Long Range Bowhunting By Lorenzo Young

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Nice and informative article. I can't say that I personally agree with the long range aspect of bowhunting, but that is just me and is likely a product of where I hunt. To me the object is to see how close I can shoot the animal instead of how far away, but I do shoot for fun on targets out to 100 + yards so I know the archer is fully capable of doing it when things are in favor. They just aren't in favor often here. Anyways, just wanted to say nicely written article and look forward to reading some more. I have been a avid archer now for over 25 years and just absolutely love it. Currently a PSE Pro Field Staffer and Pro Staffer for Grim Reaper Broadheads.

Greg
 

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That was a really great article. I am planning on switching over to emphasize long range bowhunting after this season is over and it was just so good to have an article like this.
 

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Greg,
Nice to hear you enjoyed the article. Thanks for the compliments. I can certainly appreciate your point of view regarding long range bowhunting. I believe a lot of folks feal the same. Lots of things shape our ideas. Like you said, the area you hunt and live is often a factor, why you bowhunt, and what you were taught play a part too.

I sure love bowhunting too! Sounds like you've got a great job!

Jim,
Thanks! Looking forward to hearing about your hunting this year.
 

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buffalobob. Yes, I am on the PSE forum, but I actually don't post very often. The shop I am affiliated with is in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I live not too far from Nathan Brooks who is on the PSE Pro Staff as a competition shooter. If you follow PSE then you surely know of him. I got to shoot some local tournaments with him when he was still quite young and he was awesome all the way back then.

grit, it was a good article. Not just saying that. You write well with good information, and you mentioned my PSE XForce bow so that makes it even nicer :) Look forward to reading more.
 

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long raneg BOWS

I liked reading this one. like your choise of bows I got a mathews ultra max if I were to buy a new 1 it would be a drenalin. been shooting for 19 years Ive had my share of so called bows get my drift. your so right buy the BEST.Ive been trying to figer out how far I can shoot so far 50 yards what do u all think is max for it. It is a 60#,29" draw,36"axle to axle,6 1/8 brace height, 248 fps through a crono, with a beman vibrake ics hunter 400 8.4 gpi, and a 100 gr muzzy mx 3 broad head ,I know me I will take a chance. as far as pro shops go look at schaffer performance archery jhon bulit his own rock solid drop away rest and sight. as always need more input. What brand release a (strap/bucke)l all ready got string saver on it
 

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Even at 248 fps, the arrow can travel hundreds of yards so that isn't the issue. The issue is more about how far you can accurately range the target and then place a very accurate shot at that distance. Velocity of arrow matters when the distances are not known exactly and also for shooting through cover as the arrow has a more flat trajectory. For instance my XForce using only a 30 yard pin on the bow shoots 10 inches low at 60 yards. That is pretty darn flat. Laser rangefinders help with the first part, and immense amounts of practise in all sorts of conditions does the second.

As for a release, you can't go wrong with a Scott.
 

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I agree completely. Accuracy is the key. Scott makes good products.

AR, That Xforce is awfully tempting. Don't think I could hang the Mathews up yet! Just have to convince my wife I need another $1k bow...
 

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The XForce is an awfully nice bow. It has it all. Speed, quietness and extreme accuracy. That being said there are also many other nice bows out there these days. I am just biased a bit by a couple decades or so worth of shooting PSE bows :) The two bows that I shoot currently to cover all my hunting is the XForce and the MachX. I would prefer to have 2 XForces now though. One in 70 pound and one of the new short ones in 60 pound configuration. The 60 pounder would be for my predator and turkey hunting.

You will want to adjust your release, if you can, so that when you are at full draw just the first joint of your index finger extends beyond the trigger.

Guess I will stop posting extraneously here as we are getting off the topic of discussing the very well written article by the author
 

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Great article Lorenzo! Well written about a subject the uninformed want to condemn. If you live in an area where 15 yards is the average shot you better be prepared for longer shots when you hunt in the west as you well know. Attention to detail and lots of practice is paramount in the sport of bowhunting!
 

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Thanks! I enjoyed writing the article. You are spot on. Attention to detail and practice are the main ingredients. Long range bowhunting will come into its own like long range rifle has. There are too many people flat getting it done for the sceptics to ignore.
 

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Re: long raneg BOWS

I liked reading this one. like your choise of bows I got a mathews ultra max if I were to buy a new 1 it would be a drenalin. been shooting for 19 years Ive had my share of so called bows get my drift. your so right buy the BEST.Ive been trying to figer out how far I can shoot so far 50 yards what do u all think is max for it. It is a 60#,29" draw,36"axle to axle,6 1/8 brace height, 248 fps through a crono, with a beman vibrake ics hunter 400 8.4 gpi, and a 100 gr muzzy mx 3 broad head ,I know me I will take a chance. as far as pro shops go look at schaffer performance archery jhon bulit his own rock solid drop away rest and sight. as always need more input. What brand release a (strap/bucke)l all ready got string saver on it

I work at an archery pro shop, and you really might want to look at the gold tip pro hunters. They don't have the glossy finish, so they recover quicker out of the bow, especially in colder weather. If its relatively warm you may not notice the difference tho. Luck LOL.
 

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