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I took a doe yesterday and the bolt must have hit bone because it only went about have way in. When I pulled it out it was badly bent from the impact. I don't have much experience with the archery thing but does this happen often?
 

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Someone once told me...."Each shot is its own phenominon".
You'll never get the exact same result shot after shot.
I can't say I have ever bent a crossbow bolt cuz of impact on a deer. Truth be told I can't remember ever not having a pass through.

Back in my vertical days I had a few arrows bend from deer rolling on them or hitting brush as they ran after the shot.

Could an arrow or bolt bend due to impact?....I don't know, maybe?.....But I sure as heck wouldn't lose sleep over it if the deer tipped over in the end.....
 

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If you do not get a pass through, there will be a good chance of having a bent or broken shaft. As the animals runs with a arrow in them, bad things happen to the shaft.
 
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