Bow setup???

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by joint187, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. joint187

    joint187 Spike

    May 20, 2015
    I was lucky enough to be drawn for the golden ticket! Kentucky archery Bull.. Now im an avid whitetail hunter and have shot numerous deer with a bow but i couldnt tell you the first thing about setting up for elk! Right now im shooting the Mathews NOCAM 70lbs at a 28 in draw. my arrows are Easton Carbon Injection 330 cut at 28" with Slick trick 125 Grain broadheads.. Does this seem like it will be adequet for elk or do i need to tweek my setup? I would love to hear from some Experienced elk hunters and or Guides on the issue thanks.
  2. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

    Aug 21, 2007
    the woods
    Sounds like a good setup . Main thing is a good fix blade broad head. With your choice of a 125 slick trick I think you have that. Slick tricks great heads IMO. I use them myself.
  3. keith meador

    keith meador Got the Spotted Fever

    Sounds like you have a fine setup. Tune it, and go kill your elk.
  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    Sounds good to me too. Practice, practice, practice! Kill zone on an elk is 18" or so, and a bit farther back than a whitetail. STAY AWAY FROM THE SHOULDER! Congrats, and good luck!
  5. Pointpuller

    Pointpuller 8 pointer

    Feb 15, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL.
    Sounds like you are on the right track to me. I have killed 4 elk with Easton Full Metal Jacket 340's and 125 gr. Muzzy Phantoms. All 4 were complete pass throughs. Shafts were 29 1/2" shot from Hoyt bows at about 68lbs. Good luck on your hunt and keep us updated.
  6. dmullins

    dmullins 6 pointer

    Aug 3, 2006
    Letcher County
    My son took his bull with a 65lb Mathews MQ-32, carbon fury arrow, and a 3 blade 100 grain Muzzy. I took a cow the year before with the same arrow and broadhead. My cow took two steps and went down. His bull ran about 80yds downhill and went down. Your setup will be more than adequate. Just put the arrow in the boiler room and they will not go far.
  7. joint187

    joint187 Spike

    May 20, 2015
    Thanks for the info guys. i thought it would be sufficient from what i have read but it never hurts to get advise from some people that have been there and done that! I cant wait...sept cant get here soon enough lol. Im using LMO outfitters and they seem to have a pretty good track record of getting people on bulls so im gona do everything in my power to make sure that if the oportunity presents itself i dont screw it up lol. Ill keep yall updated and hopefully be posting pictures in a few months!!
  8. RKF11

    RKF11 8 pointer

    Apr 9, 2010
    Southeastern KY
    Perfect setup
  9. Docwaters

    Docwaters 6 pointer

    Sep 27, 2013
    Congrats on the tag! I used a Slick Trick with my Mathews Chill and filled my cow tag last year, you're good to go IMO.
  10. RKF11

    RKF11 8 pointer

    Apr 9, 2010
    Southeastern KY
    Great setup and the best broad head made!!!
  11. bigbill30978

    bigbill30978 Spike

    May 17, 2013
    Warren Michigan
    Congratulations, make sure you push it back to 70 yards and are comfortable.
  12. joint187

    joint187 Spike

    May 20, 2015
    Thanks for the info guys

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