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#2971480 - 10/07/12 12:11 AM Shot placement
bassinbrian
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What's your favorite shot placement on deer? Shoulder, high shoulder, neck or heart or lung? Had this conversation at work and was surprised at the different shots guys will take. I like the shoulder, just wanted to throw out and see what y'all like.
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#2971503 - 10/07/12 04:13 AM Re: Shot placement [Re: bassinbrian]
mike243
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heart/lungs,i aint no prostaff lol
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#2971521 - 10/07/12 06:27 AM Re: Shot placement [Re: mike243]
quigleysharps4570
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Heart/lungs.
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#2971526 - 10/07/12 06:47 AM Re: Shot placement [Re: quigleysharps4570]
Wobblyshot1
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I hunt with iron sights so I try to keep my shots at somewhere around 50 yds or less. If the deer is close enough I might try for the heart. Otherwise, a lung shot will give you a bigger/easier target and with either one they usually don't go very far.
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#2971728 - 10/07/12 11:03 AM Re: Shot placement [Re: Wobblyshot1]
ROVERBOY
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I always try for the shoulder shot or sometimes right behind the shoulder.
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#2972049 - 10/07/12 06:51 PM Re: Shot placement [Re: ROVERBOY]
muddyboots
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Follow leg up too a little above 1/2 way and pull trigger.
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#2972122 - 10/07/12 07:53 PM Re: Shot placement [Re: muddyboots]
Brisco Darlin
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lung area. i shoot 385 gr horndady great plain. it will flatten a deer when it hits.
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#2972152 - 10/07/12 08:15 PM Re: Shot placement [Re: Brisco Darlin]
quigleysharps4570
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 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
i shoot 385 gr horndady great plain. it will flatten a deer when it hits.


Yep. ;\) I shoot the LEE REAL bullet out of the .50 and it will drop them quick too. The ones that don't hit the ground then and there leave a blood trail Ray Charles could see with his cane.

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#2972343 - 10/07/12 09:54 PM Re: Shot placement [Re: quigleysharps4570]
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shoulder
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#2972852 - 10/08/12 11:48 AM Re: Shot placement [Re: Deer Assassin]
bigtex
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Shoulder shots put em on the ground. Heart lung is a little larger target and a little more room for error.
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