80 yards with a bow is about equal to 1000 yard rifle shot. 100 yard shot equal to about 2000 yards. It takes more skill to shoot a bow past 80 yards then a rifle at 1000. At 2000 or 100 yards both are target shooting with hopes of a kill shot.
here is a buck i killed in 2010 on my place in idaho. shot was at 73 yards but i regularly shoot out to 120 with my buddies for practice almost every night so i was comfy taking a shot at that distance. i can put 10 arrows in a pie plate at 100yds so i am almost better with my bow than a gun lol. was hard quarting away and put the shot right where i wanted it to. missed the guts and had a perfect x through the hart and exited the offside shoulder. i am shooting a bowtech invasion now but killed the deer with my old destroyer at 74lbs shooting 125 grain slick tricks. if you look at the first picture, i am in the middle left of the screen on the hillside and the buck is skyline bedded down on the upper right. i have killed much bigger but the spot and stalk on this was just to good to pass up. hope you guys enjoy.
I routinely practice out to 140 yards and I'm working on extending that range to perhaps 200+ if my little project pans out. Does that mean I shoot animals that far (hell NO!). There are BS'rs then there are BS'rs. I can easily hit where I aim at 100 but hold my shots to around 80 because I've noticed a tremendous drop off in penetration after 80+ yards which to me is reason to hold my shot. How far have I successfully taken a deer?? Let's just say you wouldn't believe it. No sense trying to convince anyone so I won't try.