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#6037418 - 11/18/15 02:25 PM Whats your maximum range?
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I haven't bow hunted in years, so the technology has definitely changed since I hunted with my aluminum arrows. I see commercials for new carbon arrows talking about a 100 yard shot. I don't think I would have ever considered anything over 40 yards back when I hunted. What's your guys maximum range you will fling an arrow at a deer?
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#6037517 - 11/18/15 03:42 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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I shoot 50 to 60 yards but will not launch an arrow at a deer past 35 to 40. Hogs are another story.
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#6037519 - 11/18/15 03:43 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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30-35 yards on a whitetail. I'll shot hogs at any range I can get a shot. I feel like I could take an elk at 60 but don't ever practice past that.

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#6037533 - 11/18/15 03:55 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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depends on the situation.. Id sling it around 50 on the right day
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#6037553 - 11/18/15 04:10 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: Navasot]
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On game 30 is fine with me. Targets and backstop to find arrow have pins for up to 50.
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#6037604 - 11/18/15 04:44 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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IF I have been practicing I'll take a 40 yard shot on a whitetail...maybe a tad further if conditions are perfect

Hogs prolly the same distance

We went antelope hunting this year and practiced at 70,80 and 100 yards.

Took a antelope at 86 yards. Of course your hunting a less spooky animal.

I'd prolly shoot at an elk up to 80 if I had a wide open shot
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#6037618 - 11/18/15 04:54 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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What all of you are saying sounds right. I wouldn't think of taking a deer much past 40 yards
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#6037635 - 11/18/15 05:13 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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40 is max for me on deer but prefer 10 to 30, shoot to 60 on targets and will let an arrow fly to that on hogs. Recurve is 25 max on a good day.
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#6038216 - 11/18/15 10:20 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: kmon1]
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25yds is mine. But I've never shot at one that far either. I use my ninja skills and get'em close!!! banana
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#6038220 - 11/18/15 10:26 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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I prefer them at 15-20 yards, but I will shoot out to 35 or so. I can consistently hit targets further than that, but I can't control what a deer does when it hears the bow string pop.
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#6038975 - 11/19/15 12:33 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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40 at a deer and it's not my favorite. Hogs, yotes, rabbits, squirrels, no limit.. I get lucky sometimes!
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#6039616 - 11/19/15 07:03 PM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
depends on the situation.. Id sling it around 50 on the right day


Me too; it has to be the right conditions. I usually practice 60 yards plus, but after 50 yards a whole lot less K.E.
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#6040022 - 11/20/15 12:06 AM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: jsplinter]
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40 with a compound, and about half that with a recurve.
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#6040159 - 11/20/15 07:37 AM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: bjankowski]
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Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Originally Posted By: Navasot
depends on the situation.. Id sling it around 50 on the right day


Me too; it has to be the right conditions. I usually practice 60 yards plus, but after 50 yards a whole lot less K.E.


I keep hearing about the loss of K.E but have not experienced it. My antelope was a complete pass thru and I'm not shooting a real fast bow or a heavy arrow.

My buddy had a pass thru on his at 104 yards. Also killed a mule deer at 93 yards complete pass thru

I killed a hog at 50 yards same story complete pass thru
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#6040182 - 11/20/15 07:50 AM Re: Whats your maximum range? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Originally Posted By: Navasot
depends on the situation.. Id sling it around 50 on the right day


Me too; it has to be the right conditions. I usually practice 60 yards plus, but after 50 yards a whole lot less K.E.


I keep hearing about the loss of K.E but have not experienced it. My antelope was a complete pass thru and I'm not shooting a real fast bow or a heavy arrow.

My buddy had a pass thru on his at 104 yards. Also killed a mule deer at 93 yards complete pass thru

I killed a hog at 50 yards same story complete pass thru


I guess if you've never experienced K.E. loss you're the first person in history that can defy the law of gravity. The laws of physics dictate that as an arrow travels downrange, its trajectory decays as gravity and aerodynamic drag affect its flight. Every compound delivers arrows at a defined speed at certain target distances.


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