Arrow selection for plains game!
Hey there all you trad shooters out there. I am doing a trip in the end of sept on the Limpopo province for some plainsgame, mainly smaller stuff inc warthogs impala, blesbok etc. I am taking my favourite stick bow, a lovely great plains longbow, 58lb @28in.
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I have been shooting it with timber arrows the last 5 years, but all my arrows are fletched with handcut turkey feathers from mates farm, and there will be no way in hades that I will be able to get them back into Australia through our somewhat rigid customs given they are not commercial. (Plus they look too nice to get snapped off) I am moving to carbon arrows and have decided on ST axis arrows to include the 75 gr brass inserts, tipped with my 190gr steel force african phat heads.
The big question is, do I go for 340 or 400 spine arrows given the hefty FOC I will have. At the moment I will be cutting them around 29 1/2 in. There will be 3, 5in feathers at the rear to steer it all.
I know its not trad shooting in the pure sense, but I owe it to the game that im hunting to be ethical, and I am not sure on the penetration of my timber shafts, as I don't even know what material they are made of. Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated.