100 yard deer shot!?

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  1. dmascheck

    dmascheck New Member

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    Someone was complaining about not having accuracy with their Barnett Vengeance at 100 yards?

    How many actually shoot that far?? How succesful are you at that distance!?

    Looks like a crap shoot to me!
     
  2. wind walker

    wind walker Active Member

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    dmascheck, I can shoot a 4 inch group at a 100yds with my buckcommander , but would never try to shoot a deer that far!
     
  3. dmascheck

    dmascheck New Member

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    What is the farthest shot you have taken and made?
     
  4. VTxbowhunter

    VTxbowhunter Active Member

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    I posted a video on here shooting 100 yards with the vengeance on here. Search barnett vengeance 100 yards. I would never shoot 100 yards on an animal way too far, that is what gun seasons are for.
     
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    dmascheck, I have taken deer at 53 yards easily with my buckcommander . I have shot targets up to 110 yards .
     
  6. BigBowMan

    BigBowMan Happy Member

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    To each their own, but archery is meant to be up close and personal. My opinion is if you want long range shots then use a rifle. These long range shots are one of the number one arguements that antis use to argue to states to stop full inclusion for crossbows.
     
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    Guy's I would never shoot no farther than about 50 yds or so at a deer ! And yes BigBowMan I agree with you a hundred percent. There is not a better feeling in the world than to know you harvested a mature whitetail at spitting distance.
     
  8. llbts1

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    40 yards tops for me, because I know what my abilities are. The animal deserves the better judgment on my part.
     
  9. DeadZombie

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    62 yards with my ghost 400..would take that shot again and again if i had to, knowing the deer wasn't coming any closer. I practice enough to know a 60 yard shot for me is just as easy as a 30-40 yard shot.. 100 yards? don't think so, to much unpredictability in a shot that far..
     
  10. wind walker

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    Yngwie, It's all about what your compfortable with. The verticle bow guy's do the same thing.
     
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    unless you have one of them faster xbows the vertical guys got more energy at longer distance bolt loses energy fast
     
  12. ridgehunter

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    My older eyes have problems seeing 100 yards, let alone shooting at a deer at that distance. My maximum crossbow range is 30-35 yards. I like them up close and personal.
     
  13. dmascheck

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    Thanks for the replies and felt the same on closer shots. My eyes are getting way older, so trying to reach out at a 100 woudl be extreme!
     
  14. bowman22

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    I have a friend in the state of Washington that has shot and taken a deer at 125 yards with his compound bow after he ranged it with his range finder. But as far as I'm concern I wouldn't shoot past 60 yards myself, way too many things can happen before that animal is hit or to be cleanly harvested.
     
  15. ghostgoblin22

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    125 yards? wow thats pretty crazy,i used to use compound, and the farthest yardarge i would engage on it 50 yards, havnt hunted with a crossbow yet, im sure my rage will be about 60 max
     
  16. Gilles Quenneville

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    60 - 70 yards if the field is clean and no wind,,,,,I will take it why not with my Ventilator anytime. But a lot of practice with the top fine tuning arrow and broad head. I mean proof of concept results before trying this long shot.
     
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    GQ, I feel about the same way!
     
  18. dmascheck

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    Seems over 50 yards is really risky and I hate wounding an animal. I have the same problems with old eyes.

    Is everyone using a rangefinder, or just winging it on the shot?
     
  19. Gilles Quenneville

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    Always use a range finder....never guess,,,never.
     
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    dmas, you should never guess! A good rangefinder is a must!
     

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