Originally Posted by Greg Duerr
I have been going back and fourth with a Friend who has a different view than I do on most things pretaining to Rifles, barrels, and Cartridge choice. However the one thing he wont deviate from is bullet placement. For him its either the neck or head and finds it frustrating why anyone would place the bullet any other place. He never has nor will he ever shoot a big game animal anyther place that the neck or head. This subject for him is closed
So what is your prefered bullet placement location................all things considered?
I have shot lots of game in the head because of caliber, because they would not drop the game in there tracts if shot in the boiler room.
The problem with this type shot is that there heads are seldom still and the neck is a small target
and poor hits are common. leaving the game to die a slow painful death. so a perfect shot is necessary every time. being a good shot is not the only requirement for good clean kills every time.
If you place the correct bullet for the game in the center of the chest it will die.
With all of the outside influences the perfect shot is not always possible but a good shot is or it shouldn't be taken.
Another reason I like the chest shot is it bleeds out the meat better than a head shot. also bullet performance is more predictable with a chest shot.
I do have one exception though, If I encounter a trophy I will normally shoot the shoulder to drop him where he stands and not worry about meat loss.
I like/enjoy taking running shots when I need to and the Head/neck shot is out of the question.
So My opinion for what it's worth is, take shots that you are most proficient at and pass on the other.
If your friend is happy with his choice then let him have at it.
This is a long range hunting site and most of the good/best shots will normally take the chest/shoulder shot at longer ranges.
The hunter has to make his choice and then live with his choice.
Just my opinion
PS I shoot hogs anywhere I can (I like to make them squeal if I cant drop them in there tracts). Ha Ha.
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