Plains game set-up results

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  1. Ty Howard

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    There are a lot of threads on what set up to take to South Africa for plains game, so I thought I'd post how my equipment performed after the fact. Couldn't have been more pleased. PH said it was perfect.


    This is by no means saying that this set up is right for everyone, just how it worked for me.


    Equipment:

    Bow - Mathews Halon 6 29.5" draw set at 66 lbs

    Arrow - Easton 6mm FMJ

    Broadhead - Muzzy MX - 3

    Total arrow weight 475 grains



    Performance results:

    Kudu at 22 yards: pass thru, ran 40 and collapsed

    Blue wildebeest at 27 yards: pass thru, ran 40-45

    Waterbuck at 32 yards: pass thru, ran 50-60

    Warthog at 18 yards: pass thru, ran 30

    Impala at 30 yards: broke opposite leg, no pass thru, ran 20

    Blesbok at 18 yards: broke both front legs, no pass thru, ran 30

    Shot pics

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  2. kathy

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    Good shooting with great results. Beautiful trophy's . Forrest
     
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    Good shooting ! Congrats .
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    Looks like you had great shot placement sir. Thanks for sharing with us.
     

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    Good stuff, really interesting to see
     

  7. Ty Howard

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    Thanks guys
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    That is pretty close to the setup I plan on using. Glad to see it worked well on all the animals.
     

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    I think you deserve our congratulations. Hunting Cape buffalo with a bow and arrow would sure get the heart pumping.
    Exciting stuff!
     

  11. Ty Howard

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    Theron African Safaris

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    Certainly a good setup. Good weight arrow and bow lbs with a long draw as well. You can kill any plains game with ease. But the reasonable yardage and great arrow placement alone assured ur success. Nothing like the stick and string. Well done and congrats!
     

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    Nice photo dab as well
     

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    Congrats on your trip!
     

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    Dittos on the great trophies and consistently good shot placement. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the fact that all animals were taken at what I consider reasonable bow hunting distances. Congratulations on your hunt and thanks for sharing.
     
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    Congrats with a good hunt. Did you walk and stalk or hunt from a blind ?
     

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    Theron African Safaris do whatever you want
     

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