Tell me how this deer didn’t die?

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  1. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    My son shot a doe about 5 years ago with a mechanical. It went about 50 yards and piled up. When we got to it I noticed the exit hole looked like a field tip. It didn't deploy. It was still in the same position as when he drew. Luckily it was through the heart on a young doe.
     
  2. NOCAMST

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    In 2016 i shot a nice 130 inch 8 the weekend before gun season at 8 yds with a rage perfect shot. I heard the deer crashing less than 100 yds away got down and tracked to find zero blood untill the last few yards before finding the deer and ended up it didn’t deploy. After field dressing I found that I hit in the back half inch of the heart and all that was there was a pencil hole. Luckily I heard him crash and new about where he went. And that was my last time shooting rage.
     
  3. Huntertyler

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    I posted a thread last weekend about hitting a buck and not finding him. Don’t believe my shot was perfect like some of these stories but the thing they have in common is mechanicals. Believe I’m going to trade in the swhackers. Now to decide which fixed blade
     
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  4. rcb216

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    Hard to beat a 100gr muzzy mx3
     
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  5. OLE RASPY

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    Muzzy
     
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  6. theprofessor

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    Agreed. Pass through on every deer i've hit with one.
     
  7. predator1

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    No infection at all. Other than the obvious scars on both sides, you’d have never known.
     
  8. predator1

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    I’d go with the QAD Exodus, or Muzzy as others have said. I prefer the Exodus myself
     
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  9. Ataulbe1

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    +1 for Muzzy. I've had good luck with the original and the mx-3. With my setup I've gotten better penetration with the originals.
     
  10. xbokilla

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    I’ve shot Montecs for several years. Shoot, sharpen, and go on. I have several brands though and many look the same. Always shot 100s in my compound. Moved up to 125s in the xbow.
     
  11. predator1

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  12. Meatstick

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  14. predator1

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    Look at the deers face. It obviously wasn’t doing the best. But it was certainly surviving. I’m like you, I’ve got nothing. Sometimes their will to live is apparently stronger than our desire for them to die.
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  15. EdLongshanks

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    That’s absolutely incredible. How didn’t it bleed out? How was the heart functional? Truly amazing.
     
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