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Old 11-27-2012, 03:11 PM
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shot angle

what do you use to determine your shot angle (up & down)?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:01 PM
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Re: shot angle

my shooter app
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:14 PM
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Re: shot angle

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my shooter app
Thanks for the reply, maybe I worded this incorrectly. You are at point A the game is at point B below you. What is the angle from point A to B?
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my shooter app
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I lay it on my scope, press start timer, get on target, count to 7, done.
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Thanks for the reply, maybe I worded this incorrectly. You are at point A the game is at point B below you. What is the angle from point A to B?
shooter has a feature that detects the angle, as Riley said push the timer button, lay it you barrel. the timer runs for 5sec takes a reading and calculates it into the firing solution automatically. It's pretty cool!
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Re: shot angle

Hold your arm out in front of you or straight out to the side parallel to the ground. That's 9 o'clock.

Straight up or down at 12 or 6 is 90 deg off level.

7:30 and 10:30 are 45 Deg off of level.

Each hour mark represents 30 degrees, half of that 15.

You can get a pretty close approximation of the angle by simply pointing your finger at the target and figuring what hour mark that angle represents.

Or go by an app or a scope angle cosine indicator and save the math if you haven't worked up to a shooter app in the budget yet and are still working off of range/wind charts.
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