Bullet performance data

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  • November 1, 2006 at 9:26 pm #495227 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I’m kind of interested in examaning the performace of verios firearms
    on deer. Mainly I’d like to collect some data on teh good ole fashion
    “heavy versus light” question.

    For all of you shot gun slug hunter out there, I’m interested to know this.
    What percentage of the time do deer “drop in their tracks”

    November 1, 2006 at 9:32 pm #505549 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    Just like anything else in archery the same goes for rifle/shotgun hunting. Depending on where you hit the deer then yes it will drop in its tracks. Spots like the Spine, and Neck will produce such an outcome. Just because of the shear weight of the slug I don’t think it provides any more of an advantage then say a rifle does! Shot placement is key like in everything else! [=}=]
    November 1, 2006 at 10:14 pm #505550 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    Neck shoot them they’ll drop like a ton of bricks. [=}=]
    November 2, 2006 at 2:38 am #505551 Back to Top REPORT
    raypla
    Raypla

    Joined: 9/1/2005
    Neck shoot them they’ll drop like a ton of bricks. [=}=]

    They sure do I shot several deer there and they all dropped and that was w/a .243 and 25-06, 90 and 100gr bullets. But I like the shoulders much better, no meat there anyway, and they can’t go very far on 2 back legs. Those light fast bullets do some massive damage when in the right spot. This year I plan on hunting w/25-06 100 gr 3200 fps. A few years back I shot a deer 450+ yds with that caliber but w/90 gr bullet, the thing dropped, locating it in the middle of the field was the tough part.

    November 2, 2006 at 3:02 am #505552 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    A 12ga slug through the lungs brings a relatively short tracking job. Through the shoulder brings an even shorter tracking job. I aim for structure and they don’t go far. [=}=]
    November 2, 2006 at 3:27 am #505553 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    Any shot in the spine will drip any animal……..not necessarily kill them though. I had a moose where the bullet schrapneled……..and a piece hit the spine. The moose didn’t die until I shot him again in the vitals.

    I’ve shot deer in the lungs, and theyve gone about 15 yds, and I’ve shot deer which have gone 40 yds when hit in the heart……..the only thing that absolutely dropped a deer in it’s tracks was when the bullet schrapneled, hitting the spine, or hitting the spine itself with the bullet. [=}=]

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