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Old 03-27-2008, 09:41 PM
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I would have to say 50-55 yards. I make 50 yards shots on the 3D course, but have never taken one that far in the field. I just know I have the worse luck in the world, perfect scenario, something will go wrong for me. A touch over 40 yards is my further kill with a bow, it is also the furthest shot I have taken. Most of my kills are between 10 and 15 yards, I like to hunt in the thick stuff.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:45 PM
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im comfortable out to around 40-45
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:42 AM
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I "Might" take a 30yd shot, now.

It was 40 two years ago.

It was probably 35 last year.

It may be 25, next.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:52 AM
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All the shots I've taken have been within 40 yards, and would say max would be 45 under "perfect conditions". I passed up a shot opportunity last year at 55 yards, and that was a no brainer. I'd rather move my stand and try for another opportunity than take a shot I'm not confident in.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:55 AM
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60 at the very max with perfect conditions... 40 yards raining and windy on the buck of a lifetime
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:58 AM
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Since Howard took out an elk at 185 yards, I'd say 190 yards at least.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:00 AM
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I "Might" take a 30yd shot, now.

It was 40 two years ago.

It was probably 35 last year.

It may be 25, next.
That is me for sure as I get older I am no longer comfortable taking longer shots in fact I passed a shot last year at a 140's buck at 50 yards perfect situation no wind broadside in the field but I just wasnt comfortable taking it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:14 AM
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30 yards and in and its going down. Farthest i have ever taken an animal was 40 yards, right in the boiler room. That being said, other than that doe, the farthest shot i have taken was right around 20. If you put yourself in the right spot and have patience, you typically wont need to take a far shot.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:28 AM
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Given everything as described and a deer totally relaxed and unaware....I'm not answerring
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:43 AM
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35 yards for me.....after that the target seems to get exponentially smaller each yard out.
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