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    Quote Originally Posted by OnzaXX View Post
    As far as dangerous game setups, each country has its requirements on equipment. I think 100lbs for a bow is overkill for a cape bufallo, as long as the bow is generating 100 ft-lbs of Ke, one should be fine along with a good cut-on-contact head.
    Caribou, Elk and Moose don't have a history of coming after you and leaving you a wet spot on the ground.
    Cape buff run upwards of ton. Ain't nothing over kill for a buff. I like the Capstick (sp?) article I once read; Client; "Why do you carry a .600 Nitro Express?" Capstick; "Because they don't make a .700 Nitro Express."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny Thomas View Post
    Caribou, Elk and Moose don't have a history of coming after you and leaving you a wet spot on the ground.
    Cape buff run upwards of ton. Ain't nothing over kill for a buff. I like the Capstick (sp?) article I once read; Client; "Why do you carry a .600 Nitro Express?" Capstick; "Because they don't make a .700 Nitro Express."
    I've seen several setups where guys are shooting in the 85lb range with 700-800 gr arrow and having good results. I havn't maxed out my bow yet, but it should max at about 87lbs. It all comes down to shot placement on a big beast like this, and a guy with a big rifle behind you.

    According to the backcountry calculator, 560 gr gives max KE at 87lbs, but that is using velocity over mass to produce the KE. I think I want a heavier arrow for more punch for sure.

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    That "Backcountry" calculator also says that anything over 66ft lbs is enough for Dangerous game, ie Cape Buffalo, Grizzly, etc. Currently you're at 21 ft lbs more than that! Hit 'em where you should and you'll have a new mount! I think you've got enough for T Rex as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5 View Post
    That "Backcountry" calculator also says that anything over 66ft lbs is enough for Dangerous game, ie Cape Buffalo, Grizzly, etc. Currently you're at 21 ft lbs more than that! Hit 'em where you should and you'll have a new mount! I think you've got enough for T Rex as it is.
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    Wow, old thread. I've since dismantled this bow and put 14" vice 16" limbs on it. I have a set of 6H limbs in 14" that will get me close to 95 with this bow, not sure they are going to go on it though. I like it more in the 70lb range, much easier on the shoulders.

    I did shoot a deer last fall with the old configuration set at 80lbs, it did some damage. The deer stalled just prior to the shot and I had to hold at full draw for a couple minutes....at that point I wished I had brought along my other bow set at 60lbs.

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    You know, it can be said a million times over and over, that old Martin's never die they are rebuilt into something better. The interchangeability of parts cannot be matched by many other manufacturers. Please OnzaXX show us some pic's, especially before and after.
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    Seems that anyone who's shot buff here it was using there regular bow(70#ish) thin carbon shafts and broad heads up to 150 grain.... Awhile poisibly bigger than the ferals in top end of Australia , frankly shooting one with a rifle than a bow would put them in a " bad mood"....,... If you're after a fairly funny autobiography " Hell west and crooked " by Tom cole .... A stockman and horse breaker who turns his hand to crocodile and buffalo pre ww2 . It got a bit crowded up there that he moved to Papua .

    There's also a podcast on iTunes where a bowhunter talkes about buff shooting... Yell out if u want the podcast details
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