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Old 08-27-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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What kind of shot do you prefer? For me it's double lung.

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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well, i use 350grn .458 caliber bullets around 1600-2100 fps depending on whether im using the socom or winchester model 70. pretty much anywhere does the trick, but i prefer heart/lung shots since it doesnt ruin much meat.

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Head shots...they drop on the spot !

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Neck shots drop them on the spot to and easier to hit

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I prefer the Heart Lung shot. Obviously a head shot works quickly also if properly placed. I do not want any animal I shoot to suffer long at all. I am a hunter but my ultimate goal is being as humane as possible. Even on the coyotes I shoot. If I am going to kill anything I want it to come quick.

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I don't keep trophies, I eat 'em. Whatever shot that will work well and I'm not tracking. I really like the 9.3x57, it takes the edge off some shots. It will plow through like a frieght train at 150 yards or less. A 286gr partition or 285gr cast lead GC at 2100fps does it every time.

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Not a hunter yet, but interested in moving that direction...

Neck shots. Assuming you are still talking lateral and not severing the spine, isn't that a less humane way to go? Unless you are lucky to get the arteries on either side or the spine, isn't that shot, incapacitating though it might be, a slower way to kill?

I would think lateral shot to the shoulder blade going through the lungs/heart would be the best shot. I'm just talking, not arguing.

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I agree with Chris. I only believe in taking high percentage shots no matter what you're shooting at. A neck shot will be an instant kill if you are good enough to shoot it's spinal cord. However, if you fail to hit the exact spot you have a deer with a muscle wound that will run and suffer. Just my .02.

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Dad always taught us to shoot for the neck. If they don't drop instantly, which is the best case scenario, they only make it 20 meters or so. Thank the animal for its life and its a good day of hunting.

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Chest is your best bet, bigger target than head or neck, less movement involved,margin for error is better. Getting fancy is for suckers, or someone without respect for the critter on the other end. Don't forget that hunting dosn't offer the lab like conditions of the range. Be willling to pass on the shot if conditions aren't right.

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