Self defense is probably the worst time to take a head shot. In that situation you will likely miss. Always center mass. With that being said, I’m not a huge fan of head shots. I’ve seen a head shot miss by 2 inches and pencil thru the cheek. Had it not been dropped on a follow up shot to the vitals, that animal would have suffered for a week or more.You are correct, I did make assumptions. And, you may assume..... correctly, I’ll not make a head shot, on a game animal. In self defense.....a different topic and scenario! memtb
Self defense is probably the worst time to take a head shot. In that situation you will likely miss. Always center mass. With that being said, I’m not a huge fan of head shots. I’ve seen a head shot miss by 2 inches and pencil thru the cheek. Had it not been dropped on a follow up shot to the vitals, that animal would have suffered for a week or more.
Wow, lot of people here deciding what's ok for others to do. The only issue I might have with the original post has nothing to do with the headshots. In my opinion, if you know you can make the shot and have the equipment and experience to make it happen, do whatever cleanly kills the animal. My issue, is more with hunters taking shot when hunting "out of state", that they wouldn't do at home. To be clear, I'm not saying this is the case here, but it might be. As a resident of a state that sees a ton of people coming from other states to hunt, I constantly see behavior that is completely disrespectful of our forests and animals. I feel like it's pretty common for people who drive out west to feel like they are owed a chance at an animal and take shots they would have no business taking because they have nothing to lose, they don't live here. I watched a pair of guys with Missouri plates shoot at a herd of elk 900 yards away and send at least 12 rounds at them. Every shot landed so low you could tell they had no idea what they were doing. Do they shoot like that at their whitetails at home? I personally don't care where you shoot your deer, as long as your *Rule 1 Violation*s don't change just because you're a thousand miles from home.
If you are VERY confident & competent in yourself and your weapon and you assert that the shooting conditions are a go. send itWent on an out of state deer hunt with a buddy of mine and we shot our buck deer in the first two days ( got pretty lucky). With lots of time left to hunt we each got a antler less tag and went back out. To make it more interesting we decided any shot less than 500 yards would be a head shot, of course conditions had to be ideal. We had great weather and no wind for the afternoon hunt. I shot mine at 350 yards, DRT. My buddy shot his at 400, DRT. With no meat loss and having such a great time I am thinking this was a great idea. So I thought I would see what you guys all think, just looking for honest opinions? Is there any reason this is just a bad idea?