BOWHUNTING Rhinoceros

Discussion in 'Shot Placement' started by AfricaHunting.com, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    Bowhunting Rhinoceros Shot Placement

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  2. Gerhard

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    These guys are build like tanks!!!!

    I did penetration test with my bow on a rhino after being hunted by client.

    My setup generated 98ft/lbs energy.

    Penetration was only 8 inches.

    Granted I did not use a 2 blade broad head as none was available, but the 125gr Slick Ticks performed well.

    This to give you an idea how thick the skin in on the shoulder

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    An archery hunter I know who has hunted all over the globe and also taken the big five with his bow.................had a bit of trouble with the rhino. I saw some video of his white rhino and it was rather grim.

    As you have noted Gerhard, penetration was not good and suffice it to say there was a rhino running around with a number of arrows sticking out of it before it finally went down. Not a text book archery kill and certainly not a video that one would want out in non-hunting circles.
     
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    I have also mad a deliberate shot on the rib bone of the rhino.

    All shot were taken at distance of 20 yards....

    The arrow weight was 850gr and I hit the rib bone solid and even with all that energy that is created the arrow stopped dead against that rib bone as if I have shot he arrow into a concrete wall!!!!

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