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#2929148 - 09/01/12 08:59 PM Long Distance with crossbow?
LanceS4803
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I got my crossbow to take some deer in a residential area that has very large yards bordered by woods. it appears most shots will be right at 50 yards. (This thing is stinking accurate!! Multiple shots at 50 into a 4" circle.)-ie, jumping the string
As crossbows seem to be much louder than standard compound bows, at what range is the advantage of the crossbow negated by their noise upon firing?
Can anything be done to quiet the crossbow (Barnett Quad 400)?
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#2929324 - 09/02/12 05:32 AM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: LanceS4803]
smokepolehall
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Usually a deer at 50 yds will jus look towards the noise if'en they be unfamilur wid it. The arrow noise is abit diff as they hear comin to'em. Jus range them & keep shots in lower third of body
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#2936717 - 09/08/12 08:53 PM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: smokepolehall]
catsbackr
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IMO, crossbows are not made for 50 yard shots. I prefer 30 and 40 max. Several companies make limb dampeners for crossbows.
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#2936996 - 09/09/12 07:06 AM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: catsbackr]
strutandrut
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I use the same rule of thumb for my crossbow AND my compound bow. I wont take a shot past 30 yards. I'm confident out to 30.
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#2937317 - 09/09/12 02:37 PM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: strutandrut]
turkeyhunter
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30 yds is all I can get out of my crossbow.
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#2937440 - 09/09/12 05:26 PM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: turkeyhunter]
LanceS4803
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30 is my self imposed limit with the compound bow. Just can't get everything dialed in enough to be confident past that distance.

I shot 20 bolts last night at 30yds at dusk to check out the LED dots in the scope. All would stay inside a 3" circle.
30yds is an easy snap-shot now.
I need more practice at the 50yd range.
When these bolts hit the target, you can see it rock backwards. It is still carrying a LOT of energy, much more than my compound at the same distance.
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#2937537 - 09/09/12 07:28 PM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: LanceS4803]
morgancountry
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I can stack em in tight @the 60yds with my Excalibur exomax. But, I wouldn't shoot one that far. 45 is about my limit. If the deer wasn't on alert at all I would do 50.
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#2937758 - 09/09/12 11:18 PM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: morgancountry]
CAMARO12
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I shot my Tenpoint Elite QX-4 this afternoon for about an hour at both 30 and 40 yards and even at 40 I was hitting the dot I was aiming at.
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#2937917 - 09/10/12 08:14 AM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: CAMARO12]
Rubberduck270
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I shoot a Barnett Buck Commander and I'd take a 45-50 yard shot if one was presented but it would have to be under near perfect conditions. At 345 fps you're looking at roughly a half second flight time. Alot can happen in that half second...
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#2937938 - 09/10/12 08:22 AM Re: Long Distance with crossbow? [Re: Rubberduck270]
REM7
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50 is my max with Xbow.
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