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Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:22 am
by bigsteve
Well my season isn't going well I lost the first doe now I arrowed another last night thought the shot was good but never found any blood except on my arrow covered from end to end going to look in a few minutes

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:05 am
by triple_duece
Good luck Steve.

Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:24 am
by Bullie
There are guys with dogs that will come out and find deer for you.

Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:05 am
by chadbragg
Good luck bud.


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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:10 pm
by jv
Man I hope you find it

Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:40 pm
by bigsteve
No luck looked for 3.hrs back at it my luck has to change some time

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:56 pm
by terry08
That deer is down. Good luck.

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:22 am
by dustygoodson
hate to hear that

Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:10 pm
by bigsteve
Well I have mamed another one I am so disgusted I am about ready to quit I have never had so much bad luck it has to change

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:35 am
by terry08
What seems to be the problem Steve.

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:43 am
by bigsteve
Man I don't know changing broadheads today going back to a fixed head I'm not getting a pass through no or very little blood trail

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:56 am
by bigsteve
Didn't find this one either I have been bow hunting for 50+ years And have lost very few animals shurley not 3 in a row I believe the 2 1/2" broad heads are too wide and bone deflects the arrow on impact resulting in loss of loss of kinetic energy I'm going back to a fixed broadhead

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:17 pm
by triple_duece
I'm not trying to be a back side but, I never understand changing something that's been working for me the whole time.

Yes I know without change things can't improve but archery stuff is different. Lot of little factors come to play.

Big Steve I think your making a good choice going back to the head you had great success with. I'm surprised it took a third deer.

Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:20 pm
by terry08
The old saying, if it ain't broke, dont fix it is very true. Go back to what was working for you.

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:39 pm
by chadbragg
Ive shot rage for years and havent had nothing but good results. I have lost a few over the years.


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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:14 pm
by bigsteve
Well you know we all want to make a clean quick kill I've shot the 1 1/2 rage for about 3 years have lost a couple animals I just feel better about the fixed head I have taken dozens of animals with we learn from our mistakes will shoot muzzy from now on

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:59 pm
by jv
I have always loved the muzzy's

Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:51 am
by missed mallards
A lot of great broadheads out there.

I hate your having the mishaps you are. I went through this Tuesday and Wednesday with solid pass through and no blood from a fixed head. No blood!

Both weren't good shots but found both. Found them in their beds with not a drop of blood. Made me sick thinking I had wounded one but got lucky.

Hopefully you find one that works! I'm going to an expandable. After several blood trails those big cuts made a huge difference.


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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:10 pm
by bigsteve
I have taken 80+ animals with archery tackle over the last 40+ years I have used many different broadheads have I lost deer in the past sure but I believe I have lost more with expandibles than fixed I got these new rage hypodermic crossbow heads from a friend a promo to see how I liked them he works for rage they are 125 grain 2 1/2 " 2 blade I'll have to give them a zero I was amazed that I got little or no blood trail I shot low on the first one but the other two were hit perfect and should not have got out of sight be careful of going too big if you shoot expandibles stay 1 1/2 and under bigger isn't always better

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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:13 pm
by missed mallards
Will take note. I'm doing research as I type


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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:42 pm
by LadyHunter
I love muzzys. I also like a fixed, though I have tried expandables.


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Re: Slow start

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:43 am
by sidog
I've killed two this year with grim reaper 100 gr. 1.5" cut and both went about 40 yds with good blood trails. I hate to hear about your luck this year I know your a stick and string guy and will get it figured out. Happy hunting