He did everything right!
Austinite did everything right:
He picked a top of the line buckshot load with a reputation for tight consistent patterns, then pattern tested the load from his shotgun/choke combination. He placed the pattern in the vitals well within the effective range of his chosen shotgun/choke/load combination. The 9 pellet 00B Federal FliteControl buckshot load hit in a tight 6"-7" pattern, gave complete penetration, left a blood trail, and the deer went down within 180 feet of the impact point.
Last edited by RMcL; January 31, 2013 at 12:58 AM.