More info is needed to give a decent answer. First of all, when did you buy your crossbow? How much did you practice? What did your practice session(s) consist of (distance, # of shots, etc.)?JSS22 said: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??