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    This video has been on several sites under the heading of shot placement. I would take this shot all day long at 40 yards & under. What do you say??
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    All day long, any day, if I was shooting my compound, the recurve I'd wait another 10 - 15 yards, hoping for a bit more broadside shot, as long as he kept comming in that direction. But if he turned, even at 40 I'd drop the string on him!
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    I've heard this is a great shot area for an Elk if you can make it. Seems like a lot of people commenting don't agree ...
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    DEAD IS DEAD but a risky shot on a deer that might JTstring. I would have liked to have done the autopsy on that one for the tenderloins of course.

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    The chest is a large target on an elk, and as seen in the vid, the bull just stood there until after the arrow hit him, then his front knees buckled, but way too late, he was hit hard. But as I said, shooting a recurve, I'd be a bit more cautious with his looking right at me. On the other hand, it depends upon the sitution, first buck I took with my Slayer was at 35 yds, on the other side of a noisy creek, he stood there offering almost the same shot, arrow entered in front of his left foreleg and exited behind the right foreleg, leaving a busted rib on both sides, a golfball sized hole in his lungs, and a cut in the top of his heart. Stood there after the shot, occasionally shaking his right foreleg, and then walked away, stopping to cough then continuing, made about 30 yds before he went down.
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    I think the boy got lucky and hit the carotid artery. A very small target even on an elk. Personally I would have waited for a better angle and passed on that shot. Got to admit, though, that the blood just poured out of that critter.
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    There is a small sweet spot in the front of an elk but its not much bigger than softball Id take that shot at 15 yards and in only thats just me I shot a bull with my rifle once and when I was processin him I found a Magnus buzzcut in his neck meat just to left of that shot that kid took
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    Wow,! Killed a cow elk a few years ago on a front shot, went 5 yards. You have the other end too. Here in AZ will call that one a "Texas Heart shot". Just shoot a little hi. Eee haaa little Doggie.
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