Photobucket
Register Calendar New Posts Chat
 
 
 


Reply
 
Author Comment
 
woodsie


Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 550
Reply with quote  #1 
For you Recurve shooters out there, what is your max range you feel comftorable shooting a deer out to.
I am going to buy a recurve, and want to know, after a year of practice say, what I would hope to be a decent distance.
Thanks,
W.
droptine59

Avatar / Picture


Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 7,341
Reply with quote  #2 

Even after 40 years.....10-20 yards. Majority of my shots are 12-15 yards


__________________
Steatopygia kicked my butt! And Weasel's ate my flesh.

http://www.droptinetraditions.com "make it a favorite"

BOWGOD


Registered: 05/19/08
Posts: 597
Reply with quote  #3 
My dad hunted with a recurve for years, and 15-20 yards was his max.

I took up a recurve several seasons back just to prove to the old man I could do it. After months of religious practice 15 yards was my max. I ended up harvesting 1 on my third hunt at 12 yards.

I will lend this piece of advice based on my own experience. Do not just practice at 1 distance. I practiced every day for months, but only ever shot at 15 yards. I knew I was deadly at that range, but my first 2 shots were at 6 yards, and I missed them both. Find your max, and practice at every distance from there in.

superkodiak38

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 228
Reply with quote  #4 

You know that's a real tough question to answer. I don't think about yardage or distance in any real terms. If you learn to gap shoot you need to know yardage. Effective range is different for everyone, when the "Kill light" goes on I usually remembering picking my spot and running my shot. Instructing someone on how to shoot barebow well, is like telling someone how to hit a perfect shot in golf, it's more of a hands on learning thing. For me bow hunting is about getting close, the closer the better but you are only limited by how dedicated you are to it and your own personal " kill light".

FubarFred

Avatar / Picture


Registered: 10/06/06
Posts: 1,816
Reply with quote  #5 

15-20 yrds for me also. Never shot anything over that. Most have been 12 yrds and under, although I hit a pheasant outa the air at about 25 yrds, but that was pure luck...('ceptin' when I'm tellin' the story and then it's 35 yrds and on purpose), but......


__________________
UDT/SEAL Association
Traditional Bowhunters of MD
Bowhunters of South Carolina
NRA


"If yer gonna kick a tiger in the butt ya better have a plan to deal with his teeth!"

Velvet Pro Staff
madjimmax

Avatar / Picture


Registered: 09/04/10
Posts: 1,664
Reply with quote  #6 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOWGOD
My dad hunted with a recurve for years, and 15-20 yards was his max.

I took up a recurve several seasons back just to prove to the old man I could do it. After months of religious practice 15 yards was my max. I ended up harvesting 1 on my third hunt at 12 yards.

I will lend this piece of advice based on my own experience. Do not just practice at 1 distance. I practiced every day for months, but only ever shot at 15 yards. I knew I was deadly at that range, but my first 2 shots were at 6 yards, and I missed them both. Find your max, and practice at every distance from there in.


X2 on all this. Plus I also have a 12' tall hill in my back yard that I shoot from. I go to the top and shoot a couple then I'll go halfway down and shoot a couple. I do this because when I got my recurve I practiced every day until I was deadly from 20 yards in to 5 yards and then I climbed to the top of my hill and couldnt even hit the target. Needless to say I wasnt as deadly as first thought so I've been practicing up and down the hill and I even put a 3D target half way up and shoot at it from the bottom of the hill. I also shoot from a kneeling position also. Let me tell you once you start changing elevation it puts a whole new twist on it. Good luck and dont give up

__________________
"Patriotism means to stand by the country It does not mean to stand by the president"
Theodore Roosevelt


It's easier to raise strong kids then to fix broken men and women.


I'd rather ride the innovator (Harley Davidson) then any of the imitators (All jap bikes)
droptine59

Avatar / Picture


Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 7,341
Reply with quote  #7 

yeah ya definately want to shoot  uphill and down hill..3D is fun and allbut it is NO WAY close to live game shooting... Once you get proficient try shooting aerial targets..loads of fun!!!


__________________
Steatopygia kicked my butt! And Weasel's ate my flesh.

http://www.droptinetraditions.com "make it a favorite"

yohon

Avatar / Picture


Registered: 01/26/06
Posts: 1,073
Reply with quote  #8 
Quote:
Originally Posted by superkodiak38

 For me bow hunting is about getting close, the closer the better but you are only limited by how dedicated you are to it and your own personal " kill light".


I like what SuperK says....."kill light"......the light usually goes off for me at the 20 yard line and in BUT its went off at further distances too. Like was mentioned above we all try to see how far we can shoot and neglect those 0-10 yard shots that should be gimmie's. My average kill distance with all my bows is still 16 yards.....thats in my wheel house

__________________
XFire bowstrings
spidrbite

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 04/03/10
Posts: 211
Reply with quote  #9 
You will know when its time.  My longest is a 28 yard longbow kill three weeks ago on a big doe.  Every thing felt right as far as target and the animals mannerism so I took it.  It has taken two years and no longer owning a compound to become as confident as I am now.  I just got real determined to be able to hunt effectively without sights and a trigger and finally said screw it.  I have more fun now than I ever did.  I still have bad days from time to time.  20 and under is perfect. 
I found out that sikas are a lot smaller.  Might buy another compound for them, lol. 
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

<

>

Info: mdwhitetail@yahoo.com

Copyright 2006-2013 marylandwhitetail.com, All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Website Toolbox - Create a Website Forum Hosting, Guestbook Hosting, or Website Chat Room for your website.