Rowan Swales· Registered
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Why do so many people still shoot animals too far back behind the shoulder?
lame excuse! it is the responsibly of the hunter to know the antamony of the animal in question, if ya don't know where things are inside your education is not complete.Gerhard said:In my humble opinion its starts with training.
In preparation for the hunting season people shoot at 3D targets to get use to the sight picture of an animal.
Look at the Rinehart Targets as an example. The kill zones are very far back on the 3D animal. If you train to hit these kill zones it is also the same place you will aim for on a animal when you are hunting because you do it instinctively.
If these kill zones are moved to the correct place for a broad side shot it will help but where do you aim when the animal is quartering away?
How do you train for a quartering away shot?
There are only slight diferances between certain animals but on the whole African and American animals vitals are in the same place.MMMB said:Most people want to stay away from the shoulder IMO, many have hit it in the past and not gone thru......So they train themselves to shoot just a bit back in case. I've also heard that African animals anatomy is slightly different than our own whitetails with the heart/lung area being more forward in the chest....not sure if this is correct or not.......