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Old 03-25-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default What distance do you shoot best at?

I am really not a very good shot to begin with. But I shoot better from 25-30 and then 30-35 than I do at 20-25. Then I am better at 50-60 than 40-50. Whats the deal?
Both my Robin Hoods have been at 60. Both were pure luck I would imagine.

I don't shoot traditional, just a wheeled bow.

What is your favorite or perfect yardage? Either with trad or compound?

I set all my bow stands around 30 yards right in my wheel house.

I would say mine is 30 yards.
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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I like to almost touch hair with my broadhead, that way, I'm pretty sure I'll hit what I'm aiming at .....
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:22 PM   #3
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I'm a 15-yarder, or even 10, but that's too close for a stand, so I set them at 20 and do just fine. I shoot better when actually shooting at a deer or hog than shooting at paper.
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:35 PM   #4
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15 yards and less. Took one of my Ibex in Spain at 72 yards but that aint the goal of a bowhunter!
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
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The closer, the better, is my favorite yardage
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:10 AM   #6
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I shoot a lot of 300 rounds, so 20 yards for me.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:12 AM   #7
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25-30 is perfect. I dont mind further shots, that is just the sweet spot. Out of all the animals I have shot with a bow, only 3 have been at 20 and one at 12. All others have been 26-32 with one at 58.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:15 AM   #8
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20 or less.

i am not a great shot either and really dont like anything over 25, especially after making a bad shot on my buck this year at about 27. i will be way more selective about my shots from now on, regardless of what the buck looks like, tough lesson learned.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:20 AM   #9
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I am pretty much 20 or less. I put my feeders at 20 Yards from my blinds for bow hunting. If the critter is between me and the feeder I know it is in range.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:36 AM   #10
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25-30 is my sweet spot
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:37 AM   #11
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25-30 is my sweet spot
X2 me as well
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:41 AM   #12
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99.9% of my shots on animals are inside of 25 yards. 15-25 is what I practice mostly. I will stretch it out to 50 just for focus. Shooting accurately at longer distances really makes those shorter distances easy.

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Old 03-26-2018, 10:43 AM   #13
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25-30 seems to be where I'm most comfortable at and have optimal grouping.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:57 AM   #14
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25-30 is my sweet spot
Me too. I enjoy shooting targets at further distances for a change of pace,
but $$$ is 27-28 yards. :-)
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:14 AM   #15
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I like 10 to 12
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:19 AM   #16
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I like 8 yards personally...



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Old 03-26-2018, 11:49 AM   #17
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I like 8 yards personally...



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Old 03-26-2018, 12:29 PM   #18
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Bet he didnít go far
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:43 PM   #19
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The closer, the better! Most of my stuff is set up at 15 yards. That way if the animals hang up behind the feeder, they are still at a comfortable distance.


- I donít chase dreams, I HUNT goals
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:00 PM   #20
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I practice to 80yds. I can keep all shots inside the "Paper Plate" that all the trad guys like to use as the yardstick of "Acceptable Distances".

That being said I limit shots on deer to 20yds (hogs and varmints........they just need to die).
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:13 PM   #21
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Bet he didnít go far
Surprisingly about 60 yards ...
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:15 PM   #22
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good to 30... most confident 20-25...absolutely suck at 10....

and im not too good when using a 30 yard pin at 20 either no matter how much i've rehearsed it in my head while watching the animal walk in.....
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:17 PM   #23
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30 max for me but practice a lot at 20
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:32 PM   #24
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Default What distance do you shoot best at?

15-20.... I practice at 19 yards in my garage/shop. I stretch out to 25 in my backyard occasionally but prefer to keep my shots under that as they duck the string enough under that. My feeders are all set at 17.

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Old 03-26-2018, 01:56 PM   #25
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10 or less
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:08 PM   #26
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30 - 35 yards. Bow noise is nil at these yardages...this sequence of shots, show nothing moved through the shot. No string jump......NATHA. The closest deer, rump toward camera and left of the 12 pointer, was 28 yards. Buck was beyond that around 31.

