Originally Posted by coleridge
That is why I don't understand why people believe in absolutes. One has stated (several times) that there are no absolutes but ABSOLUTLY believes what he believes?
Yep. I believe it b/c I was there. I believe what I SAW. For unkown reasons, the fluke I experienced did occur. It is a bit of a mystery. I stand by my previous (several times) posts.
You do bring up a valid point, that the bullet may have hit a bug. But the only thing b/w my muzzle and the hair on the deer was air. I've got several years of experience from hunting that same rock. It is a burned area. Grass/twigs were not an issue.
If the shoulder, which I didn't hit, or any part of the deer did cause the bullet to "rake" then again, that's not something that falls on the hunter.
I recently read another odd thing on another forum where a bowhunter stuck a doe that had no reaction whatsoever to the shot. She walked off. Only after more Does came around and acted strange, did the hunter realize he did hit her and she was about 40 yards from where he shot her, yet, no reaction at all to having an arrow go through both lungs. It reminded me of an old hunting video where a guy put an arrow right through the lungs of a spike buck that was feeding. The broadhead exited, but the entire arrow was visible on both sides of the kill zone. The buck slightly flinched, and then just stood there chewing his cud. About 25 seconds later, he fell over sideways and died. No reaction to being shot at all.