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#3048223 - 11/25/12 02:24 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: Rockhound]
deerhunter10
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One of these days people will not blame the bullet for bad shot placement. I know people mess up with shots but don't blame the bullet blame yourself.
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#3048232 - 11/25/12 02:32 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: backwoods7]
greygoose
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bad shot and bad patience
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#3048269 - 11/25/12 03:03 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: greygoose]
utfan1
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thus the problem with ballistic tip , usually no blood trail if the deer runs .
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#3048290 - 11/25/12 03:29 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: deerhunter10]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
One of these days people will not blame the bullet for bad shot placement. I know people mess up with shots but don't blame the bullet blame yourself.


sometimes it IS the bullets fault.
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#3048291 - 11/25/12 03:30 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: utfan1]
JGreg
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Ok just my 2cents, if there is a large hole in a deers side there will be blood. I have shot deer with ballistic tips, lead tips, and solid lead bullets, put one of any of them through the shoulder and its over. I know its the brooms fault the floor gets dirty.
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#3048297 - 11/25/12 03:38 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: JGreg]
Elite Mafia
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Go figure....i shot one with a 22-250 at 11:00am and she hit the ground DRT. I've lost deer with a 7mag before. Sorry to hear you lost yours...it happens to everybody!
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#3048301 - 11/25/12 03:40 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: Elite Mafia]
BigD_625
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Registered: 09/30/09
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Hope you find it!!
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#3048303 - 11/25/12 03:41 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: Elite Mafia]
deerhunter10
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I don't see how you can blame h bullet with the RIGHT shot placement there is no excuse. The bullet preformed right he found blood he knocked the deer down obviously it just wasn't a good fatal hit. I hate it for the dude we have all been there but it's not the bullet it's the placement of the bullet.
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#3048304 - 11/25/12 03:41 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: Rockhound]
Shooter77
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I shot SP rounds for years out of my 25-06, then switched the Federal Prem Ballistic tips. I killed 8 deer over 6 years but I lost 7 deer using Ballistic tips over a 5 year period. Some were broadside or quartering one way or another from 30-220 yards. one that sticks out the most to me, was a doe that was broadside to slight quartering away in a open field @ 119 yards. I had a perfect rest on a ladder stand. at the shot she jumped straight up and muled kicked then ran with her head down about 70 yards into the woods. went to last place i seen her and seen red blood every where, i followed it over 150 yards thru the woods till she crossed over a field with water in it and I couldn't track any more. I looked for another 2 hrs where she was going from the last blood and no luck. I switched to Win Prem 110gr Accubonds and have not had a problem. I've killed 19 deer and i've only lost one and it was during low light and I thought I had a clear lane but after the shot I seen the limb that I hit first before just nicking the deer. All others never run more than 40 yards.
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#3048309 - 11/25/12 03:47 PM Re: Lost one. [Re: Shooter77]
deerhunter10
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If you think the ballistic tips are the problem then i highly recommend hornady sst's they are outstanding! But like a said we have never had any problem with ballistic tips. The only deer I've ever lost was with core lock and it was diffenetly my fault bad shot placement.
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