Shot Placement

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Csafisher, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Csafisher

    Csafisher Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    What you yall think is the most effective place to shoot a deer assuming it is broadside? Do you have better success shooting the lower half of the vitals and getting the heart or shooting a little higher to get the spine?

    I usually shoot VLDs if that matters.
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Point of the shoulder.

    If you are high it's a spine shot.

    Low it's a heart/lung shot.

    Wide head side, spine/throat shot.

    Wide rib side, lungs or at least sucking chest wound.

    Of course that depends a lot on what caliber and type of bullett, impact velocity, range, and whether the animal is moving or dead still.
  3. JP100

    JP100 Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2011
    I find that with lower chest(heart shots) game can sprint off and run upto 100m before they run outa juice wheras a spine shot will usually drop them on the spot. this can make a big difference if you are hunting steep stuff or in heavy thick bush.