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#1
At which distance do you guys normally practice shooting at? I usually shoot at 15+/- yards.
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#2
20, 30 & 40 yards...also the same distances out of a tree stand 12'-16' in elevation.

When hunting I DO NOT take shots much over 30 yards and that only happens when all conditions to take the shot are perfect.
Archery hunters get a bad rap for wounding deer...I don't shoot unless I can gaurantee a kill...I don't care if its the biggest buck I ever saw.
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#3
Practicing at the longer distances will make you all the better at the closer ranges. I too limit my shots to ranges much closer than I practice.

I don't know how experienced or good you are, but if I limited my practice to 15 yards it would get boring pretty quick. If you're good and are limited to practicing at 15 yards, be sure to shoot at multiple target spots so you don't damage your arrows.
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#4
Handgun: 5 feet to about 30 yards. Some ranges are set for only 25 yards, my range has target stands on moveable bases, and steel plates at 25 yds.

Rifle: 50 yards to 250 yards. All my long guns are iron sights, and with my old eyes, hitting the round steel plate at 250 yards so it throws sparks I can see at dusk is an accomplishment, especially with the Mosin. Yesss

Our .22 has a 4x scope on it. I don't recall seeing a brand name on the scope or the .22 and both are pretty old and well used. The best we have seen from this magical little combo is 4-inch groups at 50 yards (sand bagged!) so I don't dare shoot farther. Confused


EDIT: Wow, I completely forgot about this new section. Archers. Sheesh.
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Shodan;116615 Wrote:Practicing at the longer distances will make you all the better at the closer ranges. I too limit my shots to ranges much closer than I practice.

I don't know how experienced or good you are, but if I limited my practice to 15 yards it would get boring pretty quick. If you're good and are limited to practicing at 15 yards, be sure to shoot at multiple target spots so you don't damage your arrows.

I just got into it over the summer. I'm still working on my technique. I will say once I finally got my sights adjusted I'm now getting better.
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When you get your first "Robin Hood" you'll feel great for about 10 seconds until you realize the value of the arrows you just ruined. Wink

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P89;116610 Wrote:20, 30 & 40 yards...also the same distances out of a tree stand 12'-16' in elevation.

When hunting I DO NOT take shots much over 30 yards and that only happens when all conditions to take the shot are perfect.
Archery hunters get a bad rap for wounding deer...I don't shoot unless I can gaurantee a kill...I don't care if its the biggest buck I ever saw.

How many lbs is your draw weight? Mine can go up to 70 lbs, but I have it set at 60 lbs.
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Mine is 65#.
Just because this is my setup doesn't mean it'll work best for you.
You gotta find that sweet spot that works best for you...it takes time and a whole lot of arrows down range.
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#9
Defensive handguns: 1-20 yards 7-15 average.

Defensive rifles 1-200 yards 25-100 average.

Center fire scoped rifles 100-200 yards.

Rim-fire scoped rifles 25-50 yards, every once in a while taking shots at 100
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Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an "archer" or "bowman", and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a "toxophilite".
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