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Cody Greenwood
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I took a couple large body Iowa Whitetail last season 42lbs shooting about 11 gpp. I had 2 pass through shots.

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forestdweller
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I personally shoot a little over 10gpp holding about 42# on the fingers but have noticed even when shooting a 30# bow with the same exact arrows (420 or so grains) the trajectory is almost exactly the same within 25 yards between the 30# bow and the 45# bow.

Beyond 25 yards and the difference in trajectory will start to show itself slowly the further you go out.

If I was hunting something big boned and planned on keeping my shots within 25 yards I'd go with 13gpp since the change in trajectory will be nearly non existent within 25 yards.

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I have a 42 lb whip at 27". My woodies weigh in at 585 and my carbons 10-15 grains less. I might play with lighter arrows once the snow melts. Quite honestly I hunt deer at 16-21 yards, so I'm fine with it. My 41-42 lb bear TD likes 500 ish grain arrows.

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the rifleman
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DJ, I love my Whips my orig was 50 lbs and Dan took it down to 43 and 58". My go to is 62" 42 with HS limbs. Both were built for me so fit is perfect. With everything I've ever done-- rifle, pistol, etc I've always looked for something better. Not so in archery-- the Toelkes are the best in my opinion. Great bows!
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Just happened upon this post and based upon results this season i wanted to report that i have had less than stellar penetration on whitetail with arrows in the low 400 s. I am back to using beman mfxs with 200 grs up front for close to 500 grains total. I like the grizzly single bevel heads and limit my shots to less than 20 yards. I have found no trajectory issues at this close range. I will save lighter arrows for 3d.
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What Bisch said!
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Tim Finley
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Velocity has a lot to do with penetration although people think a heavy arrow will penetrate more, arrows can be too heavy and detrimental to penetration . I like 9 to 10 grains and I don't like over 10 gpp although my wood arrows are. Ive shot a lot of animals and I hardly ever get a pass through , complete penetration almost always but pass throughs hardly ever, even when I shot over 60 #s and 650 gain arrows . Either someone is mixed up about their terminology or there is some bs on here with all the pass throughs with 40# bows.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tim Finley:
Velocity has a lot to do with penetration although people think a heavy arrow will penetrate more, arrows can be too heavy and detrimental to penetration . I like 9 to 10 grains and I don't like over 10 gpp although my wood arrows are. Ive shot a lot of animals and I hardly ever get a pass through , complete penetration almost always but pass throughs hardly ever, even when I shot over 60 #s and 650 gain arrows . Either someone is mixed up about their terminology or there is some bs on here with all the pass throughs with 40# bows.

There are an awful lot of variables to this. I think any arrow approaching 10gpp out of a 40# bow at 20 yards or under is capable of a pass-through provided it has a razor-sharp broadhead and doesn't encounter bone.

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I hunt with a 40# longbow...and draw 27”. So about 37-38# on the fingers. I am shooting .600 carbons out of it this season...but all years before were 1816 aluminums. Carbons weigh 460 grains...and the aluminums weighed 440 grains.

I have shot a pile of deer with the aluminums...but only 2 so far this season with the heavier carbons. The aluminums penetrate way better than the carbons....and I have only had one deer that wasn’t a pass thru with the 1816’s. Neither of the deer shot with the carbons went all the way thru.

29” 1816’s...with 125g up front.

Full length 15/35 GT...with 225 up front.

Back to my lighter aluminums next season and here on out.

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Learn how to shoot a bare shaft.

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Shooting a whisper quiet Osage Royale ASL, 498gr woodies, pulling 42# @27" - 11.8 GPP
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