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Old 09-02-2004, 11:37 AM
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I was wondering.... I normally hunt at ground level. If I use a stand this year do I need to adjust my sight to compensate for the downward angel?
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Old 09-02-2004, 11:45 AM
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No.

Just make sure you bend at the waist instead of lowering your bow arm.

Plus aim for where you want the arrow to exit.

You should also try and get some practice from an elevated position.
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Old 09-02-2004, 11:46 AM
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The short answer: No.

Arthur P posted a reply thread regarding this type of question a few weeks ago and explained it, like the Pythagoram theory (a2+b2=c2). The "hypoteneuse" of the arrow flight is going to remain +/- that of what it would be on ground level, due to arrow drop.

Then again, I don't remember much of Mrs. Finnigan's geometry class back in 1977. The was waaaaaay too many years ago. [:-]

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Old 09-02-2004, 12:51 PM
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ORIGINAL: Ausie-guy

No.

Just make sure you bend at the waist instead of lowering your bow arm.

Plus aim for where you want the arrow to exit.

You should also try and get some practice from an elevated position.
Ausie Guy...the comment "aim where the arrow exits". Do you mean to aim low? I'm just curious. Although I hunt mainly out of a stand, I still hear so many different things.

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Old 09-02-2004, 12:58 PM
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he means place the entry hole at the correct angle to get the desired exit hole.

When you take a shot, you should always be concerned with where the arrow will pass through. For instance, on a quartering away shot, the entry hole may actually be behind the last rib, but the path of the arrow will angle up towards the lung and heart area.
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:22 PM
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Ohhhhhhhhhh Thanks for clearing that up Double Creek. I was a bit confused by it myself.
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:26 PM
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It's a very bad idea to take a shot from a stand, if you've never practiced from a stand. You'll hit high, and we'll be arguing if there's really a "void" in a month or two, when you can't find the deer.
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:38 PM
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{breaks out calculator.....}

Okay, let's try to figure this out, mathmatically (Pythagorum Theory). Let's assume the following:

You: 15 feet up in tree stand.
Deer: 20 yards away.

15 squared = 225
20 yards (60 feet) squared = 3600
225 + 3600 = 3825
Square root of 3825 = 61.84 (feet)
61.84 feet divided by 3 = 20.61 yards

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Old 09-02-2004, 05:21 PM
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Buy a Kellar Pendulum bow sight.sight it in at 12 yds on the ground and its good in a tree from 0-30 yds,and has 5 locking points,One of which can be used on the ground.Very wise Investment
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Old 09-02-2004, 06:14 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong (and I may very well be), but my impression was that you aim according to the distance your tree's base is from the target. Obviously you can't visualize the shot as easily, but if you estimate this correctly, you'll employ the same principles as the Pythagorean Theorem.
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