Arrow penetration question

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  1. Devin Twitty

    Devin Twitty AH Veteran

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    Ok i have a question about arrow penetration on a hippo? Ive been seeing post about guys getting almost complete pass thur on a hippopotamus. I would think thats a pretty rare thing do to the hide and fat they have. Does anyone here have more info on the average penetration seen with a arrow?
     

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    "Average penetration."

    What Arrow?
    What Broadhead?
    What Bow?
    Distance to target?

    A few too many possible responses.

    Ashley mostly worked on Buffalo for penetration tests on actual carcasses. Plenty to read there.


    There are recorded/verified pass throughs on Elephant.
    Elephant and Hippo come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
     
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    Most if the post are about 1000grn arrow out of 80lb bow. Mixed heads sliver flame ashbys head etc. I know a single bevel cuts better but i also know arrows and how they can be stopped by thick fat just like a foam target.
     

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    Fat is a lubricant , foam is dry.
     
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    would for sure take the right placement and distance to pass all the way
     

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