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#200884 - 07/30/19 10:49 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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... I don't like 'em.

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#200885 - 07/30/19 11:26 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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For me a neck shot consists of shot placement at the base of the skull, top of the vertebrae juncture. Or, the base of the neck where the spine joins the shoulder juncture.

I have not done that with a revolver. But, several times with a scoped Specialty Pistol.

Provided a rest or stable platform, I have no issue with the shot within shooter/system capability.

My only issue with that shot...........there is no ballistic science to learn from it. Sever the spine, lights out instantly. You can do that with any chambering/bullet combination on whitetail. From a .22lr and 40gr LRN to a .500 S&W. There is no knowledge to be gained. It?s just skill and accuracy.

So, unless I?m specifically culling for meat, I try for body shots to learn more about a particular systems terminal ballistics.
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#200886 - 07/31/19 02:44 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: wheelguns]
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 Originally Posted By: wheelguns
For me it's not a risk I'm willing to take. Actually I've never even considered it. Center of the front shoulder gets it done for me everytime.


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#200892 - 07/31/19 12:34 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: KRal]
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I?ve taken a lot of head and neck shots with a rifle. Took one small buck with my glock 20 from a little over 40 yards. Lost one really nice buck on a really close neck shot using a rifle. It?s all in how I feel when the shot is available. I prefer to shoot does through the ribs and lungs. If it?s raining or within an hour of dark I?ll sacrifice one or both shoulders. If it?s really close I may knock one in the head. With a handgun a lot of things come into play so I try to aim for the larger vital areas. They do seem to run more often with a lung shot at handgun velocities unless you?re hunting in a small kill plot and then they hit the dirt and kick around spraying blood everywhere.

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#200930 - 08/03/19 07:17 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: EricS]
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Like most of us, I've done it in the past with rifles, but I won't take a neck shot with a handgun. Well, I shouldn't say WON'T, if a buck stuck his neck onto my barrel, I might squeeze off a shot. LOL

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#200940 - 08/03/19 10:08 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: abner]
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Personally haven't done it myself, but I've read quite a few opinions both in favor and in opposition to the shot. It wouldn't be fair to judge it without having tried it. Of course, I think I'd much prefer the larger target and margin of error provided by the heart and lungs.
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