I couldnt go out on my local opening archery day (wmu 5c), state wide archery starts on the 29th. I was watching my grandmother in law who's ill while mom in law & wife went to dresden for some expensive kindling. I took my xbow & block target to practice. since I can only shoot at 20 yrds at home. With a shooting stick (aka momma's broom), I was consistantly keeping my poi within the black circle on my block target (original block not the xbow model) out to 50 yrds. I didnt try the 60 yrd reticle on my scope but assumed I'd have similar success. When I got home, I checked my red hot drop program and found that the bottom of the line can do 70 yrds. The only difference with shooting was penetration (obviously). upto 30- 40 yrds, I was burried up to my fletching, at 50 I was only a few inches short of my fletching. In a hunting situation, would shooting beyond 40 yards be ok with my set up? I have 20" parker bolts, 100 gr rage blades, 165 lb draw. I forget the exact fps but its over 300 (I think when I had it chrono'd last spring, it averaged 318).
Edited by Whitetiger, 19 September 2012 - 09:43 AM.