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#178920 - 02/17/17 06:18 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: wheeler45]
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With my eyesight I fell lucky slipping a bullet anywhere into the vital zone....I`am usually to excited to concentrate on a specific bone.... A bullet in and out of a pressurized system causes a drop in pressure which stops locomotion which results in a dead animal....
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#178931 - 02/17/17 09:01 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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That's the way to do it James. Shoot them where they bleed, then keep shooting till they stop moving and bleeding.I always figured a man of your experience would be[ COOL HAND LUKE ] on the trigger.


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#178936 - 02/17/17 09:49 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: junebug]
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I've traditionally tried to slip the bullet behind the deer's shoulder, either because they were pretty far away and I preferred aiming dead center of the chest to minimize margins of error, or because I used a rapidly expanding bullet that was unlikely to hold together after hitting those bones.

I wouldn't hesitate to make the shot if I'm packing hardcasts or Barnes TTSXs, though.
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#178948 - 02/18/17 03:08 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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Old Jersey boy is being a little modest, he can put that bullet where he wants to, I've watched him do it on some Boone & Crockett ground squirrels!

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#178949 - 02/18/17 03:25 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: sixshot]
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Shucks fellows (JB -SS) you got me turning colors....
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#178961 - 02/19/17 02:30 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Not a fan of head shots. Last year while deer hunting with my daughter. I put down a doe that came by the stand as she had her lower jaw shot off. The doe was in bad shape and had part of her tongue just hanging there. It was my daughters first time seeing something like that (unfortunately it was my second time) and she was disgusted to the point that she wanted to leave, but I talked her into staying.
A person can do as he/she likes but the risk of shooting at a small moving target and causing an animal to suffer a horrible death are too great to justify.
I will always go for the heart/lung shot or shoulder shot depending on the shot presented.

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#179002 - 02/20/17 03:45 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: Dekker]
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Deck, That`s a sad story.....
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#179007 - 02/20/17 05:48 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Broadside centered of the front shoulder, quartering away off shoulder, and quartering to point of shoulder. Pretty much the shoulders. LOL

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#179088 - 02/23/17 05:02 PM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: wheelguns]
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Broadside chest shots only, thru the lungs,
if you can't breath, you don't live.

I can understand the shoulders shots,
in the heavy brush/trees areas,
but in NV we don't have to worry about that problem.

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#179187 - 02/27/17 11:41 AM Re: Shoulder shots [Re: Nvreloader]
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Center body on shoulder. Breaking bone calms the nerves.

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