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Old 09-01-2011, 07:20 PM
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I practice with my 40 yd pin all the time and hit very well but my max distance would probably be 35 yds. I know its only 5 yards closer but it just feels more comfortable for me. 21 yds is the longest shot i've had to take so far.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:51 PM
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i did not think before last year i would shoot a deer past 35 yrds but i was hunting some river bottoms in arksnsas had a 10 pt and a doe come in behind me about 40 yrds the doe was acting spooky and i thought if i was going to get a shot at that 10 pt i was going to have to take the shot so i did nailed him through the heart, he run 30 yards fell dead in a small slough, he was 41 yards from me.i did not practice from that distance a lot but i did a little bit, this year i practiced more.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:04 PM
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30 yrds for me.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:45 PM
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40 yards is my max range.
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:06 PM
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I practice regulary at 50 yards but 40 yards max comfortably on a deer.
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:52 PM
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Under absolutely undoubtedly perfect conditions, 65 yards. That is no wind, no rain, warmer temperatures, deer has not been alerted to me AT ALL, and he is eating or looking away. Otherwise id be perfectly comfortable out to 50 yards. The Monster XLR8 gets the arrows there pretty darn fast.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:15 AM
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Whatever the situation calls for. But Ideally 20yards every time would be wonderful.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:47 AM
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I try and shoot them at 20, from a climbing stand up high, Ide rather shoot them at 20-30-40 then be aiming straight down at them at 10 yards. But 20 seems ideal angle for double lung shots from my typical climbing height. Ide probably not take a shot over 40, maybe If I spotted one bedded.. and there was no wind..
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:49 AM
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I practice out to 80 yards all the time. I would do it at 65 if it was right. I have shot an antelope further than 65 that was broadside and it was my best shot ever on an animal. I like/prefer the 25-35 yard range though.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:11 AM
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70 yards if conditions are right. I prefer to stay under 50.
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