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#477640 - 11/01/07 08:15 PM Distance you're getting?
Goat66
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Registered: 10/06/06
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What's the longest distance you're confident in for a kill shot? Obviously it depends on the type of ML and for some reason I got ridiculed last season for the same question on rifles, but I'm interested in the craft of marskmanship.
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#477888 - 11/01/07 11:10 PM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: Goat66]
Food Plot 101
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Registered: 02/07/06
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Loc: Goodlettsville,TN USA

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I'm comfortable with 150 yards. Most of my shots will be 1/2 that though!
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#477918 - 11/02/07 01:23 AM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: Food Plot 101]
kmac29
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im the same as Food Plot 101, bout 150 yards and like him most shots will be much less lol...
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#477940 - 11/02/07 04:39 AM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: kmac29]
mike243
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Registered: 09/06/06
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im good to 150,long as im having a good day \:\) mike243
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#477985 - 11/02/07 06:35 AM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: mike243]
bighead 1
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Registered: 09/24/06
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Ilike to stay under 125 yards my loader is dead on at 100 yards.
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#477991 - 11/02/07 06:54 AM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: bighead 1]
ewc
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Loc: Knoxville

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A quality rangefinder is a must.

I can do 300 with the right conditions. Last crosshair down on my Leupold Boone&Crockett reticle is +5" at that range.

200 is a chip shot.

I practice that far, but the furthest I have killed one is 140. Most of my muzzleloader shots rarely exceed 60 yards.

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#478018 - 11/02/07 07:30 AM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: ewc]
GRAMPS
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Registered: 09/12/03
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Loc: Mount Carmel, TN

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My MZ is sighted in for 100 yards, Have never shot any further at the rangae. I hunt thickets and my average MZ shot is 20-30 yards. I did kill a deer at 80 yards once, but that was a fluke. He just happened to walk out into a field as I was getting ready to leave.
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#478048 - 11/02/07 07:51 AM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: Goat66]
bowhunter 51
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Registered: 03/20/07
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Loc: Lauderdale Co. Tennessee

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50 to 60 yrds with iron sights.......................BH51
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#478081 - 11/02/07 08:34 AM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: bowhunter 51]
spctbone
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Registered: 08/27/03
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Loc: Oliver Springs, TN

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100-125 MAX
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#478536 - 11/02/07 04:01 PM Re: Distance you're getting? [Re: spctbone]
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Killbilly
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The longest I have shot a deer with my Savage ML is 186 yards. Last year I dropped one at 150 yards. It is accurate well passed this and has plenty of nockdown power left.
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