collapse
A Hunting Trip of a lifetime in the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness! Headin West Hunt Consulting

Author Topic: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?  (Read 11341 times)

Offline WapitiTalk1

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 3274
  • Location: NW Washington
Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« on: July 28, 2017, 06:38:25 PM »
OK, on this day of the build up to the 2017 elk hunting season, what do you feel your max effective range with stick, string, and broad head is on a big stinky elk "if" season started tomorrow? I know most of you archery elk hunters are shooting your bows at this point so again, if season started tomorrow.... what would be your max distance be that you'd confidently zip a broad head at an elk and be confident it would hit where it needs to hit?
Darton Archery Maverick II
"Sir, left side Sir!" "Are you sure Private Pyle?"
Elknut Field Staff

Offline Timberstalker

  • Busch Lite Rocks
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 6631
  • Location: Tri-Cities
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 06:43:18 PM »
I'll shoot to 80, if he stands and the conditions are good.
All the naysayers can fire away.
If you aint hunting, you aint livin'

Online h20hunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 16807
  • Location: Lake Stevens
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 06:48:53 PM »
I think with today's bows and equipment  the serious  bow hunter with good eyes is easily  shooting at 80 on elk. Not me mind you... :tup:

Offline cbond3318

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 2462
  • Location: Idaho
  • Groups: BHA
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 06:49:45 PM »
I'll go 65 with all the confidence in the world. Where I hunt will end up being 40 max though.
“I don’t know man, he’s in a really nast.....” “

“Boom!”

Offline northwesthunter84

  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 586
  • Location: Seabeck, Wa
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 07:26:58 PM »
I have a seven pin, practice at all ranges with different body positions and with a weighted pack. If it's under 80 and conditions are right I will take the shot. If conditions suck I'm cutting that in half or less. And if I get the opportunity for a second arrow to anchor a bull it's flying without a second guess. Two arrows in the boiler room always helps the tracking job.

Offline JimmyHoffa

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 10236
  • Location: 150 Years Too Late
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 07:31:24 PM »
25 yds.  Recurve with heavy arrows.

Offline Hot Lunch

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 180
  • Location: Richland, Wa
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 08:20:43 PM »
Lots of guys can shoot 100, Tim Gillingham stretches it out to 120. For me 40 is where I like to be but will shoot 60 if conditions are perfect and animal is cooperating. There is something to be said for getting close, the most hardcore public land killers I know are better stalkers than shooters and get 20-40 yards from trophy animals consistently.

Offline blackpowderhunter

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 372
  • Location: Renton
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 09:09:13 PM »
40..maybe 50..

Online Rainier10

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 7093
  • Location: Over the edge
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 09:32:30 PM »
Today 70.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HuntWa or the site owner.

Offline elkboy

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 903
  • Location: Whitman County
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2017, 10:46:26 PM »
40..maybe 50..
50 if things are perfect. 35-40 if not.

Offline luckyman

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 324
  • Location: mount vernon
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 06:14:46 AM »
In a blind I set up for 30 yrds. Last two deer were shot at around 12 yrds while still hunting.
People screw up a lot on shots that should be cake.
If you can hit the 10 ring every time at 3d shoots then that's a good range. I see a lot of 5's at 30 yrds and beyond tells me a lot of bowhunters aren't that great.
I'm not sure.

Offline HUNTINCOUPLE

  • Lost Somewhere on the Praire of Klickitat Co. Chasing The Elusive BENCHLEG DEERS.
  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 6704
  • Location: Lyle WA, 98635
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2017, 06:59:50 AM »
I really like when they are within 10yrds. Draw and shoot. Never look at the sights.
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

Most peoples health is a decision not a condition?

Kill your television!  ICEMAN SAID TO!

Online Dhoey07

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 2588
  • Location: Parts Unknown
    • No Facebook for this guy
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 07:01:51 AM »
Today, I'm thinking 45

Offline lamrith

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 1566
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
    • pelletpeddler.com
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2017, 08:06:14 AM »
2 days ago I would have said 20yrds.  Now that I had bow tweaked a bit I am looking 40yrds for me given my current ability.  The gear will kill well beyond that, but not with me tripping the release.

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 13499
  • Location: Decatur Island/Sultan
Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2017, 08:24:05 AM »
Probably couldn't pull my bow back if I tried right now....   :(

Historically, it has been 50 yards.

 

* Recent Topics

new 257 caliber bullet by yorketransport
[Today at 05:21:12 PM]


Anyone know what this is? by yorketransport
[Today at 05:18:42 PM]


Reloading for accuracy/consistency help by yorketransport
[Today at 05:14:32 PM]


Big bows by jackelope
[Today at 04:48:19 PM]


Places to go camping by branches
[Today at 04:45:02 PM]


Pics of your backcountry camp by branches
[Today at 04:35:43 PM]


Looking for Giants! by Bwilliams1286
[Today at 04:35:29 PM]


High Buck Hunt by Bill W
[Today at 04:32:49 PM]


Washington Pronghorn *update, fawns* by branches
[Today at 04:22:41 PM]


Advice related to Toyota Tundra Crew Cab 5.7 4x4 purchase by Bofire
[Today at 04:13:48 PM]


Nevada's New Trail Cam Law by Alpine Mojo
[Today at 04:09:14 PM]


Free drift boat and trailer, in Sultan by PlateauNDN
[Today at 04:07:40 PM]


Judge for side carry? by fly-by
[Today at 03:54:28 PM]


Grundy's Aladdin Moose Hunt by gaddy
[Today at 03:53:46 PM]


Doc White Muzzy by Harleysboss
[Today at 03:13:16 PM]


Re: What does he score? 7mm version by CaNINE
[Today at 03:12:04 PM]


Free drift boat and trailer, in Sultan by gaddy
[Today at 03:08:22 PM]


What does he score? by CaNINE
[Today at 03:00:48 PM]


2018 Area 9 and 10 Summer Kings by MamaSasquatch
[Today at 02:37:34 PM]


Good luck in the raffle guys/gals! by Rainier10
[Today at 02:33:56 PM]