Which way did it go?

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Which way did it go?

Post by rattlerun » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:22 pm

My friend was hunting from a box blind and has his M380 on the window ledge zeroing in on a nice buck. As the buck walked to the right, my friend slowly moved his bow to the right. The deer stopped and my friend pulled the trigger. As you can guess, the right limb tip hit the right side of window frame. I heard the noise 150 yards away. Needless to say he missed, but the question I have, to look for the arrow, would we start off to the right or would the right limb hit send the arrow to the left?
What's your thoughts on this? Arrows are expensive and he would like to try to find it.

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Re: Which way did it go?

Post by Normous » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:46 pm

If you have a good "working dog" available you could train him in a matter of minutes to find your missing arrow.
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Re: Which way did it go?

Post by Horizontal Hunter » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:24 pm

A metal detector would help.

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Re: Which way did it go?

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:44 pm

my guess would be to the left.
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Post by mr meat » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:48 pm

My guess would be it could be anywhere! I would be surprised if you even find it! Good luck
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Re: Which way did it go?

Post by janesy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm

Fire up the Crystal Ball ... I'm still looking for an arrow I fired off through a turkey last fall.
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Post by Cardinalsfanforever » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:55 pm

luminoks?
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Re: Which way did it go?

Post by janesy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:16 pm

Cardinalsfanforever wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:55 pm
luminoks?
Until they don't light up. :lol: Halloween night, last year out at 11 pm expecting a beautiful green glow. Notin.

Note.. out looking for the arrow, not hunting
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Re: Which way did it go?

Post by DuckHunt » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:23 pm

janesy wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Cardinalsfanforever wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:55 pm
luminoks?
Until they don't light up. :lol:
I've noticed on more than one occasion that an abrupt stop can cause them to go out. So they are lit all the way to the point of stopping. I've had one skip down through the woods and was lit when I last saw it. I never did find it. I'm guessing it found the base of a tree somewhere and the hard stop jarred it off.

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Re: Which way did it go?

Post by rmb721 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:06 pm

I think the arrow would be to the right. When the right limb hit, it would kick the right side back, so the arrow should be to the right.

If the jolt made the arrow jump out of the rail, it could be anywhere.

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Re: Which way did it go?

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:47 am

Been there. Good luck, we're all rootin for you.
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