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#3069530 - 12/08/12 02:55 PM Shot Placement Question???
bowhunterfanatic
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Where exactly do you shoot a deer with a rifle other than the spine for it to drop in it's tracks? Seems like every year I see deer shot in the exact same place and hear some hunters say this deer dropped while others say this one went 80 yards? I've shot several deer with different caliber rifles and noticed the same thing? What is responsible for the mixed results?
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#3069544 - 12/08/12 03:18 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
Roost 1
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High shoulder..shocks the spine. Works for me anyhow.
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#3069604 - 12/08/12 04:07 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: Roost 1]
travle
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Registered: 10/16/12
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outside of a spine shot (which would not only put a deer in shock, but probably instantly paralyze them) I believe they run on adrenaline alone. My biggest buck i shot was head down on a doe. When i shot he dropped his front shoulder and took off. I knew i hit him good, but didn't find any blood in the flied. My friend and I found 2 trails where he entered the woods. We took one each and just a few yards in he started bleeding not even 30 yards later he was laying dead. I believe he ran that far just on adrenaline alone. It is a powerful hormone when lots of it is produced at once.
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#3069620 - 12/08/12 04:14 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: travle]
cfmartin1833
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One thin to remember is that as little as a quarter inch can make a difference when I comes to where the bullet enters and exits. That quarter inch could be the difference between a good heart shot or a single lung shot. The entry and exit hole can look perfect but if you only hit one lung, a deer could survive that.
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#3069640 - 12/08/12 04:27 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: cfmartin1833]
travle
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yep that's true even a human can survive on one lung. knew a lady that only had one.
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#3069680 - 12/08/12 04:56 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: travle]
muddyboots
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Follow leg up to just above middle squeeze trigger.
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#3069697 - 12/08/12 05:08 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: muddyboots]
travle
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correct me if i'm wrong, but won't that just break a leg and not even hit the body of the deer?
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#3069745 - 12/08/12 05:59 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: travle]
deerhunter10
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Right behind the front shoulder. Look up the diagram of the Deer and look at where the lungs and heart and all of that. That's where you need to shoot. It's right behind the front shoulder.
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#3069748 - 12/08/12 06:01 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: deerhunter10]
deerhunter10
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And i would never purposely shoot a deer in the spine it usually takes a follow up shot. I like a good clean shot never had one run with my 270. Now with a bow of course they will and they. Have always ran with my muzzle loader to.
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#3069749 - 12/08/12 06:01 PM Re: Shot Placement Question??? [Re: deerhunter10]
greyfox1947
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neck shots will put them on the ground....period.

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