This was my first year hitting my target. i sat in a corn field watching a pond for nearly 4 hours in the blistering kentucky cold... 7mm-08 under long range scope in head and tuned to my perfection.. i desided "if i dont see a deer in about 15 minutes im heading home" time passes, i hear some moving in the brush, big tom turkey pops out and i start watching him at this point a very nice 10 pointer was less then 50 yards away coming around the hill in plain site. i catch him in the corner of my eye, sling my head around and almost poop. i expected a doe or a fawn my first ever deer not a 200 pound 10 pointer, i raise my gun and place it on my knee looking down the scope waiting for the perfect moment to squeeze the trigger.. he walks within 40yards and turns broadside to me, i count the points over and over in my mind telling myself this was an amazing deer please dont mess up. ipull the trigger, and watch he jerks stops looks at me and runs away, dead shot i saw blood fly on impact it was a great like up shot with remington coreloct ammo. i wait, and wait, and wait. i go looking for this animal that i just knew was 10 yards into the wood line piled up waiting to be found. it was a clean shot in one side out the other, found ALOT of blood, a peice of bone almost 3 inches long and lung mass, searched for the deer untill 3 am and gave up due to weather, as i came in and told my story i had a search party for thenext morning, we found the deer the nextmorning he was laying at the bottom of a bluff and ran off when he spotted us. there was a ton of blood where he was laying but when he ran he jumped a log, never found another spot of blood within 100 yards, everyone covering every inch. maybe it was a horrible shot? i was told 7mm-08 was to high caliber for thin skined animals, any truth to this?