I have been practicing offhand and at 100 yards I can get 8 shots into a 8 inch target consistently. I'm starting to get more of them in the center but there are 2 or three that are at the edge of the 8 inches. I might do 120 yards but if the buck is walking I would not shoot..... cause I would wound him or if I was lucky I would miss.
I seldom shoot free handed, I learned a long time ago growing up squirrel hunting that I was a much better shot when I used a rest...I always set up to have some type of rest, it might be a tree, shooting rail, bipod or sitting and using a knee, but I almost always use a rest when shooting a rifle...
I shot a doe at 170 yrds. free hand a few years back. Thats my farthest. I practice shooting free hand constantly, and other positions. I used to always practice off a bench, then I realized I never have that situation while hunting. So I started practicing field positions.
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I'd say about 50 yards with either scope or open sights.. And by open sights, I mean a peep sight... My days of shooting regular open sights are over, unless I am shooting at a turkey with a load of shot...
I always try to set up where I have some kind of solid rest, be it a tree, a rock, or the ground..