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View Poll Results: How far away will you shoot at a deer?
200 yards 21 4.08%
300 yards 37 7.18%
400 yards 59 11.46%
500 yards 66 12.82%
600 yards 88 17.09%
700 yards 36 6.99%
800 yards 50 9.71%
900 yards 11 2.14%
1000 yards 42 8.16%
More than 1000 yards 105 20.39%
Voters: 515. This poll is closed

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How far away will you shoot at a deer?

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:19 PM
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

90 percent is very good kill shot percentage.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

How far would I shoot a deer?? About 1/2 as far as I would a wolf.

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:37 PM
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

I'll do 500 pretty easy,Just aint never tried much more with Deer.

HOG now thats different 800 or so,
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

150 max... here in Ohio, I'm using a 686 357mag with a 8" barrel.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

And I'm quite certain that there are 'some'....that would take a shot at 1000 even though they can't keep their rounds on a baseball cap at 200 yds.!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:57 AM
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

I think the proper phrasing of the question would better be: at what range would you flatly refuse to chance a shot? It might be 400 yards in windy conditions yet 1000+ with perfect conditions. Hopefully anyone with a 30-30 would have a reasonable max limit. .338 Lapua maybe way the heck out there.
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Re: How far away will you shoot at a deer?

I voted for 500 simply because I've never shot farther. I have a semi-custom 7WSM that could take the shot at 1000, but I could not (yet). I can hit a man size target at 500 with open sites 9 out of 10 times (thank you USMC annual rifle qual). I'm still working up the loads for my WSM so haven't shot it past 200 yet, but hopefully will be ready for this fall to go to 500 and possibly 600.
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