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tenfoe
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


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worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years


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drinking beer


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150 yards and still breathing too hard


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I took a shot that wasn't perfect


Title should read "Took a bad shot and my shitty bullet exploded upon coming in contact with an acorn in a deer's stomach."






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faxis
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


I actually considered trolling it up more because I knew where this was going to go before hand.

Something like "Your bullet wouldn't have killed this deer".







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TigerOnThe Hill
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


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Penetration is over rated. Kill it. Don't knock holes in it.


Penetration and an effective exit wound don't seen overrated when you spend hours on your hands and knees looking for a barely existent blood trail after a deer has run into a pine thicket.......






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faxis
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


Right. And if it's dead within 30 yards you can find it, gut it, hang it, and be back to watching the game by the second quarter instead of doing that.





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tenfoe
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


At least you are honest.





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faxis
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


That's one thing I am for sure. If I wasn't, then this would have been a story about how awesome my shot placement was.

I've only gut shot two deer in my life and they both pretty much flopped over dead in their tracks. Most deer I shoot the heart or the neck. When you can turn an area that normally would be considered a wounding shot into the equivalent of a neck shot, simply because of the bullet type...

That's the opposite of 'crappy'.

JUST SAYIN'






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tenfoe
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


Don't stretch it too damn far now. That's like ear-holing a deer with a .243 and saying it's as effective a round as a .300.





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NimbleCat
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


I don't shoot the ballistic tips, but you have me interested after seeing that mauling in the pictures. There was a ton of tissue shock.

I am a neck shooter as well, and that Ballistic tip might be something to look at for me.




Edit: I thought everyone that shot the .243 earholed inside 500yds? FLAT SHOOTER the .243



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tenfoe
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


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I thought everyone that shot the .243 earholed


Bout the highest percentage shot with that round.






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faxis
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


Hey I ain't saying it will do it every time. But so far for me, it's done it every time.





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INFIDEL
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


I shot ballistic tips for years. Never had any problem with them not exiting. Closest thing I ever had to a problem was liver shooting a deer at 200 yds and having to follow scant blood for about 40-50 yards. It was enough to follow but may have been difficult for a newbie. Also liver shot one that fell dead in his tracks. I now shoot accubonds, but because I had any problems with the BT. Pops still shoots em in his 270.





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DownSouthTiger
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


I quit shooting the exact bullet you are talking about because of your story. The deer I shot with it never had an exit. I shot 3 bucks broadside with a perfect angle and had the bullet take a right turn through the guts and end up in pieces in the hindquarter. All 3 not a drop of blood and happened to stumble upon them in the woods. Also all 3 were blood clotted and bruised on the whole side I lost alot of meat. I quit shooting them after the 3rd one. I did shoot a doe and coyote with them in the neck and it was almost total decapitation. I would never shoot those bullets at a deer again. I carry them in my bad for coyotes and bobcats.
All I shoot now is federal premium in BTSP through my .270.



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faxis
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


I'm sticking with it. It only took me 30 years to miss another one where I had to depend on the bullet to fix my bad shot. I probably don't have another 30 left in me so it really shouldn't matter what I shoot.

But just in case... I'm going with killing his arse on the spot instead of knocking a hole in it so that I can have the apparently really popular pleasure of a blood trail to follow for miles.






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TigerOnThe Hill
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


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I'm going with killing his arse on the spot instead of knocking a hole in it so that I can have the apparently really popular pleasure of a blood trail to follow for miles.


I'm sure you're exaggerating, but I've never blood trailed for miles a deer that's been shot well w/ an appropriate deer caliber/deer bullet. And yes, I plead guilty to ascribing to the "I like a good blood trail" group. OTOH, I don't think that just because a hunter likes to have an entrance wound, reasonable exit wound and a blood trail that can be followed, it means the deer is going to run off quite some distance before being found; I still expect the deer to go down pretty quickly. Case in point this past weekend. Someone in our hunting party shot a deer at 150 yards just before dark using a 308 and Sierra spire point bullet. Shot was low in chest, just behind the shoulder. Deer was found in the woods 30 yards later at the end of a very good blood trail.

I'm glad you found your deer. I suspect that had you been using a different bullet, the results would've been the same. The main thing is you were wise enough to let the deer lay down undisturbed and bleed out. Very mature move on your part and a good lesson for others. I also do appreciate your honesty. Personally, I've never made a bad shot on a deer......well, except for the one I gut shot w/ a 35 Remington.....and the one I gut shot w/ my 270......and the one I got a little too far back w/ my 308......But, almost ALL my bad shots had to have been because the deer MUST have moved right after I pulled the trigger.






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AlxTgr
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


On a deer, if it's a good shot, pass through or not makes no difference in degree of death. I get the point faxis is making, but it's not one that matters in deer hunting, at all.





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faxis
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


Tiger that's entirely too reasonable for a thread such as this.

Here's the thing though, I've never, until Saturday afternoon and that's after shooting probably around a hundred deer with it, stopped this round from exiting. Not a single time. Till Saturday.

The only time I've ever stopped a 125gr bullet in a whitetail other than this was a PSP. And it was the almost exact same shot. And the result was almost identical. So people saying they wouldn't use one because 1 in a hundred don't exit, are nuts. That's a non issue. If the deer doesn't drop dead I want a blood trail too. But it's really hard to fault the performance of this round when you're me because I don't have any stories of deer that got hit and got away. I've got a whole lot of stories of being amazed by how much damage this thing did both inside, and leaving the animal. And now I've got this one where the bullet saved the day.

I almost didn't post this simply because I knew how many people were gonna go, "AHA!!!! I TOLD YOU THEY DON'T LEAVE EXIT WOUNDS!!" But I know better... So far, it's like 1/100 and that just because it was such a horribly placed shot. But even so... she was dead as hell.

And yes, I have helped people trail deer that were shot in this same spot that had nice exit wounds that we trailed all day and never found. Thus my hatred for bullets that are too heavy for their intended target or too slow to cause the bullet to perform.

TEAM HIGH VELOCITY > TEAM FAT AND SLOW







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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


Excluding bows, it's my most consistent customer.

Anyways faxis, my brother has taken your idea to the extreme. He's hunting with a .22-250






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faxis
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


Hahah! Sounds like my dad. As long as you're neck shooting them it will be a hammer.





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


Wanted to keep this going last night but I passed out

IMHO, this is the absolute ultimate whitetail round for shots inside of 200 yards



Absolute perfection






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faxis
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re: My bullet saved me from the worst shot I've made on a deer in 30 years yesterda


I have absolutely zero familiarity with that round at all.





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