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Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:52 am

Where does everyone let the pin settle in when your drawin back on the giant you have targeted for months? I like the crease area and maybe a little in front of it. What are your thoughts and shot placement preferences?


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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:49 pm

X2, that is what I consider perfect shot placement. By reading posts from other websites, It's amazing to find out how far back some people aim.
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:50 pm

Right on, that'll work Dan! When asked, I tell people I like to put one in the crease.
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby 10point » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:57 pm

Nice pics Dan...that pretty much sums it up...
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby Schultzy » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:58 pm

I'm on the same page as Dan.
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby dan » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:00 pm

Notice on some cases you do need to hold back a little considering the position of the deer. On this deer you would zip right through and out the brisket missing the vitals or only getting one lung if you aimed in the crease. I got a buck in that position once and hit him in the crease ( not on purpose ) I went behind the shoulder without hitting lungs or anything in the cavity, but got lucky cause he had his head down and when the arrow exited the neck it took out the artery.
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby Schultzy » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:39 pm

dan wrote:Notice on some cases you do need to hold back a little considering the position of the deer. On this deer you would zip right through and out the brisket missing the vitals or only getting one lung if you aimed in the crease. I got a buck in that position once and hit him in the crease ( not on purpose ) I went behind the shoulder without hitting lungs or anything in the cavity, but got lucky cause he had his head down and when the arrow exited the neck it took out the artery.
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I too accidentally hit a bear In the crease at the exact angle the deer Is In this pic. I also was lucky In recovering that bear being I caught the very outside of the artery above the heart and exited out the brisket. I was sure upset that I missed my spot by a good 6 Inches. The bear was only 10 yards away and I was still shooting a compound at the time. No matter the distance there's no guarantee's In bowhunting that's for sure.
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby lungbuster » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:50 pm

dan wrote:
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I would put the pin a touch further back on this one so the exit was in the opposite shoulder crease, this angle looks like it will exit through the shoulder possibilly hindering the pass thru. Other than that they are spot on with how I would aim.
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:00 pm

I'm either dead on or within an inch or two of Dan depending on which pictures I'm looking at. Basically, I aim so my broadhead will be in the center of the lung area when it is halfway through the deer.
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby Zap » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:51 am

Sligtly quartering away, 28 yards, 12' treestand.



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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby WiBowhuntress » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:45 am

Dan, got any pics from a high elevated position...say shooting from a treestand 20 ft up?
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby PLB » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:46 am

Good shot at ground level but I would want my arrow to go in higher than that in a treestand so I could drive thru everything ;) Just my opinion...
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:56 am

I agree, and one thing I heard, is that you try to aim for the opposite leg, and all of the spots Dan put on, line up pretty close to that.
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Re: Where does everyone aim?

Unread postby PLB » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:05 am

Black Squirrel wrote:I agree, and one thing I heard, is that you try to aim for the opposite leg, and all of the spots Dan put on, line up pretty close to that.

You would want to be higher than that at an elevation and a shot close than 15 yards! TRUST ME!!! :lol: I lost a good buck at 7 yards in 2005. I put the pin perfect on him if only he wouldn't have been so close! I ended up going underneath the heart and lungs completely. Bowhunting is a sport of angles much like pool. You have to think where your arrow is going to end up! I did the same thing in 2008 on my 123 inch bow buck. Went in too low but he was angling towards me and I caught the liver and the guts.
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