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    Shooting from a tree stand & impact of gravity

    I set a predator call 25 yards from a tree, the tree stand rest (horizontal) bar is 24' above ground. Don't have a ballistic calculator, therefore I set up a splash target beside the call. Shot 2 rounds from my 10/22 and cut the same hole, the POI was right on.

    Yes it is a relatively short flight and angle, I assumed there would be a drop, any words of wisdom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by platoonDaddy View Post
    I set a predator call 25 yards from a tree, the tree stand rest (horizontal) bar is 24' above ground. Don't have a ballistic calculator, therefore I set up a splash target beside the call. Shot 2 rounds from my 10/22 and cut the same hole, the POI was right on.

    Yes it is a relatively short flight and angle, I assumed there would be a drop, any words of wisdom?
    Gravity acts along the horizontal flight of the bullet. Your distance to target (horizontal) was the same.
    Your actual distance was more (pathagorean theorem), so if you used a range finder, it would have said 26 yards. At greater distances either way, the range finder could cause a missed shot, hence new range finder can take angle into account and correct, giving you horizontal distance, which is what you need to be concerned with.

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    Yep.

    That whole "you'll shoot high downhill OR uphill" thing required some processing on my part.

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