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#3038824 - 11/18/12 11:33 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: Gravey]
corymhoward
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Anatomically speaking, neck shots are a very responsible choice for shot placement.....the trachea and high spinal column are on top of each other..either of these receive damage and it's lights out for the deer.....having said that - I have shot many deer in he neck and had them run and I've seen em run with holes in thier hearts.........always be ready for that follow up shot no matter where you hit em
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#3039619 - 11/18/12 09:44 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: corymhoward]
Crosshairy
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The neck is a tall, narrow target (duh!), so it's not uncommon to hit one off-center and have decent blood with no knock-down. Since the target is thinner than the "torso", there's less mass to absorb the bullet's energy. Point being, if you miss by much, there's a decent chance of a long blood trail.

I've shot a handful of deer in the neck. I make sure the shots are short and ideally I have a shooting rest. If they are looking at me, I generally aim at the center/base of the white patch on the throat. There's very little meat that high, and it gives me something to aim at.

I've never had a deer more than about 1-2 steps with that shot, but then again I've never tried doing it from any distance more than about 40-50 yards on a scoped rifle. My closest shot was facing me at about 20 feet.
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#3039713 - 11/18/12 11:26 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: tn droptine]
DirtyBear0311
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Registered: 09/01/12
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 Originally Posted By: tn droptine
 Originally Posted By: waynesworld
 Originally Posted By: TRIGGER
Can someone please explain WHY a neck shot will drop a deer. I am interested because if I ever get into a situation where the neck is the only thing I can see and don't think I will get a better shot I want to know where to aim on the neck. Understanding why it kills the deer will help with shot placement or deciding rather or not the shot is ethical.


Think about as if u were shooting a person if you hit the neck you have a good chance of either cutting blood to brain cutting air or taking out the compleate nerv ststem. Now i relate a lot of things to military a sniper is trained that if they are killing mas people u shoot th first in the stumic the will live longer and takes others to take care of them. Meens more targets. Now deer if u aim for the neck u will miss more but like stated befor high sholder gives better sucess. I have shoot some in the neck and one in the head. All droped. But i do not aim neck i suck at aim the ones i shot wete on run and i lead too far.


Never heard that they started training the military snipers to do stomach shots, must be something new



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#3039928 - 11/19/12 07:39 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: Josiah]
stik
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i have seen deer with the lower jaw blown off and suffering days later from attempted head/neck shots. i will not take such a shot. ribs or no shot.
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#3040015 - 11/19/12 08:34 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: stik]
Don'tDrinkTinks
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close range with a gun, i will in a heart beat. never with a bow.
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#3040024 - 11/19/12 08:39 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: stik]
DaveB
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Unless your rifle is shooting 1 inch groups at 100, and you KNOW exactly how far that deer is from you, and you have a bench-rest kind of stable sight picture, the neck shot is not for you. I shot one off-hand in the neck and the deer took off running, stopped about 150 out and I popped her behind the shoulder. The neck shot should have killed her outright-lot of damage-but the spine did not sever as I thought it would.
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#3040074 - 11/19/12 09:18 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: DaveB]
corymhoward
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ALWAYS......prepare for a follow up shot and take one if you get the opportunity
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