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What is the longest that you have shot a deer/would shoot

Old 06-16-2004, 08:08 PM
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I feel pretty comfortable at 150 yards.
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Old 06-17-2004, 02:27 AM
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Bow: I'd say i would like to shoot at 40 yards max
Gun: as long as i think i can take the shot safely but not more more then 200 yards

I actually shot an hog at 275 yards but it was down in an gully
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Old 06-17-2004, 06:15 AM
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With my new gun I would push the 300 yd limit!
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Old 06-17-2004, 12:02 PM
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The longest shot so far was my first deer, a spike, at 70 yards. I hit a little high and to the right, which hapened to be his neck. He never got up again. Also, this was with open sights, shooting a Mossberg slug gun 12 gauge, a slug, from a tree stand. Now I have and use a Savage a 30-06, but still remember my first with the shotgun.

I would only shoot max out to 100 yards, since that is what I sight my guns to.

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Old 06-17-2004, 08:37 PM
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500 yards with a savage tactical 308.
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Old 06-20-2004, 05:21 AM
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I am comfortable out to 350 but I prefer them to be as close as possible......small chance of error. I am gettin old lol
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Old 06-20-2004, 10:31 PM
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shooting a deer with a shotgun i would probly try out to 75 yards the longest i have killed a deer is 40. with a bow i might shoot out to 35 but i am more comfortable with 30
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Old 06-23-2004, 08:40 PM
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With a bow.....27 yards. With a rifle....about 150. I did not have the rangefinder at the time so that is an approximation.
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:28 AM
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I don't like to shoot at deer at much more than 250 yards. That would be with a dead solid rest in country where I know the terrain and there is some open country between the deer and heavy cover. I have shot and killed deer at a touch over 300 yards on a couple of occassions. This with my 6.5X55 mauser. I have passed up many many shots at longer range as I see no reason to take iffy shots at real game animals. I save that kind of shooting for targets. 300 yards is about Max for me. 90 percent of the deer I have taken have been at 200 yard s + or - 25 yards. Most of my deer hunting is on the prarie.
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Old 06-24-2004, 05:05 AM
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i like to get up close and personal.....17 yards is the longest....but i have only 2 bucks and no does under me, so i'm sure that will change
a friend of mine was trying to talk me into going to the gun range and shooting some long distance shots and i will, just so i can see how i do, but i think i'll stay with the closeness when it comes to hunting....
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