Need Help (shot placement)

Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by jbridgham, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. jbridgham

    jbridgham New Member

    38
    Sep 19, 2009
    This week I have put what I thought was great text book shots on two does. Well I heard wack and the arrow was well not going through or in past 4 inches. I am sure the deer lived after spending alot of time searching. I am aiming right behind the shoulder and am really wondering what is the secret? Any advise would be great. I am an outdoors man and am new to the bow, I do not want this to happen again. Thanks guys
     
  2. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    What Broadheads are you shooting?
     

  3. Pastor

    Pastor Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Leadwood.
    describe your bow and arrows as well. what pound pull what weight arrows?
     
  4. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    I aim for the Pocket right behind the front leg about 2/3 of the way down from the back. I usually get the heart and both lungs. The biggest thing to wait for is that quartering away position. The arrow usually passes clear thru. I hope this helps.
    One more tip, shoot at least 30 arrows a day. I shoot up to 60-70 a day. It really helps.
     
  5. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Just my initial thought would be that its expandable broadheads with under poundage bow.. Interested to hear more details..:pop:
     
  6. jbridgham

    jbridgham New Member

    38
    Sep 19, 2009
    My bow is a Hoyt Trycon set at 55pds. Im using 400 ST excel arrows and Rage triple blade.
     
  7. knockemdeadd

    knockemdeadd New Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Arnold(St Louis)
    [rquote=1880776&tid=130981&author=jbridgham]My bow is a Hoyt Trycon set at 55pds. Im using 400 ST excel arrows and Rage triple blade.[/rquote]

    killin machine
     
  8. Tuffke

    Tuffke New Member

    Jul 24, 2009
    [rquote=1880776&tid=130981&author=jbridgham]My bow is a Hoyt Trycon set at 55pds. Im using 400 ST excel arrows and Rage triple blade.[/rquote]

    Problem found...

    :pop:
     
  9. knockemdeadd

    knockemdeadd New Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Arnold(St Louis)
    [rquote=1880782&tid=130981&author=Tuffke][rquote=1880776&tid=130981&author=jbridgham]My bow is a Hoyt Trycon set at 55pds. Im using 400 ST excel arrows and Rage triple blade.[/rquote]

    Problem found...

    :pop:[/rquote]

    :hysterical::hysterical::stirpot::cheers:
     
  10. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

  11. jbridgham

    jbridgham New Member

    38
    Sep 19, 2009
    I have just switched to G5 teckan hoping that the triple blades were the problem. I dont think im putting enough KE behind the arrow for those broadheads.
     
  12. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Just my .02, but I only use fixed blade broadheads and my bow is set at 63 lbs. I use Gold Tip ProHunter 400's. That's just what I use-
     
  13. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    MUZZY, THUNDERHEADS = Dead Deer:cheers:

    I shoot fixed blade broadheads, the Rage and other expandables are great for good shots but NOT forgiving on a bone hit.. :cheers:
     
  14. DUTCHMAN

    DUTCHMAN New Member

    659
    Aug 23, 2009
    Gasconade County,MO
    Id switch bows and broad heads and you will be fine lol Id go with a quest or diamond bow and some g5 t3 heads or some undertakers
     
  15. BILLYGOAT

    BILLYGOAT New Member

    with 4 inches of penetration behind the front leg the deer is more then likely dead.as to why you arent getting pass through shots is hard to say.way angle shots are you taking?how long are the shots?you might be aiming a little to far forward and hitting the shoulder.its really hard saying
     
  16. jbridgham

    jbridgham New Member

    38
    Sep 19, 2009
    Im sure I hit to far forward, my rage was all bent up and I found the arrow 20 feet from impact. Im not shooting any further than 30 yrds. After reading that last post ill be looking for the rib cage and be putting them behind the elbow instead of behind the shoulder.
     
  17. winger

    winger New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    [rquote=1880793&tid=130981&author=Hatch]MUZZY, THUNDERHEADS = Dead Deer:cheers:

    I shoot fixed blade broadheads, the Rage and other expandables are great for good shots but NOT forgiving on a bone hit.. :cheers:[/rquote]

    x2
     
  18. mohunter32

    mohunter32 Senior Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Franklin Co, MO
    Sounds to me that you are aiming too close to the shoulder.
     
  19. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    [rquote=1881361&tid=130981&author=mohunter32]Sounds to me that you are aiming too close to the shoulder.[/rquote]

    Kinda what I think too. Might be hitting the shoulder blade. You should be able to get pass-thru shots with your setup. if you hit the ribcage. Not sure if fixed blades would make a big differance, but its worth a try. But you will probably have to re-tune your bow or re-sight it if you switch to fixed blade.
     
  20. High Country

    High Country New Member

    91
    Oct 31, 2009
    Definately u hit the shoulder, just follow the crease that seperates shoulder and leg about 2 inches behind it and its a dead deer everytime.