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#3356725 - 09/12/13 11:32 AM Arrow weight/ Penetration Question
7-08 fan
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I bought a new Mathews ZXT this year to get back into bow hunting after a couple year break bow is set to 28"&70lbs. I had a dozen Carbon Express Piledriver's cut to 27.25" they weigh in a 11.3 gpi total weight with nocturnal nock & 100gr head is about 470gr. What I'm getting to is I still have a couple packs of 2 blade rage that I've never shot from a couple years ago is this combo going to deliver enough energy and penetration to use such a large cut broadhead or would I be better with a fixed blade? I don't know the speed with this set up but IBO is 325 so I'm thinking with the heavy set up I maybe in the 260's
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#3356771 - 09/12/13 12:01 PM Re: Arrow weight/ Penetration Question [Re: 7-08 fan]
redheadshooter
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Don't think you will have any issues.
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#3356773 - 09/12/13 12:02 PM Re: Arrow weight/ Penetration Question [Re: redheadshooter]
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I shoot a 2" cut Grim Reaper with a 364 grain arrow at 316 fps and have always gotten a pass-thru
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#3356802 - 09/12/13 12:23 PM Re: Arrow weight/ Penetration Question [Re: redheadshooter]
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you wont have a problem with any of the broad heads with that heavy set up you are going to thump them
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#3356940 - 09/12/13 02:16 PM Re: Arrow weight/ Penetration Question [Re: deerhunter10]
Grill-n-man
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I agree, with that much weight behind a mechanical you should not have a problem. If you decide to go with a good fixed blade you would be able to drop arrow weight and gain some speed and get good penetration/pass thru.
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#3357508 - 09/12/13 10:01 PM Re: Arrow weight/ Penetration Question [Re: Grill-n-man]
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Kinetic energy is just one part of the equation.

Momentum is what makes a heavier arrow penetrate deeper.

I can take a lighter, faster arrow and heavier, slower arrow and have very similar KE numbers but the heavier arrow will carry more momentum.

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