Why is it you so called experts with next to perfect accuracy with large caliber rifles feel the need to shoot a magnificent animal like a dear in the chest? Contaminating the meat and basically ripping the animals stomach apart which you say is humane. Why not if your that good take the head shot and end it quick.
Don't you mean .223 or 308
Chest shooting a deer doesn't 'rip the stomach apart' - thats gut shooting. You may lose a bit of shoulder meat, generally more so if you use a quicker bullet but a lot depends on exactly where the bullet strikes. If the beast is quatering and you took a 'chest' shot you may well damage the gralloch - generally you'd have patience and wait for a better position or just not shoot. Experience (as opposed to blind bullshit) will teach you that head shooting doesn't leave a lot of room for error and even a small error of judgement can result in nose, jaw shooting. An animal shot this way (once its recovered from the shock) will generally have a lot more 'go' about them and is unlikely to bleed out, more likely starve to death or die of shock once its stopped running.
Whilst a .22 rimmy or HMR would drop a deer It's ILLEGAL and f*****g STUPID. In any case if you shooting is anything like your winging internet patter i'd stick to computer games.
Stop being an idiot.
Edited by Yokel Matt, 01 June 2012 - 10:01 pm.