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Author Topic: How far is too far?  (Read 1419 times)

Offline ZLong19

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Re: How far is too far?
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2015, 08:21:41 AM »
I guess call me the unethical one...  I shoot to 60 everyday... as in EVERYDAY. I killed a six point this weekend at 52 yards according to the range finder. Hit him exactly where it needed to be and he didn't run 50 yards and piled up. But in saying that, there was zero wind and the deer was calm and eating acorns and didn't know I was anywhere to be seen. I didn't have to stop the deer either, so in saying that, the deer was not alerted or nervous or anything. That's ideal conditions and I won't take a shot like that any other time. If it's windy or getting darker, or if the deer seems a little "geeked" out to me I won't shoot past 35. The biggest deal is not to get in a hurry, settle the pin, and if your practice is consistent there shouldn't be any issue with shooting deer at any of your practice ranges. My thing is, why practice at 40+ yards if you're never going to take a shot over 35? If that was the case for me, I would be practicing every which way I could from 35 in for those conditions and never worry about a shot over that if I wasn't ever going to take it.
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Offline Foss1lHunter

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Re: How far is too far?
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2015, 01:31:38 PM »
I will shoot without hesitation between 20-35 yards and 45 if the wind is less than 5 mph with a Mission Dagger Crossbow.  Still saving up for the No-Cam.

I shot a doe at 21 yards last year, buck last night at 26 yards both double-lunged.        %^$^

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Re: How far is too far?
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2018, 07:47:43 PM »
I practice 45yds but keep my personal shot limit to 30yds. This doesn't mean I'm not capable or confident in shooting 45yd.


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