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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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razorsharptokill
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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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