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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Home 2F, Camp 2G & 2F
I can tell you our Parker Tornado drops an inch a yard after 25 or so yards. We have it set for 15,25,35,45...truthfully anything past that even on the range we figure we are just going to loose bolts in the grass. I have never shot over 45 yards, and our hunting shots will be 35 yards limits. The main reason we got crossbows is that we wanted quick clean kill accuracy,and last year proved we got it dropping two within 20 steps of impact, one an 11 yard shot one a 23 yard shot, it was not to push the limit of the shot.
personally, I would forego trying to figure out a 50 or 60 yard option..and use the crosshairs for micro managing shorter yardages and then use the term "dead-on" a bit more in your descriptions above.
Since this is your first hunt without gunpowder,please remember that what is killing here is blood loss by hemmorage, not shock force tissue destrcution. So the angle of entry and best placed shot are what matters here. Thunk'em good and RIGHT where you wanted it by keeping it under 35-40 yards out there, that is the name of the game.
Yardage estimation is HUGE, if you are off a few yards in your guess, then add a "in the ballpark" type "zero in" off the crosshair....you got the formula to be off by several inches whwn a life is at stake.
Also, put your field tips away til next spring, shoot broadheads in Sept (if you haven't been) it will change things a little more than likely.
"Only takes a second to change your season" Dad, 1980