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Old 07-27-2007, 06:46 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-27-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-27-2007, 06:56 PM   #3
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30 yrds is my outer limit......we are bow hunting here.....your supposed to get them close....
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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.
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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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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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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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Old 07-28-2007, 05:34 AM   #13
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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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Old 07-28-2007, 07:23 AM   #14
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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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Old 07-28-2007, 10:17 AM   #16
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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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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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Old 07-28-2007, 01:50 PM   #19
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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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Old 07-28-2007, 01:59 PM   #20
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:50 PM   #21
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30-35yds
I likem under 28yds because i use only 1 pin on 28yds.
Most shots ive taken were 12 to 22 yds on the last 4 deer.
The longest was 41yds but it was wide open on a gas line.
Didnt like to take it but it worked in those conditions!
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:00 PM   #22
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My hunting bow only has a 20, and a 30 yard pin. That should tell you my comfort range.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:14 PM   #23
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several years ago the DEC published a review of the bow season and in it was the number of reported deer taken and at the yarage of the kill. 95% of all deer killed were taken at under 25 yards. the rest were over 25 yards.... If you look within the 95% a lot of the deer taken were from treestrands adn were less than 15 to 20 yard as a max... I myself maybe due to were I like to hunt I can almost say in the early season it is hard to see over 25% yards in that first 1/2 hour of light or the last 1/2 hour of light... so I like when I have them under 20 yards...I have only once in 40 years + of hunting shot and taken a buck over 35 yards...
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You know tha shot placement word ..
Pick a spot.
So if they got spots .....Pick one!

Hey -- Live and learn, it was good Eatin and would do it again!
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Ha, young backstraps are even better!
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Gotta have da bacon!
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What do ya mean it is all tenderloin
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:31 PM   #30
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I'm good to 50 but yesterday I had a wild hog stand broadside at me at 40 yds and I found myself trying to seek in closer
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If its wide open and the deer is calm, 60yrds. But in the hardwoods I usually never get past 40.
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10 to 30 but I practice out to 50, but thats more for fun.

I think a 30 yard shot on a big game animal is a fair shot and one we should work at to be the best we can be.

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as close as the dumb animal will come .. 45 max
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I have never shot past 25 but I think 40 would be my max on deer sized animals under the right conditions. I can group well past that but I wouldnt be comforable with it.


Now elk or buffalo or something like that I would stretch it out a bit further.

My closest shot has been about 3 yds. straight down and my furthest was 25 yds.

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With all things ideal, 50 is max on a white tail for me, I have seen them jump the string at 15, max on elk is 75, but thats got to be a good bull and IDEAL conditions... or if im really hungry......
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Thirty yards for me. And that's if I had a for sure range on the deer and the deer relaxed.
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Always try for 30, am quite comfortable at 40 and will shoot 50 if things are just right. 40 yds with E-Force bows
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:01 PM   #38
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dude you put your targets thru there paces.......
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i would have to say in the woods under 30, i would do 40 in a field, if the animal wasn't spooked. i guess i am a better safe than sorry kinda guy

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30-32yds max.My pins are set @ 20,30 and 50 and i practice @ 50 alot but that pin comes off @ the start of the season..I'll save the longer shots for gun season.
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