Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


VPA 3 blade and Elk

Messages posted to thread:
sbschindler 12-Oct-18
grizz 12-Oct-18
tradmt 12-Oct-18
sbschindler 12-Oct-18
tradmt 12-Oct-18
Buglmin 12-Oct-18
Bowmania 12-Oct-18
tradmt 12-Oct-18
Birdy 12-Oct-18
GF 12-Oct-18
camodave 12-Oct-18
kadbow 12-Oct-18
From: sbschindler
Date: 12-Oct-18




thinking about using some VPA's 175 grain on elk, I use a 54lb longbow and total arrow weight is 530 grains has anybody used a similar set up on elk and how did it go,

From: grizz
Date: 12-Oct-18




There's nothing on this continent that set will not kill when hit in the right place.

From: tradmt
Date: 12-Oct-18




Steve, three days left, good luck buddy!

I'm sure you would be fine, those VPA's are lean and slick. You must have used two blades before?

From: sbschindler
Date: 12-Oct-18




I have been using 2 blades for elk in the past and the area I am now hunting is really thick and a good blood trail is a must, an exit wound is a must also, so thinking about using the VPA's I've used them for deer and antelope for several years and I like the idea of cutting a hole rather than a slit, just looking for others experience's

From: tradmt
Date: 12-Oct-18




You have killed a ton more than I have but I find blood trails to be more a product of what was hit, angle and exit or not. Hope you get one, I'm heading out this afternoon.

From: Buglmin
Date: 12-Oct-18




My 2016 bull was killed with a 52# longbow and g5 Montecs. My 2015 bull was killed with a 50# longbow and g5 Montecs. Booth bulls went less then 30 yards. Hit a bull right and he won't go nowhere. Doesn't matter if you have an exit hole or not.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Oct-18




I agree with Buglmin about hitting them in the right spot. A VPA will out penetrate a short stumpy G5 all day long. So you have your answer.

Bowmania

From: tradmt
Date: 12-Oct-18




Yup, good hits don't go far at all, regardless of blade number. Sharp and through the goods is what is required.

From: Birdy
Date: 12-Oct-18




A grizzly instinct is another good option. Little longer than the vpa.

From: GF
Date: 12-Oct-18




Question for you low-50s shooters… What’s your draw length looking like?

From: camodave
Date: 12-Oct-18




There is not a better 3 blade made than the VPA. And their 2 blade is my favourite as well.

DDave

From: kadbow Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Oct-18

kadbow's embedded Photo



Very similar setup. Complete pass through, double lung.





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