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Old 10-05-2005, 06:16 PM
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zekeskar
 
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Default RE: Newbie with ammo question

Just my opinion, not a super expert at this stuff, but... with your caliber gun, I'd shoot the heavier bullet, assuming it's accurate, say at least 2 inch groups at 100 yards. Also, I'd go for the lung shot and try to avoid the bones. I'm not sure, but a lighter caliber bullet might not perform all that well breaking bones. Unless you really take out both shoulders, the deer could escape. Plus, from my limited experience and from everyone I've talked to, the shoulder shot doesn't always drop them quicker than a double lung with or without heart. It defitely fouls more good meat. A double lung shot will always drop them within 100 yards and most always within 50 in my experience. Find some diagrams of shooting deer and study them. Practice on deer targets (hand drawn on a box is OK) if you think that would help. Have fun.
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