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#2922098 - 08/27/12 01:02 PM Re: Setting CrossBow Scope Questions [Re: holstonangler]
fairchaser
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 Originally Posted By: holstonangler
Its more gravity affecting the arrow drop than the actual distance, shooting at downward angles has less gravitational effect on the arrow than shooting horizonally. Thats why there's a difference when shooting high out a treestand as opposed to shooting at ground level.


I think it is because it is a shorter distance than the other leg of the triangle.
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#2926166 - 08/30/12 10:07 AM Re: Setting CrossBow Scope Questions [Re: fairchaser]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: fairchaser
Hey Rubberduck:
If you drop an arrow at the same height at the same time that you shoot an arrow will they hit the ground at the same time just like a bullet?


Yes, provided the arrow is shot horizontally.

 Originally Posted By: fairchaser
 Originally Posted By: holstonangler
Its more gravity affecting the arrow drop than the actual distance, shooting at downward angles has less gravitational effect on the arrow than shooting horizonally. Thats why there's a difference when shooting high out a treestand as opposed to shooting at ground level.


I think it is because it is a shorter distance than the other leg of the triangle.


I don't understand what he's saying 100% but I think I know what he's referring to. By shooting at a downward angle gravity is helping your arrow accelerate towards your target, thus affecting the speed of your arrow rather than it's flight path. So, if you were shooting straight down, gravity would have no affect on where your arrow would hit (i.e. no affect on it's flight path) but rather just help speed it along. So in a sense he is correct, at steeper angles gravity's effects on the arrows flight path is lessened. Fairchaiser, you are also correct in saying that it is because of the shorter horizontal distance because the steeper the angle you are shooting downward, the shorter the horizontal distance your target is from you.
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#2953465 - 09/22/12 11:27 PM Re: Setting CrossBow Scope Questions [Re: Rubberduck270]
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[censored] I got a headache reading this
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#2953592 - 09/23/12 07:49 AM Re: Setting CrossBow Scope Questions [Re: fairchaser]
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Rubberduck, now if you could just solve the nation's oil problems we would appreciate it. Great answer! Learned something myself too.
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#3177261 - 02/26/13 06:09 PM Re: Setting CrossBow Scope Questions [Re: soshock1]
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i cant even spell maf
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#3208033 - 03/29/13 06:19 PM Re: Setting CrossBow Scope Questions [Re: Crovus]
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Basically, if the shot is less than a 40-45 degree angle you should be ok. Where it really plays a role is when you are shooting straight down and steep angles. During opening week of bow, I shot a coyote that came from behind me. I heard something coming and aimed the crossbow over the side of my ladder stand. The coyote appeared less than 10 feet from my tree. I aimed straight down at the mid portion of its' back and the bolt blew thru its' neck. The only way to prepare for different angles and shots is to practice from your stand, using the exact equipment you will be hunting with. I typically take a cardboard box 1 foot square and 6 inches thick, and fill it with sheets of cardboard and tape it shut. You can use the broadhead over and over, even if it gets dull. It'll still fly the same. Have someone move the box around for you. BTW, the newer rangefinders have angle compensation built in.
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#3208052 - 03/29/13 06:42 PM Re: Setting CrossBow Scope Questions [Re: SCAT]
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Don’t even consider the effect of gravity on a shaft, the calculations are mind-boggling. Best to test sight in your multi reticle. Use a good range finder to set distances from your stand and trust the reticle graduations. I “0” mine at 20, move back to 30 drop one graduation, step back to 40 drop to two below “0” etc out to 50, any further then that is a “crap” shoot unless conditions at perfect. If there is an odd yardage “say” 35 just split the difference and send it. The optic engineers are good at setting up scopes, all manufactures spend $$$$$$$$ getting these correct. I tried a friend’s multi red dot. Don’t bother with one of that design, I’ll take line graduations anytime
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