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#6864119 - 08/21/17 05:03 PM What's your favorite shot???
Elkhunter49 Offline
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I'm like anyone else in that I like a broadside shot where I can run a round thru the torso just behind the shoulder but I think my favorite angle is slightly quartering away! I've dumped more animals in their tracks from this angle than any other. What about you?

Edited by Elkhunter49 (08/21/17 05:05 PM)
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#6864145 - 08/21/17 05:25 PM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
cameron00 Offline
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Loc: Texas
Right in the shoulder blade, very slightly quartering towards. They always just crash down right where they are.

#6864153 - 08/21/17 05:32 PM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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300 win mag at 3180 fps with a 180 grain ballistic tip, everything pretty much drops where it stands. I also like a broadside shot behind the shoulder.
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#6864231 - 08/21/17 06:34 PM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
rifleman Offline
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Quartering away, can be slight or sharp. It's world will get rocked if it's a sharp quartering shot. Running one from ham to tonsils pretty much sucks all the life out of them on the spot even with mobility intact.

#6864280 - 08/21/17 07:14 PM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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behind the shoulder

#6864303 - 08/21/17 07:35 PM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Neck shot stir

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#6864414 - 08/21/17 08:58 PM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
BayouGuy Offline
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Most of my hunting is with a muzzleloader, usually with round balls. I like a broadside shot with the ball placed just below the backbone at the top of the liver. That usually gets instant paralysis with no loss of meat.
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#6864425 - 08/21/17 09:03 PM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: BayouGuy]
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Quartering away is the shot I prefer to take most often. Right between the peepers on a doe is a close second.

#6864693 - 08/22/17 06:47 AM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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I like top of the shoulder at the base of the neck. For bow shots, quartering away.
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#6864795 - 08/22/17 08:08 AM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Brain stem everything, except things with antlers, given the opportunity. If it's got antlers, then behind the shoulder.

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#6864802 - 08/22/17 08:24 AM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Mine used to be 3 fingers of Crown Black.
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#6864856 - 08/22/17 09:08 AM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
titan2232 Offline
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Exactly as you said. Slightly quartering away has worked really well for me

#6864867 - 08/22/17 09:20 AM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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High neck or head shot if possible.....high shoulder otherwise....
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#6864884 - 08/22/17 09:34 AM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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What am I shooting at? Pigs and deer get different shot placements.

If it's a buck, behind the shoulder. Doe, head shot if possible, or right behind the shoulder to minimize or avoid messing up the shoulder meat. (I shoot a 300 blk out with 125 BT or 125 SST)

Pigs- All pigs get a neck or high neck shot, or in the ear. If you shoot a pig in the shoulder or behind the shoulder, it will generally kill it, but it most likely will run 100+ yards before it does. I want to anchor a pig where it stands, so an ear hole or neck is what it gets.

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#6864909 - 08/22/17 09:58 AM Re: What's your favorite shot??? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Anything that makes a hog giddyup. I never knew hunting could be so much fun.

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