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    Shoulder shooting

    Obviously, most people here will slip a shot into the boiler room and for good reason.

    I'm after a shot which leads to as little running as possible. My deer rifle is a large bore so frangible bullets and head/neck shooting is not an option.
    So I'm leaning towards double shoulder shooting as that big heavy bullet would do the job nicely.

    Anyone have experience of this shot? I've read contradicting views of where the shot should be placed. Some say shoulder blades, others view it as a spine shot, others aim for a heart lung shot but slightly forward.

    Thanks in advance

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    high shoulder shot, 1" forward of the centre line of the front leg takes out the autonomic plexus, breaking bone creates massive trauma with little meat damage, and deer do not travel and inch after being shot. My go to shot these days.

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    you won't get an agreement on this,

    Experiment a bit and see what you like is probably the best advice.

    Personally when I chest shoot I aim to bust both shoulders whatever the species pulling the normal heart shot slightly forward and slightly high. In most cases this floors them on impact, that said you still get the odd runner, but you have to think that they won't run nearly as far on two legs rather than four.

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    This could get interesting

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    This about right? Jubnut, i think i've put yours a tad low mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    This could get interesting

    I agree!

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    This about right? Jubnut, i think i've put yours a tad low mind
    a touch lower and a touch further forwards

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    Oof yeah, too far low and too far forward, back a rib from PKL and half way up the body, sort of.

    A lot depends on how its standing.

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    There has already been a previous thread on this exact topic not so long ago, would suggest you do a search and see what were the thoughts in that thread. deerwarden

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    Happy days, seems the placement was roughly where I thought it would be. I think that'll be my shot of choice then for my 535gr sledgehammers!

    Sorry about that Deerwarden, I had a search and couldn't find anything and nothing was suggested when I typed the title when creating the post. I'll have a more in depth look and see what I can find.

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