WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

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WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by bubba » Sun May 31, 2015 4:57 pm

Just curious last night thinking about the up coming season and wondered. This past season was my first with a crossbow, and i'm in love.. Shooting an Ibex my longest shot was at 37 yards. I know some of you members talk about shooting nailing 2" bulls on paper all day long. What say you? is your longest and what bow............. my longest rifle shot 130 yards with a browning hi wall in 7mm mag........
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by georgiaboy » Sun May 31, 2015 5:10 pm

Longest for me with a crossbow is 39yds with an Ibex. :D
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Post by NEPAbowhunter » Sun May 31, 2015 5:15 pm

35 yards, Excalibur Vortex.
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Post by otisbrazwell » Sun May 31, 2015 5:26 pm

last Columbus day 40yrds with my darton 3900 out of a old api tree stand to this day I don't know how I pulled it off..out west a few years back I shot elk at 463 yrds with my 300 weatherby..

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by 8ptbuk » Sun May 31, 2015 6:05 pm

47yds with Matrix 380, With My 300. Win. Mag 385yds , My longest Muzzleloader kill was 255yds ( Savage Smokeless ) . :D
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by Big John » Sun May 31, 2015 6:12 pm

This is normally something I do not post much on. However, when teaching my partner Alfred, four or five years back,
I was sitting against a tree waiting on the Deer to move from bedding to feed.
After about an hour or two they came, but, this time they new something was up and stayed out of range on purpose! normally I would let them pass, however.... this time I said no and ranged them feeding at 70 yds.
I was using my Exomax. When one came a little closer I let her have it broadside at 68 yds. The Doe went only 50 yds. into the corn rows and piled up! That was my longest Deer shot to date. I will normally not take those shots. But when confident, I believe in my mind, I can do them. And if the situation arose again and they were eating, I 'd probably do it again.
Remember, last year I took that Tom Turkey with the 380 Matrix at 52 yds. So, I wont judge anyone on distance. Ever.

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Post by Kegbelly » Sun May 31, 2015 6:14 pm

34 yards with my trusty Exomag, hit a doe almost straight on, arrow entered about the collar bone and went longways through her and came out the opposite hind quarter. That was number two for the day, the only double I've ever got with a crossbow, it was a good day :D
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by xbowrook » Sun May 31, 2015 6:18 pm

42 yards with my compound... 35 yards with my Phoenix... I shot 5 deer with my Phoenix in 3 years and all but the one (35 yards) was 20 yards or less... I have been lucky I guess...I just bought a brand new Axiom SMF and with practice will be confident out to 50 yards
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by galamb » Sun May 31, 2015 6:23 pm

27 yards with my Vix II.

And if I only look back over the past 10 deer seasons, that waaaayyy further than the two rifle deer I took (20 and 22 yards with the 30.06) or my black powder (17 yards, 45 cal roundball) or last recurve bambi (11 yards, 66" custom).

I can't "see" 200 yards - have trouble with 100 and when bow hunting although I have 35 yard shooting lanes and wouldn't hesitate to take the shot, have never had to "yet".
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by Fullquiver » Sun May 31, 2015 6:24 pm

Longest with a crossbow well I shot 2 last year at 35 yards ranged.. They were almost a month apart from each other... Vertical bow; 71 yards back in the day. I shot a lot and thought I could kill any deer within range... I learned though that deer move between when I shot and the arrow got there, so I quit the hero shots....
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by bubba » Sun May 31, 2015 6:26 pm

That be some good shooting.. Big John so far 68 yards with a bow will be hard to beat....
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by Kegbelly » Sun May 31, 2015 6:29 pm

galamb wrote:27 yards with my Vix II.

And if I only look back over the past 10 deer seasons, that waaaayyy further than the two rifle deer I took (20 and 22 yards with the 30.06) or my black powder (17 yards, 45 cal roundball) or last recurve bambi (11 yards, 66" custom).

I can't "see" 200 yards - have trouble with 100 and when bow hunting although I have 35 yard shooting lanes and wouldn't hesitate to take the shot, have never had to "yet".
20 yards with an '06, I bet it left powder burns on the fur :lol: :D
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by SEW » Sun May 31, 2015 6:43 pm

Seriously , there can be negative ramifications to answering this question. Realistic ethical maximum ranges can vary tremendously depending on the shooter's skill, equipment, and a host of other factors. Yes, I'm aware of potential game movement. However, depending on the situation, potential for movement can normally be predicted. IE, a deer lowering its head to in a field, is unlikely to move in the next second.
Oh, the answer! Quite a ways. :D

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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by Starvin' Hillbilly » Sun May 31, 2015 7:18 pm

well . . . so far its 37 yards last year, my first kill w/ my matrix 355.
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Re: WHAT IS YOUR LONGEST KILL SHOT ?

Post by Chris Dillard » Sun May 31, 2015 7:23 pm

Crossbow Exomax - 52 yards
Rifle Weatherby 7mm - 300 yards
Flintlock Lyman 54 cal. - 45 yards

I experienced "Bang Flop" with both long guns, but had a extensive tracking job on the 52 yard Exomax harvest. I now limit all my archery shots to 40 yards maximum. Just a personal choice :D
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