06-29-2010, 09:58 AM
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B&C 140 Class
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West KY
Originally Posted by flexj
Did you even read the post just before yours??
Actual science makes more sense than "just think about it"
Yea I read it. My point was, with the speed of todays bows will 1 yard in Bruces example, really make a difference? No. Not if you can hit the bullseye within an inch or 2. If the shooter pulls the shot, it doesn't matter what the distance is or what the rangefinder says. And the farther the distance from the tree, the less that difference is. At 20 yards the difference between horizontal distance and the line of sight is .6 yards or 21". Not enough to make that much of a difference. An easy way to see this is shoot at a target 20 yards away, then back up 21" and shoot again. There will not be that much difference. It's been my experience that shooting from an elevated position, I shoot high. And the higher in elevation you go, the worse that gets. but that opens up another can of worms. In my opinion, the angle adjustment or compensation on rangefinders for bowhunting is not what it's cracked up to be. Thnik about it.
We cannot continue to do the same things and expect different results