I was watching World Cup Archery Cup. The distance for compound is 50 meters (54.7 yds). I noticed these world class archers, under ideal conditions were shooting a lot of 7s and 8s, which led me to wonder how big those rings were. Kinda surprised me...7 ring was a whopping 12.6" - 8 ring is 9.44" - 9 ring is 6.3" - and 10 ring 3.14", under ideal range conditions by world class shooters with bows, scopes, clarifiers, sights, arrows, etc costing 1000s of dollars. That would correlate to 9.21", 6.7", 4.47", and 2.23" @ 40 yds. I figure I need to be able to keep 100% of my arrows inside a 4" circle at the distance I shoot the critter. That would currently limit my shots to about 35 yds. I have read in here about folks making 40 and 50 yard (or longer) shots at game. Given these are with hunting bows shot under far less ideal conditions, it made me wonder about how ethical these shots are. Kinda curious about the response to this will be.