Originally Posted by Larry P243
The 280 will be used mostly for hunting , so to keep shots ethical I assume I wil limit my shots to 300 to 400 yrds. of course that may be extended if I determine that I can make longer shots. It took me around 5 yrs. to get my bow range out to 40yrds.It all depends on my ability to shoot what I think is good enough groups to extend my range. I would like to be able to shoot on out to 500 to 700 yrds. if I can
You are right on in your thinking about long range.
A long range shot is the limit of ones ability, Not what others say it is.
Each person has to make this call based on his skill, training and experience.
At one time I considered a long shot to be 400 yards. after many years of shooting 600, 1000 and
1200 yard matches, I felt comfortable with the possibility of a 1200 yard shot and under the right conditions
out to 1500 yards. Now that I am older and don't shoot as much as I would like to, that distance is getting less.
The 280 or the 280 AI are very capable of 1000 yard shots and 600 to 800 are very possible.
Test your limits, but slowly. You will find your comfort zone where you will have confidence
in the shot and with practice and quality ammo you will be able to extend your range.
J E CUSTOM