Originally Posted by Varberger757
I agree to your statement about distance! Due to European rules I wouldn't personally do more than 300m. Good trained hunters in the USA may of course do longer shots, because I'm respecting what other people like to do. We should never forget about that we are killing animals that feel as much pain as we do.
Which is exactly why I always try to execute my shots to where they will be as quick and painless as possible for the animal. A good double-lung shot will usually kill a deer in a matter of a couple seconds. I've had them run as far as 50 yards with a solid double-lung from a rifle, but had them run 150 with a double-lung with a bow.
I like my shots to not only be as humane for the animal as possible, but as easy on me as possible, by-way of them not running very far...Unless I've got a 4-wheeler handy, I tend to be lazy and hate dragging them back to the truck.
But, if you're gonna do the deed, you accept the responsibility. And in the end, what do we really have left, other than our integrity.
The rest the gov't owns and/or controls...
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.