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razorsharptokill
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I'm shooting 55lbs with 340 FMJs with Zwickey Deltas. If I put a steel insert in the BHs I get around 650. With an aluminium insert they are about 610. I see little difference in POI. the 650s fly around 165 FPS. Kudu will be the largest animal that I will likely take. Thoughts?

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Either will be fine. Shoot whatever you are most confident in.
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Yeah, 50 grains isn't going to make a whole lot of difference. I see very little difference in performance.

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Putting a steel insert in the broadhead instead of a weak aluminium one is a good thing regardless to arrow weight.

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Good point.... see what I did there? [biglaugh]

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I have killed a bunch of stuff over there. My biggest animal was a 54" kudu, but I have also killed waterbuck, gemsbuck, red hartebeest, and nyala. All with a 50#@my29" draw bow and 550ish grain arrows. I also shoot FMJ's, but I use the brass HIT inserts. You will have no issues killing critters with either setup if you are well tuned and put them in the right place. I would say shoot the one that you shoot best, and have the most confidence in.

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Thank you Bisch. Really looking forward to this trip. The research and preparation are half of the fun!

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How's the trip planning and prep going?

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So far so good. Arrow and broadhead selection made. Shooting often. Saving $. Its a waiting game. Flights booked, just have to wait.... UGH!

Taking a cool action came for documenting the wildlife. Its like a gopro but not the fish eye long distance point of view. I can activate it with my phone and I have a battery pack that will run it for hours in standby mode.

Planning on packing very light on the clothes. Going to take some stuff to give away like candy, coloring books, ..etc.

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