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    Default Slinging them out to 50 yards.

    I know you guys out west shoot out to 70 yards all the time. But back east we mostly shoot deer inside 30 yards. I set the target out to 50 yards and just had some fun with it. (around here 50 yards is a long shot) This cougar really shoots well!

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    Love it! I use to shoot 60 to 70 yards all the time. Haven't in the last 2 years. Guess I will have to be doing it again


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    My top distance is 35 and I suck at it. Mainly because I have to open the back door and shoot from inside the living room to the target in the yard (wife does not like it much). 25-30 is my max. I did make friends w/ aguy with a round bale thats 30 minutes away. So until then....
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    I've been trying 40-50yd groups but much past 35 my eyes are terrible. No biggie for me. I set up for insanely close shots anyway. Most of shots I could use the 20yd pin and still have to aim low
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    Nice shootin' ,I was shooting out to 50 and 60 yards yesterday could only manage group about the size of a pie plate tho.when you shoot those distances the dot seems huge when you move back up to 20.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale817 View Post
    Nice shootin' ,I was shooting out to 50 and 60 yards yesterday could only manage group about the size of a pie plate tho.when you shoot those distances the dot seems huge when you move back up to 20.lol
    I had read on ArcheryTalk that some guys shoot out at 40 plus yards on a regular basis. Then when they have shots at "normal" distances like 20 yards, it seems like a slam dunk. After shooting a few times out at 40 and 50 yards I would have to agree with them. You really have to focus on the shot and your form to make shots at that range. It does make 20 yards and closer seem easier. In the real world of hunting I would never shoot past 30 yards. Just too much that could happen between the release and the arrow hitting the deer at those distances. Some folks can do it though......just not me.
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    I agree,I like to "practice" some shots at longer distance but when hunting I like to place my stands for an anticipated 15-20 yrd. shot
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    I regularly practice at 40, which is the longest my range at home has right now. After I clear some of the woods behind my house I'll have a short 3d walkthrough with a couple of longer shots available. Whenever I go camping ( a couple times a summer, and then at deer camp) I practice out at 60 or more. Theres an archery range not far from where I live, that has a target out at 80 for regular compounds, and their 3d course has a couple shots around 70.

    Practicing at the longer ranges definitely makes 20 a cake walk... I don't shoot at the same dots anymore, too many cracked shafts and broken nocks. Even at 30 I can stack them pretty close. The longer ranges really make you watch your form and follow through!
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    I shoot out to 70 yards alot. I hunt open fields so I practice like I'm hunting. Not many tree's where I hunt. I use rubber blunts and shoot at a thick rubber ball. I think it's some kinda of a livestock toy ball. It's about 12 - 14 inches in diameter. I place it on the grass in front of my hay bales and start out at 70 yards and shoot and walk in. I take two shots at 70 then walk in to 60 and shoot another two shots repeated until I get to the 20 yard line. I think it helps with stamina. If I started at 20 and walked out to 70 my arms would be burning and I'm less accurate. So I start fresh at 70 yards and walk in. Rubber blunts on rubber balls are great. They bounce off the ball crazy. Sometimes they will come back 30 yards. No damage to the arrow or rubber ball. I get bored easily shooting at my big green target. I tried shooting at a basketball and even at 60 yards, the rubber blunt arrows makes entry instead of bouncing.

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    Nice DS, I may have to pick up some blunts and hit the feed store!
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