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Bang-Flop Bullet Placement


As I post this, it's the first day of the Pennsylvania firearms season for deer, what traditionalists call "buck season." It was a cold, rainy day, and where I was not many shots were fired. Of the shots I heard, most were not single shots — they were two. "Bang," with a follow-up shot. If that first shot connected, you can bet it didn't drop the deer.

What makes a deer drop in its tracks? Is it a certain caliber? Hunters will testify that the caliber their gun shoots drops deer in its tracks. No matter what caliber you shoot, if you want your next deer to go "flop" when your gun goes "bang," check out my November 26 column in the Jamestown (NY) Gazette: "Bang-Flop Bullet Placement"

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