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#173126 - 09/20/16 09:57 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: racksmasher1]
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Too many variables to just pick one placement. Shot angle, gun and bullet style, distance, rested or not. Whether standing still, walking, running, or lying down, looking at or looking away. I have not had many deer just stand still broadside waiting for me to plant a slug in the boiler room, but if that shot presents itself that is where it will usually go as I hate to waste venison.
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#173133 - 09/20/16 10:26 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: s4s4u]
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I've always aimed for a heart shot behind the front legs, but I've always used jacketed bullets as well. With my hardcast handloads I think I'm moving my aiming point forward to break some bone and penetrate vitals as well.
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#173140 - 09/20/16 11:41 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: PsTaN]
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Ditto on what s4s4u said.

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#173150 - 09/21/16 08:19 AM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: abner]
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Guys I absolutely agree that it depends on the position of the animal and such like. I was just referring to my favorite shot being the aorta as my favorite target but once again there are many variables.
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#173157 - 09/21/16 08:57 AM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: reflex264]
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 Originally Posted By: reflex264
I love a broadside shot right through the aorta. catches both lungs. What about you fellers?


What he said.

I shoot hard cast and soft point. If I'm using hard cast I also try to break a leg/shoulder when I can.

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#173165 - 09/21/16 11:43 AM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: SGalan]
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I'm a high shoulder shot kind of a guy.
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#173168 - 09/21/16 12:02 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: Whitworth]
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I always take the first good shot I get because weird things happen and you may miss your opportunity. I once had a crow fly out of the top of a pine tree just as a good buck was about to step into the open for a twenty yard shot.

The buck took off and did not stop until he was out of bow range.
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#173169 - 09/21/16 12:14 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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 Originally Posted By: REDHAWK1954
I always take the first good shot I get because weird things happen and you may miss your opportunity.


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#173170 - 09/21/16 12:17 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: karl]
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Amen to that!
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#173173 - 09/21/16 01:05 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: racksmasher1]
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I usually go for the spot between the eye and the external auditory meatus (ear hole) if I don't want the head for a mount.

If not, then the heart.

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