Re: Leica crf 1600 vs Leupold RX-1000 and other compact range finders
Yea, angled shots with a bow are a totally different game than with a rifle.
30-45 degree shots are pretty common with tree-stand bow hunting. Those same angles are kinda rare with rifles. The angles don't matter much with a rifle until the angle gets over 15 degrees and the shot gets further than 300 yds. A 40 or 45 degree shot at 300yds with most rifles only requires a few inches of adjustment. Enough to miss a rock chuck, but still in the vitals area on deer. Of course when the distance gets beyond 300 things start to change quickly.
One of the coolest things I saw back when I bowhunted was a pendulum type of sight. The sight actually was on a pivot of some sort, and was supposed to automatically change and compensate for the angle.?? I don't know how accurately they worked or if they are even still around, I haven't bowhunted for over 20 years.
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Last edited by SBruce; 05-21-2011 at 08:49 PM.