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Old 09-27-2012, 07:52 AM
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I set my 40 Yard Pin two days ago. However, I do not think I have had to shoot over 22 yards in all my bowhunting days.... What is your farthest bowkill?

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:44 AM
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You know this thread is going to turn into how far is too far right? I too sight in my farthest pin at 40 or 45 yards (usually don't even bother sighting in the 5th pin). I go with 20, 30, 35, and 40. Longest kill was 35 yards, but the vast majority were inside 25. I would bet money over half were under 20 yards.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:41 AM
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I have never had to attempt a shot over 20 yds.
Approx. 20 yds for me.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:06 AM
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my longest was 54 yds, double lung! we practice up to 60 but 50-55 is my max shot
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:11 AM
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My first ever archery deer was 40 yards from the ground. Jumped a bedded dow while walking back to my truck. I was young and hungry to get that first bow kill, luckily i made a perfect shot and she only went 20 yards. I would not attempt that same shot today but i do have a 40 and 50 yard pin set, but only for fun when target shooting.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:03 AM
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56 yards made a perfect shot but we practice all year at that range and further. I like em in there about 20-25 Just getting them close as possible gets the ole heart a beaten even faster
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:42 PM
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My longest shot was 32 yards. I have probably killed nearly 70 deer with my bow. I would guess 60 of those have been 5-18 yards. 8 of those from 18-25 yards. 1 shot between 25 and 30 yards, and the last one at 32. I have 3 pins set. 20, 30, and 40 yards.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:45 PM
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40 is not unethical at all. A poor shot is unethical, regardless of the distance. Some people can make extremely long shots, some like them under 20 yds. I prefer close shots any day, but am more than ready with my 40 yd pin to lay one down. If you know the distance and shoot it correctly, what could the problem be? 15 is obviously premier.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:42 AM
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45 yards is the farthest I have ever shot one... I got lucky, I ended up shooting low, but the buck dropped and it ended up making it a perfect shot.. I only have three pins. first pin good for 10 to 36 yards, second one good for 37 to 43, third good for 44 to 50.. Most of my kills are within 30 yards... Closest was 15, farthest 45.. Season starts on Monday ( Oct 1st ) Cant wait to get out there....
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:59 AM
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it depends on if its a straight shot or if i have to ricochet it off of something!!!!! LOL
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