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Why a high shoulder shot?

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Unread 10-24-2008, 04:51 PM
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Re: Why a high shoulder shot?

Originally Posted by bigg_sexy1 View Post
2925 fps from 300 win mag with 210 Berger WOW! What is your load? Must be some hot... fill it up to the top and pack it down with a pencil then crunch the bullet in type of thing? LOL ;)
Am I living life on the edge?
My ingredients are as follows:

Lapua 300 WM Brass
74.1 gr IMR 7828
Federal GM210M Primer
210 gr Berger VLD seated 0.005" into the lands
2910 fps

Chronographed muzzle velocity over an Oehler 33 and a Pact chronograph which are set up in series on the same 5 ft long skyscreen rail.

Hey, I've got an extra powder tamping pencil for your 300 RUM! A small ballpeen hammer also!
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Unread 10-27-2008, 01:21 AM
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Re: Why a high shoulder shot?

Because a high shoulder shot will bust the shoulders, break the spine, and put a deer down in its tracks.

Many people do not realize that a deers spine is a few inches below the back line...the spine runs through the center of the neck, and is just a little above the shoulder joints.

If you miss to the rear...its still a lung shot.
If you miss to the front...its still a spine shot.
If you miss high...not good, nothing there but elongated vertebrae.
If you miss low...you will still likely immobilize the deer.

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