I thought I would post a quick, almost missed her, story.
I use Rage 3's. Had gotten down out of my stand for the morning. Went to check trail activity for the evening hunt when I saw a group of does headed my way. Positioned myself in a small drainage ditch on the property line. Wind was right and the deer cooperated right up to the very end, when the chosen doe took the wrong trail into the woods. She stood there peering at me through the briars from 5 yards. Unsure of what I was she backed out and started to circle around. Walking outstretched neck, broadside through my only good shooting lane I leveled my sight pin on her chest and touched one off. With my Beman ICS400 screaming at her from 25 yards she hit the reverse button. I caught her in the neck. Horrified at my shot I watched her run by at 20 yards. As she turned to get around me I could see the exit wound cleanly. She stopped at about 40 yards and stood there tail twitching. She staggered twice and went down.
Knowing what a lousy shot I had just made and not wanted to jump her, I left the woods. Two hours later I came back with a buddy to retrieve her. My buddy couldn't believe the amount of blood. From the point of impact she was easy to follow. The area that she had stopped and staggered was literally covered in blood. Looked like a bad horror flick. No damaged meat on that doe.
Just bought a package of replacement blades off Ebay so I am ready for spring Turkey season. Look out Gobblers, I know I can make a lethal neck shot...
Hunting the Michigan Thumbs agricultural mecca...farm country bucks taste the best.