Calibrating Bow and Arrows

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Here I calibrated 3 x hunting arrows [Total weight 500 gr] on my 42pd @ 27 ' custom trad bow.
Tipped with 130 gr Zwiggy [2 bladed] arrow heads.
Arrow speed +_ 155 f/sec
Going for either Warthog, Impala or maybe even a Blue wildebeest at short range
+_ 15 m [35 to 50 ft]

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Looks lethal !
 
Get sneaky, like I know you can.
Put that broad head in the right spot and you will be having biltong that night!
 
Warthogs are very quick. They easily jump the string. (Drop at the sound of the bow)

The quieter your bow the better. Longbows like yours are inherently quiet.

The closer the better
 
The Zwickey is a grand old broadhead and will do the job on your chosen animals.
 
I’m excited to see how you do-good luck!
 
Excellent setup! My first black bear was taken with a Zwickey Eskimo 2-blade.
Post lots of pictures of your success!
Good luck!
 
Have killed several critters with the Zwickey Eskimo BH
Best of luck on your hunting pursuits
 

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