I shot a doe time with my 45-70. She dropped like a hammer. The shot was off hand a about 125 yards. I started walking up to her only to notice she started moving. I ran up to her and noticed no blood or bullet wound. Much to my surprise I, l had only grazed her neck and left a racing strip on her neck. The bullet from the 45-70 had just knocked her out. I quickly dispatched her with my trusty pocket knifeI think you are correct. I am trying to do neck shots. Deer won't recover even if the bullets goes right through.