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Old 09-05-2019, 05:08 PM   #1
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Alright... I have a 2016 Elite Synergy set at 29.5Ē and 68lbs. Iím shooting Bloodsport Onyx 300 arrows with the ROC system and 100 grain afflictor broadheads. TAW is about 536 grains and Iím shooting about 254 FPS. Is this sufficient for a big Nilgai?


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Old 09-05-2019, 06:46 PM   #2
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I’d say so... you shooting the fixed blade version?
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:51 PM   #3
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I've never shot a nilgai so....

But if it were me, I'd like my arrow another 100 gr heavier and a solid 2 blade broadhead with a tanto tip.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:54 PM   #4
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Absolutely
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:58 PM   #5
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Itís a cut in contact expandable. 1.5Ē diameter.


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Old 09-05-2019, 08:58 PM   #6
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You should be good and have good eating in your future
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:15 PM   #7
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Awesome! If I even get an opportunity. Heh thanks for all the responses.


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Old 09-05-2019, 11:11 PM   #8
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That should do the trick if you out it in the right place but nilgai have really tough hide and are stout animals, I'd personally go with a super sharp fixed blade for nilgai. Although an expandable out of a crossbow will wreck a nilgai's day lol
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:32 PM   #9
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You are good man, kill on. Iíd go with a different head but you should be fine on the weight.


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Old 09-06-2019, 09:29 AM   #10
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100 grain Butcher from dead meat, maybe?


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Old 09-06-2019, 11:48 AM   #11
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I personally wouldn't use a expandable. I would go with a cut on contact fixed blade that has a steep blade angle like the Magnus Stinger. Everything else about your setup is good and I'm sure you can kill one with that expandable, I just think a fixed blade is a better choice. I'm not against expandables at all as I've killed 100's of animals with them.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:51 AM   #12
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thats a good set up....should be good to go
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:32 PM   #13
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I've gone 3 times. no luck. saw some just not in the right place. the arrow I took was around 635gr with a 315gr Nanook broadhead. I built this design so I didn't have to wait for a perfect shot.

lots of people have killed with less. lots have lost them because of not enough arrow. had a guy a few years ago was in the right spot. shot 3 of them. lost all 3. he just couldn't understand why. he was shooting a mech head on a 450gr arrow.

this is the head I went with
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:30 PM   #14
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Yea I think I may end up getting a fixed head to use instead. That seems to be the popular opinion. I figured my afflictors would be sufficient but Iíve never used them so I wouldnít know. Has anybody used these broadheads? If so, howíd you like em?




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Old 09-09-2019, 12:30 PM   #15
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Itís closed like this until impact.


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Old 09-09-2019, 12:45 PM   #16
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Go fixed head instead of expandable. German kinetics would be my choice. Other than that, the setup should be sufficient.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:14 PM   #17
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Well Iím looking at fixed broadheads now. I kinda like the blood eagles from valkyrie but theyíre a little pricey. Would these be worth the money to use on a nilgai? Has anyone used em?


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Old 09-10-2019, 03:37 PM   #18
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I have some 250gr blood eagles and they are scary sharp. Havent shot anything them yet but they are incredibly well made
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:44 PM   #19
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I have some 250gr blood eagles and they are scary sharp. Havent shot anything them yet but they are incredibly well made


Thanks. Iím gonna have to get some.


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Old 09-10-2019, 05:34 PM   #20
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Valkyrie system is nice if your willing to spend the cash or use their whole system.

The 200 gr single bevel redline Massai is a dang good head. Can’t beat a iron will either. Or even just a Magnus stinger or black hornet. Simmons makes a good head as well. Just depends how much you wanna spend or how much you wanna tinker with the heavy heads

I was honestly shocked how my bow shot the 200 gr vs my 100 gr setup
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:16 PM   #21
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for the money redline 200gr massia. step-up would be the 440c massia.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:19 PM   #22
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Iíll have to check all those out. Thanks guys.


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Old 09-10-2019, 06:27 PM   #23
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Cheaper option would be VPA. I put one in the rocks last week when I missed a muley in CO and it barely curled the tip. A little file work and it was ready to slot back in the first spot in the quiver.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:33 PM   #24
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for the money redline 200gr massia. step-up would be the 440c massia.


The edge retention on that Massai is insane. Shot one the other day about 15 times and it will still shave

Canít wait to stick a pig with it.. bet itíll tear up a big aoudad too


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Old 09-10-2019, 07:55 PM   #25
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I’d slap on a vented 125 iron will. Or even a viper trick
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:25 PM   #26
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Strickland HELIX would be a head to take a peak at as well.

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Old 09-11-2019, 11:03 PM   #27
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Iíd slap on a vented 125 iron will. Or even a viper trick
Iron Will broadheads are built for thick skinned big game. I shoot the solids. Canít go wrong with any of the fixed blades mentioned above. Good luck.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:06 PM   #28
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good luck and let us know how it goes!
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:20 AM   #29
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Thanks guys I appreciate all the help!


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