So true. Unless it's a fast running shot, a far shot, or a trophy, I tend to shoot for the head. Less meat is wasted and the kill is quick. Sometimes though, it makes me feel like an assassin.I am in the group that where you put it is more important than what you hit it with
How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? It depends on whether they're doing a non-progressive dance like the swing or a progressive dance like the waltz.How many Angels can dance on the head of a pin? When you know that, tells us, because finding that answer is the same as trying to decide between a .50 and.54 cal. If you are hunting or target shooting, for 95% of what you do it will not matter! The .54 is probably better for LARGE animals like Elk or Bear. Other wise, there is absolutely no reason to choose one over the other IMHO. I own both. Some will say all things being equal the .54 might be a bit lighter in weight due to the bore. But is it enough to be relevant? Probably not. : )
There is nothing more satisfying than hitting your target using bare bow archery. I still use it today at 68 years of age. I shoot a replica of a Hun horse bow with about a 65lbs pull with my draw length. All it takes is practice and you can shoot much faster with bare bow skill.All interesting posts. As has been said a 50 will drop a deer as well as a 54. A good shot with a 50 IMO is more important than a poor shot with a 54. A good shot from a hunter with a 20 gauge run of the mill shotgun will drop more birds than poor shots from a hunter with a pricey 12 gauge wonder shotgun. Just simple facts. Ifin I were to order today, I'd go with a 50, I don't make iffy shots when hunting and feel confident what I'd be hunting and the conditions I'd be hunting in, I'd have no problem with the 50. No offense to those of you who prefer the 54 or anything larger.
Sort of reminds me of all of the present day hunting bow brouhaha. Started bow hunting back in 1969 with a Herter 50# recurve, dropped many a deer with it, shooting instinctive, using a Ben Pearson shooting glove. Sometime in the 80's or so when compound bows were the rage, I continued with thee Ol recurve. In the early 90's my top limb separated, I did buy a Golden Eagle compound, but a simple one with wheels just at the ends of the limbs. Continued with no sight, shooting instinctive and using my tried and true shooting glove. Have dropped deer with it, still hunt with it today, no sights, no fancy release. Seems today most hunters are consumed with bows with more wheels than my car, warp speed arrow fps, the latest sight contraption hanging on the bow, state of the art arrow releases, and all other kinds of gadgets hanging on the bow.
Went into a nearby gun/bow shop last fall looking for a new bow string. The owner advised me he didn't have any in stock and advised me I should get rid of that antique and get into the 21st century and get a modern bow that will drop deer. He wanted me to bow once of his newfangled $600-800 bows. Advised him basically without saying it to 'pound sand'. Said all of this to say as has been posted on this thread, shoot what you feel comfortable with, what you like, and what will work for ya. Still have and use the Golden Eagle with my out-of-date shooting glove and no sights. Hit what I aim at.