Originally Posted by royinidaho
Help me out here, ok?
I've been a behind the shoulder deer shooter for so long I'm afraid I'll fall into the old habit in the heat of the moment when Mr. Elk presents itself.
The shot I've heard termed "high shoulder" seems a bit risky.
Put your X on this for me wouldja. Thanks
Roy the drawing you have seems to be a bit off on the height and angulation of the Scapula and Humerus but it's pretty close.
Here's my Target point.
With a dead on strike you take out both scapulas and the jucture between the heart/lungs. High spine/lungs. Low Heart. Left lungs and ventral Aorta. Right longs Jugulars and Aorta.
No point of aim gives you a better chance of putting the animal down in the dirt because even if you are off fairly signficantly your likelihood of impacting major vessels or interrupting the CNS is very high.
Even if you are low enough to miss the chest completely there's a significant likelihood of striking both front legs at a point where it would put the animal down unable to move.