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YOUR effective range

Old 07-10-2008, 09:02 AM
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Been shooting 'curves and longbows(mostly 'curves) for most of my life--maybe 35-38yrs now.Hunted with a compound for a few years in the late '80's early '90's but could never get used to the break-over and the hunting sights back then really sucked.

My hunting bows this year will be a 58" Shafer Silvertip t/d recurve,51#@27(back-up curve is a 58" Tip t/d,54#@27"),Carbon Express Heritage 150 tipped with 125gr Magnus Stinger.

My go-to longbow is a 64" Black Widow PLV,50#@27",(back-up longbow is a 64" Shafer 1pc,50#@27")same arrows

My effective range is around 25yds((if all feels right)but my "fangs come out" zone is 15yds and under

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Old 07-10-2008, 09:27 AM
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Depends on what I am hunting. For deer, I like shots 20 yards and under. But, that is not to say that I would not take a shot at 25 yards if it felt right. Last year I let a 160 class pass at 30. [:@]
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:41 AM
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Whitetails - 15 to 20 yards, larger game 25 to 30 yards.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:28 PM
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That sucks bobco......maybe this year he will come back for another swing at him!
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:45 PM
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That sucks bobco......

Nahhh, it's just part of hunting..What made my desicion easier was that he was headed straight toward my friend. He heard but didn't see him.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:06 PM
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well its better that u let him go instead of taking a risky shot.....

I admire you for that! I know i couldnt have done it.....
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:26 PM
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Good explanation Steve.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:29 PM
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I got a late start--I was in my 20's before I knew anyone still shot anything other than a compound. Been at it now for......15 years or so I reckon, most of that with the same bow. I've owned lots of others, had 35 on hand at one time, but now I only have a half dozen or so that have sentimental value.

Never stepped off my "effective range"--most shots I've taken were under 25 yds. Funny thing is the longest shots I've taken at game were on smaller animals--a small pig, a red fox, and rabbits. Don't think I've shot at a deer more than 15 or so yds away. I just go by how it feels--a close shot may not feel right, so I'll pass. A longer shot may feel good, so I'll take it. A red fox at 20 yds. ain't a short shot, and neither is a 30 lb pig at about 23 yds, but they both felt good and both are dead.

I add a congrats to BobCo--just a few days ago I saw a post on a different site where some jughead was saying that wasn't possible--that anybody would shoot at a big deer if it was just beyond their comfort zone. Just another scenario to prove him wrong.

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:03 PM
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My range for this season, 1st with a Longbow, is 18 yards and under! I feel good out to 22/23 yards at the range and practice out to 30 yards but hunting is a different story! Plus I like it close and personal, it not a how far thing for me at this point, its a how close deal! I'm shaking just thinking about it..... I can't wait, come on September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:31 AM
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I have been using my recurve off and on for 3 years now and not a trad convert just yet. My effective range is 15yards at present, need more practice indeed.
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