I've shot antelope at 71 yards and 55 yards, you take what you get with antelope.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:10 PM   #27
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:13 PM   #28
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The closer the better for me as well! I practice out at further distances (50-60 yards) to make the closer ones feel like chip shots!
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:15 PM   #29
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I think sometimes we focus in on the spot better at the longer yardage. When you are that focused your follow through is better and you are more dialed in.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:41 PM   #30
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17.5 yards..................................,.old traditional joke.

I hunt with a recurve and like deer to be 15 to 30 yards, I think. Killed a nice 10pt and was asked how far. I said I didn't know. When pressed for an answer, I said about 35 yards maybe, but shoot instinctive, they didn't have a clue what that meant. We found the blood trail and where he was standing when the arrow hit him. One of the compound guys ranged the distance and it was closer to 55 yards. They gave me some flack for shooting so far. Again I told them I shoot instinctive and to look it up in the dictionary.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:50 PM   #31
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I try to keep all shots on deer at 18 yds and closer.


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Old 03-26-2018, 02:56 PM   #32
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15-20. But now that I've seen the Verifier thread.....
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:58 PM   #33
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20 minus is pretty much my Texas standard but I am comfortable out to 60 and routinely shoot out to 90 without losing arrows.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:59 PM   #34
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20-25 is what I practice at weekly in the backyard but I shoot better 25-30
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:08 PM   #35
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Trad guy here. I practice on foam animals in the backyard out to 25 regularly but my feeders are at 15 yards. I will shoot at a pig on the other side of the feeder but not a deer. I throw my chum corn at 10-12 yards.
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:29 PM   #36
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I'll practice out to 50 with my wheeled bow and 25 with my Trad Bow. I hunt at about half that. If its a Hog, I'll take whatever shot I can get.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:43 PM   #37
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15 yards with the recurve and I gotta feel real good about taking a 40yd shot with the Matthews, otherwise I will not risk it at a critter.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:54 PM   #38
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I took to the school of thought of shooting at "actual" yardage - i.e. most animals are not going to be at exactly 25 yards or 30 yards - so my pins are set for 17-27-37-etc.-etc

that being said - my comfort zone for killing is 27-37
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:56 PM   #39
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15-20 now that I'm getting where i don't see like i used to.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:09 PM   #40
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I practice out to 120 but won’t shoot a deer much past 30 and that’s only if it’s the perfect condition. I’m not afraid to fling an arrow as far as I can see at a hog or coyote
Though...

For the guys that shoot better at farther distances I believe it’s because your more relaxed. The closer you are the harder you try to have that pin sit in the exact center and make the perfect shot
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:38 PM   #41
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12-15 yards
20 max, closer than 12 is sketchy to get drawn without being noticed.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:21 PM   #42
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ground blind - 20 yards max
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:23 PM   #43
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:32 PM   #44
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20-25 is my happy place. I do love to practice at longer distances though when I can. In my backyard, I can only really get to about 27 yards, so I don't get to practice those 30-60 yard shots as much as I'd like.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:27 PM   #45
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I don't think he's talking about what distance you feel comfortable shooting an animal at, but what distance do you shoot best at. For some reason I can stack arrows at 50 yards almost better than I can at 20. 30 and 40 yards are small paper plate size groups. 60 yards is large paper plate.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:40 PM   #46
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:47 PM   #47
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Great at 20. Practice at 30, occasionally 40 but will never be able to dedicate the time to shoot at 40-100 yards and have good groups. I won’t shoot at a deer over 25 yards
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:01 PM   #48
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I took to the school of thought of shooting at "actual" yardage - i.e. most animals are not going to be at exactly 25 yards or 30 yards - so my pins are set for 17-27-37-etc.-etc

that being said - my comfort zone for killing is 27-37
60% of the time, it works every time
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:41 PM   #49
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i shoot my best at 100-135 yards, i hunt at 10-40,,, makes those shots real easy...... the real long range forces concentration and shot execution, i miss i usually loose an arrow,,, its been 4 years since i missed
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:57 PM   #50
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30 and in with the stick, with the compound I'm a .75 ish moa guy if I had to break it down. I shoot to 140 on the range every session.

That said I'm holding the recurve more and more.
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