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Old 04-11-2011, 05:25 PM
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Shooting up hill/ Shooting down hill?

If a hunter was in a position to make a clean shot at a big fat White tail Deer that is standing broad side, and is up hill or in the same position but down hill, how should that hunter aim?
The hunter also knows the distance..
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:32 PM
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Re: Shooting up hill/ Shooting down hill?

The following thread has some good info...

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Re: Shooting up hill/ Shooting down hill?

+1 on the link from rscott.... The real short answer is when shooting uphill or downhill your impact will be "high". This is true for up and down hill and for practical purposes the elevation deviation will be the same for up and downhill angles. The link mentioned will give you info on how to measure and calculate the effect. So, in your question, the hunter should aim "low", how much is determined by the the angle not if it is "up" or "down" hill.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:55 PM
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Re: Shooting up hill/ Shooting down hill?

Very good answer...I hope others read this post.

Thanks rscot.
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Re: Shooting up hill/ Shooting down hill?

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Re: Shooting up hill/ Shooting down hill?

with the new leice 1600 feature range it, take the degree, then enter in ex ball will give you the moa. Basicly at any distance shooting angles the target is really closer than you would of guessed.
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Re: Shooting up hill/ Shooting down hill?

Bullett drop is a function of gravity.

At extreme angles, that effect is greatly reduced because the bullet is not traveling paralell to the gravitational pull.

Read the links provided and it'll explain in great detail how to adjust.

Either way (uphill or down) your bullet strike is going to be higher at any given distance when shooting at an extreme angle vs shooting at at target at your same elevation.
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