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    im assuming it was about 60. when id hunt from a tree stand i knew that to be 40 and whent from there but not certain, and u r right i havent shot it enough and am thinking thats most my prob. getting use to recoil and all. bobt, i shoot federal prem. would love to start reloading and save big bucks. and it sounds like it was a bad shot all in all, i was hopeing for an excuse.

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    just checked ou that older post, thanks that put it into perspective. as for all u long distance shooters, check out the book , "marine sniper", great read. thanks guys!

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    Misses happen, good hunters learn from them and get better
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    essentially you always shoot for the X yardage.


    so if the target is 350yards, and only 300yds horizontally, use your 300yd mark!

    I think for the most part guys make angled shots more difficult than they are.

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    I just use kentucky windage. Works pretty good if you don't think about it too much.

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    Being a midwest, tree stand, whitetail, bowhunter, I bought the Leupold rangefinder that's compensates for elevation. Most of the time, I range something, and it says it's 32 yards, and I should shoot it as 29. Generally, not enough difference to cause me to shoot it any different. Can't imagine 60 yards would be that much more of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murdy View Post
    Being a midwest, tree stand, whitetail, bowhunter, I bought the Leupold rangefinder that's compensates for elevation. Most of the time, I range something, and it says it's 32 yards, and I should shoot it as 29. Generally, not enough difference to cause me to shoot it any different. Can't imagine 60 yards would be that much more of a difference.
    Your arrow is dropping like a rock. The bullet is rising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    Your arrow is dropping like a rock. The bullet is rising.
    Bullets start dropping the instant they leave the barrel, it has to do with something called gravity!
    Last edited by BobT; 06-28-2012 at 07:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobT View Post
    Bullets start dropping the instant they leave the barrel, it has to do with something called gravity!
    Agreed, bullets never rise, unless they're equipped with wings and a rocket engine
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    The bullet (in relation to line of sight) starts out below your line of sight, raises above it and then meets it at the point of impact. Depends on how you sightin the rifle where the bullet strikes at impact. On my 45-70 BP Sharps the bullet raises to something like 20' feet above line of sight at really long distances (up to 1K yards for me).

    The situation described would be a "hold dead on" with my elk rifle, a .300 Wby.
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