What happened with this shot?

westrnwild

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The famous fire bull...

Simple answer is that it didnt penetrate on that first shot. Looked like the bull turned a bit and it connected with that front shoulder and didnt get much penetration. Granted i wasnt there so i cant say for sure. However, one thing i did notice in the video is that the arrow that killed the bull had a fixed broad head on it, and later during the recovery he had a broad head that looked mechanical.. Could be a 100% wrong but sponsors talk, hence why he shoots a hoyt now an not a prime bow. Love Hush videos though and hope they keep at it.
 

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He hit the shoulder blade. I think later on he hits it again and sees the hole of the first arrow and mentions that the blades opened up, but the second shot it looks like a fixed blade nocked and ready.
 

lam396

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The first time I watched that video I couldn't help but notice the mechanical the first time had been replaced by a fixed head. From that distance, they both looked like good shots though. Just goes to show how tough animals are.

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That bull was a beast! It was unreal he had that second chance with the bull too in the same spot.
 

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I stopped the vid and posted the still on another forum way back, the bull ducks down and the arrow hits and slides up the scapula.
 
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sandhillhunter

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Thanks for the input. I knew the video was older and had been discussed other places.

It's amazing to me that the arrow could slide up the shoulder blade, but I suppose that's what happened.

He mentions 90 yards, by then doesn't say the exact range of the shot.

Do you think distance played a role?


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I think distance had a factor in it. I'm betting his total arrow weight is pretty low. Combine that with a mechanical head at that kind of distance and your penetration is going to diminish quite a bit even on a well placed shot.
 
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