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    Front on chest shots

    Just wondered on other thoughts or experiences on front on chest shots.On the few occasions i have bee presented with a deer front on i have always gone for a neck shot as i worry that a front on chest would result in the round going too far into the internals and rupturing the stomach thus rendering the carcass unfit.

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    It flattens them. But you risk the chance of bursting the gut or even haunching. full front on its neck or head.


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    Last edited by ELRIG; 31-08-2012 at 21:06.

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    You'll get away with it generally with a large deer if you use Ballistic Tips - the closer the better! The round doesn't usually make it past the diaphragm.
    MS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
    The round doesn't usually make it past the diaphragm.
    MS
    It never will, as it ceased to exist before the bullet left the muzzle.

    The bullet, on the other hand...

    This reply was brought to you by Armchair Pedants Against Misuse of Terminology.

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    Had a guest from the UK out last season. The only two sika stags that presented themselves were almost frontal.
    Although both shots had to be taken very quickly he threaded the 308 bullets ingoing just past one leg and exited just
    behind the other. One was a 160m stag running up a valley that was frightened by something below us but stood
    for a moment. The other was a six pointer at 25yds heading up the hill right towards us.
    Damage on both animals was very little.
    I took a hind with a 22-250 dead on frontal at 180m. She dropped as hit by lightning. Bullet did stop before diaphragm.
    Also minimal damage, would have been a mess with another cal.
    Last season a very quick shot presented itself as a hind stopped for a second before jumping the fence. Angle would have been
    ok to thread the bullet out just behind the leg. Was a bit over 200m, but she must have just moved or the the 80gr 243 soft point
    that entered almost square frontal did not exit but zipped along the hide opposite side to break the rear leg bone.
    So much for varmint bullet.....
    edi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalua View Post
    It never will, as it ceased to exist before the bullet left the muzzle.

    The bullet, on the other hand...

    This reply was brought to you by Armchair Pedants Against Misuse of Terminology.
    Maybe you should get out of your armchair and go shooting more often?
    MS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejg View Post
    Had a guest from the UK out last season. The only two sika stags that presented themselves were almost frontal.
    Although both shots had to be taken very quickly he threaded the 308 bullets ingoing just past one leg and exited just
    behind the other. One was a 160m stag running up a valley that was frightened by something below us but stood
    for a moment. The other was a six pointer at 25yds heading up the hill right towards us.
    Damage on both animals was very little.
    I took a hind with a 22-250 dead on frontal at 180m. She dropped as hit by lightning. Bullet did stop before diaphragm.
    Also minimal damage, would have been a mess with another cal.
    Last season a very quick shot presented itself as a hind stopped for a second before jumping the fence. Angle would have been
    ok to thread the bullet out just behind the leg. Was a bit over 200m, but she must have just moved or the the 80gr 243 soft point
    that entered almost square frontal did not exit but zipped along the hide opposite side to break the rear leg bone.
    So much for varmint bullet.....
    edi
    Hind with a 22-250...careful there may be a s*#t storm heading your way.
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    IF ITS RED ITS DEAD AND IF ITS BROWN ITS DOWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockerdog View Post
    I

    Hind with a 22-250...careful there may be a s*#t storm heading your way.
    Not in Ireland...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockerdog View Post
    I

    Hind with a 22-250...careful there may be a s*#t storm heading your way.
    But like many others I don't think it is a good deer cartridge.
    Would be better to have the 243 as min.
    edi
    Last edited by ejg; 31-08-2012 at 22:50.

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    Don't you just love our screwed up firearms laws. What's good for me you can't have and what you can use I can't.
    www.yorkshiredeermanagement.co.uk

    IF ITS RED ITS DEAD AND IF ITS BROWN ITS DOWN

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