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#863883 - 08/11/08 06:42 PM Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it?
pubhunter17
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#863893 - 08/11/08 06:48 PM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: pubhunter17]
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Sorry on the Bushman show and watched Lee kill two deer at fifty yards plus.I thought that was pretty cool and sorta stupid.I don't feel like that is an ethical shot but he stated if your going to do it for a living you have to take the shot when you can.I going to pratice at 50 yrds but I don't think I'll shoot an animal at that distance.
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#863927 - 08/11/08 06:59 PM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: ]
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Everyone's comfortable effective range is different. Many archers, including myself, do not hesitate to shoot a deer at fifty yards if the conditions are right. It's definitely not for everyone.
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#863963 - 08/11/08 07:15 PM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: pubhunter17]
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The problem with shooting 50 yards in the woods is when your eye focuses on the target @ 50 yards, 0 to 40 yards become a blur and you will not see obstuctions.

I have shot 50 yards but the arrow deflected off a branch at around 30 yards out.
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#863984 - 08/11/08 07:25 PM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: TN RDG RNR]
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Drilled my elk at 50 yards last year... but that's a completely different animal from a whitetail...

first of all, their vitals are the size of a beachball. Second, they won't duck the string like a whitetail.

My longest shot on a whitetail is 35 yards, and that's about my personal max. I wouldn't hesitate to pull the release on an elk at 55, though.

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#864192 - 08/11/08 09:52 PM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: megalomaniac]
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I have a pin set for 50 but ive never used it.
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#864222 - 08/11/08 10:26 PM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: ]
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#864236 - 08/11/08 10:58 PM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: buckhorn40]
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Archery is seeing how far away you can hit the target , bowhunting is seeing how close you can get to it . ;\)
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#864240 - 08/11/08 11:12 PM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Archery is seeing how far away you can hit the target , bowhunting is seeing how close you can get to it . ;\)


Nice! \:\)
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#864272 - 08/12/08 04:40 AM Re: Fifty yard shots.Who's tried it? [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Archery is seeing how far away you can hit the target , bowhunting is seeing how close you can get to it . ;\)


Very true. I certainly don't setup for those longer shots but, not everyone lives in a fantasy world where every setup produces shots 15 yards or less. Sometimes, the deer don't cooperate and may present a longer shot. For those that have prepared for that shot, they get to go home with meat for the table. Everybody else.....they just get to go home. ;\)
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