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Old 06-24-2008, 09:34 PM
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is it best to shoot on a level surface? i need to sight in out to 60yd. when i shoot from60yds, it's slightly uphill. will this affect anything. the uphill grade isn't all that steep. it's just the though of sighting in uphill that has me wondering.




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Old 06-25-2008, 04:53 AM
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I would think you should be as level as possible. Do you have an archery range or shop close by that you could go to? 60yds is along way, going out west??
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:32 AM
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there's a few shops around, but not able to shoot out to 60yds. i'm shooting out to 60yds because that's what i have to dofor my new sight to get sighted in properly.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:52 PM
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Do what???
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:45 PM
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I see that he is shooting an HHA sight. You have to sight them in at 20 and 60, and then the rest is computer generated. I have one and it works really well that way.
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:02 PM
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Do what???
I thought the same thing!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:32 AM
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[quoteis it best to shoot on a level surface? i need to sight in out to 60yd. when i shoot from60yds, it's slightly uphill. will this affect anything. the uphill grade isn't all that steep. it's just the though of sighting in uphill that has me wondering.
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Not really. Gravity affects your arrow drop the same regardless. Think about it. You sight you bow in on level ground, then shoot at deer 20 feet up a tree, without having to resight your bow .
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:16 PM
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Sure, it'd be best if you shot over level ground to sight in. On the other hand, if it's just slightly uphill, don't worry about it. As long as you're not having to rare back and fling an arrow up a 30 degree slope, it won't make enough difference to matter.
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Not really. Gravity affects your arrow drop the same regardless. Think about it. You sight you bow in on level ground, then shoot at deer 20 feet up a tree, without having to resight your bow .
Um...not really...

Gravity does indeed affect the arrow drop the same but ballistically due to the difference between line of sight & line of trajectory an uphill or downhill shot will go high. As Arthur P said it doesn't have mucheffect until you get around 30 degrees (though there still is an effect) but a 10 yard shot from a 20 foot tree standisaround 30 degrees. That is, I think, the whole purpose behind pendulum sights.

So yeah, if you are going to hunt from a stand you should probably sight in from the same height.
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