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  • NorhawkNorhawk
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    CRIA1576, Congrats on your late season muzzy buck! Hope you stayed warm in this cold weather! I was talking to my dad the other day and we were wondering what it would be like to field dress a deer in this cold weather 😯

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    I have had mixed results with the XTP myself. Had some good blood trails but had one that didn�t bleed at all. Perfect shot but went in between the ribs. Deer went 100 yards and died zero blood got lucky and walked up on him.

    I spoke too soon dangit! I said just last night ive had no issues with xtps. Well i shot a nice buck at 150 yards, seen him lunge forward like a chest shot. He ran and watched him disappear into a overgrown wetland refuge. No blood and i cant differ his tracks from all the others. Felt good about the shot and seeing him lunge. Crossing my fingers to find him tomorrow

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    Best of luck to you recovering your deer Bull. If he lunged ahead, I would agree that typically indicates a chest shot, and hopefully he is down in some cattails for you.

    Regarding field dressing in this weather, I loaded my deer and gutted him in my machine shed at home. While I can still deadlift mature deer into the bed of my pickup, my sore back told me that I may need to invest in a crank or come along for next season. It still wasn’t very warm in my shed, but I was out of the wind at least.

    Avatarcamaro68cak
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    If you want to get away from copper bullets check out precision rifle bullets. http://www.prbullet.com

    I have been using them for 20 years.

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    Good thing you didn’t fall over you would of been like charlie brown, not being able to get up with all those layers lol!!!!! congrats on the nice buck

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    Nice Buck!

    Was out hunting myself for about a week, didn’t bother with the mornings and had a hard time not sweating at night by the time I got to my spot. Thinking I would prefer early muzzy after hunting from the day after Xmas til Jan 3!

    Those are great bullets you are shooting! Thanks for sharing your results.

    I have shot about every bullet under the sun and now shoot the Precision Rifle 240 Grain Dead Centers-My Knight likes them.

    Have shot about 50 deer with a muzzy and have had overall mixed results with all bullets as far as blood goes, so I just go with the one that shoots the best and so far, so good.

    The PR Dead Centers have always left me with blood til last year when I shot my deer, shot him at 225 yards and found no blood-but he only ran 20 yards. That was good enough for me.

    Thanks again for the update!!

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