kellory wrote:I'd say it depends on what shot is presented, but I have no problem with a neck or head shot. Ahead shot leaves no meat damage, and a neck shot will drop them as if thier strings were cut. A couple of the farms that I hunt, do have a problem with a neighbor, and a fence you don't cross. With a crossbow, the head is a kill shot. I have been teased for being a deer assasin because a crossbow can snap the neck with a head shot. Distance shots with a sabot gun for the heart and lungs mostly or base of the neck, because that deer will more likely move forward not backward at the sound of the shot. SHAMAN, have you concidered writing a book? I do like the way you write, but I have to disagree with you on one point. I use a 12ga sabot gun because it makes a bigger hole going in and out the other side. the hour glass shape of the slug in flight compresses off center on impact and make a bigger hole going in. I use rifled slugs only if I can't get sabots(barrel swap) Some guys swear by the boiler shot, but my brother shot both shoulders, both lungs, and clipped the heart, and the dang deer (6 point) still ran 100 yards, jumped a fence, tumbled down a revine, and sank in the creek! And that was with a 12ga rifled slug. I have never had a bad head shot or neck shot. so I may rethink that if I ever do, but every head or neck shot I have taken has done what it's puposed to do. So my track record says to take the best shot presented as the situation dictates. That neck/ spine shot is a good clean kill and allows for some deer reaction, without the gut shot, and at a moderate distance is a good choice in my book.
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