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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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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2017, 02:46:22 AM »
Id feel good all day at 50 at the moment, but I've never had to shoot over 20 yards.. Although I've never shot an elk... But dang have I been close! How can one be 3 yrds from an elk and still have no shot??!!? Just ask me! It's happened more than once! Ha.. All the other critters I've shot with my bow have all be under 20 though.

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2017, 03:16:16 AM »
70 as of today. Drilling my target even when fatigued a little with Shuttle T.

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2017, 05:43:17 AM »
I practice to 80 but in the real world of the hunting woods my effective range is half due to excitement, awkward shooting position, extra hunting clothes etc etc .  It is amazing to hear these ranges listed now and how many guys after season will say "  I can't believe I missed my elk at 30 yards ! "   

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2017, 07:25:09 PM »
To find your maximum hunting range, find your maximum target range and subtract about 20-25
yards, that is your realistic maximum hunting range under hunting conditions.

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Re: Maximum Effective Range...Archery Gear...28 July 2017?
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2017, 08:36:35 PM »
I practice to 80 but in the real world of the hunting woods my effective range is half due to excitement, awkward shooting position, extra hunting clothes etc etc .  It is amazing to hear these ranges listed now and how many guys after season will say "  I can't believe I missed my elk at 30 yards ! "   
To find your maximum hunting range, find your maximum target range and subtract about 20-25
yards, that is your realistic maximum hunting range under hunting conditions.
what a load of b.s.---if you are not practicing shooting your bow under "hunting" conditions you are setting yourself up for failure...why would you just stand at a range and shoot your bow once its sighted in for that distance without kneeling, sitting, canting your bow left or right to see where it will hit under actual shooting conditions ? obviously during the hunt you will have different circumstances that dictate your shooting position..but to just say that i can hit a target standing at 50 yards i should only shoot an animal at 25 yards due to "hunting conditions" is crazy...take the time to shoot at different angles and shooting positions...yes i have missed a shot at a deer at 40 yards due to the string striking my coat sleeve--but i've never worn that coat again bowhunting .  with todays modern bows if you practice with what you are to be hunting with there shouldn't be an issue with taking 50+ yard shots..as long as you can consistantly hit playing cards during your practice sessions you should be able to kill big game animals..if you only choose to shoot at big game at 30 yards or less more power to you...just keep an eye on cash & carry's meat sale flyer cuz you"re gonna need to stock up on it this winter
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