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Old 02-07-2005, 01:21 PM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

Dave,

I hadn't considered the 'force multiplier' idea of brain shots for culling.

At the risk of hijacking a thread, would you mind taking a second to explain how you visualise your aiming point for a brain shot; deer face on, side on and oblique.

I've never brain shot a deer, so I don't feel wildly confident about the aiming point;

for eg, on Saturday I lay waiting for a doe to show herself over a convex slope (waiting to neck shoot her), meanwhile her young buck partner lay facing me.

To pass the time I moved my sight picture over the buck's face.

I think that a brain stem shot would have meant shooting between the nostrils- which made me think about how much bone, sinus etc the bullet would have to transit to reach the stem - a lot!

Shifting the POA higher -between the eyes, presented a 'glacis plate' of sloping skull bone.

What's the solution? [in case you wondered, the pair took off and I didn't get the shot!]



By the way, Bill B, Don't feel bad, I don't understand the SMK debate either:

Encouraged by the SMK reports that I read when I first discovered this board, I experimented by shooting an unopened tin of tomatoes at 200m with a 168 lapua scenar out of a 308.

Expected an explosion; nothing happened.

Thought I'd missed.

However, it was drilled dead centre [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

Next time I'm attacked by tinned tomatoes, Scenars will not be my projectile of choice [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Each to his own I guess [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:29 PM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

Brown Dog

I'll start a new thread about culling.
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