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I have been shooting my xbow for 3 years and have shot 6 deer within 25 yards and had quick kills on all. Until last night. My bolt hit 12 inches to the left and 8 inches high! I have practiced with this bow and with the red dot sight I always group within 2 inches out to 30 yards. What could have caused this? I am also a pistol shooter and hold a steady aim. The bolts are carbon and straight. The mechanical broadheads always fly true. The bolt was back against the string. Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions? The bow is 3 years old and I take good care of it.
 

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Thanks for all your suggestions. I went home that same day and shot the same broadhead and two other field points at my target at the same range. Bullseye all 3 arrows. My serving and string are in perfect shape. I always make sure that I push the nock firmly against the serving before I shoot. I use Trophy Ridge Steelheads and have been 6 for 6 up until now. There were no tree branches in the way. It will remain a mystery. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. I will be going out for 1 more deer this week.
 

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To: TheAnimalSlayer - I hunt on a small private apple orchard surrounded by oak trees in 5C. It doesn't get any better than that. I see no less than 6 deer and sometimes as many as a dozen each time I go out. Unfortunately many of them are very small. I attempt to shoot only mature deer approximately 100-110 lbs for my freezer.

To: ThrillBilly - It is possible that cocking the bow was off a bit. I will make a mark on both sides of the serving with an indelible pen to make sure it is even. Thanks
 
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