The broadhead penetrated the far shoulder so deep, that the trackers broke
Congratulations to Strang Middleton on his latest Cape buffalo taken with a GrizzlyStik 315 grain Ashby forged single bevel broadhead."Here is a picture of a buffalo I took yesterday with my Ashby broadhead.I'm using a Mathews wake at 80lbs with a 29" draw. The arrow weighs 1250grs.I shot the buffalo at 49 yds and the arrow whipped right through!Just love those heads! I used the same broadhead on a giraffe 10 days ago. Same set up and took the bull on foot at 43 yds. The arrow was hanging out the other side by the fletches!" Strang Middleton
Congratulations to "Kwassie" on this Cape buffalo he took with a 750 grain arrow with a GrizzlyStik 315 grain Nanook forged single bevel broadhead. It was a 24 yard broadside shot, the arrow buried to the fletching and the buffalo only made it another 30 yards. Kwassie was shooting an 80 pound Hoyt Nitrum 34.
80lb Hoyt Alpha max 28.5 draw, Easton FMJ Dangerous game 250, GrizzlyStik Maasai 200 grain broadheads. 40 yard shot slightly quartered away. "The broadhead penetrated the far shoulder so deep, that the trackers broke it in half trying to extricate it from the shoulder knuckle. After first arrow impact the bull walked 10-15 feet stood, I shot again.Second arrow impacted just a few inches from first. The bull walked another 30 feet and laid down. Time from first impact until bull went down was maybe one minute.Some other bulls came over and put the horns to him, and within 2 minutes he gave his death bellow. His death bellow was barely audible and only a few seconds long. Great broadhead! " Cheers, Jason House
Congratulations to John Hernandez of Bowtech Archery on his Cape Buffalo!
"I've been bowhunting some 25+ years and as you can imagine I have tried a lot of set-ups. For the past 12 - 15 years my arrow and broadhead set-ups have been between 340 - 500 grains of total weight and I've had very good results with set-ups in the 370 grain range on elk, deer, and hogs. When the opportunity for bowhunting Cape buffalo came up at first I thought that my normal set-up would be fine but when I talked it over with my PH, he recommended GrizzlyStik arrows and broadheads. He had seen first hand how effective the GrizzlyStik system had been, so he advised me to consider GrizzlyStik. I started doing my own research, I checked with some other Bowtech bowhunters, and they assured me that I was on the right track. They had used GrizzlyStik arrows and broadheads and highly recommended them. But when I talked to the guys at GrizzlyStik they told me they recommended a total arrow and broadhead weight of 950 grains. Even though I was going to be shooting the Chris Kyle Bowtech Legend at 83# - I did the math in my head and I figured I would be losing about 100 fps. I didn't like the sound of that but I knew I'd be hunting in a ground blind or stalking and I'd just have to limit my shots to anything 30-yards and under. I continued my research on the Internet and watched lots of YouTube videos. Eventually I realized that for the Cape buffalo the GrizzlyStik Momentum full length tapered arrows and the Ashby 315 grain forged single bevel broadheads were a sort of 'no-brainer'. The total mass weight ended up being right at 960 grains, and boy did they hit hard. Tuning the arrows was easy with the Bowtech split yoke design. At first I was getting some fishtailing and a tail-right tear through paper - but after twisting up the buss cables the flight was perfect. I noticed that my bow was very quiet, and I could actually feel the bow pushing back against my bow arm at the shot. The heavy mass weight of the arrows was really a different shooting experience. I tested the arrow flight at 20, 25, and 30 yards and was happy to see that the field points and the broadheads flew the same. You always wonder about the fixed blade broadheads and if they'll fly well - but the Ashby broadheads flew just like my field points. With my bow set at 80# my arrow speed was only 190fps. Mentally that was hard to deal with so I cranked it up to 83# and there I was able to get 204 fps. Still much slower than I was used to, but it was over 200 fps and I could live with that. With the arrows flying well, I set my sights for 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards."
"The day I got my opportunity I was hunting in a ground blind where I figured I was good to shoot out to 40 yards. When the bull I wanted was finally in a position for a good shot, I ranged him at 31 yards. He had never been any closer and I felt that it was time. I was quite confident that the arrow and broadhead would do the job, which made it easier to just take the shot - which I did. I was concentrating on the spot, up tight, just forward of the crease through the tricep. Then - the arrow was away and... it buried itself to the fletch! It was crazy. The bull ran as soon as he was hit and tipped over within 40 yards. When we got to the bull we found about 1/2" of the broadhead sticking out the far side! For an animal that big, and as tough as they are, it was something to see him drop that fast."
"For most of my bowhunting I use a light fast set-up, but for this Cape buffalo hunt the GrizzlyStik arrows and broadheads really impressed me, even though the total weight was 960 grains and they were only flying 204 feet per second. If you're heading out for Cape buffalo or any other animal of that size, give the guys at GrizzlyStik a call, they'll set you up with the good stuff." John Hernandez, Bowtech Archery For this Cape buffalo bowhunt John used GrizzlyStik Momentum 175 full length tapered carbon arrows and the 315 grain GrizzlyStik Ashby forged single bevel broadheads.
Congratulations on a nice Cape buffalo! Kyle Hawkins shared his picture and a few words with us:"I ordered the Maasai 200 Broadhead before my African Safari. They worked great. 25yard shot on this Cape Buffalo. Looking forward to more of your products. Thanks again!!!" Kyle Hawkins - K-Hawk Outdoors