Where to Aim - Rear-end Shots Bow: If you don't know and just want us to make the recommendation call the GrizzlyStik tech support department at: There is no ball and socket joint for the shoulder. Thats the importance of shot placement. If you are an experienced bowhunter that is just beginning to hunt elk, then you may not need to change anything about your current arrow setup.
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Originally Posted by BrentD I would not buy something that runs on any kind of primer given the possibility of primer shortages and even regulations. Forget the plane tickets, guide services, and licenses - elk hunters have worked hard getting in shape for the hunt, they've poured over maps, put in for tags and permits, invested in the best clothing, boots, backpacks, knives, and all the other gear. Dreadfully, the broadhead apparently hit the back edge of the shoulder blade and penetrated only a few inches. Quote how high is the confidence level that this bullet will penetrate "through-and-through" on elk - including one shoulder - at yards? For those interested in doing their own testing, we have a sweet deal available here:
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Glad you got closure whether it was what you wanted it not. The arrow should balance weight in front of the center length of the arrow shaft. The back bone and shoulder blade shield more of the chest cavity as the angle gets steeper. Not only does this require a capable broadhead , you also need to be aware of elk shot placement to ensure an ethical kill. Disappointed would have been my first elk with a bow and was a decent 5x5. You are not logged in.
After I decided that they are not suitable for deer, but hopefully moose or elk. Also sounds like people are trying to compare to a magnum. One for the Young at Heart in trying. A good suspension system is the most important feature to look for. H Originally Posted by Ringman. All shoulder shots are going to depend on where on that shoulder you hit. Overall, this is a great thing — especially for elk hunters!