Max range would you say is far enough?

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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by janesy » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:22 pm

ihunt wrote:
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Between 40 and 50 yds.
I know sitting down holding my mirco with elbow on my knee I can accurately group my bolts to within an 1” to 1.5” at 40yds. I've target practice at 50 but not sure of the killing effect if it's powerful enough to do the job?

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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by ihunt » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm

This has been a great thread! Thanks for all the replies. Love the input as always.
I'm going to try to revaluate my situation and see if I can do something in reducing the shooting distance.
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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by OhioXBowhunter » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:47 pm

IMHO I think the max range would be what your comfortable and confident with. I personally set my stands up in the Woods with 30 yard max shots, when I’m hunting cornfields or the bean fields and a monster walks around 40-50 yards in the open fields I’m gonna take that shot. I have confidence in my equipment and I do practice out to 50 yards. I’ve never practiced shooting over 50 yards so I wouldn’t feel confident in taking a shot over 50.
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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by dithian » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:00 pm

I've heard some opine that beyond 60 yards, or so, the sound of the bow actually stops being an issue, and that string ducking is worst from 30-60 yards. Beyond that and the arrow takes them by surprise. Anyone have anything to say about that? I'm not particularly interested in putting it to the test myself, being that wasting an arrow/broadhead is $20 that could otherwise afford a middling bottle of rye. Or four-fifths of a pizza.

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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by Doe Master » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:01 pm

I had explained one time to me this way .
If you are in a dark room and someone comes up behind you and says boo at 10 feet . You jump out of your skin .
Take the same room and someone does the same from across the room . You don`t seem to react the same .
Now take that thought with a deer . You get inside its comfort zone . It will try to jump out of its skin . Key word . TRY !!!
So many factors to any shot . Is the deer relaxed , wind blowing .
I tend to shy away from fields and get back in the bush . Don`t see as many deer but the ones I do see are at a closer range . :)
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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by tcwild » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:30 pm

I was shooting a Grizzly and wouldn't take a shot past 30, now moved up to a Matrix 355 hopeing to shoot 40 max. Those deer have to be going into the corn somewhere I'd figure that out and move closer and find acouple different wind spots to set up.

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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by Ferguson Outfitters » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:07 am

I mostly find the alert doe to be the most jumpy.

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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by Doe Master » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:48 am

Yes . I feel an alert doe could try to jump a bullet even . :shock: :lol:
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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by ihunt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:47 am

Lots of good opinions and suggestions.
Really appreciate your input. Thanks. :thumbup:
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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by ihunt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:02 am

dithian wrote:
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I would recommend watching this video on reaction time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWXWUBWSszk
Thanks for the link very interesting.
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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by Hester0305 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:05 am

When I used to practice a lot at 60 yards I felt comfortable making a shot on a doe feeding at 50 yards quartering away from, this was my longest shot with a crossbow and she piled up within 40 yards but the majority of my shots now are under 35 yards since I don't hunt fields much anymore. The yardage issue is very opinionated and you have to 1st make sure you can make the shot and 2nd make sure the deer isn't alert and on edge.

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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by Boo » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:38 pm

Your biggest question to ask yourself is can you read the deer? The further out you go, the more you need to read them and predict what they're going to do. A deer wandering in on it's own, head down and pointed away, calm slow smooth movements would be my green light for an extended range shot. But there's no question that your bow has enough energy to cleanly kill a deer at 50 yards and lots more than that.
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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by vixenmaster » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:54 pm

As to wether a Micro is fast enuff to cleanly take a tick toter out to 50 yds. That is how good n skilled you are? Here is a clean 47 yd shot usin said 335 Micro, yeah buddy was jus few seconds it was all over but the field dressin.
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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by dithian » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:14 pm

Boo wrote:
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A deer wandering in on it's own, head down and pointed away, calm slow smooth movements would be my green light
I'm curious about the head down business. I used to always wait for head down and grazing because I assumed it meant a relaxed animal, but then someone shared the video I shared above, after I posted about two deer with exit wounds HIGHER than the entrance wounds——I was shooting from a stand. Seems deer can use their heads as leverage for faster-than-gravity reactions when their heads are down? Both of the above mentioned deer were between 20 and 30 yards, so I'm inclined to believe it. But I'm also hunting axis deer, which are jittery, supersonic and psychic. I'm just raising the question, certainly not questioning your experience or advice.

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Re: Max range would you say is far enough?

Post by dithian » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:17 pm

vixenmaster wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:54 pm
As to wether a Micro is fast enuff to cleanly take a tick toter out to 50 yds. That is how good n skilled you are? Here is a clean 47 yd shot usin said 335 Micro, yeah buddy was jus few seconds it was all over but the field dressin.
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Nice shot! What's your secret sauce for long distance kill shots, aside, of course, from competent marksmanship?

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