yardedge subtrac for angle

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by seriousscout, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. seriousscout

    seriousscout Member

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    new to longrange hunting. ? on how much yardedge do you subtrac for shooting up or down for every degree
     
  2. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    Put an angle cosine indicator on your rifle and simply multiply by the straight line value of your range finder.
    Google "angle cosine indicator" and surf away.
    There is also a lot of info on this site by using the "Search" tab above.
    Dave
     

  3. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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  4. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    Multiplying the yardage will get you close, within .25 MOA. But you are CORRECT, multiplying the drop is the correct way to do it, easier too.
    Dave
     
  5. royinidaho

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    kiwi3006 and Dirtball are correct!

    That's why turrets marked in yards are a spot of bother. They make for seemingly simple adjustments for angle but without the proper placement of the correction in the shooting equation the farther the shot the farther you'll be off.

    Unless the range finder does the correct angle calculation and presents the result in the appropriate unit of distance.
     
  6. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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