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The longest documented shot on YouTube is 322 yards, or ~294.43 meters.

This was a test for an accurate shot where he shot a 9-inch balloon.

A crossbow can definitely shoot further, but accuracy becomes a problem.

If you were standing on flat terrain and shot up at a 45 degree angle, my guess is that most crossbows won't get much further than 400 yards(365.76 meters)

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It depends on the draw weight of your bow .I have an older model PSE Mach 8...set up for what I estimate at 65 pound draw weight. I believe with the Easton Gamegetter arrow, I may be shooting at something around 250 feet per second. In my pasture, at about 45 degrees launch, I can pusg that arrow only about 350 yards. I thought it would go farther, but this is what I get. Rob

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there is no acctuall distance as there are many different pulling/draw weights which effect how far,fast and high the arrow may go depends on the weather is there much wind .

so basically a typical welsh/english war bow that pulls at 120lb could easily cover 320 yards

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It really depends on the shooting style of archer and the draw weight of the bow. Typically, a 90lb compound bow can easily shoot over 300 yards.

For Sighted Shooting with aiming aid, compound bow can easily shoot about 80 yard without problem. As least it's to my case. My bow is 65 pound and can shoot sighted shooting at about 95 yard at the edge of my aiming aid.

For Instinctive Shooting, where Archery feels the performance of a bow, without aiming aid, can shoot accurately at over 180 yard.

The unofficial furthest shot by compound bow is recorded as 1162 yards. The draw weight of the bow was about 65 pound.

The official furthest shot by a hand-held hand-drawn bow is recorded in the world record as 1336 yard in 1987 by Don Brown. The bow looks like a long bow but in fact very small. (kind of like what a short bow in modern Video Games)


If your shooting requires more distance than 50 yards, a Compound bow is almost a must. I have heard it said at more than one archery contest that the Indians would have won the wars if the Indians used Compound bows.

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The answer to this depends on the design of both the bow and the arrow, as well some factors not under the control of any human (such as wind, humidity, temperature, etc); because of the distances involved, flight shooting competitions are held outdoors.

In flight shooting, where the object is to shoot an arrow as far as possible, distances of up to 1222 meters (1336 yards) or more are achieved; the arrows are designed to be extremely light-weight, but strong enough to withstand the forces exerted on them when the bowstring is released. As of 2008, the FITA Men's record distance for a hand-held bow was 1222.01 meters, by Don Brown of the U.S.A. ("unlimited" division of the Conventional Flight bow category), on the 2nd of August 1987.

The FITA Men's record distance for any type of bow (again, as of 2008) was 1410.87 meters, by Harry Drake of the U.S.A. ("unlimited", Footbow category) on the 6th of October 1979.

Note: These record figures are only for FITA flight shooting competitions. There are other flight shooting competitions held/sponsored by other archery organizations around the world, and the World Record Flight Distance may have been achieved by someone at one of those other competitions, or even the 2009 FITA Flight Competition.

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