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#2987538 - 10/18/12 12:33 PM Re: Major Problem, but what was it? [Re: BuckHunter511]
bowriter
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Of all the deer I have shot with a crossbow, both TenPoint and Horton, I have had only one that was not a complete pass through. That arrow (bolt) went through just about every major organ after going through the shoulder and lodge in the offside hide.

The problem was not your crossbow. But why would you shoot a crossbow if you can shoot a vertical?
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#2988632 - 10/19/12 08:09 AM Re: Major Problem, but what was it? [Re: bowriter]
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Registered: 10/15/12
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Well it looks like the consensus votes for the broadhead being the contributing factor. I was pretty confident that it wasn't the bow itself, but I just wanted everyone elses opinion.

Bowriter, the reason I went to a crossbow was for two reasons. One being that my vertical bow had just gotten stolen during the second week of archery. I felt more comfortable sighting in a crossbow and saving my season vs trying to relearn a new bow (even though thats what I did this year \:\(

Two being (and I still firmly believe this) a crossbow opens up a wide range of shots to be taken from a tree stand that would not be possible with a vertical bow, such as shots to your right or behind you to the right if you are right handed. Shooting sitting down is also a HUGE perk, not to mention already being in full draw. I know some say it is all about the sport, and it used to be for me. Now it is more about the end result... having a clean kill vs a spooked deer that will always be on alert from that point onward is an advantage... even on other deer! I have had good bucks in range that were spooked from old momma doe that had busted me earlier in the season and knew right where to look.
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#3054632 - 11/29/12 08:31 AM Re: Major Problem, but what was it? [Re: BuckHunter511]
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Absolutely was the BH, being mech's need abit more oomf to penetrate than fixed bladed heads. Among the worst designs of mech's is a piston heaed! Did you ever shoot one of those BH's into a target of some sort to ck on its workin's & accuracy at 40 yds? My BH's will hit a hardball at 40 yds, not an inch group but is certanly min of deer forever!
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