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What is the longest shot you would take?

Old 12-26-2005, 01:59 AM
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What is the longest shot that you would feel comfortable taking in the field at game?
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:06 AM
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Default RE: What is the longest shot you would take?

i said 300-400 yards because i practice at longer distances and have taken game at these distances. i am sure i could "stretch" further shots but i wouldn't feel comfortable due to the margin oferror being so little. my thought is, why wound a deer with a poor shot if you don't have to.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:07 AM
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There was an earlier thread on this and all but one participant clamied that most hunters should not shoot at the ranges they sometimes do. Exept themselves.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:21 AM
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i must have missed that thread. i say shoot at the distance your comfortable with. just practice at that distance so you're not "spray'n and pray'n". i'm not going to comment on others responses because i don't know what their shooting ability is, some people shoot better than others. i am also not going to condone someone shooting beyond their ability.
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:42 AM
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Default RE: What is the longest shot you would take?

I was about to say how happy I am too see that most people keep it under 200yrds (like me), but then I realized there are only 5 responses, not exactly a scientific poll.
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:49 AM
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I will not shoot at an animal outside 250 to 300 yards ...just do not feel comfortable ...

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Old 12-26-2005, 06:29 AM
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I like the animals to be close to assure a good hit, that is just what I have practiced though...
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:16 AM
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I prefer to be as close as possible,but I do practise regularly out to 500 yards and under ideal circumstamces,I will shoot that far.My longest kill to date was measured at 480yards with my laser rangefinder ,and I have made several other kills at over 400 yards.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:33 AM
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For me I would push it to 125 yards. I only hunt with a muzzleloader with no scope. I like the iron sights.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:56 AM
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I don't see the the need nor the desire to shoot across 3 football fields! I like to get as close as possible and have a sure clean kill!
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