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#7114786 - 03/17/18 08:43 PM Elevated angle
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
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I've shot 1 animal from an elevated position, a small corsican ram from 22yd from atop a 8ft tripod.
The shot hit slightly high.

I've shot WT, fallow, ibex, addax, and pig from ground blinds, stalking, and from the back of a truck and there was no point of impact change from the truck bed.

I just received a climbing stand as a gift and am wondering how I will have to aim from the ~20'ish height: a little bit low, or aim for the "TBR" range in my range finder (true ballistic range, not line-of-sight)? OR do I aim lower even with the actual range from my LRF?

Thanks.

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#7114972 - 03/18/18 07:17 AM Re: Elevated angle [Re: chital_shikari]
Pappybear Offline
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Registered: 10/21/16
Posts: 190
Loc: Bowie / Crowell, TX
Your high shot was likely due to lowering your brace arm to line up your shot from an elevated stand.. Learn to bend at the waist which allows you to keep your brace arm the same T position that you use when shooting from ground level.
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#7115020 - 03/18/18 08:30 AM Re: Elevated angle [Re: Pappybear]
MeanGreen85 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Pappybear
Your high shot was likely due to lowering your brace arm to line up your shot from an elevated stand.. Learn to bend at the waist which allows you to keep your brace arm the same T position that you use when shooting from ground level.


I'm pretty new to archery and did some elevated shooting over the weekend. Had the same issue and never would have thought of this. Solid advice - thanks!

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#7115699 - 03/18/18 09:13 PM Re: Elevated angle [Re: MeanGreen85]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
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Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
In a climber or even a lock on, learn to shoot sitting down. Up 20 ft., the angle of the dangle isn't going to be that much. What I do, is aim the same if on level ground, then drop it a little lower. This is because while I sit, I don't or can't bend at the waist, so I just drop the arm.
Put out your target, climb up, and shoot a few. Practice makes perfect.

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#7115755 - 03/18/18 10:12 PM Re: Elevated angle [Re: chital_shikari]
Bowhunt Only Offline
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Registered: 10/06/11
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When shooting from an elevated position, it's not uncommon to shoot high. Likewise, if shooting from below your target, such as shooting uphill, it's not uncommon to shoot low. Bending at the waist when shooting from an elevated position is good advice. You can also just practice from an elevated position and know what to expect. And the higher the elevation above your target, the more apt you are to shoot high.

When I went to New Zealand to hunt red stag, there's not a level piece of ground on that whole island I don't think! smile It was all either up or down and some of the grades were quite steep. Shoot uphill is a very real possibility in this setting and you have to be ready for it.

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#7115765 - 03/18/18 10:25 PM Re: Elevated angle [Re: chital_shikari]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Some great advice already in this thread. All good and valid, practice, practice, and Practice then repeat until you have it down.

Something else the steeper the angle the less area for perfect vital shot you have. Aim low like you might on a broadside shot and you very easily catch one lung and they can go much further wit only one lung hit. Think where the arrow will exit on a pass through and place the arrow so that will still be well in the vitals.
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#7116606 - 03/19/18 05:15 PM Re: Elevated angle [Re: kmon1]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Some great advice already in this thread. All good and valid, practice, practice, and Practice then repeat until you have it down.

Something else the steeper the angle the less area for perfect vital shot you have. Aim low like you might on a broadside shot and you very easily catch one lung and they can go much further wit only one lung hit. Think where the arrow will exit on a pass through and place the arrow so that will still be well in the vitals.
Yep!!

Thanks everyone.

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#7122686 - 03/25/18 06:06 PM Re: Elevated angle [Re: chital_shikari]
Drahthaar Offline
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Registered: 08/27/13
Posts: 492
ALL good advise, I shoot sitting down from a elevated stand about 99% of the time, if you get over 20' high you will more than likely not get a double lung shot. Forrest

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