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#2615806 - 11/14/11 10:40 AM cant get a pass thru
wlf89
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Registered: 10/14/07
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i am using a barnett recurve 150# pull with 20" carbon arrows and carbon express torrid-ss 3 blade expandables 100gr. i have shot i think 5 deer found 3 of them one i hit high because i misjudged the distance found my arrow about 100yrds from where i shot covered in blood from tip to fletching but no pass thru and about 200yrds into blood trail looked like she laid down and stoped the bleeding only found 2 drops past where she laid down at.and the other that i didnt find i hit the should and only got about 2 or 3 inch penatration so i hope both deer survived.as for the 3 i have killed with it the arrows only went about half way in i think one barely broke other side of skin and the other 2 didnt make a exit wound. what is wrong here broadhead or what?
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#2616245 - 11/14/11 02:28 PM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: wlf89]
dirtysouthhuntr
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Registered: 09/21/11
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sounds to me like it's a broadhead issue. i have killed 3 deer with my parker buckbuster 150. one was 37 yards one was 40 yards and the last one was 15 yards. all 3 were complete pass through shots and none of them ran more than 30 yards. i shoot carbon express 20 inch bolts with muzzy mx3 broadheads. i would not be using expandables not sying anything or anyone is wrong for using them i just don't want to take a risk and to me with fixed blades there is just a whole lot less that can go wrong. just my opinion
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#2616330 - 11/14/11 03:02 PM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: dirtysouthhuntr]
Mag
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I've always had pass through with my Buckbuster as well
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#2617629 - 11/15/11 05:56 AM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: Mag]
FLIPPER
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Sounds like broadhead issue. ie expandables

All of the deer Alexis has shot at any yardage have passed completely through. Thunderhead 125gr broadheads.
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#2619819 - 11/16/11 06:39 AM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: ]
wlf89
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ya next yr i am definatly switching to fixed blades and hope that solves the problem
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#2669283 - 12/12/11 08:50 PM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: wlf89]
smokepolehall
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You didn't state weight of yer arrow/BH combo. How far are you shooting at the deer ? Have you ck'ed the sharpness of the BH's ? Shot 5 found 3 lost 2, not too good there bub. I have a 150 lb model & i don't shoot over 35 yds at my deer, i shot 5 & found 5.
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#2671683 - 12/14/11 02:46 AM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: smokepolehall]
gr8hntr
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same thing was happing to me first 2 deer i shot ran off with the bolt stickin out one was at 14 yards
i changed to aluim bolts and non exp broadheads and now every shot is a pass through xbow is even quieter too
i think the carbon/expandables are a very bad combo
shorter bolts need the weight for penatration and expandables takes energy to open that stops the pass through shot

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#2677263 - 12/16/11 08:19 PM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: gr8hntr]
smokepolehall
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Through the yrs of trying diff BH/s i have found that expanding models need more arrow weight if'en used with lower poundage models of recurves. Not having hunted with the compound style of crossbows i can only assume they also maybe that way. You can use fixed BH's or use a heavier arrow
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#2756102 - 02/14/12 12:38 PM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: smokepolehall]
Rdavis
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Registered: 12/30/11
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Dang...Now you guys have me second guessing my BH selection. I havent hunted with my new Predator but I was gonna use Grimm Reaper expandables 125gr. Predator shoots 375 fps. Anyone have any troubles with this kinda combo?...

Hmmm...If so I may try muzzy fixed...


Thanks

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#2759873 - 02/17/12 07:42 PM Re: cant get a pass thru [Re: Rdavis]
GRAMPS
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I use a 150# Horton crossbow and shoot 125 grain fixed blade Muzzys on aluminum arrows and always get a pass-thru. First deer I ever shot with a crossbow, I hear the arrow hit a tree and thought I had missed. Dang arrow was so fast, I did not see it hit the deer. Walked over to pick up my arrow and found it covered in blood. \:\)
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