Originally Posted by Buckethead47
What was that? At 200 yards and a head shot thats hell of a shot.
Headshots on most animals is a low percentage shot if your chasing meat but as has been said it's a better shot for meat as it's instantaneous death,no suffering on the animals part and no chasing.
To headshoot things as small as a PD,rabbit,Hare,fox,coyote etc takes a lot of practice with your rifle especially at long ranges(200 yds +) as things like wind come into play and a rabbit's head is a very small target at these ranges.
I learnt to headshoot foxes for their pelts by trying to headshoot rabbits at ranges out to 200yds with my .222 and believe me I burnt a lot of powder doing it before we started fox shooting for their skins that were worth upto $50+ so the less pelt damage the better.
On bigger animals like pigs,goats,deer I like to smash the shoulder as this 1stly takes out the means of locomotion and 2ndly most of the animal's life support stuff(heart,lungs major blood vessels) are in the front 1/3 of the animal just in and around the front shoulders and for front on shots a low chest shot will do.
Rear end raking shots are a whole different ball game and can see a wounded animal going off and dying a slow painful death,regards