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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Aiming on longer shots.

I see some feel fairly confident on shots around 50 yds. To those with experience, on a shot with a quality crossbow that measures greater than 300 fps, how much is the reaction of the deer to the noise of release factored into aiming of a lonnger shot?
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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

I would not take a 50 yard shot--so your question is pointless to me.

I'll go one step further---nobody should be taking 50 yard shots!

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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

That's what I thought but I read an independent review on a higher quality crossbow stating it could make a reliable killing shot at 50 yds. Seemed surprising to me to me so that why I threw this out there.
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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

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how much is the reaction of the deer to the noise of release factored into aiming of a lonnger shot?
First, no one should factor a deer's reaction to a shot into where they aim, IMO. Put the pin or the crosshair where you want you arrow to go and shoot at unalerted animals.

Second, while modern archery equipment is capable of sustaining killing energy to 50 yards and beyond, I would never shoot at a live target that far.

I understand that some do, but it is not for me.

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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

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how much is the reaction of the deer to the noise of release factored into aiming of a lonnger shot?
First, no one should factor a deer's reaction to a shot into where they aim, IMO. Put the pin or the crosshair where you want you arrow to go and shoot at unalerted animals.

Second, while modern archery equipment is capable of sustaining killing energy to 50 yards and beyond, I would never shoot at a live target that far.

I understand that some do, but it is not for me.
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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

With the crossbow that I have (strykeforce) It's shooting around 390-fps I pactice at 40-65 yards with a groupe at less than 2". My arrow at 50 yards seems to reach the target faster then a arrow shot from a slower bow at 30 yards. If conditions where right I would take that shot.
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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

Well according to a group which i'm not gona say the same of,, they say that crossbows with scopes on them can shoot 1 inch groups at 100 yards...i've already took a 30 yard shot on a groundhog with my compound,,, so yes i would take a 50 yard shot with my crossbow IF i had a steady enough rest

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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

do not shoot to 50 yards...and I promise you the Compound users will keep a better group. I do with my bow after 30 yards. With my Crossbow nothing after 30 yards...

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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

Why do people feel that it is important to answer peoples question by telling them that their question is pointeless to them....who ASKED YOU IF YOU FELT HIS QUESTION WAS POINTFUL OR POINTLESS CATSKINNER? You can smoke a deer at 50 yards with a modern crossbow or compound if you practice at that range......a feeding deer unaware may have no reaction to the shot, it depends on the other sounds like wind, leaves rustling, if the deer is already alert then wait till it calms down and take the shot or hold off. These modern crossbows are very capable of making 50 yard shots.....if you are capable of making 50 yard shots with it......just be aware of the situation.
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Re: Aiming on longer shots.

Out west in open country hunters routinely take 40 to 60 yard shots on game.......so why should NOBODY east of the Mississippi do it, moose and elk hunters along with mule deer hunters practice these shots and do very well so if people think that you cant they are WRONG......if you are insecure with your shooting then dont do it but if you are confident and the situation allows, do it! Dont ever let anyone on here tell you what range you should feel confident at.....thats how you stop progressing and how you stop challenging yourself
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