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Mar 5th, 2021 at 6:27am
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Went out for a walk last night after the rain had gone, saw heaps of animals and finally took a shot at a hind at 40 yards uphill and cooked it completely- arrow was well under but at least I got one away. I then got to 38 yards of a spiker who sat there and watched me - mexican stand off - I was able to move closer to about 30 yards but it was a steep downhill shot and having missed badly I decieded against taking the shot. Should have had the rifle🤣
But my question is how do you compensate for uphill and downhill shots.
  

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Re: Angle shooting
Reply #1 - Mar 5th, 2021 at 10:35pm
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Up and downhill shots you take yardage off from the line of sight reading. How much depends on the angle. You need to get to around 20 degrees before it make much difference, maybe 5% off. The further away you are the more the amount required to be taken off is. Main thing is, is to practice up and downhill shots so you are used to them. Sometimes you can look through the peep differently which will make a bigger difference than anything else.
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 7th, 2021 at 9:46am
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so is it similar to rifle work/calculation where you want the distance to point level to your self...eg you aim for distance from you to point directly above or below animal level with you?????
Im not flash on angle maths but its a triangle and sides length can be calculated if you know angles in volved....because one is going to be a right angle it SHOULD BE EASIER.... think of your school 30/60/90  angle thingy.....if you at pointy end and deer at top of slope...its the longest side of triangle away from you...you aim as if its on the other corner DISTANCE wise....I THINK LOL.
  
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Re: Angle shooting
Reply #3 - Mar 8th, 2021 at 2:09pm
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Micky you’re talking trigonometry- I want trigger-nometry with a bow🤣
I think I get the idea.
Looked online - maybe I should get one of those fancy rangefinders...nah. Gonna do what KW suggested and practise
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 8th, 2021 at 4:45pm
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Or get a dedicated bow true range finder. I failed a bit then got one and things improved. Mate has a none true and has to subtract for up and down. I have also found concertrating on peep alignment is important when standing in awkward positions.
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 9th, 2021 at 8:25am
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I've found that if you get real good at instinctive shooting, uphill and downhill no longer matters, I just feel it in my bones where I need to aim. takes a lot of practice, but in my opinion its more fun that using sights. so again practice is the key. all the best! Smiley
  
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Reply #6 - May 7th, 2021 at 11:10am
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How it was explained to me was to imagine holding a really whippy fly rod horizontally in front of you, it takes on quite a bend. As you move it up or down to the vertical it straightens out. That is the analogy for your arrows trajectory. Works for me
  
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