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#3047336 - 11/24/12 07:14 PM Lost one.
backwoods7
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I shot a buck this morning at about 70yards. He was slightly quartering towards me. At the shot he droped but when i walked up he jumped up and took off, i fired missing him this time. No blood at the scene of the shot about 25yards away i found two very small drops of blood. I trailed him for a long ways following a drop here and there snd an ocasional spray. Sometimes itd be 20-30yards before i found the next spot. I eventually ended up jumping him up but couldnt see good and he gotaway. Where he had bedded down there was a puddle of bright red blood and following where he went was a fairly good bloodtrail for 20yards or so then it dried up.

I was useing a 7mm/08 shooting 140gr balistic tips. Iveherd horror stories on these bullets before, for the guys who have had trouble with btips whatd the trail look like? Any ideas what happend?

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#3047346 - 11/24/12 07:18 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: backwoods7]
rem270
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dang man. good luck finding him
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#3047347 - 11/24/12 07:18 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: backwoods7]
Eric Kilby
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probably not the bullet more the angle .. how long did you wait before you went to find him?
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#3047357 - 11/24/12 07:22 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: Eric Kilby]
backwoods7
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After he droped in his tracks i didnt wait long that time, but it was a good hour before i jumped him the last time
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#3047375 - 11/24/12 07:30 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: backwoods7]
timberjack86
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Sound like you hit him pretty hard if he dropped.Good luck!
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#3047383 - 11/24/12 07:33 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: backwoods7]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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It's not the bullet you didn't give him enough time. Once you saw him get up needed to back off. And a quartering to you is a tough shot gotta place it perfect. I don't shoot ballistic tip any more but dad does and we have never had any trouble at all.
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#3047388 - 11/24/12 07:37 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: deerhunter10]
Big J
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Yep. You should have scoped him and seen if he was still breathing. Then backed out. When they jump and run! You have got to back out! That is definite doubt so back out.
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#3047409 - 11/24/12 07:56 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: Big J]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: Big J
Yep. You should have scoped him and seen if he was still breathing. Then backed out. When they jump and run! You have got to back out! That is definite doubt so back out.
If you can scope him and he is still breathing let him have another!!
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#3047414 - 11/24/12 07:59 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: timberjack86]
krazykarl_13
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Registered: 07/26/09
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Loc: crossville

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i shot one today with a 7mm mag with 140 grain nosler balistic tip and it fell in it's tracks
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#3047589 - 11/24/12 09:42 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: krazykarl_13]
tylerc56
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You have a dead deer sir. Go back in morning and start from last drop of blood . If water source is near start making circles you will find him. If you have access to a dog take it with you. I had same thing happen some years back . Found the stud next morning 75 yards from last spot
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