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Old 11-08-2004, 10:13 PM
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Would an arrow pass through the ribs? or do you have to shoot where the ribs aren't? Now that i think about it there is a diagram of a deers vitals somewhere on this site, i'm going to go check it out now. but still answer my question if you can, thanks
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Old 11-08-2004, 10:35 PM
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Default RE: ribs

The ribs cover the "vitals". So the answer is yes, you shoot them through the ribs to hit the lungs/heart etc...
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Old 11-09-2004, 02:13 AM
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Yes I have blown thru shoulders already
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:22 AM
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If your shooting lighter setup you will still blow through a rib. If you happen to hit one square on the entrance and square on the exit you may not passthrough but it will do just as much damage.
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:29 AM
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I think a lot of times the broadhead rolls off the rib. Ive busted ribs and shot between them. Sure cant aim between a rib . Lungs and heart are hard enough.
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:49 AM
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my first rack buck I killed this year at 12 yds. and it would have passed completely through had it not hit a rib on the opposite side. I used a muzzy 4 blade 125.
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:47 PM
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I though we were talking eats here! I just finished off a rack of ribs donated to me by ms. hog. Ummm. ribs...

If you smack a deer in the ribs you will surely get to the goodies. I always inspect the wound channel left by my arrow and desrtoying a rib on each side is normal. Deer ribs are pretty light weight bones when compaired to those of cattle and hogs.
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:21 PM
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Default RE: ribs

Saw first hand the damage a Muzzy 3 blade 125gr head did to a shoulder... busted right through and out the other side (through the ribs).

If you don't hit a shoulder, you will just blow through ribs!
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:08 PM
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Here is a good diagram of a deer anatomy.
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