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Old 10-23-2011, 11:17 PM
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id learn how to sight them in real quick. you owe it the the game to enshure a clean kill.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:02 AM
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Was 2 different rifles. I dont know how to sight them in so when I found one was off I switched to another one. Then found out that one was off too, by even more. Just set up a blind. I figure with 3.5" buckshot and a 10 yard shot it wont matter anymore lol.
Before you attempt another shot at what could unintentionally be another person, You should be finding someone/anyone who can help you learn how to sight in your rifles.
You're not just missing deer you know, There's other hunters in the woods to consider.
I HOPE you have enough consideration to do what's right before heading out on another hunt.
Good Luck
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:20 AM
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Here in N-Central Missouri i typically do not hunt that much in the morning during bow season. From September 15 (1st day of bow season) till around Halloween, I might hunt 2-3 times in the morning. Mostly hunt in the evening because on my property that's when they are moving the best. Now, once Halloween hits, I typically hunt mornings and evenings the same. As it gets colder, I find that deer move more in the mornings. The warmer it is, the more likely they are to move around in the middle of the night and by sunup they are aready bedded again. When it's cold, they bed up after dark, and when that sun gets ready to come out they want to find it. Once Rifle season starts, I'll hunt mornings much more frequently than I do evenings.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:43 PM
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Was 2 different rifles. I dont know how to sight them in so when I found one was off I switched to another one. Then found out that one was off too, by even more. Just set up a blind. I figure with 3.5" buckshot and a 10 yard shot it wont matter anymore lol.
Please, before you go hunting again, get some knowledgable help. Your posts indicate a dangerous lack of knowledge about hunting safety. You are a danger to anyone else within at least a mile of you. A high powered rifle is perfectly capable of killing someone at over a mile. Those five shots that you missed deer with went somewhere. From your own posts I would say that you aren't particular about what was behind the deer you were shooting at.

Zeroing a rifle is a very simple matter. Set up a target in a safe location with a safe backstop. (For you a public range would be best. And take someone knowledgable in firearm safety with you to make sure you don't shoot yourself or someone else.) Then shoot the target and see where you hit. On a scope there will be two caps you can unscrew, one on top and one on the side. There will be arrows indicating which way you can move the point of impact by turning knobs under the caps. If the scope is way off you may need to put a big piece of paper behind the target to see where you are hitting. Keep shooting and adjusting until you are hitting where you aim.

If it is an open sighted (no scope) rifle, move the rear sight in the same direction that you want to move the point of impact. For example, if you are hitting to the right of the target, move the rear sight to the left. This will move the point of impact to the left. Repeating this procedure as needed will align the point of impact with the point of aim. Horizontal adjustment is called windage. Vertical adjustment is called elevation. In either case, moving the rear sight in the same direction that you want to move the point of impact will correct sight misalignment.

I did not write this just to be critical. I am sure you would not want to shoot someone by accident. Even if by accident it would also ruin your own life. Hunting can be a safe and enjoyable sport if all safety rules are followed.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:58 PM
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I hunt my uncles place and he sees deer and turkeys in the morning all the time but whenever I am there I see nothing I get up and am in the stand well before the sun come up and still nothing, but I dont see much in the afternoon either
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