What is the farest you will shoot everytime?

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  • July 16, 2006 at 6:07 pm #495111 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    What is the farest you will shoot everytime?
    July 16, 2006 at 6:10 pm #502544 Back to Top REPORT
    y-buck
    y-buck

    Joined: 2/27/2005
    Ideal conditions, i’ll shoot 40 at deer. 30 at turkeys.
    July 16, 2006 at 6:17 pm #502545 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    On whitetails, from a tree stand (sitting) 25 yards.
    As long as the deer is broadside, and not alerted.

    I practice further than this, and can group 4” at 30 yards with consistency; but the target doesn’t move or duck.

    I have not actually taken a deer past 20 yards; but I would be comfortable with a 25 yard shot under optimum conditions.

    July 16, 2006 at 6:53 pm #502546 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    35 yards is the comfort/confidence zone!
    July 16, 2006 at 9:10 pm #502547 Back to Top REPORT
    wolbear
    wolbear

    Joined: 9/13/2005
    Practice out to 60 yards regularly, a 45 yard shot at a whitetail under “ideal” circumstances is not out of the question.
    July 16, 2006 at 9:22 pm #502548 Back to Top REPORT
    joatman
    joatman

    Joined: 6/25/2004
    Practice out to 60 yards regularly, a 45 yard shot at a whitetail under “ideal” circumstances is not out of the question.

    About the same here.

    Al

    July 16, 2006 at 9:53 pm #502549 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    Practice out to 60 yards regularly, a 45 yard shot at a whitetail under “ideal” circumstances is not out of the question.

    Same here. [=}=]

    July 16, 2006 at 10:05 pm #502550 Back to Top REPORT
    murdoc
    murdoc

    Joined: 6/14/2006
    Yep, same for me Practice 60 and will shoot at deer at 45 for sure
    July 16, 2006 at 10:27 pm #502551 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I practice out to 70. I will not shoot at a whitetail that far, of course. Conditions right, I’d go 50. Holding a 3″ group to there. [=}=]
    July 16, 2006 at 10:33 pm #502552 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    max between 40 – 50 yds, I have pins for these distances but of course there are conditions at the time you are about to shoot that would play a big role in deciding how far you can make a well place shot. Only shot if you are sure you can make a kill shot and not just hope you’ll make it.
    July 17, 2006 at 1:53 am #502553 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    45 is about the Max I can get outa my stand So 45 would be it. :thumbup
    July 17, 2006 at 2:09 am #502554 Back to Top REPORT
    gcdcpakmbs
    gcdcpakmbs

    Joined: 6/28/2004
    I”ve never shot at a deer over 25-yards. I might, though.
    July 17, 2006 at 2:36 am #502555 Back to Top REPORT
    carbon-arch
    CARBON-ARCH

    Joined: 10/10/2004
    30yds :thumbup
    July 17, 2006 at 2:41 am #502556 Back to Top REPORT
    lungbuster
    lungbuster

    Joined: 7/16/2005
    As equipment has progressed and the advent of range finders, my range has extended. I have shot 3 does at 50 yards. Two years ago I shot a 130″ 9pt at exactly 45 yards. However, 10 years ago I would not have taken these shots. I probably could have made the shot but would not have trusted my range estimation. Range finders have really helped me in that regard. Also, I don’t really mind if my 40 and 50 yard pins are 1″ to 1 1/2″ low. This help me (in my mind anyway) in case a deer ducks. Works for me.
    July 17, 2006 at 3:02 am #502557 Back to Top REPORT
    arnej
    Arne

    Age: 54
    Joined: 5/16/2006
    With my old bow I limited myself to 25 yds, with the XT I should be able to do 35 without a problem, in normal conditions. Perfect conditions I’d stretch it another 5-10 yds, but not on small does. In tough conditions, not great angles, etc., I’d go back to 25 yds max.

    Deer can move a LOT while the arrow is in the air, so anything over 20 yds the deer must be unaware and calm for me.

    I don’t like wounding and not recovering. #-o

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