I always use a shotgun, and I never aim for the head. The brain is a small target in a deer and easy to miss if you dont know exactly where to aim.
I aim for a double lung shot, and I usually back up a few steps so the pellets will have a few inches of spread. Puts them down cleanly everytime, you get both lungs, usually injure the heart, and all the coronary arteries in between. 10yds is about the perfect distance.
Keeping a shell of 27 pellet #4 buck would be a great idea, it works great on deer up close.
Last edited by collim1; 02-04-2013 at 06:36..