Originally Posted by TireurDelite
Hello to all,
Is there anyone amongs you more experienced shooters and hunters who choose on purpose to take a head shot over a lungs shot?
I have never shot at a deer with a rifle but with a bow I always try for a double lungs. Any infos is much appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
I mainly use it for culling deer not hunting. When culling deer head or neck shots often result in multiple downed deer in one outing. If you drop one quick often times the others just stand there and look at the downed deer. The longer the distance the more likely the others wont run. After the first one is down I will look for a solid neck shot or go to the body on the next.
As for head shots, broadside are the most risky. For this shot it has to be dead calm and I always hold a little more toward the back of the head or neck head junction. It only takes a few inches of drift to blow a jaw off. As Sean said the going away shot is much safer neck or head shot. I also like the head on shot when the deer puts its head down to fead, you have the top of the head and all of the neck.
I mainly do this with a 6 BR If I use a larger cal I opt for the high shoulder.