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???? About distance...

I went out tonight for the first time with new crossbow, I saw a nice 8 pt chasing a doe. He was about 56 yards from me broad side, I thought it was to far but can anyone tell me what they think is the max distance to shoot??
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Re: ???? About distance...

What kid of bow & arrow weight are u shooting???

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Re: ???? About distance...

You should only shoot to distances where you feel comfortable and that you have practiced at. Personally I feel that 40 yards is my max and that would only be under perfect conditions (deer perfectly broadside, not alert, no wind, and I have a good rest). I feel 30 yards and in is better.

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Re: ???? About distance...

56 yards is a long way. I try to keep all shots inside 40yds.

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I'm shooting a Parker Buck-Buster w Redd Hot arrows and 100 gr Monotec broadheads. I figured 40 yards was about the max, I don't want to wound a deer by any means. I was just curious because this is new to me.
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Re: ???? About distance...

Sometimes inaction is the best action You did the right thing,56 yards is a long poke.
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Tomorrow is another day. I would try to get closer. There isn't much energy left at 56 yards.

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Re: ???? About distance...

The bow is capable of it as are most bows. The problem lies in a living target that has the opportunity to move before the arrow gets there.

For archery hunting, for me 40 yards is about it. Now the western hunters would say we are crazy for limiting ourselves to that. Comes down to alot of practicing shooting at longer distances and taking shots that are high percentage.

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I shoot a horton vision 175 i killed 3 at 60+ yards and had pass threws but your best shots should be at 40 or less and yes i shot alot out to 70 yards
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Re: ???? About distance...

I don't really care how far others shoot but I won't go past 20 yards.My bow will put in shots over and over at 40 and I'm comfortable with it.I feel archery is a close up sport and want them as close as possible before I shoot.I also like to hunt where trees are and you can't even make a shot over 20.Most of the time 20 would be pushing it.I guess I don't like staring at a field.

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