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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev18 View Post
    Whats a good target size, for hunting? a paper plate? Its about the kill zone of a deer... Heart lungs etc...
    I used to shoot High Power and the bulls for that discipline are in 6" increments; that is 6" @ 100 yds., 12" @ 200, and ultimately 36" @ 600, all of which make for a consistent sight picture. So, I like 6" centers.

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    OK, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev18 View Post
    Whats a good target size, for hunting? a paper plate? Its about the kill zone of a deer... Heart lungs etc...

    After a rifle is zeroed, I practice using reality...….

    I cut deer vital area sized 12"x18" ovals out of (free) cardboard brown boxes/cartons, attach of them each to a stake, then set the stakes out at typical/random "hunting" ranges (25yds, 50yds, 75-100yds, 150yds, etc)

    Most of the time I face away from the "target", before rapidly turning & firing to simulate suddenly-presented game shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietro View Post
    After a rifle is zeroed, I practice using reality...….

    I cut deer vital area sized 12"x18" ovals out of (free) cardboard brown boxes/cartons, attach of them each to a stake, then set the stakes out at typical/random "hunting" ranges (25yds, 50yds, 75-100yds, 150yds, etc)

    Most of the time I face away from the "target", before rapidly turning & firing to simulate suddenly-presented game shots.

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    Makes sense. Il try that. I have a life size deer decoy thats made for archery. I used it for a few shots. Now it has a few holes... bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev18 View Post
    Whats a good target size, for hunting? a paper plate? Its about the kill zone of a deer... Heart lungs etc...
    The old adage of using a 8" or 9" paper plate is spot on for an actual apx size. For myself I use a 6" target to judge max distance. This gives been a little margin for error. I wounded a buck in 1971 with a bow. That was the first deer I shot. Didn't like the feeling. In the years since I have lost one with the rifle. That is at total of two lost with about 60 taken the bow and 150 plus with a rifle or handgun.

    The pics below are from one of my bow kills. Field dress weight was 156 and it scored 126. The reason I took the pics is a coworker was claiming 18" behind the should was still a solid lung shot.

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    Can't get any better then those pics. Thanks

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    I think both Marbles and Williams still make folding leaf bbl sights.

    And take the instructions to the Range with you.
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