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Old 10-09-2007, 11:12 AM
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On both of the deer that I shot, when the arrow hit there wasa loud "popping" sound. What causes this sound? It was totally unexpected. On the first one, I thought I had hit a limb or a twig that I hadn't seen. The second was wide open and I still heard it. Anyone know?
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:17 AM
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Where did you hit them? In the shoulder? Behing the shoulder? Could have been your arrow breaking a rib or hitting bone of some sort...

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Old 10-09-2007, 11:18 AM
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never hured of that could be some extra ke when you hit the deer check yourshot placement could you have hit a shoulder or rib .

might be your bow something lose or to tight get a pro shop to check it out


could your arrows be to smal for your draw weight
does it do it on a target

i have never had this happen but this might help keeps posted


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Old 10-09-2007, 11:22 AM
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Where did you hit them? In the shoulder? Behing the shoulder? Could have been your arrow breaking a rib or hitting bone of some sort...
Onewas a double lung passthrough. A little far back, but still caught both lungs. The otherentered just below the spine and exited low on the other side. You may be right. It might have been the sound of a rib being cut.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:22 AM
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It would have to be the arrow hitting a rib or even just entering the body cavity. When I shot mine it made a thump sound. I was told by my friends that sound is typical.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:23 AM
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Maybe you're just hearing the beloved THWACK.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:26 AM
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never hured of that could be some extra ke when you hit the deer check yourshot placement could you have hit a shoulder or rib .

might be your bow something lose or to tight get a pro shop to check it out


could your arrows be to smal for your draw weight
does it do it on a target

i have never had this happen but this might help keeps posted

Well, I'm not sure how to avoid hitting a rib...
It's not my bow making the sound. It's quiet. The sound is after the shot... on impact. Also, believe me, my arrows are spined correctly.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:29 AM
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Maybe you're just hearing the beloved THWACK.
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I'm sure of it, but these were the first deer I've shot. I'm curious to find out what causes that "thwack". After I dismissed the idea that I'd hit a stick, my second thought was that it could have been the mechs opening, but I ruled that out.... I'd practiced with them and heard no simliar sound.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:29 AM
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Maybe you're just hearing the beloved THWACK.
Ah, what a glorious sound it is!
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:41 AM
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I think it is the air in the lungs that give a hollow thump, but if if is a crack...then I would say must be bone doing it.
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