12-15-2009, 09:00 PM
B&C 100 Class
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
Originally Posted by eight point
I think thats a narrow minded statement. A good clean , ethical shot is what you are good at and practice. If I can hit a 1/2'' group Consistantly at 2oo yards than that to me is an ethical shot. I aim between the ear and the eye.If we teach our kids to shoot with profficeincy and accuracy Then I believe that this is an ETHICAL SHOT ! If others teach there kids to shoot at the larger lung/heart shot then thats great too, but don't knock what I consider to be ethical. Thats what makes this country great and forums like this a place to communicate and discuss our thoughts.
Then don't knock what we see is an UNETHICAL SHOT with a poor caliber choice. I have first hand experience trying a head shot on a hog with a .270, and that was enough for me to know that it was a poor choice. I am not trying to come off as a jerk, I am by no means a exceptional marksman. I know my situation was totally different then the ones you face, but a head shot for me was a last resort, and that was because the hog was charging me. It blew off a large chunk of his head, but it was still alive. I could see its brain. I have seen people shoot with a .223 at 200+ yards and get 3/4 to 1 inch groups, so I know it is possible,and don't doubt your accuracy. I seen a deer dropped with one shot from a .223, but there are so many better choices to choose from. The more variables you can subtract, the more positive the outcome.
Last edited by Tricky; 12-15-2009 at 11:15 PM.