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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hunting from a stand

When I shot my new crossbow in I did it from the ground and measured the distance with a range finder that does not calculate angle. Are my distances going to change when I shoot from at least twenty feet up while hunting and measuring distances with the same range finder?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 11:38 PM
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Re: Hunting from a stand

I think you'd be wise to take a few practice shots with the range finder. One from the base of the tree to a fixed spot an then one from up in the stand. I believe you will see a change.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 11:50 PM
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Re: Hunting from a stand

You are more than likely to shoot low... because the diagonal distance is longer than the horizontal and most people judge the diagonal as longer. Practice a few round and see...

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 12:51 AM
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Re: Hunting from a stand

When your range trees, range the tree at the same level that you are at and shoot for that distance.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 11:30 PM
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Re: Hunting from a stand

I've been shooting from a bench, and from my roof 20 feet up, at distances of 20-40 yds. I have yet to see a noticeable difference between flat and elevated at those distances.
I have also ranged the target distance, from the bench, and elevated. Have yet to see a difference of more than 2 yds.
So for me, hold right on, flat or elevated.
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Re: Hunting from a stand

I like to take a few shots from my back deck which is off the second story of the house. I don't go up more than 25 ft most of the time, and have found it pretty helpful on ranging from an elevated shooting platform.

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Re: Hunting from a stand

I'm shooting off my deck in the back..down to about 25 yards..I never practice on a level ground cause i shoot out of stands all the time...but i do take a shot once in a while.
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I have never noticed more than about a 3/4"-1" MAX difference from shooting on level ground to shooting from a stand as high as 20 ft up with my Cyclone. Sight in on the ground and hold dead on in the stand. Dead deer...

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