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Old 12-07-2019, 09:38 PM
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I hear this method makes gutting messy so I pass when given an opportunity to make such a shot only to impress my friends!
A well lubricated FMJ bullet might take care of that, though.
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:44 PM
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The bs is getting pretty thick
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:47 PM
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Commonly known as a Texas heart shot. Requires a great deal of practice,
but when performed with same level of skill and precision as described above results in very little meat damage. I hear this method makes gutting messy so I pass when given an opportunity to make such a shot only to impress my friends!
Always heard a Texas heart shot referred to shooting a critter in the arse...
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:04 PM
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In this case,The late season buck was broardside,of course unaware of my presence.The 6.5 creedmoor,with lots of practice,made this spine shot possible.It was less than 100m.It dropped on the spot.As with most spine shots a finisher was required.Area 316 With permission for access across private land lots of deer.
I didn't realize that only the 6.5 Creedmoor made lousy shots possible.
Guess I won't be getting one after all.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:32 PM
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I have spined a couple moose and a couple deer. They drop like a rock. My spine shots are at the very peak of the rib cage but below the actual spine meat. Its the strip that you can see in the rib cage where all the signals run thru from the brain down the spine. Very effective shot a very little wasted meat. 7mm RM or 30-06 same outcome.
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:09 PM
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In this case,The late season buck was broardside,of course unaware of my presence.The 6.5 creedmoor,with lots of practice,made this spine shot possible.It was less than 100m.It dropped on the spot.As with most spine shots a finisher was required.Area 316 With permission for access across private land lots of deer.

Usually lots of practice = no finisher shot required
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:12 PM
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I have spined a couple moose and a couple deer. They drop like a rock. My spine shots are at the very peak of the rib cage but below the actual spine meat. Its the strip that you can see in the rib cage where all the signals run thru from the brain down the spine. Very effective shot a very little wasted meat. 7mm RM or 30-06 same outcome.
Iíve done the same. Usually lights out
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:48 PM
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I have spined a couple moose and a couple deer. They drop like a rock. My spine shots are at the very peak of the rib cage but below the actual spine meat. Its the strip that you can see in the rib cage where all the signals run thru from the brain down the spine. Very effective shot a very little wasted meat. 7mm RM or 30-06 same outcome.
Little wasted meat, but don't you find they don't bleed out as well as a lung or double lung shot?
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:45 AM
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Always heard a Texas heart shot referred to shooting a critter in the arse...
Yes it is. It is easiest to perform on white tail when running away as they
without fail have their tail straight up in the air. This provides an ideal opportunity to thread a bullet through the sphincter straight up and through the rectum without damaging either of the hind quarters. Of course such bullet placement results in a forward flight path through the intestines and stomach before ever reaching the lungs and heart, if it retains enough energy to travel that far. As I said previously, a very messy shot and should only attempted by one capable of making a spine shot at 100 meters.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:00 AM
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should only attempted by one capable of making a spine shot at 100 meters.
A very easy shot for such a Ďhunterí, even with one hand, while scratching his bum through his nose with the other.
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:05 AM
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This thread has grown legs because it appears the OP has stretched the truth. Ironically, many that are pointing that out are starting to do the same.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:12 AM
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:30 AM
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Then why come on here and post about it? As already said best remain silent and be thought a fool then open your mouth and confirm...
out of all the posts here you decide to take me on about mine? do i know you?
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out of all the posts here you decide to take me on about mine? do i know you?
I donít think heís talking about you
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:18 AM
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Pesky late season bucks always showing up on Nov 7th
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:22 AM
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Pesky late season bucks always showing up on Nov 7th

LMAO!

