Re: rangefinder review
I have a Bushnell, I think its rated/called the 1000 as in 1000 yard model.
That number is only good for large and hard objects like houses. For small and soft targets you must cut that number down from 50 to 70 % for ranging things like deer.
At 300 to 500 yards its very difficult to shoot a laser beam at a deer and get the exact distance, so I usually try to find a tree or stone fence ect to take a bead on something close to what I am trying to range.
Also keep in mind if your rangefinder doesnt have the ARC compensator, it is not a true horizontal difference if shooting uphill or downhill.
For instance when I bow hunt I range all the trees at the same height (not the base of the trees) I am at to know what my ranges are before the deer come in.
Gravity only affects projectiles on the horizontal plane, and it doesn't matter if you are shooting uphill or downhill.
For instance if you were standing 100 yards away from a 90 degree vertical cliff and a mountain goat was standing on the side of the cliff 500 yards up, you would sight in as though you were 100 yards away and be dead on. If you reversed positions of shooter and goat, you'd still aim as though you were firing from 100 yards and be dead on.
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