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Which shot would you choose?

Which shot would you choose?

(note: This photo has been copied and reproduced several times on various hunting forums. I put it up to spark up a little interest here. Credit is due to the original creator - whoever that is.)

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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Which shot would you choose?

None, I would wait /make a noise/call for the big guy to stand up. Doesnt feel right with something just laying there and shooting it. Nothing to brag about shootin something while its down. Thats just me personally.

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Location: Arlington wa.
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rezhunter wrote:
None, I would wait /make a noise/call for the big guy to stand up. Doesnt feel right with something just laying there and shooting it. Nothing to brag about shootin something while its down. Thats just me personally.

Rez., I have to Resfectfly disagree with you, If you have gotin that close to that Mac-Daddy you have alot to brag about! If you make a noise he will be up and running in one motion, no chance for a shot! Muley maybe,nit a wize ole bull. In my 40+yrs of hunting I have made that shot twice on cows. I know my guns and I know me, shot them both in the neck and they never moved! I'll take a bedded shot over a runnig shot anyday. Just my 2 pennys worth. Think

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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Which shot would you choose?

Well, in my situation, A great majority of the time, they'll stand up, look around, walk, look around, wondering which way to run. Never had a problem, unless they smell or see you, then their off to the races and me too Big smile Its up to the person, people do things different and no one person is alike, This past year I had a buddy who shot a spike laying down, but didnt say nothing and wont ever tell anyone how to do things when it comes to hunting. But I respect your opinion, your area looks like some good hunting grounds, almost went up your way for a pow wow at Arlington.

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Location: Nashville, TN
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Which shot would you choose?

7mm - Second Blue dot from the bottem.

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Also, my partner didn't nail any of those dots, he shot the spike in the head.

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Which shot would you choose?

I think this is a tricky question because not every rifle will shoot clean through an elk shoulder. Unless you have a big thumping rifle there is a real danger of a bullet deflecting and not having a one shot kill. Elk anatomy is particularly tricky when they are lying down. An elks life is between his shoulders, but that is also the area with the best armor.

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A spike or cow is different.

The question was about the elk pictured. Crazy things happen, but I haven't had a problem getting into the sweet spot. Now the bullet don't always make it completely out of the opposite shoulder, but without a heart and /or lungs the other shoulder not the point.

One spot would be enough.

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7 mag....and I'm putting it between the blue and yellow dots 2nd one up. I wouldn't have a problem pullin the trigger on an animal laying down. I'd had moose spook from the bed and never give a clean shot. Hind sight it shoulda been shot where it layed.

A couple years later, I did the same thing to a huge caribou. A small group of bulls was 200 yards away and I waited for 30 minutes for it to stand and offer an easy standing shot. Swirling wind let to a smaller bull winding me and the whole group spooked,....and the big bull was never clear of the other animals for a good clear shot. Shame on them the first time, shame on me the second time.

An animal laying down in my sites offering a good shot will get killed. A 7mm has plenty of energy and at the aiming point I mentioned the bull shouldn't go far. ir he even gets up.

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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Ya, sick dawg! I hope you dont have any problems... LOL

wild4aces wrote:
A spike or cow is different.

The question was about the elk pictured. Crazy things happen, but I haven't had a problem getting into the sweet spot. Now the bullet don't always make it completely out of the opposite shoulder, but without a heart and /or lungs the other shoulder not the point.

One spot would be enough.

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Which shot would you choose?

With my 7 mag I would shoot the 2nd from bottom blue dot.

With my .45-70 I would be tempted to shoot the top blue dot and try to separate that area where the shoulders, neck, and spine come together. I'm not sure how that would work out.

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