Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
This is copied from a crossbow forum I belong to....
"Has anyone had a problem with one of these broadheds deflecting off a rib?
I shot a doe weekend before last, while sitting on the ground. The deer was perfectly broadside when I shot her. I watched her run about 45 yards in a bean field, and go into the "death spin". I always like to head back to the truck to get rid of excess "stuff" I won't need (backpack, calls, scents, etc) before I start tracking a deer, besides, I'm extremely impatient, and if I don't walk away, I'll never give a deer time to expire. When I came back from the truck, I found the arrow without a problem, but could barely find any blood. Since I was sure she was down in the beans, I made a big circle (so as to not disturb any sign) and went to where I thought she went down. I couldn't find her right away, so I went back to the arrow (again staying away from the path she took), and started to follow the very miniscule blood trail, which made no sense, since the deer had been hit broadside, sitting on the ground from 20 yards, right behind the front leg, with a Horton Legend II, Horton Lighting Strike MX arrow, and a 100 grain Spitfire XP broadhead.
After finding almost no blood, I almost backed out again to leave her until first light, but was determined to find the spot where she spun around and went down. It took nearly an hour, but I tracked her (with some help from my brother-in-law) to the spot where she had spun and expired (I was only about 8 yards from her the first time I walked into the beans, and never saw her). Turns out that the broadhead entered right next to a rib, and as one of the blades opened, it deflected off the rib (instead of cutting through it), pushing the arrow through the near-side lung, the diaphragm, the rumen, and the intestines. When we found her, the intestines had plugged the exit wound, preventing much blood loss from that side, and much of the rumen contents had managed to work it's way into the entrance wound, clogging up the wound and letting very little blood exit from that side (The near side lung was completely destroyed, and the chest cavity was completely full of her rumen contents, for some reason). What should have been a perfect double-lung shot, had turned into what looked to be a marginal quartering-to shot.
Does anyone have any insight into what might have gone wrong?
I'm wondering if I should be looking into a heavier arrow/broadhead combo in the future."
This is the doe I killed on 10-03
My 1911 is more effective than your 911.