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BUFF
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben Kleinig:
Marty, will this PAC ele be a cow or a bull, do you know? Good luck!

The way I understand it, it could be either one
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Great news Marty!


if the 900gr is tried and true, my advise would be stick with it. You center a rib on a ele you got problems. luckily there is more gap then rib.

Marty, *NB if you go the Tuff head be certain you have the best, solid well machined hardened BH adapter you can find. Most are crap soft cheap steel, and you will get this every time, and it will cost to an animal.
I have some of the really good 75gr adapters if they will work, i can send you what you need. If you need more weight you will have to source some.

Soft BH Adapters with Tuff head.

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here are a couple pics you might like to get your mind around, if they are of some help.
Bull Ele
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I ordered the steel adapters from tuff broad head. Are they junk?
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The old one's where. Not sure if they got better.

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My 300 grain tips and 125 grain adapters came in. Even with the 425 grain tip the new shafts from Alaska are too stiff.
So the plan now is to go with something similar to what I built for the Buffalo .
When the parts come in, I will start out with a full length bemoan inside the hermitage shaft. I will cut the inner shaft down a little at a time until I get it to bare shaft with the 425 grain point. And 100 grain insert. It should weigh around 1100 grains.
Even if the 1400 grain arrow would have worked I'm not sure I would have use it as it hit 10" low at 20 yards. It would not matter what the FOC was if I can't hit anything with it

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Buff I had some 340 power flights sleeved in a 2117 game getter with 400 grains up front that I was shooting out of a 80lb @29" humming bird king fisher recurve unfortunaly I only made 4 and have lost them all but they weighted around 1100grns from memory and I think around 31" long
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Example for consideration:

Arrow: 29 “ AD Hammerhead Trad
Nocks and Wraps: ~30 gn
Insert - 250 gn insert – tool makers can make this a reality
BH – 300 gn
Total Arrow wt - ~1025 gns.

**Could contact Aero Dynamics to provide predictability for increasing spine by removing arrow length from the tapered end, thus permitting and increase in insert wt.

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Awesome Marty. The boys and I will be watching how this comes together. Nick is all excited that he now knows an elephant hunter.

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Buff. On my cape buffalo hunt I used a CE 350 with weight tubes, a 300 gr Tuffhead, 125 gr adapter and 100 grain insert. Came up to 1050 grains give or take. Using your Beamon shaft in place of the weight tube I used.... might be the ticket. Good luck and shoot straight!

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Got it sorted out
The Neman shaft cut to fill the complete 350, nock to insert flys like a dart without feathers.
300 grain tuff broad head , 125 grain steel adaptor and 100 grain insert weighs 1075 .I'm really tickeled how will they shoot

Thanks for all the help. Not sure what the FOC is but it should be ok with 525 grains at the tip

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fantastic!

out of curiosity how fast do they shoot from the 83#?

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Nice work. Good to hear them flying strait. Forget the numbers now, just shoot.
Keep us updated.

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Marty, I have some carbon express Piledriver 450 shafts and some carbon express Maxima Hunter 450 arrows. I can send you a couple to play with if you want to try and get the FOC higher.

The Piledrivers are 13.1 grains per inch
The Maxima Hunter is 9.7 grains per inch

Benjy

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Buff, I bought some solid stainless steel inserts from traditonalarcherysolutions.com after I read about Dr Ashby's reports. The one's I bought were 225gr and I've been happy with them. I'm not sure if he makes them to fit the arrows you use, but it might be worth a call. Brian
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