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#3056023 - 11/29/12 09:48 PM Your farthest lethal range
FOX FIRE
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I talked with a guy at work who took a really nice buck during bow season, told me he ranged the deer before make'n the shot & according to the range finder it was 52 yards, I asked what he shot I he replied Mathews.

This makes me really want to buy me a new bow, these bows today are twice the bows I shot years ago, they're more queit,faster,vibration free & just bomb proof.

So...how far do you consider your bow to be leathal in your hands & what are ya shoot'n (bow, poundage &FPS in ya know) ??

Just curious.
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#3056088 - 11/29/12 10:35 PM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: FOX FIRE]
reloadxx
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50yrds is my fatherst shot got complete pass thru. I shoot a mathews helim set at 73lbs with a 28.5in draw shooting right around 295fps with a slick trick and gold tip arrows. But with that setup it will kill deer father than that i am just to blind and shake to much to try any father shot than that
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#3056122 - 11/29/12 11:40 PM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: reloadxx]
Rickym
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Registered: 07/13/04
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I shot a buck last year at 55 yards slight quartering away. Complete pass thru and went about 40 yards.
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#3056203 - 11/30/12 05:14 AM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: Rickym]
UTGrad
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On paper my bow and arrow set up has enough KE to kill a deer at 120 yards lol

Don't think I will be trying that one

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#3056228 - 11/30/12 05:58 AM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: UTGrad]
easy45
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My farthest so far has been 20 yards, but I won't shoot over 30
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#3056269 - 11/30/12 06:47 AM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: easy45]
Carnage
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I'd shoot at 60yds if there was no wind and the deer was calm. Practice at 70yds 3-4 times a week. Longest shot to date was 47 yds and a complete pass through. SHooting an Elite Answer at #70, 29" DL.
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#3056329 - 11/30/12 07:40 AM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: Carnage]
TNDeerGuy
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Registered: 11/28/06
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I'm good out to 50, and very possibly 60 if everything was perfect. However, I do not have a 60, or 50 yard shot, anywhere I hunt so it's a mute point. My longest shot at an animal has been 38 yards. I regularly practice out to 100 yards—it makes those 20-40 yarders seem like chip-shots. I shoot a 29" Mathews Reezen—70#, 426 grain arrow, 284 fps and 76 ft.lbs of k/e.
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#3057244 - 11/30/12 05:34 PM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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I look for pinch points in my bowhunting setups that bottleneck deer movement to within 30 yards . Like the old saying goes , "archery is seeing how far away you can hit the bullseye , bowhunting is seeing how close you can get to it ."
Most kill shots on deer are still within 25 yards , I have done polls on numerous forums with hundreds of replies ,,and the average shot is around 20 yards .
The shooter makes the bow , you can shoot the best bow on the market , but if your shooting sucks , it won't make a difference .
Same goes for bowhunting . You can be great on a target range , but lack bowhunting skills , or be a poor shot on live game .
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#3057287 - 11/30/12 06:01 PM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: Radar]
Master Chief
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I've shot at 1 deer with a bow. 15 yards and it only ran 20.
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#3057342 - 11/30/12 06:44 PM Re: Your farthest lethal range [Re: Radar]
ImThere
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
I look for pinch points in my bowhunting setups that bottleneck deer movement to within 30 yards . Like the old saying goes , "archery is seeing how far away you can hit the bullseye , bowhunting is seeing how close you can get to it ."
Most kill shots on deer are still within 25 yards , I have done polls on numerous forums with hundreds of replies ,,and the average shot is around 20 yards .
The shooter makes the bow , you can shoot the best bow on the market , but if your shooting sucks , it won't make a difference .
Same goes for bowhunting . You can be great on a target range , but lack bowhunting skills , or be a poor shot on live game .

Great post!
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