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    Default Effective deer killing range with my setup specs

    for a 60# 27" DW and 343g arrow traveling 277FPS. I know my KE is around 58-60 FPE but that is at the actual release, what about 20-30-40yds down the road (40 is the furthest I would shoot if I have a PERFECT broadside shot) I really dont want to shoot a heavier arrow as I dont want to lose the speed, I want to keep my arrows as flat as possible. Does anyone know how much KE is lost every 10yds the arrow travels?

    If yall are getting arrow pass throughs on deer, are your specs close to mine and what are the max distances you are humanely harvesting deer. Obviously if your specs are "better" than you have more leeway for longer shots and less drop.
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    I can't see you having a problem dropping a deer at 40 yards with a good sharp broadhead.

    I don't know all my specs. on my hunting bow but I ve shot deer at 40 yard with ACC and 100 grain tip with a 55 lbs bow. Shot placement is everything.

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    I agree, you should be fine. I'm pushing a 375gr arrow at 278fps and I limit myself to 30yds; - 35yds if everything is perfect. That is more due to me than my set up.
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    I just shiskabobed a feral cat with simular specs with a field point at 65yds, lasered offcourse. went right thru.
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    Just pic an appropriately sized + sharp broadhead and stay off the shoulder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator eye View Post
    .... Shot placement is everything.
    That's the truth!

    And that's the limiting factor in almost all situations. Figure out how far you can make the shot. Your bow will do it's job.

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    It has nothing to do with speed KE but its all about shot placement. The old recurves got it done with wooden arrows.
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    Killing range has more to do with the shooter then the setup....I shoot a similar setup just another 3/4" of draw. But my "killing range" may not be the same as yours....I haven't seen you shoot

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    I would definitey use a good fixed blade broadhead, but I have the same specs as you, and you will have no problems at 40 yards. My max is 50 on a relaxed broadside deer, the only difference is I use a heavier arrow. As long as you do your part with shot placement, you will definitely kill a deer at 40 yards with your set up...

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    I use slick tricks, I find they fly very well.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluelund79 View Post
    I would definitey use a good fixed blade broadhead, but I have the same specs as you, and you will have no problems at 40 yards. My max is 50 on a relaxed broadside deer, the only difference is I use a heavier arrow. As long as you do your part with shot placement, you will definitely kill a deer at 40 yards with your set up...
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