Math

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

  1. lightflight

    lightflight Well-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:D
     

  2. lightflight

    lightflight Well-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. jkrueger

    jkrueger Well-Known Member

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    shoot to 612, i did the math, with no rounding you get 612.0013 yards
     
  4. Arbogb06

    Arbogb06 Well-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. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I come up with 9.63 degrees. I just laid it out in Auto Cad :)
     
  6. Ludicrous

    Ludicrous Well-Known Member

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    Can you repeat the question...
     
  7. Arbogb06

    Arbogb06 Well-Known Member

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    I showed my work I win. :D
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    up 10 moa

    Jeff
     
  9. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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

    View attachment Math.pdf
     
  10. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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

    Jeff


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  11. Arbogb06

    Arbogb06 Well-Known Member

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    There always has to be an over achiever. :rolleyes: Haha.
     
  12. Steel Rain

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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. lightflight

    lightflight Well-Known Member

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    My question was more for a target shot. My longest kill is 30 yards. :D
     
  14. Steel Rain

    Steel Rain Well-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.