I've recently returned from my local archery shop and was left a little stumped after what they had to say about a proper arrow setup for hunting plains game in Africa. He basically told me that my current "whitetail hunting" setup would do the trick for the animals that I will be going after. So I was wondering if any AH.com veterans on here could help give me a few pointers.
About my current setup.....Mathews Creed 2013 "Lost" Edition, 70lbs pull. QAD drop away arrow rest. HHA Kingpin 20yd - 80yd adjustable range sight(single pin). Truball MaxPro T-style thumb release. And of course the arrows are Black Eagle "Spartan" fitted with 125gr Slick Tricks fixed 4 bladed broadheads for a total arrow weight of 441 grains.
The game in which I will be pursuing....Kudu, Warthog, Zebra, Baboon, and Black Wildebeast.
I will be doing a combination of spot&stalk as well as from a hide. My guide has informed me and I expect to be taking shots at game from 40 to 60 yds.
So I'm in need of advice on if my current setup will do the trick or if I should step up the arrow weight, etc.
BTW the archery shops exact words....."It's not like they have a steal plate behind their shoulder or anything. A Kudu is like an Elk!"
Just trying to get a jump on things before headed to Namibia in August this year.
Thanks for the help AH members and fellow hunters,