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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?
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 09:09:13 PM »
40..maybe 50..

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 09:32:30 PM »
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 07:01:51 AM »
Today, I'm thinking 45

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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.

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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.

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2017, 08:33:40 AM »
60 yards
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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2017, 08:48:01 AM »
40 yards. I've shot the bow consistently past that but I still have to calm myself down when I see a legal animal. I trust the equipment I don't trust me lol

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2017, 08:00:13 PM »
35 yards for me and my recurve.

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2017, 09:05:08 PM »
50 yds and under, I will be shooting. I practice to 70 plenty just won't push it that far when its for real.
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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2017, 09:30:30 PM »
Currently 0 thanks to surgery but out to 80 next year with lost of practice once I pull the bow back

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2017, 02:06:46 PM »
40 factoring in for a natural tremor amplified by the moment.  Practicing to 50.
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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2017, 11:26:39 AM »
50 all day

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2017, 03:36:59 PM »
I feel confident out to 60. 

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2017, 04:24:33 PM »
It's more fun and satisfying for me to hit them under 20 yards.  Getting close is the fun part.
I'd shoot out to 40 or 50 though.

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2017, 04:30:13 PM »
I say shoot what you think your limitations are. And I hope you put in the effort searching for the animal when your shot goes south. At least your not asking about using an AR.

 

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