devilishdave said:I am with Stagg 1933 and Butch on this one wounding animals is a c@nts trick dont shoot deer at any range unless you know you can put 10 out of 10 shots in a 4 inch circle.
Than to place a predetermined ethically acceptable distance upon the actual event of pulling the trigger?
Cossack said:Is it not more important to always try to work within the limitation of the shooter, climactic conditions and the equipment in use. Than to place a predetermined ethically acceptable distance upon the actual event of pulling the trigger?
e.g. Is it more acceptable for an inexperienced novice to shoot a muntjac at 150m with a .222 using a 45gr bullet off a pair of garden canes as sticks (After Oct of course ) than for an experience long range shooter to shot a red deer at 600m with a .338 edge using a 250gr bullet off a bipod whilst laid down having determined the distance by range finder, measured the wind speed and made the correct adjustments on his premium grade, BDC turreted scope?
In my book both are in the wrong to the same degree. both might pull of the shot but as I said above if at the range and distance you are shooting you cant consistantly put the shot in a 4inch circle in practice then dont even think about it on a deer.