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    How did they do that

    I have heard this time and time again
    Had no shot but a " Texas heart shot" how did that, ever come about?
    Anyone care to guess?
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    I don't know where that term originated but I always thought it was weird!

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    it means "Gut Shot"
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    Shot through the rear end hoping to hit the vitals after crashing through all the guts. Don’t know where the term came from. In my opinion- they still didn’t have a shot if that’s all that was presented as a “possible”shot.

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    Sounds more like the only shot available was the south end of a deer running North with the tail up. It does not mean they are going to take the shot, just that the deer is running away and no real opportunity to take the game.

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    Guess Texicans don't know where the heart is located.
    Whatever!

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    Before even contemplating a Texas heart shot especially being that I’m a meat hunter not an appendage hunter I would take a shot in the back of the head or base of the skull.

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    Most people have real ethical problems with it, and only consider it justified when chasing/tracking a wounded deer.

    Done correctly, a shot at the base of the tail will shatter the hip bones, spine, and cut the femoral artery.
    Poorly done, you'll basically explode all the guts as the bullet heads up toward the heart & lungs.
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    The IRS started this by calling it a "Taxes Heart Shot". We just got the spelling wrong.

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    Even a WV hillbilly as I am won't take that shot, and I've had it several times. Could be very nasty and wasteful, just a poor choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    Guess Texicans don't know where the heart is located.
    I think that would be the demorats, where there heart and head is ??

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    Some idiot long ago coined that term. The only time I tried it was at a buck as he jumped the fence in front of me. I found a piece of rib about an inch long and nothing else - despite a whole day looking through briar choked ravines for the buck. Stupid shot, and the only deer that I've lost.

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    Well as bad as that is (I actually winter in Texas) and have even hunted in Texas but I cannot honestly say I ever heard it BUT ..and not to get folks off the path of this thread .... one saying that to this day chills me to the bone is "no I didn't get any thing but i did get a couple good sound shots!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Electrod47 View Post
    it means "Gut Shot"
    nope...and its the same as a russian heart shot..fair square up the jacksee.
    years ago..well back in the lean years of late 80s,early 90s when deer were rather few and far between.I owned a simmons 3x9x40mm scope and nearly every animal I shot with it was shot fair up the gunger....two whitetail deer,first was fawn at close range.2nd was a hind that had swum across bay,I actually fired at it broadside on twice,both missed,third shot went between her "two holes" .... most of my deer were bush stalking so it was often the only shot on offer and seeing a deer every 3rd trip was good going back then when our game herds were still recovering from years of slaughter from above....
    dont take that shot often anymore...Ive got older and somewhat wiser and wait for better option.

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    the .270 winchester with factory loads managed it well enough....

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    We called that a "Texas Ringer" for some reason and I can't say I've ever heard or read how that came about. I will not take that shot for any reason any more than I will try a "sound shot" on something rustling in the bushes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kfd518 View Post
    Before even contemplating a Texas heart shot especially being that I’m a meat hunter not an appendage hunter I would take a shot in the back of the head or base of the skull.
    Yeah, I saw another deer this season with a jaw shot off by one of you head shooters.
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    Did a Texas heart shot on a hog few yrs back with 40sw @ 20 yds. Worked fine after tracking for another 50 yrds in Texas scrub. Broke front leg and out the jaw. On a game animal, nope.
    Whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfd518 View Post
    Shot through the rear end hoping to hit the vitals after crashing through all the guts. Don’t know where the term came from. In my opinion- they still didn’t have a shot if that’s all that was presented as a “possible”shot.
    The way I heard it was called "the Portuguese brain shot." An animal facing away with it's head down could be shot through the 'slip knot' and the bullet might pass all the way through and into the brain. I'm thinking a couple of Professional Hunters coined the phrase in reference to some of the truly awful marksmen they'd seen.
    There's probably a few more variations out there.
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