No one would know the answer. You did not say where you hit the deer, there are places on a deer where you will not get a pass through no matter what broad head you use. A bad shot is a bad shot and not the fault of the broad head.Anyone else having an issue with this is it time to switch back to fixed blade broadheads? Or do I need a smaller cutting diameter? Using reaper 2.5 inch out of killer instinct 360fps
I use the same heads out of an Excal. at 400FPS. Blew right threw rear edge of shoulder going in and out the ribs on the other side. 25 yard shot.I’m using 150 free 3” swackers out of a 380 FPS bow. As long as The deer is perfectly broadside I always get a complete pass through. Now if the deer is quartering and the entry of the bolt is near the shoulder or the exit of the bolt is near the shoulder ( hope that makes sense) I will only get a pass through 50 pct of the time. With that being said I def prefer a pass through but I’m not willing to give up that 3” cut I’m getting to go with a fixed head that might pass through 100 pct of the time. If I don’t get a pass through I make sure to wait plenty of time before going after the deer if I didn’t see it fall. It’s said often on here but can always be said again do not push them and they will be there waiting for you!
Yep. While DCE will never admit it, both large mechanicals and smaller fixed heads can both have advantages under certain circumstances. An inch could be the difference between a flesh wound and a kill shot. A difference between a gut shot and a liver shot. Or a liver shot and a lung shot. It is up to each hunter to decide which they prefer.I get it that it’s the Indian not the arrow, and I also agree that bigger is not a cure all by any means. But if i miss the lungs/ diaphragm by a inch with a 3 “ head I still have a inch of cut in the lungs/ diaphragm. If I miss it by a inch with a 1”cut head I have nothing but guts....
I agree but that has nothing to do with the point I and another raised.I will never admit Gene because blade sharpness and penetration will always trump cutting diameter.
Really? Mechanical has nothing to do with it. The discussion is the size of the cut. I could put a dozen dots on a deer where a 3 inch hole would result in a dead deer and a 1 inch hole would result in a flesh wound or poor hit.Where specifically would you hit a deer that a mechanical would turn a flesh wound into a dead deer.