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Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14562905 02/11/20
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It depends on the range, which rifle I'm using, the deer's position, if they are moving and if they are a meat doe or a mountable buck. Since I process my own animal, a mid to high heck shot on a meat deer results in a very tidy carcass. I'm not ruining the cape on a mountable buck with a neck shot and those get a heart/lung shot. A crossbow doe taught me a valuable lesson a few years back when she came out at last light. She was quartering toward me, but I thought that she was a shorter coupled fawn of the year and I took a behind the near shoulder shot. What I got was a heck of a long tracking job, a nicked lung, liver and gut and a mess to clean.


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Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14563028 02/11/20
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Broadside tight behind the shoulder, or if quartering then through the offside shoulder. I don't mind a little tracking and want to save as much meat as possible. I've taken a few neck and frontal shots, but the margin for error is a little slim for my liking.

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I like a broadside shot. I aim to break both shoulders when presented.

Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: StoneCutter] #14563180 02/11/20
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Originally Posted by StoneCutter
Double lunger. Just used to it because of bow hunting. If I'm using a gun and I don't want'em running, hit the shoulders. If they're walking towards me or quartering towards me, I like to put it right in front of the shoulder at the base if the neck. I killed three like that this year. This one I almost missed. eek

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Brian---that's a nice buck. I'm a double lunger also. Bob

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Double lunger. Just used to it because of bow hunting. If I'm using a gun and I don't want'em running, hit the shoulders. If they're walking towards me or quartering towards me, I like to put it right in front of the shoulder at the base if the neck. I killed three like that this year. This one I almost missed. eek

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Brian---that's a nice buck. I'm a double lunger also. Bob


Good morning Bob. I also shot his little brother two weeks later. He was walking directly towards me and I shot him at less than 10 yards. Same shot, in front of the shoulder at the base of the neck. That way, if they're quartering towards you, you'll exit behind the opposite shoulder and not get the guts. This guy was dead in 15 seconds. I hit the first one too low and had to track him a couple of hundred yards. But dead is dead.

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Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14563576 02/11/20
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Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14563815 02/11/20
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Codybrown: That is all I ever try for on game - heart/lung shot - preferably broadside!
It kills rather quickly 6 - 7 seconds and the game animal bleeds almost entirely out thus enhancing the meats taste.
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Originally Posted by codybrown
Under ideal conditions what's your favorite shot to take? Neck/spine, Shoulder, Vitals, Other?

I prefer right behind the shoulder so I don't damage and meat. I don't eat the ribs so nothing is lost.

Under the conditions that you postulate, I prefer a high neck shot.

I have killed many, many deer this way. They go down where they are standing and there is no meat damage.


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Bucks moving around trees and brush often don't stop to pose, when this is going on I try to put the vertical cross hair between their front legs from any angle. When they are considerate enough to pose I would like to shoot through the shoulder quartering toward me.

Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: SKane] #14564944 02/11/20
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Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14564987 02/11/20
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Originally Posted by codybrown
Under ideal conditions what's your favorite shot to take? Neck/spine, Shoulder, Vitals, Other?

I prefer right behind the shoulder so I don't damage and meat. I don't eat the ribs so nothing is lost.


Quartering away right behind the shoulder aiming right through vitals.


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Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14565083 02/11/20
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I ain't afraid of that frontal brisket shot or even frontal neck shot. That's a dead right there shot on the handful of times I've been presented. Otherwise tight to back of shoulder, broadside. Quartering will work too.

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You are right about the neck shot for sure.

2017 this guy was trailing one of two Does with his head down coming straight to me. I said "HEY!", he looked up.BANG

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2017 this guy was walking straight away from me @ 175 yds. Back of the neck, no exit, BUG eyes.

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2016 this guy was RUNNING a Doe straight over me... I YELLED hey, he stopped and dropped 24 or 27 steps away.

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2016 She, well,,,

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Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14566090 02/12/20
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I like the base of the neck, front of the shoulder shot. If moving or I just need a bigger target, top of the shoulders. At my age, I try to balance out my "need for every ounce of meat" with the very real chance of having a heart attack while dragging or packing out! I try to drop them, keep them out of these deep holes (some call them canyons, etc...no! they are bottomless pit!) Or the "tricky" deception of Oakbrush ! Add knee deep snow....Wow! And I had the opportunity to hunt Freer, South Texas once. OMG, South Africa and Namibia were far easier to hunt! ha

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Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14567998 02/12/20
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If I can choose I like broadside, about a hand width behind the crease of the shoulder mass, and center of the chest.
No meat loss, and I have never had any animal get away or go far with a hit there.

About 2/3s of the time I don't get to choose.......... so I run a bullet through the middle of the chest and I use guns and bullets that will get through regardless of the angle of the body.

Re: What's your favorite shot? [Re: codybrown] #14569610 02/13/20
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My favorite shot is a Buck chasing a doe nose to the ground grunting as he runs by. Ribs right behind the shoulder.

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I prefer to pop both lungs if given the chance.


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High shoulder shot is my first pick when given the opportunity. Never has failed to drop a deer dead in it's tracks for me.

As always,YMMV...

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