What is your elk setup?

Farmingdale's Finest

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After shooting a compound for 40 years I took up the recurve just before Thanksgiving and I will never shoot the compound again barring injury. I am addicted!

My son and I went on a DIY elk hunt in 2019 nearly getting it done in 3 days! The trip was cut 5 days short because he got altitude sickness. 2020 we canceled due to Rona and then my son joined the Navy last fall. Barring an unforeseen deployment we want to go back next year to Colorado.

My Current setup is an EXE Scream 21", Uukha Gobi Mediums 43lbs OTF. 32" GT Hunter 400's with 225 grain tips and 4-4" feathers. TAW 535 gr., Springy rest and either Magnus Stingers or Original Muzzy 3 blades for whitetails. For elk I would use either the Magnus or VPA 3 blades. My draw length is 29.75".

What is your elk set up, Bow, arrow, broadhead, draw weight, draw length and total arrow weight? What if anything should I change?

Thanks in advance!
 

Jdoc

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Confidence in your setup is important, if you don't shoot it straight and know it will kill your hunter confidence will fail. My setup is a 17 satori, ukkah gobi med 45# limbs pulling 29.5 makes 50#, spring rest, carbon express max red SD 400, four 4 inch trad vanes with a 125 iron will , total arrow weight is 540g. This is my setup for everything from turkey to moose.
 

Geewhiz

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64" bear super kodiak. Shooting 59lbs @ 30". Black eagle vintage arrow with a 300 gr double bevel vpa weighing in at 657 grains moving 173 fps.
 

hersh2209

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Elite impulse 65lbs 29" 125gr iron will solid for total 590gr gold tip arrow weight. Worked last year on a fat cow
 

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I have 2 bows that I’d like to eventually use for moose and caribou so I’d have no issue trying g either of them on an elk if I was trying to hunt with a bow.

The first is a black widow psa 62” [email protected]” but my draw is over 29 so i get a bit more than 54lbs out of it.

The other I a bivouac backland 62” longbow that is [email protected]”.

They both work really well with 6-700g arrows and single bevel broad heads.
 

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60" , 58# @ 281/2", Osage selfbow with recurved tips. Surewood shaft arrows with a 145 grain Eclipse broadheads up front.
 
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Wrench

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I'm normally grabbing my Toelke Whistler #[email protected] I tore a rotator cuff in my bow arm and for some reason I can shoot my recurve pain free, but not the longbows.

So Uukha irbis #55 limbs on a 19" white feather lark wearing a creek walker quiver and tossing 620gr center shot 340's footed at 31" and pushing a 190gr simmons timbershark.
 

Bama Creek Bum

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Mine will be a 58” Toelke Whistler #40 @28”, I have a 30” draw.
A Black Eagle 400, with. Magnus Stinger Buzzcut.
Total arrow weight @550 grains.

If I plan to hunt somewhere that requires more pounds I’ll just take a pen and change my bow weight to conform with the regulations.
 

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Poison Dart LB [email protected] 45-46otf, GT Kinetic Pierce 400 with 75 gn ethics inserts, 200 gn two blade cutthroat. Still trying to decide on fletch configuration. anybody have trouble with shelf contact from four fletch?
 

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If the shelf has some radius, or you build it up a little, shelf contact shouldn’t be a problem. I shoot nothing but 4 fletch and shoot off an elevated rest on my recurve and off the shelf on my longbow. Both work great.
 

baeloth

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If the shelf has some radius, or you build it up a little, shelf contact shouldn’t be a problem. I shoot nothing but 4 fletch and shoot off an elevated rest on my recurve and off the shelf on my longbow. Both work great.
Thanks, the shelf is radiused, I guess it is just my inconsistent form. What length and material are you running? I keep going back and forth between feather and tradvane. even trying 4x2".
 

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North Idaho Stickbow

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I did 4x2 for a while, but switched over to 4x4 when I built woodies for the better stabilization with the lesser shaft material. So I just switched over to 4x4 in general, and it’s been really great actually, even on my aluminums. I’m using feather fletching.
 

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Palmer Longbow 43#@26” draw 62” amo
Goldtip Blem 500 29” long with a 100gr brass insert and a 150gr Magnus Stinger 2 blade head. Total arrow weight 550gr
GPP= 12.79
Good luck to you all!
 

WYO_ATL

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Big Stick Assassin [email protected]
Gold Tip Trad 400 blems @30”
75 grn steel insert
200 grn VPA single bevel
Total arrow weight - ~645


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66” rustic archer yeti longbow, 48lbs @ 27”, 150 grain grizzly single bevel and ACE standard 145s , Sitka spruce shaft. Total weight is 500 to 506 grains.
 
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