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Old 07-25-2008, 09:35 AM
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Predator, yes. I killed a nice buck this year at about 6-7 yards using that aiming point. Hit right on the mark, he went off 35 yards and died. I used the same thing on a doe I killed two years ago at 10 yards, just aimed a little low, it hit right on the mark, she ran 25 yards and died.

I MUST be doing something wrong.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:36 AM
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Are you in a elevated stand in both scenarios?
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:36 AM
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I was too, Predator, SORRY!
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:37 AM
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If it has nothing to do with my set-up, then why have my results been good using the aiming points I have described?
I'd "guess" margin for error.

When I say a spot....I mean a TINY SPOT. Think center 12 ring on a 3D animal.

I killed a nice buck this year at about 6-7 yards using that aiming point. Hit right on the mark, he went off 35 yards and died. I used the same thing on a doe I killed two years ago at 10 yards, just aimed a little low, it hit right on the mark, she ran 25 yards and died.
Brett:

When you get to those yardages.....it muddies.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:38 AM
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Predator, yes. I killed a nice buck this year at about 6-7 yards using that aiming point. Hit right on the mark, he went off 35 yards and died. I used the same thing on a doe I killed two years ago at 10 yards, just aimed a little low, it hit right on the mark, she ran 25 yards and died.

I MUST be doing something wrong.

10yds is A LOT different than 2yds.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:39 AM
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Shot # 2 would result in you pinning your foot to your tree stand with a well placed broad head. []Penetration would depend on if you were shooting a mechanical broad head.[:-]
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:41 AM
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Are you in a elevated stand in both scenarios?
I second that question. If I were on the ground I would absolutely love a 2 yard shot... LOVE IT!!! From a stand I would take a 2 yard shot depending on what stand I was in. If I was in a 15' ladder stand I would take it. 24' up, no I wouldn't.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:42 AM
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I also shot and killed another buck this year, a 6 pointer at 5 yards. I used the same aiming point. The shot hit true, he ran 20 yards, laid down and died.

As you can see, I have made alot of bow shots at short distances just in the last few years. That is why I am trying to figure this whole thing out. I really must not perceive this shot the same way that most people do. "if it ain't broke, why fix it?"
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:43 AM
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For the exercise.....we'll call it a 15' stand. But as long as you're above the deer (any distance above 5').....it's a straight down shot.

Nothing ethics, here......"IF" you were gonna take the shot.

I second that question. If I were on the ground I would absolutely love a 2 yard shot... LOVE IT!!! From a stand I would take a 2 yard shot depending on what stand I was in. If I was in a 15' ladder stand I would take it. 24' up, no I wouldn't.
So....which pin(s) do you use?
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:45 AM
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ORIGINAL: virginiashadow

Predator, yes. I killed a nice buck this year at about 6-7 yards using that aiming point. Hit right on the mark, he went off 35 yards and died. I used the same thing on a doe I killed two years ago at 10 yards, just aimed a little low, it hit right on the mark, she ran 25 yards and died.

I MUST be doing something wrong.
You arent doing anything wrong if you are killing deer. I think the whole point is that everybody needs to know what there arrow will do at any given distance. Some setups may be different. If i have a 2 yard shot out of a blind at a nice buck, I may just grab hold of my arrow and use it as a javelin.
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