch. These might just do the trick for a dangerous game shaft for guys would don't have a 31" draw. If they are stiff enough to load up on the front end with 300 to 400 grains and still tune well they might get you in the ball park without complicated assembly.

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Steelhead
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sounds like another option worth looking into.Keeping the assembly relatively simple would be nice!

Thanks Tilzbow

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rnharris
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thanks maybe a fish arrow inside a 2514?

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Steelhead
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Yaa Ralph,I had a Daaaaa moment.Fish arrows are solid glass.Its been along long time since I bowfished.So yaa maybe a real fat aluminum would work.I know I read somebody used em in the past.Probably because thier were not many options avaiable to get a 1000 grain arrow.
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rnharris
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yep i may not go to africa but we got some humongous hogs around here good experiment for some heavy shafts,ttt

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1/4" Rebar. [biglaugh]

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Dear Steelhead and friends,
I just read the responses to your questions on Cape buffalo arrows and would like to add some comments and make a suggestion. Over the last 6 years, approximately 40+ of my customers have taken Cape and Asian buffalo with our GrizzlyStik arrows and broadheads. This does not include hippo, giraffe and elephant. Some bowhunters have reported pass through’s on a Cape and elephant. No one has reported lost game because of inadequate arrow penetration. A 950 grain GrizzlyStik Safari is proven to consistently do the job on the Cape without needing any weight tubes, lead wire, special inserts, inner shafts, etc. And now with the addition of the one piece, stainless steel Ashby broadhead, the GrizzlyStik is even more effective. References are provided at your request. Take a look at my web site, www.alaskabowhunting.com, and drop me an email or give me a call.
Cheers,
Ed Schlief
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Steelhead
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Thankyou very much Ed.I also appreciate the PM.I will be in contact with you as the time approaches for the hunt to discuss details of your arrow and setup.

Appreciate it!

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