shot placement

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by Holy Smokes, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Say yore 15 ' up and a fat doe walks rite under you and then goes stright out from ya and stops at 12yd
    should ya shoot?
    if so where?
     
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  2. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    i wouldnt take a straight down shot. too risky. back of the head....would be my other guess. i got a deer target been practicing headshots. ive only missed hmmmmm maybe 5/300 shots
     

  3. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    So you're up 15' and she's out 12 yrds...???
    facing away?? or quartering?? I need some more info...
     
  4. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    sorry bout tha fellars
    she is strigath out not quartin' and in front of you
     
  5. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    if it would be a straight away shot!! I wouldnt shoot. If it were quarting away I aim for high back of the rib line. I actually like this shot...
     
  6. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I have to agree...I'd try to get her to turn...
     
  7. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    drill her right between the shoulder blades and start gutting.......:rockon: :rockon:
     
  8. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Smokes!

    Ive taken that shot,and ive let that shot go!
    I pull back and wait for a slight turn,Or ive even leaned out ta get the quartering away shot!
    But ive let a few walk away that walked Stright away!:frusty:
    Ive also dropped a buck in his trackes with a spine shot right between the front sholders stright down at 6yds from the tree i was in,I was 25 feet stright up!:biggrin1:
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    your 15 right???

    stop practicing head shots and just get good at proper shot placement.....

    personally no one period should be shooting at a deer's head at any distance.....they move there head way too much and very herky jerky at that.....
     
  10. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    I tired this in 86 on a 6 pt and i missed center to tha left and was way to forward never did find tha ol boy :Cry: :Cry:
    I practice this shot each day and hold right where tha hams start
    this will put tha arrow all tha way thru tha vitals.:amen:
     
  11. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    The only head shot I ever took was a Doe a 25 yards w/ a 30-30 Winchester...:biggrin1:
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    make a mess?
     
  13. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Yes but was highly effective...
     
  14. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    imagine it was......
     
  15. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Senior Member

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    i would post a picture of a perfect canoe shot but it would be to gory for many to see ...... 100 yards back of head between the ears.... nothing left through the nose and up...... they are nasty shots but dont waste meat
     
  16. lungcutter

    lungcutter Senior Member

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    Head shots will work but are iffy. I would wait for a better shot. Remember we hunt to enjoy ourselves it isn't always about the killin.
     
  17. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    I'd have to let her walk.If you didn't spook her,odds are you'll see her again and maybe get a better shot.
     
  18. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Senior Member

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    very true i would not try it with the bow.... the one i was referring to was a 257 magnum
     
  19. hduc2005

    hduc2005 Senior Member

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    :amen: brother :amen:
     
  20. hoyt_hunter007

    hoyt_hunter007 Senior Member

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    That was my first thought also....Those spine shots make for nice tracking jobs :rockon: