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Old 08-31-2011, 09:46 AM
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I was just curious what everybodies max distance was. When you see that deer step out in a clearing on a calm day what does your range finder have to read before you will take the shot?
For me its 45 yards.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:02 AM
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somewhere between 30 and 40, just depends on how im feeling that day, the angle of the shot, etc
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:21 AM
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Thats basically the way I am. i have a 45 yrd pin I practice with alot and am fairly comfortable with but it all depends on the day and how confident I feel in the shot. As we all know you shouldn't take the shot if you don't think you can make a good one.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:29 AM
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30 is my longest shot so far but if the deer was relaxed and I was on the ground with a broadside I would try 40.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:07 PM
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I am very comfortable at 50, and can hit pretty good at 60 yards, BUT at that distance its not really if you can make the shot, its how much that deer can move before your arrow gets there. 1 step goes from a good lung shot, to a gut shot deer that you may not find. SO, i would say between 40 and 50, depending on the circumstances and the alertness of the deer.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:41 PM
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I prefer to keep them within 30...would not shoot at a deer beyond 40. I practice well beyond this, but targets don't move unless you pick them up. Targets also, as of yet, don't get my blood to boiling.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:25 PM
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in the woods, 50 yards for me. I'm also very comfortable at 60 yards, but as someone mentioned, the deer could move and a good shot could turn into a bad shot very fast.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:12 PM
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I like to keep my shots under 25 yards. But if conditions were perfect, I might go out to 35.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:19 PM
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usually set up for 20-30 yds. cant believe there isnt a hero on here who says 75yds or something cuz they did it before
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:25 PM
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All of our stands are set to allow no more than a 35 yard shot, the whole thrill of the bowhunt is seeing how CLOSE you can get to the deer.

Of course we have stands on fieldlines, however 45 yards would be my max limit there...
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