Re: Not so happy with the Accubonds
Ok guys let me try to defend myself a little. First, Derek M, you must be a sensitive, grouchy old fart. Your bullet experience is not much different than mine except I eventually recovered the deer. As far as proof, I miked the recovered bullet my son handed me and it was .277. I looked at the rack for a good while before I shot and am positive it is the same deer. I am also positive that the deer's lungs were not damaged severely because he would have died much sooner. The deer was bedded when I shot. I am sure the bullet did not hit anything vital. I participate in deer depredation hunts every year as well as guide hunters every fall. I shoot and see shot more deer in a week than you probably do in 5 years. In all my vast experience in the field, I have never seen anything like this happen. If it had not happened to me, I would be quick not to believe this story. I was just comparing my similar experience with some of the other hunting experiences. I do not know how the deer survived 11 days but he did. The deer was in such poor shape due to what appeared to be infection in the chest cavity,we did not save some of the meat. The bullet had to travel across the chest cavity, but can it miss the vital organs because the deer was laying down? This is the only logical explanation I can give.