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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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crossbow pass thrus and penetration

hey guys, I'm shooting an SA sports fever 175lb draw bow which averages 240FPS, can any of you guys with similar power bows, tell of any pass thrus or penetration issues, if any,kinda gettin ancy here, thanks!
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Re: crossbow pass thrus and penetration

Both of those issues are really more pertaining to the proper broadhead, and shot placement. My Crossbow shoots at around 325fps and almost every deer I've killed had complete pass through. I shoot 100gr Spitfire mechanicals. NEVER had an issue with them not opening. Only non- pass through has been bolt that went through the body but lodged in the far shoulder blade. All others went clear through and believe this or not, I've killed 6 deer now with the same bolt and same broadhead ( with new blades installed)

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Re: crossbow pass thrus and penetration

No worries, Timster. Stay off the shoulder and shoot a sharp fixed blade or cut on contact head and you will never have penetration issues with your set up.

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Re: crossbow pass thrus and penetration

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No worries, Timster. Stay off the shoulder and shoot a sharp fixed blade or cut on contact head and you will never have penetration issues with your set up.

Although I've used a Rage mechanical for a while on my 6PT recurve and it made a huge entry wound. It's all about shot placement.

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Re: crossbow pass thrus and penetration

Between my sons and I we have killed 4 deer with our excalibur exocet. 3 complete pass throughs. Shot placement was the reason for the 4th not having a pass through. 3 of the 4 deer fell over within sight. We use spitfire maxx and have no problems. Shooting about 320 fps.
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Re: crossbow pass thrus and penetration

At 240fps. I would limit my shots to no more then 30 yds.along with what's already been said

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Re: crossbow pass thrus and penetration

Agreed with everyone else. I got a spare jaguar (SA Sports) crossbow that I'm letting my Dad borrow in the late season.

I told him 30 yards or less and sending him sharp fixed blades.
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