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IF I AM SHOOTING OUT OF 15 FT HIGH TREE STAND SHOOTING DOWN...WOULD IT BE SMARTER TO AIM A LITTLE BIT HIGHER ON DEER OR LOWER ON DEER?
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Well if you are asking if the physics changes from flat ground to treestand height to make the arrow fly differently the the answer is yes, but at the same time the amount it changes is minimum. The change can be found by using a^2+b^2=c^2. If you are asking about the angle of the arrow going through the deer since you are in a treestand, that also depends on the distance of the deer. I always try to aim mid height to the opposite "arm pit" (right behind the shoulder) of the deer. This way is about 95% sucessful in putting the arrow through both lungs. There are some good websites out there to pratice shot placement if you do some searching on google.
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Aim the distance from the base of the tree to the target,..always.

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THANKS GUYS.....I MISSED EARLER TODAY AND WHEN I WAS TARGET SHOOTING I WAS DEAD ON....NOT SURE WHAT HAPP TODAY...I HAVE AWESOME SET UP WITH MY HORTON HD AND MY TEN PT SCOPE IT DONTKNOW BETTER...HAD TO BE THE SHOOTER TODAY LOL
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Well if you are asking if the physics changes from flat ground to treestand height to make the arrow fly differently the the answer is yes, but at the same time the amount it changes is minimum. The change can be found by using a^2+b^2=c^2. If you are asking about the angle of the arrow going through the deer since you are in a treestand, that also depends on the distance of the deer. I always try to aim mid height to the opposite "arm pit" (right behind the shoulder) of the deer. This way is about 95% sucessful in putting the arrow through both lungs. There are some good websites out there to pratice shot placement if you do some searching on google.
I finally did the math this year after always ranging from the ground to the base of the tree. If you were in a 15ft stand and ranged to the ground from 20 yds away (distance measured on the ground to base of tree) the distance would read 20.6 yards. As you get further away the difference is even smaller.

Johnny I'm not sure what happened. Maybe the deer jumped the string or you pulled the shot.
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It is not simply a^2 + b^2 = c^2. shooting at angles changes the projectile. It is based on laws of physics and projectile motion. It is complicated to calculate, but at the end of the day shooting down will cause POI to be high and shooting up will cause POI to be low. The higher you go the more this effects the shot. I am sure you can get data and equations on line with a google search.
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