For some time now I have been having a problem with shot placement when shooting deer. My shots albeit humane and killing are persistently two to three inches higher than a proper heart shot. For example yesterday morning four Muntjac were killed instantly but with broken spines whilst one was missed over the top. Whilst a Roe was shot properly as I was obliged to shoot on my knees more or less free hand at about 40 yds.
I zero at 100yds using bags but ensure that I place my hand under the stock. I have a good cheek weld by using a neoprene comb-raiser and the trigger pull is just over the 2lb mark on a Sako 75 in 243 with a T4 mod and Swaro' scope.
In the field I shoot usually shoot off of long sticks. I have tried everything I can think of to ensure that the contact with the sticks is not the only cause but it makes no difference. I can only get a perfect heart shot if I aim at the sternum . Its not the equipment, its me.
There is clearly something wrong with my method, hold etc ????, but I haven't got a clue what it is.
I know some of you are properly trained rifle shots so am hoping that you will be able to make some (helpful) suggestions for resolution.
Thanks in anticipation.