NorhawkParticipantJanuary 3, 2018 at 1:13 amPost count: 59bullhead44ParticipantJanuary 3, 2018 at 2:40 amPost count: 189
I have had mixed results with the XTP myself. Had some good blood trails but had one that didnÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t 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 tomorrowCRIA1576ParticipantJanuary 3, 2018 at 3:58 pmPost count: 589
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.camaro68cakParticipantJanuary 3, 2018 at 5:20 pmPost count: 359ridgerocketParticipantJanuary 8, 2018 at 12:20 amPost count: 544Iowa HunterParticipantJanuary 8, 2018 at 3:59 amPost count: 317
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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