Broadhead for Eland

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I have an Eland on my list. I plan on using a Crossbow generating 140 lbs of KE. I plan on using 150 gr Slick Trick broadheads.
Your thoughts?
 

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This sums it up.

Your set up has a lot more energy than the 70 lb bow with 125 Slick Trick Magnums I use. And I have no doubt mine would perform well and drop an eland.
 

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How long are the arrows?
 

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That's enough juice and good equipment, just make sure you stay toward the crease as Eland have very heavy shoulder/legbones. Drift too far forward could make for a long day or two or three. I found the lungs on a Eland extend back further than other African animals or maybe it's just they are so large, there is a bigger target. Also be mindful of being too low and back, which would be below the lungs.
 

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That will kill him dead and he won't go far probably die in sight
 

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You've got enough equipment setup to kill an eland. They are big, but thin skinned.

I killed mine with a 62# compound bow and Woodsman Elite BH.
 

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Its 2021, stop using old methods. Buy a rifle, and have something that will penetrate or kill cleanly. Bows are just cruel.
Have you hunted with a bow? Seems like a response from someone without archery hunting experience.
Which makes me wonder what is the most humane rifle caliber?
 

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Its 2021, stop using old methods. Buy a rifle, and have something that will penetrate or kill cleanly. Bows are just cruel.
Old method? Like using a rifle? That method has been around for a few hundred years now. Sounds old to me, yet proven. Just like archery equipment.

He is using a weapon that will penetrate and kill cleanly and quickly. He is merely confirming his particular weapon set up will work for this species. No different than someone asking if a particular cartridge and bullet will work effectively on that eland.
 

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Its 2021, stop using old methods. Buy a rifle, and have something that will penetrate or kill cleanly. Bows are just cruel.
I shot through a eland bull and cut off entry and exit ribs with #63 bowtech Assassin.
 

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Its 2021, stop using old methods. Buy a rifle, and have something that will penetrate or kill cleanly. Bows are just cruel.
You're kidding right??
 

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Its 2021, stop using old methods. Buy a rifle, and have something that will penetrate or kill cleanly. Bows are just cruel.
I guess I used 1 arrow with my bow set up and my Cape buffalo went 45 yds and expired. Another guy in camp used a 375 and needed 2 backup shots on his. Right equipment and shot placement goes along way with archery.
 

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Looks like your hunting knowledge doesn’t match your Bronze Supporter.
I would say you were just bored in April 2020 in VA and wanted to check something out you could buy your way into.
Glad you are supporting AH!
 

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Guys, I have killed over a 100 Deer with Archery equipment but never an Eland. Thus the question. Thanks.
 

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Guys, I have killed over a 100 Deer with Archery equipment but never an Eland. Thus the question. Thanks.
How far do you shoot maximum on deer with the bow ?
 

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How far do you shoot maximum on deer with the bow ?
With my Crossbow I have shot deer out to 60 yds under ideal conditions. Have not tried it since. Most deer are taken at an average of 25 yds. Personally, I think about 50 yds is max range because the animal can move a lot in the time it takes an arrow to reach the animal out to 70+ yards.
 

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