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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymjt View Post
    I think even a 30 yard shot can be tricky in the bush, I ve held up some shots at 30 yards as too many little saplings on the way to the deer, you hit a sapling and can deflect an arrow right into a shoulder. I have shot my Excalibur at 50 and 60 yards and been dead on, but that's in a field with nothing between me and the target. I have only ever taken 1 deer at just over 30 yards and that was a cut bean field. In the bush it has to be a pretty perfect shot at over 25 yards for me to even think about. Ive lost a deer and hate the feeling...Id rather sit at night and think dam should of taken the shot than to sit and wonder why the heck did I take that shot...that's just me
    The same thing can happen with a bullet, brush cannot be busted by a bullet, you hit a maple sapling with a bullet from a rifle and you are not going to hit where you are aiming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    also have on their bolts, flat faced nocks, therefore it makes me wonder about the equipment used in this picture ?
    Some of the older x-bows used 'nocks'....
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    I know of 2 people that have made shots out to 40yds, when the deer knew they were there. In both cases they retrieved the deer, in both cases shot for lungs. Both cases shot in the and got luck to hit artery. Think you can stretch the shot out past 30 if nothing in the way and deer has no idea you are there. but that is a big IF. My boy got a fawn few years ago at 50yd. I told him that it was just pure luck and don't take that shot again. Again nothing in way and deer was feeding with no idea he was there.

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    Some people just refuse to acknowledge the risk in certain shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fieldtrip View Post
    Some people just refuse to acknowledge the risk in certain shots.
    Some people refuse to acknowledge new technology. New xbows can send a bolt faster to 50yds than older xbows to 30yds. Its fact not fiction.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Some of the older x-bows used 'nocks'....
    Not sure if any used traditional nocks but a number of them used half moon nocks, I think Barnett did this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fieldtrip View Post
    Some people just refuse to acknowledge the risk in certain shots.
    There is a risk to every shot, a 10 yard shot with a bow has its risks, you tick a tree branch at 10 yards and you can put an arrow or bolt through the back end very easily. Some people refuse to acknowledge that there are different situations with different risks. Would a running deer at 15 yards with a rifle have more or less risks than a standing calm deer not looking at the shooter at 50 yards with a 350fps bow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadaman30 View Post
    Some people refuse to acknowledge new technology. New xbows can send a bolt faster to 50yds than older xbows to 30yds. Its fact not fiction.....
    Some people refuse to buy into marketing hype, the smart ones anyway.

    Hey, nothing is stopping you from taking long shots, knock yourself out. Just don't come on here afterwards looking for advice on how to recover a deer that was hit in the hind leg at 45 yards, which should have been impossible with your super fast crossbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    Some people refuse to buy into marketing hype, the smart ones anyway.

    Hey, nothing is stopping you from taking long shots, knock yourself out. Just don't come on here afterwards looking for advice on how to recover a deer that was hit in the hind leg at 45 yards, which should have been impossible with your super fast crossbow.

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    Can we come on here and ask about recipes after we recover our deer from a 45 yard shot or are we no longer considered hunters at that point?

    What if a hunter comes on here and asks about help with the recovery of a deer that they shot with a rifle at dusk and could not see well? What about the guy that gut shoots the deer with a bow at 15 yards because they cannot be bothered to shoot the bow in the off season?

    You guys are getting ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Can we come on here and ask about recipes after we recover our deer from a 45 yard shot or are we no longer considered hunters at that point?

    What if a hunter comes on here and asks about help with the recovery of a deer that they shot with a rifle at dusk and could not see well? What about the guy that gut shoots the deer with a bow at 15 yards because they cannot be bothered to shoot the bow in the off season?

    You guys are getting ridiculous.
    What's ridiculous is how you constantly misinterpret posts and respond to them out of context. You do realize my response was to canadaman specifically and not a general response... right?

    Yes, I would absolutely assist someone who ran into problems because they didn't know any better. You guys claim to know better. There's a difference.

    I'll leave this to you experts from here on. As they say, it can't be fixed.

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