The Buck Never Moved Again

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Re: The Buck Never Moved Again

Unread postby KRONIIK » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:30 am

seazofcheeze wrote:
may21581 wrote:It's all about shot placement. However this year when I shot a brute a 45 yards with my 45-70 325 grain ftx round in the lungs he went down fast and very ethical. What amazed me the most is that there was only one entry hole no exit hole and the round had delivered all the energy to its target. I was totally amazed.


The 325 gr FTX is a great bullet. That's what I reload my 45-70 rounds with as well. Beats the crap out of the 405gr core lokt.

On deer.
But if you had to hunt a Cape buffalo with a 45-70, I'd bet you'd find the opposite true...


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Re: The Buck Never Moved Again

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:40 am

Why ruin a perfectly good neck roast? :doh:
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Re: The Buck Never Moved Again

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:15 pm

Dewey wrote:Why ruin a perfectly good neck roast? :doh:


I prefer not to... but when given no choice!
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Re: The Buck Never Moved Again

Unread postby may21581 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:52 pm

stash59 wrote:I think another thing to consider is practice and knowing your own limits. I never felt confident I could make a neck shot. And with all of the wounded deer I saw during gun seasons. Alot of them were misplaced attempts at head and neck shots. So plenty of other hunters aren't capable of those either. Not saying you should never take neck shots. You just better know what your doing. My dad killed alot of his deer with neck shots, using a .303 British! So I knew it could be done. Just not for me!


I know what your saying about those neck shots. With proper placement they will drop them in their tracks, if your off well let's just say good luck. I hear alot of older hunters talk about these shots and I have shot one before in the neck. It's not the preferred method but is an option for someone who is confident in their shot and is capable of doing so.
Success is when opportunity meets preparation!
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Re: The Buck Never Moved Again

Unread postby Huntress13 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:08 am

The first bunch of deer I ever shot dropped right there, shot with Mossberg 500 12 ga.
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Re: The Buck Never Moved Again

Unread postby fr0sty » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:21 am

.270 in the shoulder blade was a stop, drop and flop.
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Re: The Buck Never Moved Again

Unread postby treeroot » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:29 pm

Calm deer die faster. I've noticed both bow hunting and gun hunting a deer that doesn't realize it's been shot goes down faster. The bow buck I got three years ago jumped, looked around started eating a maple leaf and fell over.

My gun buck this year I shot when he stood up out of his bed, ran 20 yards, stopped looked around I put another in him and he fell over. The first shot blew out the back of his heart and lungs but he didn't know it and neither did I.


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