- Jun 22, 2014
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- North Jersey Woods ( NJW)
Smart. I always aim for the kill shot with the greatest margin for error. Like you said, you could be a little off, or your rifle could be a little off from the last time you went down on a snowy slope.I would choose the red dot and give myself a little more margin for error as a lot of my shots are offhand and don't hit exactly where they are intended to.
Not me! There’s a chunk of jacketed, mushrooming, lead going through the top of that front shoulder, through a lung or 2 and rib bones (possibly more shoulder bones or ribs depending on how the bullet acts) on the other side...plenty of backstop!Would anyone say that you should not shoot because he is on a hill crest?
Yes, good chance he is going down, but I've seen them run off crashing into things even with that shot.I'm aiming for the red in that scenario all day. I've hit a number of them in that vicinity, some seemed dead before they hit the ground, others went 75 yards. I hit one halfway between purple and blue once probably due to a combination of factors (he was on the move, had begun to quarter more to me than I recognized being that he was pretty long deer). He only went a 100 yards or so but required a follow-up shot. Hit one lung and the liver.