Last comment makes a good point. This has the same range that the standard long bow has. Obviously if you are playing an archer the best bow in the game is the millwood greatbow, but I found a combination of having this bow, along with the millwood bow, will give you all the arrows you need to take out a field of hard enemies at safe range when using with the hawk ring. This can be especially helpful for newer players with a strength focus (as you need 28 str for the millwood bow) as you can cheese some of the more difficult enemies, like dragons from extreme range and pocket the rewards without putting yourself in any danger. I know it's not the honorable way of doing things, but "what can be broken, must be broken."