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?
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.
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.
In Memory of LCPL Ralph Fabbri 9/29/89-9/28/10
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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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