The vitals are farther forward than a whitetail. This doesn't make them "tougher" than a whitetail, it just means the vitals are located lower and farther forward. Their bone structure isnt larger than most of our whitetail deer in Texas, but they can be a heavier animal. If you hit one behind the shoulder with that caliber of rifle or even a smaller caliber like a .243 Win you should be fine. Personally I prefer the larger that you stated. I would recommend holding tight to the crease behind the shoulder and 1/3 of the way up from bottom of the chest and you should be good.
Edited by Curtis (08/22/17 01:17 PM)
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