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    Buck Head Shot

    7:00 am out of the door and on my way to my permission about 5 min drive

    i have a friend who wanted to buy a roe deer carcass, he is a chef and has recently acquired a mincer. I'm told he is using it for he own personal consumption, experimenting burgers, sausages, bbq's etc.

    i arrive at the place and within 10 minutes i spot 5 deer

    3 does
    1 buck
    1 little one

    as i start to make my approach in the truck 2 does and the kid start to walk into a thick wood.
    i am approximately 200 yards away (not confident at taking a shot that far)
    crawl out of my truck and up into a position to take a shot.

    crawling through thistles, nettles, long due covered grass up the side of the hedgerow.
    i am now about 100 yards away.

    bi-pod open.......then the buck decides to sit down :P

    so unless i crawl further towards it there is no way of taking a chest shot.

    starts to rain.

    so a fine head shot was taken although the pressure of the bullet has somewhat made one of his eyes to bulge a bit , its a bit ugly and disconcerting when performing the gralloch to have it staring at me like that but was dead immediately.
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    Last edited by Xim; 05-09-2010 at 13:21. Reason: typos

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    The photo says it all, a dead deer, zero suffering, not everybody's choice of shot, but when needs must if you can perform the duty properly so be it!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    looks like he ran for a while.... not well done

    +1 on fb

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    Well done, good shot with a good result.


    (The eyes pop back in with a little pressure, should you need to make one look more photogenic in the future).
    Position and hold must be firm enough to support the firearm
    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartinjock View Post

    (The eyes pop back in with a little pressure, should you need to make one look more photogenic in the future).
    shame threads dont have sound,


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    Quote Originally Posted by centralbeltstalker View Post
    looks like he ran for a while.... not well done

    +1 on fb
    not sure what that means but thx

    i dragged it 200 yards back to my truck before i performed gralloch and the photo shoot, thats why it may look a bit screwed.
    still , my friend coughed up and i hope to taste some venison burgers next weekend weather permitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xim View Post
    not sure what that means but thx

    meant he was going nowhere mate, sorry stupid sense of humour on my behalf


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    well done mate, looks spot on.
    never needed to take a head shot but i have to say if i was in a similar position and on the bipod i would consider it


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    Quote Originally Posted by centralbeltstalker View Post

    +1 on fb
    that bit i meant

    in total i have taken 3 head shots.
    last one was looking straight towards me for ages, whilst a group of does were approaching from a flanking position.
    and then another was behind a fallen tree except head of course.

    never known where on the neck to place my cross hairs. front - windpipe or back- vertebrae ?

    its getting to the point wherever the shot is taken is going to cause damage to a trophy head or the cape for tanning etc .

    perhaps the deer would oblige me by lying down so i could use a hypodermic needle for euthanasia.

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