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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 02:33 AM
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well, heres my 2 cents. I set up my 20' ladder stand about 2 weeks ago and decided to take a couple of shots from elevation. I wanted to accomplish a couple things in doing this. first, I had never shot from this platform before and wanted to do so before going to the woods. second, I have never shot my Xforce from elevation and wanted to compair shots from elevation and ground level at the same distance.
what I found was, the old rule of thumb about holding low on a target when shooting from elevation dont apply to the flatter shooting bows. there was absolutly no difference at 15 yds and I would have to conclude the same thing applies out to 40 yds as the impact point is the same for all distances between. I will still use the range finder in the field if for nothing else, piece of mind of knowing the target is within 50 yds. I generally use it in the stand to range target stop points and never the animal.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 06:41 AM
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I have one, but I only use it for permanent landmarks. Once I used it on a buck that was never closer than 150 yards.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 12:26 PM
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I just go in before the season with some bright tree paint and pace off 10, 20,30 yards and put a dot on a tree for every 10 yards, so a 20 yard tree has 2 dots. I do this to a few trees to my right. left and out front and then it gives me a good reference point.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 12:44 PM
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Color coordinated flagging tape every few feet in a circle at 10, 20, and 30 yards. That way if I am shooting between Yellow and orange tape I aim between yellow and orange pins.

Trick I learned from the father in law. Hope to use it to get my first bow deer this year. And maybe get one bigger than that monster my daughter shot......
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