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Ripper 415 and Spitfires did it again. This morning I was lucky to take a nice doe. I was setting in a lockon stand about 25 feet up in a large white oak. The doe (5) came from my left passing behind me. When the large doe broke out I had just brought my Ripper 415 around to position. I gave a "naaah!" sound to stop the doe. She was about 15-20 yards but I didn't have time to get the distance. I know it was close. I instinctively put the top crosshair where I thought it needed to be and put the arrow thru her.
She ran out about 70 yards and crashed. When I got down to check for blood it was very easy to find. The arrow was covered with good blood. The blood trial was one of the best ever for me. It was consistent width of about 1 foot.
When I reached her I turn her to see were the wounds were. They were right on the line I aimed to hit the heart which I did.

Here are the results of the Spitfire:



Entry thru the back from behind shooting down at about 60- 70 degrees from horizontal.



Exit wound:




This doe allowed me to fulfill my goal of back to back years in Arkansas getting my Triple Trophy Award from the AGFC for taking deer with three different style weapons....modern rifle, muzzleloader, and crossbow
 
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Nice shot. That deer with them holes didnt stand a chance of getting away! Congrats.:)
 
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Nice shot. That deer with them holes didnt stand a chance of getting away! Congrats.:)
Thanks Gabowman!
I agree when I saw the arrow and the blood trail it was exactly what I thought. It's good to have it work out like that from such an odd angle in the tree and so little time to send the arrow.
 
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Congratulations. I see that you were crossbow hunting during our 3 day post-Christmas season.
Thanks Sew!
Yes! The hunter's orange was necessary and it was my goal to take a deer with the Ripper crossbow for the Triple Trophy Award.
 
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Thanks Thomas!
 

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Thanks Kush!
I am very happy with my Ripper. It has everything I want in a crossbow. I have owned it since August 2018.

SOA
 

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Thanks Mario! Glad I could accomplish it to share. The Ripper is truly a ripper.

Have a Happy New Year! And may your arrows/bolts fly true in Argentina.
 
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