Comfort level?

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  1. tripper20

    tripper20 Weekend Warrior

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    I was just curious as to what you other guys comfort yardages were shooting deer? I feel like i practice enough to make a shot at 50 yards(with everything, and absolutely everything in my favor). Just trying to see what you guys feel is a safe shot.
     
  2. Vendetta

    Vendetta Die Hard Bowhunter

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    30 yards for me. I can shoot decent groups out to 40 and 50, but 30 is where I'm comfortable.
     
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    Im old no longer than 25yds.
     
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    30...I practice to 67, but I like them within 20 if possible.
     
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    Completely depends on the situation.... I've shot 3 at 40+ over the years, but after an injury, I'm really not as good as I once was. In all honesty, right now, I'm keeping my set-ups to a position where 35yds is about the longest shot I'll take. I shot my doe at 26-27yds last week, and the shot was a perfect double lung heart shot. But with a weak shoulder, the ranges much past 40 are not as good as they used to be.
     
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    40 yards.....MAX......closer is always better though
     
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    I can shoot plenty well enough out to 60 yards. But, the fact that a deer can move eliminates any shot over about 35 for me. 30 or less is my ideal range. Just because someone can hit quarters at 50 yards does not mean they should consider shooting living, moving targets at that range.
     
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    35-40 MAX !!!!! Would almost argue with myself at 40.. I would have to say comfortably, 35 yards...

    As said above, I practice out to 45/50 all the time.. Sure makes the 35 yard shots real easy..
     
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    I feel very confident at 30 and under. If the conditions are right I will go 40, but its rare. Elk, 40 is my max.

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    Right now, 30-32 max with everything perfect & ideal. But really I don't take many shots over 20, most of my setups are such that the deer come right in to about 10-15 yds.

    When I elk hunted and practiced almost daily, I was comfortable to 50 yds as they are bigger.
     
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    I like them close-- Last 4 or 5 I have shot have been at 15 yards and under. I practice at 40 yards, but in a hunting situation I'd like 25 yards and under if possible.
     
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    30 yards or less is ideal for me. I like the challenge of getting close to them also.
     
  13. Schultzy

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    20 yards on most days but I'm a traditional bow hunter so my range will be shorter obviously then that of compound bow hunters. I've shot 2 deer at 22 yards and I've missed one at about that same yardage. When I go out west elk hunting my yardage don't change. Elk are far more tougher then a whitetail. A double lung hit Is almost a must.
     
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    40 yards for me. I shoot 55 in the yard.
     
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    I'm finding that my average shot distance is a touch over 20. I can shoot well out to 50 yards, but would never take any animal at that distance, unless it was an elk or something much bigger than a whitetail. For PA whitetails, its rare to have a shot much further than 30 yards in these woods, so that is my maximum.
     
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    30 yards if I can subdue the shakes. I get the fever to bad and I have trouble even pulling my bow back.
     
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    Comfortable taking a 40yd broadside shot on a non-alert deer, any further and i worry about string jumping. That range prolly drops to 30yds on an alert deer. i practice effective shooting up to 52yds though.
     
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    30 in the field. At the range I shoot 40+
     
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    25 yards. I drew on a deer at 35 this year and let back down. Man that kill-zone gets small at that distance. that 105 feet away! I can hit the target bulls-eye at 40 too, but I can't shoot at a deer unless I can see where I hit it.
     
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    40 Max for me, but hasn't ever got down to a shot that far yet.
     

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