Sub 150fpe Deer Kill with a Pellet

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    Bullfrog
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    This gun is my buddy's Evanix. The same one I bought and rebuilt, then got aggravated with and sold. After he took the gun, it never had another problem. In the future I'll probably try the Winchester version. The design of the gun was always great, it was just the actual metal used in the build that stunk. 

    Anyhow, this shows what a pellet can do if its of proper size. The shot was a complete pass thru except that it was caught under the skin after crushing the far shoulder blade. 
     

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    Wiseguy
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    Great shot Bullfrog! She went down without a doubt almost instantly. Congratz on a fine airgun harvest.

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    guod123
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    Great shooting is that 140 fpe?

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    Glem.Chally
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    Very nice and clean kill

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    Killemdead
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    Very very nice kill my man…super clean!!!

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    JimNM
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    Great work!

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    jfrench64
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    Cool video 

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    TheIceman
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    Great work, Bullfrog, on both the shot and the camera work. Good eats right there!

    James

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    Bob_O
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    Dang impressive!!

    Interesting how she stopped running as if trying to figure out what happened.

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    zx10wall
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    She thought, dang, that mosquito was aggressive! Hold up, I'm going down!! 

    Very good shot, Travis.  

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    Brian10956
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    Beautiful shot, in the communist part of the country where I live you can only hunt small game with an air rifle. Yours dropped quicker than some I’ve hit with my 30-06. 

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    markT
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    Nice shot and good video.. Well done sir!! 

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    bubblerboy64
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    So you don’t need a 300 Winchester magnum to take a deer??   I’ll have to tell my buddies 😀

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    SkwerlSniperTony
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    Nice clean kill.  Impressive for an airgun.  What caliber pellet was that?

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    Jammin22
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    That is sweet! Great job.

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    acs
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    Very nice…!!!

     

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    JeffDodge
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    Great video, thanks for sharing, love the Bullfrog videos!

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    davidsng
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    Great video. Great info too! Thanks.

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    Fasyankee
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    Great video.  I’m new here but not new to forums.  I’d like to discuss the humane-ness (humanity?) of thoracic shots vs headshots on deer.  I’ve witnessed many “normal” caliber thoracic shots as well as bow/xbow shots where the deer has run…..far…..sometimes up to and past 400 yds.  I’ve never seen a headshot take a step.  It seems to me that it just shuts them off as well as doing less potential damage to the meat.

     

    Anyway I’m new-ish to the airgun world and am quickly getting addicted.  Already have 4 in the arsenal (3 springers & a PCP).  I’ll post up a proper intro (is there an intro section?  I didn’t even look)…..and I’ll be sure to post up some scope cam videos as soon as I find my SD card that went missing?

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    Bullfrog
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    In Florida there's a long tradition of shooting deer in the head with rimfires and .223s, sometimes for poaching purposes, sometimes for legitimate hunting (.223 only, rimfires are prohibited for legal deer harvest). I am aware of instances where deer have had their jaws blown off with high-powered rifles where the brain was missed, resulting in a messily wounded deer. I've also seen where head-shot deer will put the deer down, but not kill it, and result in having to cut the deer's throat to finish it off. I even saw that once on what superficially looked like a perfect brain shot. Its darn hard to tell exactly at what angle a deer is holding its head in the twilight. Also, a deer's brain is flat from the side, making it a narrow target. From head on the brain is a larger target, but the head has some dramatic angles head-on that can lead to deflection.

    The lungs are a larger target than the brain, and the head of a whitetail is constantly jinking and bobbing. It makes it a tricky target. A good lung hit that tears a large-enough hole usually dispatches a deer within 20 seconds, about what you see in this video, except that most of the time with arrows or firearms the deer runs full blast until collapsing into death throws. It seems that a common reaction from airguns is that deer don't feel the need to run off full blast. 

    I also recently did the math on a deer's reaction speed to a .30 pellet. It would take a deer about .136 of a second to hear the noise of the gun firing. It takes .192 for the pellet to reach the deer at 50 yards at a 860fps muzzle velocity and accounting for deceleration with the pellet's BC. A deer's reaction time is around .15 of a second as a maximum. Some deer test faster. The time for the deer to react is .056 on this setup. Wherefore the pellet should theoretically hit the deer's head before it can react to the shot sound. But that's 50 yards. At 75 yards, the deer's reaction time is .097. Still maybe ok. But beyond that, you're cutting it close as to whether the deer can be starting to move its head towards the shot noise.  

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