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!
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.
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.