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#173090 - 09/20/16 09:58 AM favorite aiming point on deer
reflex264
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I love a broadside shot right through the aorta. catches both lungs. What about you fellers?
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#173091 - 09/20/16 10:13 AM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: reflex264]
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Imagine a line along the back of the leg going straight up across the vitals. I try to aim just behind that, centered between the bottom and top of the chest.
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#173093 - 09/20/16 10:25 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?


Yes punch them through the pump its lights out.
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#173094 - 09/20/16 10:50 AM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: Ramjet-SS]
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This is not a deer, but

The shot applies to deer and similar animals. It's straight up the leg, 4" below the top of the back. It's the spine and they are instantly dead. I use this almost always unless I'm testing bullet performance.
It does not apply to most any of the large African animals. Their spines are funky shaped, so you'll miss. Plus most carry vital organs very low in their body.

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#173097 - 09/20/16 12:05 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: wvhitman]
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That is a nice bushbuck. I come straight up the foreleg 1/3 of the way up from the belly line. They drop at the shot.
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#173103 - 09/20/16 01:48 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: wheeler45]
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 Originally Posted By: wheeler45
That is a nice bushbuck. I come straight up the foreleg 1/3 of the way up from the belly line. They drop at the shot.


I prefer this shot, although on bull elk I have twice intentionally put the bullet through the center of the shoulder to try and break them from running off. Sometimes a lung shot bull can go a long long ways. But for this shot you have to have a very tough bullet that can break bone and keep on going. Partitions work, ML Black Belts and Power Belts DON'T.
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#173108 - 09/20/16 05:19 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: Gregg Richter]
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See above ^^^ wvhittman shot placement.
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#173109 - 09/20/16 05:51 PM 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.


This is my choice with jacketed handgun or rifle bullets.

If I'm using hard cast handgun ammo..........through the shoulder/spine.
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#173110 - 09/20/16 06:22 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: Zee]
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Shoulder, heart, lungs....all have worked great for me

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#173119 - 09/20/16 09:02 PM Re: favorite aiming point on deer [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
Shoulder, heart, lungs....all have worked great for me
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