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Can't be right. Less drop, less clicks. Try another program.

Can't be right. Less drop, less clicks. Try another program.

There are a few things I feel should be addressed in the interest of dragging this out (can't help it guy it's in my nature).

Even though the drop is effectively less on angled shots the wind component remain the same for angled or horizontal shots (assuming the same wind conditions). The wind deflection is a factor of Time Of Flight (TOF) and not gravity. TOF remains the same (essentially) whether the shot is on an angle or the horizontal for similar Line-Of-Sight distance(s).

The elevation "clicks" will change (basically this is correct but not exact) by a factor equal to the cosine of the angle.

The cosine of 35% is .819 so the number of clicks should equal that required for a 819 yard shot, not a 1000 yard shot (this is the method most often used and is accurate enough). Remember that the projectile is still traveling 1000 yards through the air so the windage will still be that required for a 1000 yards shot.

If you're using Exbal, you must have a computer. I'd assume you have Microsoft Windows. In Windows you have a calculator. Start the calculator, select VIEW from the manu bar and change to Scientific. Make sure the Scientific option includes a checked Degrees radio button. Enter the angle you desire and press COS. The result is the factor you multiply the Line-Of-Sight distance by, the new answer is the "gravity" distance. Enter the final answer into Exbal and you have the (perhaps if everything else is working) correct answer for the angled distance.

You can make a handy little chart of Cosines if you like and carry it with you.

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