I always love this discussion. The bottom line is that gravity pulls on the horizontal plane not the vertical, the easy fix is to range on something that is the same elevation as you are shooting from. Check the ranges to a point up the tree instead of the base. I usually check a few trees at first light then adjust accordingly to where the deer is standing.
SM, something else, in Bruce's example the hunter is only 12' up the tree, when your 20 or 25' up it makes even more difference. When you consider there could also be a change in elevation from your stand to the deer the difference could be dramatic, what reads 25 yards could actually shoot 18.
If your to busy to go hunting, your just to busy.
Last edited by Buckshot; 06-29-2010 at 03:21 PM.