Freezer meat.

Discussion in 'Crossbow Hunting - Deer' started by Stalker, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Stalker

    Stalker Member

    Finally drew some blood with the Sniper this morning.Good freezer meat.22yard shot with a Spynall Tapp and Swhacker 100gn 2" cut. Saw her drop after a short 30 yard dash.The arrow went another 20 yards or so after the pass through and was about 10" in the dirt.Lost 1 vane and bent 1 blade.Replaced them both and am ready for #2 0917170839a.jpg 0917170924b.jpg
     
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  2. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Darn Nice, congrats on the freezer filler! Yummy!:cool:
     
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  3. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    congrats, nice doe!
     
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  4. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Looking good! must have had one of them imaginary little dots behind her shoulder with that perfect hit :p
     
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  5. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Congrats, Paul. Way to get it started!
     
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  6. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Congrats, Good job filling the freezer.
     
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  7. robertyb

    robertyb Member

    Well done. I love those swacker holes. :)
     
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  8. Stalker

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    Thanks guys.I was really hoping a buck would come in with her.No such luck though.It took me a few minutes of watching her to talk myself into shooting.She was milling around eating green acorns Irma has put down.
     
  9. Stalker

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    X2. I cant seem to think of a reason to try or use another head.Other than the new stainless steel Swhackers having tougher ferrules.

    I didn't really look for a blood trail since I watched her drop.I did take these pics of the arrow,head and 1" entrance right through a rib bone then the 2" exit clipping 2 ribs.

    I also like the bend but pretty much dont break blades.I've had Rage and Nap blades break off in a foam target which doesn't make me feel very confident going through rib bones.But I have used both with success. 0917170833.jpg 0917170833c.jpg 0917170943b.jpg 0917170943f.jpg
     
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  10. robertyb

    robertyb Member

    I have been shooting the 2" cut Swackers for years but recently bought some China made Rage Hypodermics with the rage extreme 2.3" blades in them. They make a big hole and I was hoping to have a deer pic by now to show but all the deer I have had a chance at had little fawns with them and now it is time to spend a month salt water fishing for me so maybe when I get home. :)

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  11. Stalker

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    I've used Rage 2" cut and nap Killzones with a 2"cut. Seems like both arrows slightly deflected on impact from the big entrance cut and neither was a complete pass through.Both were angled shots though and the bows were not the fastest. 265FPS-16 yards with the rage 295 fps 14 yards with the Killzone.

    Then I shot the Nap Foc 170gn 3"cut heads at 300fps.I got them on sale for $15.I killed 1 and the 3" cut wasn't like pics I've seen.Slowed the arrow down too much for my liking.Then I switched to The Swhacker 2" 100gn. I think this was deer #7 head #4 I bent the ferrule on head #3 pulling it out of a tree with a hammer after a pass through last season lol. Bent ferrules after pass throughs is my only complaint.Thats why I'm interested in the new stainless steel version.
     
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  12. Stalker

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    More meat and finally a little bone! First shot I have had at a buck in this spot for last 6 seasons. Their very nocturnal in this little urban spot.

    100gn Swhacker again 24 yard shot with the Sniper 370. He went about 35 yards. 20171105_094330.jpg 20171105_103222.jpg 20171105_112011.jpg
     
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  13. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Congrats! That,s one nice bloody hole! never shot a swacker but son gave me 2 , steels the way to go for me . them bone heads drag easier when you have that handle to hold on too :p
     
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  14. Stalker

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    Yeah the handles where nice but he weighed a good bit more dragging up the steep hill.

    That was the second deer for that head and arrow. Their both ready for #3
     
  15. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Congrats, Paul. Great shot and short trail. Well done!
     
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  16. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Congrats!
     
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  17. MI_Bowhunter

    MI_Bowhunter Member

    Congrats!! I see a camera mounted, where the video?
     
  18. Stalker

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    Once I saw horns I forgot all about it and never pushed the button.I did get one of the first Doe this season but didn't want to put it on youtube.Nothing to write home about though.
     
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  19. MI_Bowhunter

    MI_Bowhunter Member

    I understand. I've had a camera mounted for the last three deer and a two turkeys, forgot to turn it on for all but the last deer. LOL
     
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