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Old 12-08-2019, 10:47 AM
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I donít think heís talking about you
.maybe i'm getting a thin skin! i'll suck it up
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Old 12-08-2019, 02:49 PM
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Ya almost shot over.......held a little high for 100m shot but that calibre lobs them in
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:09 PM
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Yes it is. It is easiest to perform on white tail when running away as they
without fail have their tail straight up in the air. This provides an ideal opportunity to thread a bullet through the sphincter straight up and through the rectum without damaging either of the hind quarters. Of course such bullet placement results in a forward flight path through the intestines and stomach before ever reaching the lungs and heart, if it retains enough energy to travel that far. As I said previously, a very messy shot and should only attempted by one capable of making a spine shot at 100 meters.
Any advice for attempting this shot on the more conservative mule deer species?
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:27 PM
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Pesky late season bucks always showing up on Nov 7th

I noticed that. Did anyone notice there isn't an impact of this follow up shot?
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:04 PM
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Any advice for attempting this shot on the more conservative mule deer species?
Mule deer seldom run with their tail high in the air as is the case with most of the other ungulate species. This is commonly referred to as being tight under the tail, meaning when tense most pray animals tend to clamp down on their tail to avoid detection, making the Texas heart shot very tricky. There is enough vertebral obstruction in front of the sphincter to make this shot extremely difficult to execute therefore not recommended.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:30 PM
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Mule deer seldom run with their tail high in the air as is the case with most of the other ungulate species. This is commonly referred to as being tight under the tail, meaning when tense most pray animals tend to clamp down on their tail to avoid detection, making the Texas heart shot very tricky. There is enough vertebral obstruction in front of the sphincter to make this shot extremely difficult to execute therefore not recommended.
Probably one of the most unethical shots to ever try, never attempt this.

If your that desperate to take down a living creature this way you need to find another sport.

I have seen a few shot this way by accidents from other hunters and they do drop, but shoot 4 inches to low it's not hard to figure out where you nailed it.How would like to be shot in the nuts and die a slow death.

Next time you get your prostate checked and as puts his finger up there ,just imagine a 338 bullet entering that spot and you will never ever take a Texas heart shot.

I love hunting a lot ,but I love the animals out there ten times more then hunting, so hurting one is way off my list.

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Old 12-08-2019, 10:31 PM
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Well, I guess as long as one has a well positioned dance poll to hang the animal by, in a well organized butchering shop otherwise, the shot placement doesnít really matter anymore. Spine, tail, eyeball, sphincter, pancreas or the mole on the left cheek, it all gets shoved into sausage eventually. By the yellow shovel, waiting handily by to be put to good use.
Gotta try the dance poll schtick next time and hope the animal doesnít slide off it, right onto my steel toed sandals. December 18?? Or do they retreat into hibernation by then?
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Old 12-09-2019, 04:18 AM
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Commonly known as a Texas heart shot. Requires a great deal of practice,
but when performed with same level of skill and precision as described above results in very little meat damage. I hear this method makes gutting messy so I pass when given an opportunity to make such a shot only to impress my friends!


I believe the proper term is Texas Bullseye.
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:51 AM
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I have spine shot one or two critters in my life....never intentionally
Never on purpose,for sure.
maybe 2x on xbow before i used a rangefinder.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:16 AM
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Probably one of the most unethical shots to ever try, never attempt this.

If your that desperate to take down a living creature this way you need to find another sport.

I have seen a few shot this way by accidents from other hunters and they do drop, but shoot 4 inches to low it's not hard to figure out where you nailed it.How would like to be shot in the nuts and die a slow death.

Next time you get your prostate checked and as puts his finger up there ,just imagine a 338 bullet entering that spot and you will never ever take a Texas heart shot.

I love hunting a lot ,but I love the animals out there ten times more then hunting, so hurting one is way off my list.

JD
Considering the air of this thread I believe Ranger was being sarcastic.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:48 AM
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Considering the air of this thread I believe Ranger was being sarcastic.
Just having a little fun
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:09 AM
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Just having a little fun
I am fully enjoying your expertise of Texas heart shots. I feel you should continue to educate the masses despite its controversy
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:54 AM
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Hey now. You don't aim a Creedmoor. You launch it and IT decides the best part of the animal to hit.
^^^^^^^ Quote of the year ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:49 AM
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Hey now. You don't aim a Creedmoor. You launch it and IT decides the best part of the animal to hit.
Truth!Hornady kept it under wrap,but I have it on good authority that the CM was developed utilising the same technology as Heat Seeking Missiles,Target acquisition, Tone lock, initiate fire sequence.
That's if he didn't try loading the Tikka load in the Savage,that would negate the entire exercise.
Sorry,couldn't resist.....
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