Heart/lung. No question. Not only does that shot result in a dead deer, but if you're not quite in your "bullseye", you have some margin of error. Yes, a shot like this usually results in a deer running full out for 40 to 100 yards or so before it literally dies in stride. But really, if you are going to hunt you really need to be able to track a running deer that most likely is spraying blood like a firehose. It's not that hard.
As far as your neck shots go, yes, if you hit them right where you should they go right down. IF you hit that spot. If you don't, then you not only have a REAL tracking job on your hands, but also a deer that may have half it;s face shot off or worse. I killed a deer on a drive we had the last day of gun season a few years ago, and that poor deer walked out of a CRP field and stood there while I shot and killed him at 30 yards. His lower jaw was hanging by skin, most likely the result of a neck shot gone wrong.
I like shot placement that gives me a definate "option B"
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