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It Really Doesn't Matter Where the Bullet Hits the Game.

I've been reading posts here for awhile and reading how all the hunters here at BigGame are so careful to make a heart/lung shot and kill their game, just so.

Well, what a bunch of nonsense!

I shot an elk this fall at a little under a measured 250 yards. I was seated, shooting across a valley, through some Aspens, at a broadside elk.

I wanted to kill it out right, but I really couldn't place the 'classic shot' and know it was going to land exactly where I wanted it to go. Wobble, wobble, wobble (I didn't have my bench rest with me like most of you all carry).

So, Boom. Missed. Elk froze. Boom, the elk is on the deck. My thought was I hope I hit it! I think that is about the best ANYONE can hope for under those circumstances.

I'm a honest hunter. But most of the people who write here always say "I ALWAYS take the heart/lung shot, or Yadda, Yadda, Yadda, I'm just such a GOODY-TWO-SHOES & YOUR NOT.

What happens to a hunter's thoughts of himself if he "buggers" his shot? By some standards here, he's not the TRUE HUNTER.

I find this type of unrealistic reasoning, painful...

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It Really Doesn't Matter Where the Bullet Hits the Game.

So just because the conditions are so poor in the field (lack of a bench, cold, wind, and every other calamity in the book), you shouldn't try to make a decent shot and resort to defining a good shot as to whether "you hit it or not".

Great, once you open the door to saying just "hitting it" is good enough, then why don't we just open the door to 2000 yard shots, and one off pistol-pete shots as the game runs off. After all who cares if we hit it in the rump or the gut, right? eye roll

Wasn't it you that was advocating a while back that this type of behavior is unethical???

If you want to define good shots as anywhere on the body, more power to you, but don't knock the hunters that try to do better.

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It Really Doesn't Matter Where the Bullet Hits the Game.

There's definitely a pattern displayed in your posts, Beef Jerky. If, as it appears, you're deliberately trying to call in airstrikes on your own position for the sake of entertainment, why not really go for it with topics like these:

The .223: Best Moose Cartridge Ever Made

PETA Has a Point; Maybe We Should Stop Hunting

Setting Fire to the Woods to Drive Game

Prohibitions on Putting Narcotics in Bait: a Stupid Rule

Full Auto Fever: Overcoming the 9mm's Limitations With Volume of Fire

Anonymous
It Really Doesn't Matter Where the Bullet Hits the Game.

ExP

Well the only thing that I'm saying is how most hunters really are.

We all wish to achieve a higher standard, but in the real world, it doesn't happen that way.

All, should try to kill the game dead with one shot....But the common thread that I see from guys like you, if one doesn't achieve this standard, they feel guilty because of what people who live in 'LA - LA - LAND' have to say about hunting.

Get real! Most hunter's will take the shot and hope they make it...including you if you even hunt.

I mean no disrespect...It's just real world.

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It Really Doesn't Matter Where the Bullet Hits the Game.

Beef Jerky is what is known as a "troll." Someone who has no interest in advancing useful conversation, but simply wants to see how much he can rile up other people. I have better things to do with my time than waste it reading this kind of stupidity.

Anonymous
It Really Doesn't Matter Where the Bullet Hits the Game.

DonMillion

I take OFFENSE to being called a troll...

It reminds me of a "kid who gets called in on the carpet", gets mad, and takes his toys and goes home.

A Childish response.

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It Really Doesn't Matter Where the Bullet Hits the Game.

Beef Jerky,

If you throw rocks in a glass house, don't complain if you get cut. This board has been troll free and will remain that way.

Given your history, you are banned from the board and are no longer welcome. Please post your opinions some place else, they are not wanted here.

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