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Everything posted by chrisw

  1. I think you're missing my point. Everyone will screw up shots at game in their career regardless of skill and distance, it happens. As you said plenty do wound animals at 20 yards, so should we tell these people to go ahead and take those 50 yd shots because its the new "norm"? And yes if it were my decision I would say no shots over 40 regardless of how accurate you are. Shooting in your backyard while barbecuing is a lot different than being in a tree for 4 hours shooting in unorthodox positions. Less distance equals less risk. Period. That's a fact that can't be argued. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  2. Its not about bashing people who are great archers... Its about becoming proficient yet having the self restraint to limit yourself to high percentage shots. Period. I can tell you 1000 stories about how someone killed a deer at 60+ yards with a bow, I can tell you 10,000 of how someone missed or wounded deer at the same distance. We owe it to the quarry to dispatch them as quick and humane as possible. They are living creatures who feel pain, they have to live/die with that wound, we go about our lives with a story and move on unscathed...Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  3. Everyone's skill level is different as well as every situation. I won't shoot past 40 and I don't like to even do that. I shoot regularly at 70 and I feel I'm better than average, but the margin for error is small and I'm not going to lay in bed at night while a deer is out there suffering from a bad shot because I thought I might get lucky. Bowhunting is a game of how close you can get, leave the long range stuff for rifles, or better yet, paper. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  4. I personally wouldn't care what he scored, too many people rate a buck based on score these days because they watch too many hunting shows on TV. If its a big buck I'm gonna try to kill him. Whether it be 100" or 150". Period. That's a phenomenal buck by anyone's standards, beautiful animal. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  5. Deer ears are generally very close to 7", with an average deer having 4" between the ears on the head. Its fair to say ear tip to ear tip is 18" on an average adult deer. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  6. Its difficult to say, he looks to be 18-19" wide and from what I could see an 8 pt... I wouldn't venture a score being that I can't even verify he has 8 points let alone how his tine length is... Its a great buck though! I'd worry about the points and score after I pulled the trigger. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  7. OK, so I just checked last years regulation book... The screenshot previously posted was in fact from the 14-15 season book. Therefore those regulations are now expired. If you harvest a deer in this years early season you will need to use this years archery tag. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  8. For this year only going forward, per the screenshot, last years tags can be used. Read the last sentence. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  9. I have used a BAR Longtrac Stalker in 30-06 for 7 years now. Its a great semiauto, not much difference in weight between my bolt guns, never had an issue with cycling, shoots 1-1.5" groups with multiple types of ammunition, and its nice to look at to top it off. Needless to say I love mine. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
  10. If you buy the cheap Remington rifles you are getting just that. Of all the "low end" rifles out there, Remington's are the worst in my opinion. Now having said that, their 700 line is great (not 770,783,710). Their semi autos have also been riddled with issues as of late. I've owned a lot of Remington's and sold hundreds in the 8 years I was in that business. Certain models are great, others are not at all... My opinion. Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
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