Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin
That is up to you... Archery equipment has come a long way and some of the x-bows these days can easily shoot +100 yards accurately. I don't shoot x-bow, but my rig chrono's about 314 and I have a 60 yard pin. My longest kill shot was on a very nice 12 pt, 54 yards and watched him run off and drop.
I've never seen a deer jump an arrow, although the x-bows I have shot are very loud, so maybe more of a chance of string jump with them, don't know. I've never shot one of the high end x-bows. If you are confident at 40, I see no reason why you couldn't shoot a deer at that range.
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