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View Poll Results: Longest Big Game Kill With Bow
Under 20 yards 22 4.99%
21 to 40 yards 131 29.71%
41 to 60 yards 135 30.61%
61 to 80 yards 83 18.82%
81 to 100 yards 34 7.71%
Over 100 yards 36 8.16%
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Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

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Unread 10-06-2009, 06:28 PM
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Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

What is the secret to getting out to those ranges guys? I've just begun shooting my old Mathews Z-Max (55 lbs.) with carbons (used aluminums before), and am trying to increase my range on prairie dogs. Any suggestions?

I'm trying to get as far out with as much consistency as i can on these small tgts....?

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    Unread 10-08-2009, 11:01 PM
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    Speed definatley helps!!! Practice at your max effective range and when you feel comortable then move back onther 10 yards!!! And continue this till you get to where youir sight pins run out of elevation.

    Using a large target area for sighting definatley helps. Once comfortable shooting at the longer ranges then start to reduce taget (aiming point ) size.

    Be prepared to loose a few arrows!!!

    Hope this helps!!!

    Later
    Paul
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    Unread 10-09-2009, 08:56 AM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    There should be a category for "No kill yet"... and there needs to be a smiley with a bow.
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    Unread 10-12-2009, 06:44 PM
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    Thanks Paul!
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    Unread 11-30-2009, 01:01 PM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sscoyote View Post
    What is the secret to getting out to those ranges guys? I've just begun shooting my old Mathews Z-Max (55 lbs.) with carbons (used aluminums before), and am trying to increase my range on prairie dogs. Any suggestions?

    I'm trying to get as far out with as much consistency as i can on these small tgts....?
    New here so Hi all.
    I think a rangefinder, and a moveable sight are important. Speed can sure help, and I can see why APApro shoots what he does but I like a skinny med/heavy arrow. I always use my rangefinder and Practice at as far as possible is as well.
    As to the ?, I took a mule deer in texas at 103. Oddly I practice on a mule deer 3D set at 103 all year, it sits beside/behind the 100yrd bag I practice on daily. So I had a small mark for 103 as my sight tape then stopped at 100 yrds.
    He had no clue I was there, I can't say why, but felt very confident, I know I ve passed many many shots 1/3rd the distance, it just felt right I had lotsa time to read his mood, I likely could have got 5 yrds closer, but....he only ran maybe 80-90 yrds.
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    Unread 11-30-2009, 01:38 PM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sscoyote View Post
    What is the secret to getting out to those ranges guys? I've just begun shooting my old Mathews Z-Max (55 lbs.) with carbons (used aluminums before), and am trying to increase my range on prairie dogs. Any suggestions?

    I'm trying to get as far out with as much consistency as i can on these small tgts....?
    shoot lots of field rounds. this helps with your endurance as well as your ability to shoot up and down hill. the biggest reason is that when you shoot at known distances it takes away the unknown and your only reasons for misses are you and the tune of your bow. when you start to eliminate variables it becomes much easier to get you and your bow dialed in together. shooting know distances and keeping track of where your misses are will tell you so much about the tune of your bow as well as what you are doing as a shooter. so work hard shoot alot and keep track of where your misses are and keep track of every change you make to your equiptment and the effect that change has no matter how small of a change. hope this helps.
    John
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    Unread 11-30-2009, 10:44 PM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    My 2006 Mule deer was lasered at 67 yds.

    My 2009 Pronghorn Antelope was lasered at 48 yds.

    A very good friend of mine harvested a small bull moose in 2006 with his bow at a lasered distance of 122 yds...

    Lets say we practice religiously at 100 + yds with our bows just so the closer distances seem really basic.

    My friend never intended to hunt at that distance but the opportunity presented itself, lone bull, no wind, early in the afternoon...the arrow made a clean pass through both lungs, he was dead on his hooves.

    Take care

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