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worst shot I've ever taken.

Old 05-23-2013, 08:28 AM
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It could have been either brush or operator error, but honestly it takes a pretty good twig to majorly alter the path by about 2ft on a close shot. You said it was basically a clear lane, so (to me) its more likely a flinch at the shot was the culprit. I wouldn't sweat it too much, you know the gun is on and you got the deer.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:17 AM
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"...more likely a flinch at the shot was the culprit"
Yeah, I can live with that too... It happens. I'm almost more comfortable with that (since I can "control" that, so to speak) than factors beyond my control. I guess that's why we call it "hunting" and not "killing"

Bottom line, I'm feeling fairly reassured that no one is telling me I need to waste an otherwise good (but old) box of cartridges...
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:45 AM
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I'm thinking the wall you used to support the gun was on the left, and the gun kicked to the right . I dislike using anything solid on the side of the gun thus if I must I use my hand between the gun and tree.
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