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# Calculating angle of shot by yardage and alt

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05-31-2009, 10:57 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: May 2009 Posts: 62
Re: Calculating angle of shot by yardage and alt

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 Originally Posted by Kevin Here is what you need to do to find the horizontal distance by the method you suggest. ((straight line range)^2-(elevation difference)^2)^.5 most cell phone calculators are capable of this. Make sure you use the same units. For example 1000 yards line of sight 600ft vertical equals 200yards vertical. ((1000)^2-(200)^2)^.5 = 980 yards if you want to know the angle that is then take arctan(200/1000) = 11.3 degrees
Hey Thanks alot, i figured thier must be some formula. Thats a little complex for me but i did eventually get it right after i found parrethesees on a scientific calculator on computer, i got an answer of 979.79589711327123927891362988236 yards so i imagine i computed it correctly.
Very interesting, will be fun to experiment with while out target practicing.

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05-31-2009, 11:04 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: May 2009 Posts: 62
Re: Calculating angle of shot by yardage and alt

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 Originally Posted by Coyboy I use my compass, it has a small bubble of air in it. I set it at 0 and lay the long flat on the barrel as it points to target and get a degree reading off of it. The bubble tells you the angle.
That sounds cool, i could use a new compass, could you point me in the right direction? lol no pun intented
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05-31-2009, 11:44 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Apr 2002 Location: Montana Posts: 259
Re: Calculating angle of shot by yardage and alt

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 Originally Posted by DropDead Hey Thanks alot, i figured thier must be some formula. Thats a little complex for me but i did eventually get it right after i found parrethesees on a scientific calculator on computer, i got an answer of 979.79589711327123927891362988236 yards so i imagine i computed it correctly. Very interesting, will be fun to experiment with while out target practicing.
Yeah, you did it right, I just rounded a little.

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