HUNTING Mule Deer

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  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    Mule Deer Hunting Shot Placement

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    Most likely going Mule Deer hunting this weekend. I've shot two previously and always aimed at the crease at the back of the front let however this seems to indicate the I should be aiming a few inches closer to the front. I don't worry about shoulder meat so will likely take the advice in represented here. Thanks
     
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    For the ones I've killed, the graphic is spot on. A 7 Mag 140 gr Partitions loaded to 7x57 velocities and my trusty '06 with 165 gr Partitions puts them in my freezer.
     
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    I'd rather aim a few inches higher and have the most leeway. A low brisket shot deer is going to get away every time.
     
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    These girls did ok. Both were shot with .308 rifles, 125 grain bullets, reduced loads to manage recoil. The deer were shot 2 years apart, and out of hundreds of thousands of acres open to hunting, both were shot within a half mile of each other. The first deer was shot a touch back of the line, and took out the lungs. The second deer collapsed in its tracks with a neck shot. Submitted from a very proud father.

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    Outstanding! Good on you Dad.

    The photo is perfect shot placement for an impala, but I suspect most of us here would hold a bit higher on a mule deer or whitetail. I would.
     
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    Those are two nice mule deer! Congrats @HuntingGold to your daughters
     
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    It looks like the image and shot placement are spot on for an upper chamber heart shot.

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