If you are target shooting, the EVO-X Marksman Scope has a sighting dot that allows you to shoot your crossbow out to 80-yards. If your crossbow has the RangeMaster Pro Scope or the 3X Pro-View 3 Scope, it has a sighting dot that allows you to shoot your crossbow out to 60-yards. If your crossbow has the Multi-Line Scope, it has a sighting line that allows you to shoot your crossbow out to 50-yards.
From a hunting standpoint, we do not recommend shooting your crossbow at distances further than 50-yards.
As an ethical hunter, you have assumed the responsibility of taking the shot on an animal that you feel will yield the greatest chances for expiration and recovery. In other words, it’s your responsibility to take the shot that has the highest probability for success. Hence, the closer the shot, the less chance that it can be affected by an obstruction, the drop in the arrow’s trajectory, a loss of speed and energy, wind drift or the animal “jumping the string”. With a long-range crossbow shot at an animal, there is a greater chance that one of these factors will play a role in diverting your arrow from your intended point-of-impact and lower your harvest chances.
Ultimately, crossbow hunting is a game of probabilities, and the most successful crossbow hunter is the one who chooses to take the shot with the highest probability for success.