BOWHUNTING Buffalo

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

  1. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,681
    Video/Photo:
    5,429
    Likes Received:
    2,889
    Bowhunting Buffalo Shot Placement

    Post your questions, comments or pictures relating to bowhunting shot placement.

    Bowhunting Buffalo
    [​IMG]

    Bowhunting Buffalo
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2016
  2. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,681
    Video/Photo:
    5,429
    Likes Received:
    2,889
    Bowhunting Buffalo Front View Shot Placement

    Bowhunting Buffalo Front View Shot Placement

    Post your questions, comments or pictures relating to bowhunting shot placement.

    Bowhunting Buffalo
    [​IMG]

    Bowhunting Buffalo
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2016
  3. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,681
    Video/Photo:
    5,429
    Likes Received:
    2,889
    Bowhunting Buffalo Rear View Shot Placement

    Bowhunting Buffalo Rear View Shot Placement

    Post your questions, comments or pictures relating to bowhunting shot placement.

    Bowhunting Buffalo
    [​IMG]

    Bowhunting Buffalo
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2016
  4. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,681
    Video/Photo:
    5,429
    Likes Received:
    2,889
    Bowhunting Buffalo Top View Shot Placement

    Bowhunting Buffalo Top View Shot Placement

    Post your questions, comments or pictures relating to bowhunting shot placement.

    Bowhunting Buffalo
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2016
  5. Gerhard

    Gerhard AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    231
    Video/Photo:
    80
    Likes Received:
    19
    Hunted:
    South Africa
    This will be the perfect shot for a buff with a bow.

    950gr + arrow out of 90# bow will have enough energy to punch through that overlapping rib bones.

    I have had a lot of guys arguing about using the new generation 70# bows on Cape Buff.

    My question to them is....

    Why would you want to spend a lot of money to hunt a Cape Buff and then be happy to shoot with the minimum pounds and have the PH kill your trophy with the rifle...

    Rather be over "gunned"....

    If you want to hunt buff with any thing less than 90# let me know as my 500 Jeff is always ready to do a bit of extra work...;)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2016
  6. stalkhunter

    stalkhunter AH Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    15
    Video/Photo:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    BJV Germany
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, SA, Namibia
    Hi Gerhard,
    Your are right, there canot be power enough for buffalo. But think about older hunters ore hunters with a handicap in the arm ore shoulder. I can't draw not more as 70#. But my bow is a speed bow and nearly so fast as on older 90# bow. Important is the momentum not the KE (Dr.Ashby). My 750 gn. arrow comes with 240 ft. and 0.780 Momentum
     
  7. stalkhunter

    stalkhunter AH Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    15
    Video/Photo:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    BJV Germany
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, SA, Namibia
    And what's about the lot of stick bow hunters ? (Buff) The energy of there set up is explicit lower as mine.
     
  8. lpace

    lpace AH Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    148
    Video/Photo:
    7
    Likes Received:
    142
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, USA, Canada
    Agreed, there in never too much penetration - especially for an animal like a cape buffalo. However, the argument of shooting a new generation 70 pound bow does have merit. That being, I can not draw a 90 pound bow. I can not draw an eighty pound bow. It remains to be seen if I can draw a 70 pound bow (although I'm optimistic about my ability to draw a 70 pound bow with the PSE Evolve cam). I designed an arrow (using OnTarget 2) that delivers a momentum of 0.896 (unknown units) and KE of 90.599 (I assume foot pounds). I would have no compunction about running that arrow into any cape buffalo on the planet. Perhaps I'm naive, but it is either that or never hunt a cape buffalo with a bow - in my little fantasy world, the ultimate hunt.
     
  9. firehuntfish

    firehuntfish AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    458
    Video/Photo:
    134
    Likes Received:
    728
    Location:
    South Florida
    Member of:
    SCI NRA QDMA NWTF TU DU
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, USA, South & Central America
    This opinion was offered in 2009.... What we have now learned to be true about momentum, heavy FOC arrows, and 2-blade, single bevel broadheads, has proven that is is both possible and ethical to hunt dangerous game and particularly buffalo with as low as 65lbs. of draw weight provided the arrow is constructed properly. Many, many buffalo have been taken with 65-75lb. draw weights with heavy FOC arrows with a taw of at least 950 grains.

    Nothing wrong with being "over-gunned" when dangerous game is being pursued, and I agree that one can never have too much penetration... Having said that, being able to shoot a lower poundage opens up the possibility for lots more hunters who previously thought they couldn't think of a buffalo hunt because they couldn't draw the weight. The laws of applied physics tells us otherwise...

    Still, when hunting any dangerous game with archery equipment, I would advise bringing the double rifle regardless of the poundage being drawn. I would think a bad shot is more likely drawing 90lbs than 70....
     
    lpace likes this.
  10. lpace

    lpace AH Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    148
    Video/Photo:
    7
    Likes Received:
    142
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, USA, Canada
    Oop, I missed the post date of 2009. A lot has changed in bow technology in the past 8 years! But yeah, given the opportunity to run an arrow into a cape buffalo, it won't happen without the PH nearby with a shoulder-able cannon! ;)
     
  11. G Skinner

    G Skinner AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2013
    Messages:
    637
    Video/Photo:
    18
    Likes Received:
    341
    Hunted:
    Namibia
    MY DREAM HUNT ! or nightmare ?
    Glen
     
  12. lpace

    lpace AH Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    148
    Video/Photo:
    7
    Likes Received:
    142
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, USA, Canada
    It could go either way... :)
     

Share This Page