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    Default Your comfort range?

    What is your max range to shoot a deer (and get your desired results), all things being ideal for such a shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philg View Post
    What is your max range to shoot a deer (and get your desired results), all things being ideal for such a shot?
    Now that I am back shooting at least once a week, I have no problem taking a 45 yard shot on a deer. I am certain I am good to about 60, but I think 45 is far enough.
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    30 yrds is my outer limit......we are bow hunting here.....your supposed to get them close....
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    40 yards is as far as i'm willing to shoot at a deer. as long as the conditions are right.
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    For me about 30 yards. I can shoot killing size groups farther. I just don't feel comfortable shooting a critter farther than that. To much in my mind that can go wrong. Besides my longest shot at a deer yet is about 25 yards. If I want to kill them across the field I will use my 270.

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    40 yards for me. I am working on moving back to fifty just in case I ever get the chance to go out west.
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    25-30, but I prefer 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    25-30, but I prefer 10.
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    25 to 35 yards is ok for me(comfort zone),but I will shoot confidently out to 45
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    Quote Originally Posted by philg View Post
    What is your max range to shoot a deer (and get your desired results), all things being ideal for such a shot?
    40 yards is it!
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    42 yards (that's as far as I can shoot in my yard for practice), if the conditions are perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenfarr View Post
    42 yards (that's as far as I can shoot in my yard for practice), if the conditions are perfect.

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    How did you come up with 42 as your distance Why not 40 or 45?
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    50 yrds. with the right conditions. I killed one 2yrs ago at this distance. Double lung shot, complete pass through, and the deer went down within 75 yrds.
    I do put in the practice time to make this shot without hesitation. Most of my shots come at 25-30 yrds though.

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    Perfect conditions..................30yards. With a wild critter there are too many variables for me.


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    I'd go 30-35 yards. That's the limit on my backyard shooting.

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    I practice out ta 46 yards from my treestand in a walnut tree. 40 has been tha farthest I knew tha yardage and it was a clear shot-and mind you I practice nearly everyday shootin and with my equipment ,broadheads for 5 weeks prior to tha season.
    Whih by tha way is only 8 weeks away. praise God!
    Yup conditions will rule.
    I do stronly suggest and greatly prefer tha 10 yard range as mentioned earlier.

    I would also suggest that ya take a Bowhunter Education Course even if ya have been huntin' fer many years for it is so valuable in all aspects of huntin' and especially tha shootin' parts.



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    I try to stay under 30 yards from a treestand... but I did shoot a little one 2 years ago at about 35 yards. Knocked all the spots off when I hit it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Are View Post
    I try to stay under 30 yards from a treestand... but I did shoot a little one 2 years ago at about 35 yards. Knocked all the spots off when I hit it!

    You know tha shot placement word ..
    Pick a spot.
    So if they got spots .....Pick one!



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    I like to keep them inside 30...but if I have to I'll take a 40 with confidence...


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