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Farthest Shot You Will Take?

Old 04-23-2009, 05:53 AM
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What is the farthest shot will you take when hunting deer with a bow?
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:18 AM
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It depends, out west when I used to Mule deer hunt the farthest shot was 60yds. But back home my average shot is under 30yds. Even though I shoot my deer at this closer range I still practice at 50-60yds all the time so when it's time to take a closer shot it will be that much easier. You just have to keep praticing so you will feel comfortable taking the shot. Good luck deerman69
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:41 AM
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I'm just gonna sit back and watch this develop.......
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:50 AM
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I'm just gonna sit back and watch this develop.......
Optimist or pessimist???

I would take a shot out to 40 yards if I feel confident I can connect at "that" shot opportunity.
Typically 30 yards or under are what my woods will allow me for my type of set-ups.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:50 AM
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30 yards with 180lb X-bow with 125 spitfire mechanicals
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:30 AM
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25 yds now. I killed an 8 pt years ago out at 40 though, but back then I didn't wait very long for a perfect shot.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:50 AM
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My desiredshot is 18 to 25 yds. My furthest kill was 42 yards. I got lucky though. I thought the deer was at 35. Somehow I still killed the deer. I must have been aiming higher than I thought. I use just one pin.I won't take that risk again, so I'll say the furthest shot I will take is 35. I practice out to that range and feel comfortable.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:44 AM
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40 yards
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:42 PM
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I feel comfortable shooting out to 40, but try to keep it closer. I shot a bear at 28 to 30 yards last year, and made a double lung hit with a slick trick, while the bear was quartering towards me, and it dropped no farther than 10 yards from the shot.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:36 PM
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The longest shot I've taken with my bow is 25 , even tho i practice up to 30 but don't plan on take a shot that long .
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