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Old 11-01-2005, 02:40 PM
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double lung em' can't go wrong with a great shot like that

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Old 11-01-2005, 02:47 PM
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If you look at most targets they have a spot where the lungs, heart and liver overlap. I try and picture where this spot is on a deer and hit it. If I am a little high I get both lungs, a little back and there is the liver, forward and it breaks both shoulders, low and and the heart is Schiscabob (no idea how to spell that)!
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:59 PM
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Default RE: Deer is quartering away - aim for heart or both lungs?

I aim for the opposite front leg about 1/3 to 1/2 the way up the deer. This way you can take out the top of the heart, the bottom of the lungs, or maybe both. Either way the deer won't go far.
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:18 PM
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Honestly, it's always a planned lung shot for me. The couple of heart shots I've made have been "icing on the cake". I'm not very found of a long drawn out tracking job and will always prefer a short quick death. This years buck was quartering away and double lunged and a 30-40 yard tracking job.
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:33 PM
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lungs always, shoot the heart and you take away the pumping mechanism, therefore less on the blood trail, a lung shot deer will expire within 100 yards as long as you get both of 'em
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:44 PM
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I think you hit too far forward if you hit heart on qtr away. I always aim for heart on broadside. If i hit dead on I get heart. If i hit high or the deer drops I hit lungs.
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:00 PM
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I usually aim for both lungs on quartering away shots. But i recently harvested my buck with a quartering away heart shot. Then again, i was completely confident in my ability to make the shot. If I hadnt, then i would have opted for the double lung. I say the rule of thumb should be that if you are in doubt, aim for the lungs. Lung shots are extremely lethal as well!!
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:12 PM
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I always aim for the lower lung. More room for error andgeta quick kill.
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