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?
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.....