The Frontal Shot!

Would you take a frontal shot inside 20 yards?

  • YES

    Votes: 94 89.5%
  • NO

    Votes: 11 10.5%

  • Total voters
    105

armyjoe

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Absolutely I'd take a frontal shot. Under 30 yrds and good conditions = dead animal.
 
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justin davis

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Oh yea. Frontal is a very deadly shot. I have done it a couple times with great success.

Personally for deer I will if conditions are right. Elk not me.

Why? My opinion is elk are bigger than deer. Bigger hole to slip the arrow in.
 

Ryan Avery

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Oh Boy, this should be good! I have shot 3 bulls with the frontal. Two dropped dead within a hundred yards. One I never found.
 

Trout bum

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Inside 20 yards. Clear path. Calm breath. I'd shoot. 20 yards is a good cutoff distance for that shot for me. Anything further than that and I would pass.
 

Beastmode

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Bigger target but some damn tough bones up front. The way the ribs start on the front of an animal aren't super arrow friendly depending on the frontal angle. A good broadhead will blow right through these on a deer, an elk it should but strange things happen. I feel more confident blowing through these bones on a deer. Not confident =Me not shooting simple as that.
 

Craig4791

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I'm ok with it. I know where to shoot and as long as the stars are aligned i will take the shot (don't think i would do it beyond 25-30yds though). I also shoot a lot of KE and MO so i feel i have a little leeway if i hit bone.
 

sk1

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perfect circumstances im down with this shot under 30, part of those circumstances include a calm relaxed animal not on alert.
 
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My very first year of bowhunting I passed on a 5x5, frontal at just under 20. Should have shot--but didn't feel comfortable with it at the time. Now would be fine with it, at 20 or less. Everyone has their own comfort zone.
 

Swede

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Under the right conditions at 20 yards, I'll take it. The big problem with longer shots is with the time the animal has to move.
 
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