Re: Why a high shoulder shot?
In long range hunting, the bullet will almost always exit a deer, the reason I use a high shoulder shot is, like has been stated, it puts them down, NOW. you have no idea how many times I've saw the deer go bang/flop and once walking to where I thought the deer was, even after carefully marking the location, I get there......nothing looks like it should, and a dead deer laying belly up is alot easier to find than torn up leaves where the deer made its death sprint. Besides, after the bullet slows down a bit due to distance, the damage isn't as great as a point blank close up shot.
So I find it advantageous to give up a lil shoulder meat for a quick recovery.
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