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Old 03-14-2018, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default Heavy Arrow Penetration #3

Ranch Fairy here!
Yeah, we know about all the glitter and fun, gender confusion, etc. Take you shots boys. Anyway, I've been working a project to test "Heavy Loads" i.e. arrows over 550 - up to 750, just for the heck of it!
Big Mike Tanaka in Louisiana beat me to the punch on the third installment of this project, with the following goal: Whack a pretty good sized pig (he broke 7 vertebrae on this one - autopsy included), then shoot a bunch of different set ups, at the pig, a al' Ashby kind of testing on Texas Buffalo.

It's pretty interesting. Especially if you're a big pig addict. The Fairy has pretty much quit hunting deer, but the magnum boar hogs, hook nosed, mud covered and truly smart, nope. They are just a different class of animal.
if you're a "fairy" and can't handle blood and "organs". Uh, don't hit play.

RF OUT!
Questions or Hate Mail, please send to troy@ranchfairy.com. I'm probably hunting
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:12 AM   #2
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I just try to put it in behind sheild angleing forward to heart/lung never had problem
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:16 AM   #3
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Default Heavy Arrow Penetration #3

What Id like to see is the pig propped up and from the same bow, a light, a medium and a heavy arrow with the identical broad head shot into the ribs and compare penetration. 3 shots each weight.

First round 45 pound recurve, second 70 pound compound.

Then you can have data on penetration.


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Old 03-14-2018, 08:33 AM   #4
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You'll enjoy hunting with the heavy arrows. Most guys that preach you don't need a heavy arrow haven't killed very many animals
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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That’s why I build arrows the way I do. I break legs. Haha.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the info RF. Always enjoy your insight. Sometimes I think killing a really big stinky old boar is a greater accomplishment than shooting a decent buck. Perhaps an even greater challenge is shooting a big old smart lead sow with piglets. I swear they can smell better than any other animal in the woods and they just seem to know when you are in the area.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:37 AM   #7
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:49 AM   #8
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Always enjoy the videos.......
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:35 AM   #9
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Great stuff, Ranch Fairy! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:35 PM   #10
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Entertaining vids. Thanks for sharing.
I have always went heavy when trad shooting and lighter when using the Mathews. Nothing like a Port Orford shaft and a Zwickey being launched out of a stick and string.
Seems so much more primitive to me.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:15 PM   #11
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Yea, I sort of get a kick out of seeing a 595 grain arrow with 19%+ FOC usually tipped with a 125 grain Ramcat blow thru whatever I shoot at!
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:26 PM   #12
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Good info Troy! A lot o guys are all caught up in the speed thing, and wont even give it a try! Im shooting 570gr from my 50# longbow at 160-something fps, ang real good penetration on most everything!

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Old 03-15-2018, 06:24 PM   #13
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Troy, didn't know you were on TBH. Follow you on the utube thing, but don't get on that very often. I will say, that you have me convinced to play with my arrow weight this year.
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:29 PM   #14
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I have always been a heavy arrow and a big delta broadhead
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:51 PM   #15
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Momentum from a heavy arrow is incredible. I will let folks keep their KE hypothesis as that was blown out of the water years ago. #650 #FOC #Ashby

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