Buckeye Fanatic !
I've been shooting my Z7 from 75 yds. I have yet to miss the target at that range, but I have not made a very tight group. I was wondering what type of group I should be shooting.
The answer to that is if your not 99% sure you can make the necessary shot to do the job, then ethical you don't take the shot, don't care if it is a trophy animal or not. Can and do people take game at that distance-----sure but as a rule most don't. Know your limitations and stick to them.But what if the animal will stay 60yds away and you can't get any closer? Pratice!:darkbeer:
I would never shoot at a deer that far out. I just like to practice at long range to make the closer shots seem easier. Its just fun lobbing those arrows at a far away target. I was just curious what an acceptable group would be.LOL, what size group do you want????? I agree paper plate is acceptable at that range. But IMHO I know probably fewer that 5 people that that distance would be used---hunting or other wise. If your thinking hunting I would seriously reconsider taking shoots that far----it's a very high risk shot at best.
this my advice as well. I would then strive to shrink those groups to say .75'' for every 10 yards. this would put you at 3'' groups at 40 yards and 6'' at 80 yards. I can shoot 4'' groups at 50 yards now, but will try to get better and shoot 3'' groups at 50 yards, the more I practice.Follow a simple rule : 1" per 10 yards out.
At 20 You should be at 2" groups
At 70 You should be at 7" groups.
This is only a starting point , just a good rule of thumb. Shooting long distance will magnify any mistake you make with grip, release, arrows, overall form etc, etc. Don't expect wonders and very consistent grouping between days - little things like wind gust or different light condition will throw your groups off.
Thank you for the complement:shade:The group is an ongoing thing-pratice. Most of the guys that hunt out west think of a 60yd shot as normal. In Alaska, 80yds is the norm for pratice. Many archers have taken animals in the 50-70yd range.:mg: That being said, the object is not to shoot that far at the animal.:star: While teaching IBEP, the question was asked if a leg shot is a kill shot! Answer: it can be if you can hit with a follow up shot. But what if the animal will stay 60yds away and you can't get any closer? Pratice!:darkbeer: