well it happened, an unseen branch deflected the bullet, I saw the deer was hit hard but when he ran I felt uneasy with the gound he covered agter the shot.
quickley picked up the trail, he was bleeding good, after 300 yds he was completely bled out, 120 yds farther I found him, impact was I'm saing 12 right of POA, entrance hole was the size of a tennis ball.
The buck was quartering away, I held to break the offside shoulder, hit wastop of the ham took out the liver and clipped the lungs. wasn't a long shot by any means, 450 was the range, due to lack of open country this is a long shot for deer hunting in the timber, and shooting spots are limited, here's the view from behind the rifle, the narrow band of open timber at the top of the ridge is the window of opprotunity
and the buck