Re: Do you want a exit wound????
Wow, did this ever turn into a ******* contest! I tell you what why doesn't everyone just back off eachother, we can sum up all the info for the man and let him make his own decision. Here I'll start.
Double Lung / Heart shot with pass through
Pros: Rapid death of animal, 100% fatality rate, large target area, good chance of a blood trail.
Cons: May not anchor animal, may require tracking.
Double lung / heart shot without pass through
Pros: Rapid death of animal, bullets with violent expansion seem to cause greater tissue damage resulting in quicker death, large target area, 100% fatality rate.
Cons: May not anchor animal, may not be a significant blood trail, may require tracking.
Shoulder shot breaking shoulder
Pros: Anchors animal, limited or no tracking, easy to close distance and make effective follow up shot.
Cons: Wasted meat, possibility for increased suffering of animal, somewhat smaller target.
Head / CNS (central nervous system shot)
Pros: Instant death of animal, no tracking, 100% fatality rate, little if no wasted meat.
Cons: Very small target, increased chance of animal wounding.
If anyone want to argue about this post go right ahead but you might as well be arguing with your computer because I'm not into that. The above statements are simply a trend developed from the very people that post on these boards as well as hunters I know and have read about.
The bottom line is use whatever is best for you, if tracking an animal is not your strong suit then take the shot that will allow the best chance of recovery for you (shoulder, or no pass through), on the flip side if meat and quick kills are your forte than go for the double lungs with pass through. If your a super marksman with the right equipment then you get my drift.
Have a nice day, don't let the arguments get to you. Some people just like to "express" themselves.
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