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Unread 10-13-2011, 02:46 PM
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Shot Placement

What you yall think is the most effective place to shoot a deer assuming it is broadside? Do you have better success shooting the lower half of the vitals and getting the heart or shooting a little higher to get the spine?

I usually shoot VLDs if that matters.
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    What you yall think is the most effective place to shoot a deer assuming it is broadside? Do you have better success shooting the lower half of the vitals and getting the heart or shooting a little higher to get the spine?

    I usually shoot VLDs if that matters.
    Point of the shoulder.

    If you are high it's a spine shot.

    Low it's a heart/lung shot.

    Wide head side, spine/throat shot.

    Wide rib side, lungs or at least sucking chest wound.

    Of course that depends a lot on what caliber and type of bullett, impact velocity, range, and whether the animal is moving or dead still.
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    I find that with lower chest(heart shots) game can sprint off and run upto 100m before they run outa juice wheras a spine shot will usually drop them on the spot. this can make a big difference if you are hunting steep stuff or in heavy thick bush.
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