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Offline bighoytman

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would you shoot
« on: August 12, 2007, 12:24:12 AM »
If the buck you had hunted for three years was standing right under your stand straight down in a heavy hunted area would you shoot or pass the shot and hope for another chance someday.
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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 12:51:49 AM »
Between both shoulder blades....DEAD CENTER!!!!!! O0

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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 12:57:32 PM »
I am loosing an arrow, for sure. O0
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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007, 05:00:06 PM »
Had the same EXACT scenario last fall. I passed it up. I had no idea where to aim of what might kill him. If you prepare and know you have a spine crushing set up, why not(I was shooting 45# and thought it would glance the spine and hit 1 lung and he would run for days)? Should be the cleanest kill possible - broken neck.

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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007, 11:11:13 PM »
only if I had practiced a similar shot.  A straight down shot seldom has any relation to your usual pin locations. I recall a friend telling me of a similar set up at a archery competition ( pre-dates 3D shoots) using 4 inch "bunny" targets. If I recall, the trick was to sight on the 40 yd pin, at least on his bow.
 This really is a worthwhile shot to practice cuz it could happen.
 Also at a hieght of even 20 ft, I think a solid, square hit from a 45 lb bow on the spine will pretty much anchor the deer right there. The heart is still an attainable target, albeit a small one. As with any shot, if you don't have a high degree of confidence, you should probably pass and practice the scenerio for the next time it presents itself.
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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 12:55:41 AM »
only if I had practiced a similar shot.  A straight down shot seldom has any relation to your usual pin locations. I recall a friend telling me of a similar set up at a archery competition ( pre-dates 3D shoots) using 4 inch "bunny" targets. If I recall, the trick was to sight on the 40 yd pin, at least on his bow.
 This really is a worthwhile shot to practice cuz it could happen.
 Also at a hieght of even 20 ft, I think a solid, square hit from a 45 lb bow on the spine will pretty much anchor the deer right there. The heart is still an attainable target, albeit a small one. As with any shot, if you don't have a high degree of confidence, you should probably pass and practice the scenerio for the next time it presents itself.

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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007, 06:23:53 AM »
I had a shot like that several years ago.  When the deer came in, straight below me, I thought, "I can't shoot straight down!  I've never shot straight down!"  I pulled back anyway and centered my 30 yd pin on the spine.  Both my 20 and 40 were still on the deer's rib cage (deer was perpendicular to me) so I thought, anyway I go at it, I'm either going to miss or hit in the rib cage.  Ended up, I hit about a 1/2" to the left of the spine and the arrow came out about 1/2" to the right of center out the bottom of the rib cage. O0 :twisted:  He ran about 30 yds. O0 :twisted:
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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007, 12:29:58 PM »
That makes me feel better about last year, BC. I had a perfect shot at a tub of lard 6 pointer last year, and your telling me I just passed it up? That would have been an awsome kill-my first recurve kill.

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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 07:58:53 PM »
Somebody must of fallen asleep :buck2 he had to walk from some direction in order to be under your stand. ;D ;D If you want some real excitement jump out and give him the old :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :buck2

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Re: would you shoot
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 09:10:40 PM »
Somebody must of fallen asleep :buck2 he had to walk from some direction in order to be under your stand. ;D ;D If you want some real excitement jump out and give him the old :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :buck2

It was thick and he kept coming in straight toward me.  I would have much preferred a broadside or quartering away shot, but hey, beggers can't be choosers. ;D
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
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California sucks that's it.

 


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