Re: LR bow hunting/shooting
I shoot a Mathews Q2 at 74 lbs, arrow speed of 294 fps with Nap 100 gr spitfires and 100 gr slick tricks. First pin is set at 25 yds. Second pin at 40, then 50, 60, and 70. Bottom of the ring of my sight cage is good for 100 yds. Years ago used to have my pins set up in 20 yd increments (20, 40, 60, 80, 100) when I was shooting every day and attending 3-D shoots. Time constraints don't allow me to shoot that often anymore so long distance range has backed down a bit. I still practise out to 100 yds when I pull out the bow but keep my shots at animals under 70 yds and I always use a rangefinder if the animal is more than 40 yds away. I don't necessarily range the animal. I like to range the surrounding area (trees, stumps, brush, etc) before the animal comes in. 90% of my bowhunting involves calling the animal to me or another shooter during the rut (wt, elk, moose) or calling in yotes.