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#196573 - 12/12/18 09:24 PM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: rob-c]
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We will never know.
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#196574 - 12/12/18 09:26 PM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: Zee]
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 Originally Posted By: Zee
Out of curiosity, how did you track her 900 yards?

Tracks? Blood? That?s a little over 1/2 mile. Damn good tracking!


Drops of blood and tracks, we have snow in upstate ny so not to difficult .

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#196575 - 12/12/18 09:27 PM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: rob-c]
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 Originally Posted By: rob-c
 Originally Posted By: Zee
Out of curiosity, how did you track her 900 yards?

Tracks? Blood? That?s a little over 1/2 mile. Damn good tracking!


Drops of blood and tracks, we have snow in upstate ny so not to difficult .


Ah! Very nice. Snow can be a decided blessing.
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#196586 - 12/13/18 06:35 AM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: Zee]
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Interesting thread. Best of luck as you explore new bullets.
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#196587 - 12/13/18 06:46 AM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: rob-c]
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Was the doe standing or walking when you shot. The first buck I killed with a 44 mag lever action ran quite some distance until I put a couple more shots into him. That was 39 years ago. The buck was walking broadside to me and I put one into his should . The 240 grain hollow point broke the onside shoulder and also broke the offside shoulder but he ran off stumbling as he went. I got down from a old home made ladder stand and tracked him till I jumped him and had to put two more shots into him as he tried to run off. When I dressed him later at home I found out that the bullet had broke both shoulders but had not hit anything vital. Thinking back I remembered that he had his shoulder in the forward position as I pulled the trigger. That put his shoulder in front of his lungs. I am not sure just how the bullet broke the far side shoulder while missing the lungs but it did. That has made me nervous about shooting a deer in the shoulder with a slow moving bullet. I normally aim just behind the shoulder.
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#196588 - 12/13/18 10:18 AM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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The deer was standing broadside at about 50 yards.

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#196594 - 12/13/18 08:13 PM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: rob-c]
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I hit this deer a tad high of my normal aiming point with a 240SWC at about 1030fps. Went maybe 35 yards and tipped over. 2 big holes. Website states BHN 16-17.




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#196598 - 12/13/18 10:07 PM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: PsTaN]
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I shot my muley this year with a 180gr 18bhn out of the 357 mag. Shot centered onside shoulder and it was later found that I turned 90* down at the rib cage and went through the brisket. It would not have been fatal even though it was a perfect shot in my opinion. It changed my mind on calibers for hunting even though it was likely an anomaly!

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#196602 - 12/14/18 09:08 AM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: Willicd76]
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You may also consider the Swift A-Frame bullets. They get great reviews.

I have taken 4 deer using the 240 XTP's in 44. None traveled more than 30-40 yards. Three were shot through the lungs and one in the shoulder. The biggest was a huge buck at 18 yards through the lungs. He went 30 yards. All were pass throughs.

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#196604 - 12/14/18 09:18 AM Re: Brindle hardness for shooting shoulders on deer. [Re: rob-c]
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I literally had this exact thing happen to me this fall. The only differences were, I was shooting a 454Casull, 240gr. XTP?s and it was raining hard. 5 minutes before end of legal shooting light, she came in. I hit her right on the shoulder, at 70yrds. I could see the entrance wound, as she ran past me, unable to use her right front leg. We spent 4hours in the dark looking for her. The rain changed to snow overnight, and any sign she had left from the night before, was covered by 3? of snow by morning. I found her about a week later, when the predators finally found her also. That still eats at me right now, that I couldn?t find her that night. Next year I?m over gunning!!! 475 Linebaugh, 425gr. Cast performance bullets!! I would prefer not to repeat this years folly.
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