Also whats not safe about continuing to shoot after I miss? If the deer is still standing there and not running full speed why not take anther shot?
If you can't hit the deer at 40 yards, do you really think it's wise to shoot continually at a deer that's moving further away from you?
In your original post you stated; "I know my scope is dead on. I can put 5 rounds in an area the size of a quarter at 100 yards"
Bottom line is simple if you miss your target at 40 yards "knowing" you can cover 5 rounds with a Quarter @ 100 yards
then obviously you know something isnt right so taking additional shots is the wrong action in my book. Don't you agree?