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

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.

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.

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.