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Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-13-2010, 06:44 AM
I was just wondering what was the farthest distance everyone has shot their bow at? The farthest for me so far with my Jaguar was 70 yards. I wasn't super accurate, but it was cool anyway. This Sunday I plan to shoot at least 80 yards. I believe that my Truglo Range Rover sight will adjust to around 90 yards.

RLW
01-13-2010, 07:36 AM
287yds is farthest I've ranged, w/my old '96 Firecat. A few of us were launching arrows to see how close we could get to a small pine sapling growing out in the middle of an open meadow just over 300yds away.

2-3 decades ago, a range I shot at had markers out to 100yds and I'd practice out to that once in a while. I would note where my 20yd pin was while holding 50yd pin on target, then raise the 50 pin just above where the 20 had been........My groups sucked, but I hit the target

Farthest I've shot my Bengal so far has been 58yd 3D target last weekend

Jake-the-snake
01-13-2010, 09:37 AM
110 yards, at a clay pigeon sitting on a target

RogerSr
01-13-2010, 12:17 PM
At times I shoot field archery rounds and that has targets out to 80 yds
but I have also shot Fobs out to 100 yds at targets, the longest shot that I've made on a game animal was 75 yds but that was on a wounded animal
that one of my sons had shot, and that was as close as I could get to it.

Montalaar
01-13-2010, 03:02 PM
I shoot up to 77 yds at my normal training days during the FITA outdoor season as often as possible. As a FITA round consists also of a 99 yds target i am also practicing that. I cannot say that i am that much consistent at that distant but when i have enough time i will stay within a 40cm radius ( around 16"). If possible i like to shoot distances around 150 yds or more. But i do not have this possibility that often...

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01-13-2010, 03:30 PM
50yds....I hit it all 6 times. It wasn't a pretty grouping :o
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Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-14-2010, 06:53 AM
If possible i like to shoot distances around 150 yds or more. But i do not have this possibility that often...

I know what you mean. I can only shoot up to 70 yards at my place, but on Sunday I will be going to a friend's house where there is hundreds of yards of open space. I just hope it isn't windy this Sunday.

tommyhydro
01-14-2010, 09:21 AM
i practice out to 60yds

Montalaar
01-14-2010, 02:32 PM
I know what you mean. I can only shoot up to 70 yards at my place, but on Sunday I will be going to a friend's house where there is hundreds of yards of open space. I just hope it isn't windy this Sunday.

Oh that sounds great. I will have no possibility to do so here although i would really like to. Too much civilization here for that. Or forests and so on... :/

I'd like to do some clout but there is just no way to do so. I build a 1200gr arrow for my bow to pratice a bit up to 150yds but that is just not the same..

flytier17
01-14-2010, 03:07 PM
Me personally? 100yds.

However, I have personally seen a man with an older Pantera (1990's) shoot ACC's at a 300yd target, and get a 2.5' grouping. He anchored very low on his neck, and had a special sight and lense for the occasion.

Alec

Robert58
01-14-2010, 03:38 PM
I shoot out to 80Yds in the Field Round. But back in the late 50's when I belonged to the Longhorn Archery Club in Pasadena, TX as part of the Club Champoinship we shot the Clout Round. That is a Round with a target layed out on the ground with ropes making a circle about 15 or 25 feet in diameter with a flag pole in the center like a Golf Flag Pole and you shot at it from 180 yds. And that was with Recurves and Long Bows. Didn't have Compounds back then.

Robert

bigbob
01-14-2010, 07:47 PM
when I go hunting i have to rub salt all over the arrow so the game doesnt go bad before I can get to it after i've shot it Ha ha

RogerSr
01-14-2010, 08:08 PM
when I go hunting i have to rub salt all over the arrow so the game doesnt go bad before I can get to it after i've shot it Ha ha

Now that is what I call a long shot Bob, hell i bet you eat half of it by the time you get home, and then you have to do it all over again,
how is that RazorX shooting? let us know.

bigbob
01-14-2010, 08:31 PM
Hi Roger,
I only wish. Any thing over 40metres could stand there and blow raspberries in perfect safety. Still waiting on that razor x, and I'm not a very patient waiter either. Still a wise man once said all things come to those who wait.

alex
01-15-2010, 06:50 AM
During the summer - up to 100m (about 110yards) - i've hit the target on the 10th shot, about 2-3" above the X, without using a pin-my sight is set to 70metres... In all other seasons i can only shoot in the backyard - 15 yards :(

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-15-2010, 08:47 AM
During the summer - up to 100m (about 110yards) - i've hit the target on the 10th shot, about 2-3" above the X, without using a pin-my sight is set to 70metres... In all other seasons i can only shoot in the backyard - 15 yards :(

That's too bad. Now I will have to remember not to take my 70 yards for granted.

alex
01-16-2010, 02:08 AM
That's too bad. Now I will have to remember not to take my 70 yards for granted.

:) Don't worry, it wasn't because of my skills, just luck. The other 9 shots were out of the target (well, all less then a foot of it). I didn't try this distance anymore, because there's too much walking and i had only 4 arrows :D

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-18-2010, 04:47 PM
Well, I shot at 100 yards yesterday, and out of 10 shots, only 3 hit. This was because my sight only goes to about 90 yards, so I had to estimate where I should put my pin. It was cool to watch my 420 grain arrow fly to the target though. The only arrow I lost was when I shot at 60 yards because I thought I was at 70 yards! That arrow flew over the target by 5 to 10 feet!:rolleyes:

RogerSr
01-18-2010, 04:59 PM
That is why I use a range finder, with it I have not lost a arrow in a long time at that kind of range I can't judge very well and I know it.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-18-2010, 05:11 PM
That's probably the only piece of hunting equipment I don't own, so I walked the entire length while counting each step. Of course, each step wasn't quite a yard, so I walked a little farther beyond 100 steps.:)