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Old October 10, 2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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Open Sights Range

I plan on hunting whitetail this season with open sights for the first time.I will be using a .444 marlin.What do you think the maximum range for using open sights should be?I have my blind about 40 yards from the deer trail and I think I should do alright,but what distance do you think I could go out to if needed?
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Old October 10, 2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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how far can you keep all your rounds within a 8" (broadside shot) circle or less, off hand? thats your answer.
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Old October 10, 2009, 11:37 AM   #3
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If he has a blind then he should have a rest. What kind of open sights are you using? I can use a peep for a fair distance. Semi-buckhorns are more of a challenge for me.
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Old October 10, 2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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No one can answer that question for you. Whatever range where YOU can keep 100% of your shots in a kill zone sized area.
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