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Penetration saved me!

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:59 AM
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Penetration saved me!

I recently shot a nice buck with the Tac15. See LRH Deer hunting.
I shoot Rocket Steelhead XL 100gr mechanical broadheads.

As you know, the Tac15 generates some serious KE, about 150 ft-lb, and this appears to have saved my bacon.

Below is the picture of the shoulder blade from the deer - I butchered it last night.

I messed up on range estimation (thinking the deer was at 40+ yards vs. 35 yards) and shot this deer about 3 inches high, and also a little too far forward.

The arrow punched straight through the shoulder blade, exited the far side of the deer and stuck in the ground so hard that it was a bear to pull out.

I was saved by the tremendous KE of this monster bow.

Thanks PSE!

This also says something about the durability of the Steelhead XL - all three broadhead blades made it through the shoulder blade of the deer.

Thanks Rocket!

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