# Math

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by lightflight, Feb 12, 2013.

1. ### lightflightWell-Known Member

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The range is 621 yards from shooter to target. the shooter is at 3260'and the target is at 3576' for a change of 316'. what is the angle and the adjusted yards that he is shooting? please show your work

2. ### lightflightWell-Known Member

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im gettting a 9.765 degree angle. so if i round to 10 degrees... it would be 611.6 yards?

3. ### jkruegerWell-Known Member

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shoot to 612, i did the math, with no rounding you get 612.0013 yards

4. ### Arbogb06Well-Known Member

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a2 + b2 = c2

105.33^2 + b^2 = 621 ^2
11,094.41 + b^2 = 385,641.00
b^2 = 374,546.59
b = 612.00

612.00 yards

Angle is 9.77 degrees.

5. ### kcebcjWell-Known Member

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I come up with 9.63 degrees. I just laid it out in Auto Cad

6. ### LudicrousWell-Known Member

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Can you repeat the question...

7. ### Arbogb06Well-Known Member

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I showed my work I win.

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up 10 moa

Jeff

9. ### Browninglover1Well-Known Member

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I drew a diagram, does that put me in first? haha

View attachment Math.pdf

10. ### BrozWell-Known Member

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Well, I am just about done gutting the elk. You guys want to help drag??

Jeff

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11. ### Arbogb06Well-Known Member

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There always has to be an over achiever. Haha.

12. ### Steel RainWell-Known Member

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Please forgive my ignorance, but do any of you actually hand jam your math in field conditions or use a ballistics calculator? We don't have enough change in elevation here to worry about this calculation. However, I thank the author for posting the question.

13. ### lightflightWell-Known Member

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My question was more for a target shot. My longest kill is 30 yards.

14. ### Steel RainWell-Known Member

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Then I ask, do you regularly hand jam calculations for target shots? I recognize one may not always have much time during hunting conditions because an animal may be on the move and it would be more efficient to punch into calculator. I also like the capability to hand jam if I were to loose said calculator or my batteries die. Anyhow, thanks again. I always like learning something new that will make me a better shooter.