Deebz, I never did look to see exactly where my arrow entered the ribcage. With all this interest, I wish I had. All I do know for sure is that my arrow had no trouble getting in, and first off hitting the heart, leaving a very noticable blood trail. And the arrow was completly buried in the animal, indicating very little resistance, also add the fact that I do not shoot a high poundage bow.
When I look at Joe's anatomy pics., the pictured deer facing us appears to have little or no bone stucture protecting the heart. Looking at that pic, I can visualize with a downward angled arrow, just how my arrow did the job it did.
I give credit to the kills I have made to the broadhead I use. I use the old Bear stainless steel heads with the razor insert. But I go a few steps further. It has a chisel point which I round off,( years ago when I first started, I talked to some old timers in Mich. and they prefered a rounded tip) and sharpen the head to my taste. It has to be very sharp and all around the the rounded point, cutting upon entry. It's nothing for me to spend 45min to an hour on a head. I believe and like, that for the most part, the rounded tip will go around bone and keep going, rather than try to go thru bone and loose energy. Now, I'm not discrediting any broadheads that are on the market or that anyone else uses. People use them all with success. I think a person that shoots a high poundage bow can do a lot of damage with any type of head. I prefer a poundage that I can draw on a deer while pointing straight at it. I see some bow hunters that have the bow so cranked up that they have to aim for the sky in order to draw it back. All that extra movement, would never work for me.
I would say, the next deer you get, take a good look at the inside front of the ribcage. As I said in the begining, my arrow had no resistance.
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