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SERGIO VENNERI
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1916 Swaged inside a 2117 = 900+ gr. with a 125 gr. Zwickey Eskimo Plus 88# non fastflite Silvertip = 1 dead cape buffalo, as per Paul Schafer.
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JamesKerr
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I would use either the new Grizzly stik momentum shafts 175 or the Arrow Dynamics Hammerhead heavyweight.

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i have a .250 fmj dangerous game with a 250 grain head and im moving up to a 300 grain tip. with 300 up front it weighs in at 900 grains. ill tell you this much this arrow still flies with speed out of my 58 lb bow and goes right thru mytarget bag with sweaters haha

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Fanto
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Im building arrows at the moment based on Rick McGowan's formula - GT3555 inside a 2219.

I have a question for you Rick (and others)

What insert or adapter did you use? I can only find aluminium inserts to suit 2219, so I am considering glueing the 3555 in with epoxy all the way to the front of the 2219, then putting a brass insert into it. I think getting both shafts around the insert should make it pretty bomb-proof?

thanks

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Fanto
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Im building arrows at the moment based on Rick McGowan's formula - GT3555 inside a 2219.

I have a question for you Rick (and others)

What insert or adapter did you use? I can only find aluminium inserts to suit 2219, so I am considering glueing the 3555 in with epoxy all the way to the front of the 2219, then putting a brass insert into it. I think getting both shafts around the insert should make it pretty bomb-proof?

thanks

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Fanto
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Im building arrows at the moment based on Rick McGowan's formula - GT3555 inside a 2219.

I have a question for you Rick (and others)

What insert or adapter did you use? I can only find aluminium inserts to suit 2219, so I am considering glueing the 3555 in with epoxy all the way to the front of the 2219, then putting a brass insert into it. I think getting both shafts around the insert should make it pretty bomb-proof?

thanks

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Blaino
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fanto:
Im building arrows at the moment based on Rick McGowan's formula - GT3555 inside a 2219.

I have a question for you Rick (and others)

What insert or adapter did you use? I can only find aluminium inserts to suit 2219, so I am considering glueing the 3555 in with epoxy all the way to the front of the 2219, then putting a brass insert into it. I think getting both shafts around the insert should make it pretty

thanks
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Hope they fixed these
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Ouch! Just goes to show, just because it's expensive, doesn't mean it's better!

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While the subject has raised it's head again, I have some news on the arrow front. Currently looking at a new shaft in the 250 catagory for Big Game. I have been working on it for some time and in conjunction with a mate we are going to use a footed adapter to strenghten the whole setup. Basic info is a slim line shaft with footed adapter and g nocks. total arrow weight around 400grns with adapter then add feathers & Broadhead. If we move to a steel adapter for Big Game expect bare arrow weight at about 500-50 grns. That should be a good starter for a 200+ broadhead. Expect arrows to handle a bow up to 80#.
I the years I have been hunting & Guiding Buff 80# is more than ample to dispatch these criters. The only broadheads to date that havn't failed are VPA's, Widowmaker & Tuffheads. All the rest that have been used (there are many) at some stage have failed (Mainly Breaking off tips as per Andy's Photo's).

If I do add a purpose built Dangerous Game shaft to the mix I will let you guys know. I expect the first prototypes to be in my hands in the next 3 weeks. Then some very rigorous testing, which usully means it's destroying time. If they come through should be on the market by end of Feb.

Cheers
Mick

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Mick this will be interesting to see Thanks Shane
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Has anyone tried the ABS Momentum 175 shafts for heavyweight bows and Cape Buffs?

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If i did it again I would use the Easton Axis with the 3 rivers 8gpi inserts [puts you right at 20gpi for the shaft, either the 300's or 260's dep on bow and weight up front, glue in the tubes [so you don't blow out your inserts and noks] and metal collars with the 250gr VPA head

With the collars, the axis is a heck of a shaft. Plus it would be easy to tune for perfect arrow flight a tad on the weak side...then add the tubes as they only make the arrow a little stiffer.

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