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Any Mathmeticians out there?

I understand the concept of sighting in rifles I've been around that for a long time. But what you're basically saying is that I can sight my bow in on flat ground(like a rifle) or I can aim higher as the target gets farther away. Correct?

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[ This Message was edited by: bnow0707 on 2003-10-23 19:42 ]

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Any Mathmeticians out there?

yeah I have seen your posts on here so I knew you would connect with the rifle sight in part.
Like I said I have really never had this problem, my bowhunting is done from an 8ft ladder stand,so I can only guess from what I know about arrow trajectory and gravitys' effects on that. I was merely stating cause and effect.
Actually the farther away your target is or the lower your stand is the more normal you can aim.
Probably the only way you are going to be able to shoot at both ground level AND at 27 feet high is to sight your bow in at ground level and then practice at stand height and figure your under aim as you stated in your post (aim low and land high)
Or consider using a different set of sights, 1 set sighted in at ground level and the other at stand hight...Or mabe the Pendulum sight would be more effective as it takes into account the fact that you no longer need that arch in your trajectory at stand height and compensates for that.
The only way to compute all of this mathmaticaly would be for you to know height, distance to target, total arrow and broadhead weight, Bow poundage, and arrow velocity and probably even temperature and humidity to get absolutely correct. Convert all of that into an incrediably complex formula and feed that into a really fancy calculator, cross your fingers, close your eyes and hit the = key.

[ This Message was edited by: JTapia on 2003-10-24 20:22 ]

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I like the calculator idea but seein' how I'm from bama and I'm not to good with that high tech math I think I'll just try the pendulum sight or find away to raise my practice platform.