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    I shoot regularly at 120 yds. for fun, my effective range on game is at 50yds. It's amazing how shooting at longer ranges makes you a lot better shot at closer range. There are to many variables when shooting at a living animal that no matter how calm can move far enough to get out of the way of an arrow, or worse yet be wounded. No matter how fast your bow is when you start shooting at longer ranges there is to much that can go wrong.
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    50 yards on undisturbed game. If I ever got serious on hunting WT id probably take that down a bit, but then again if I was serious id hunt out of a tree stand, seems like the most effective way to hunt those buggers. Elk and mulies dont seem to duck the string nearly as much.

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    Practice out to 60, pretty confident at 40. Conditions depend a lot on what distance is ok, wind and angle of the wind, how big is the target, what position am I shooting from etc.

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    I shoot a lot at long ranges...makes the close shots feel easy. I shoot at 120 just to watch arrows fly, plus you can find out about your little flaws. Ones you don't know you have if all you shoot is 20 yards all day. I am very condident to 60...but prefer close shots. I do enjoy the long shots practicing though....very fun.

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    I practice out to 80yds and I'm confident if conditions are right to shoot 60yds

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    I practice the majority of the time at long range during the summer month out to 100 yards. On animals I have had 2 different ideal scenarios at 80 yards and I was very comfortable with the shot and both were clean kills. Average shots I would say are 40 to 50 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxhunter View Post
    I practice out to 80yds and I'm confident if conditions are right to shoot 60yds
    Me too, exactly! This summer I grouped 3 arrows so tight at 70 yards I thought i had missed with 2 until I got right to the target and saw they were all in a 1" group but based on consistent groups day in and day out 60 would be my max and probably only on an elk. So far I have never shot that far at a live animal. I killed by bull in 2010 at 55 yards and was able to center his heart and the broad head just punctured thru the hide on the far side. Here you can see a trickle of blood where it started to exit. I hit a rib on the near side then the arrow angled into the shoulder a little and kept it from being a complete pass thru. He didn't go far....


    Just wanted to add that in 2011 I had my bull at 48 yards for quite a while but I didn't feel like everything was perfect so I passed on the opportunity. A little while later he walked down the hill to exactly30 yards, turned broadside and looked away. He didn't go 30 yards.

    The vast majority of my elk kills and all my deer and pronghorn kills have been at 30 yards or less.
    Last edited by Joe Hulburt; 04-06-2012 at 11:10 PM. Reason: after thought.....

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    Practice out to 70 yards but wouldn't shoot at game over 50!

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    I practice to 80. 50 is max on an animal...Unless conditions were perfect then I'd consider 60 broadside.

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    40yds is my limit on game and practice, only because thats the farthest shot I can get in my back yard.
    Confidence is contagious, so is the lack of - Vince Lombardi

 

 

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