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Jessebeaux
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How does treestand height or elevation in general effect gaps? Obviously,the system is based off of arrow trajectory and arrow flight so when in elevated positions wouldn't your gap change due to arrow trajectory/flight changing?

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I have a range finder that give actual and compensated distances. At normal traditional hunting ranges the difference between the two is nominal. If it looks like 20 yards that's what i gap for.
I suppose if the stand was very high and the target were very close this could change things but in that scenario the angle on the vitals would be so bad I wouldn't take the shot anyway.

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bamboo
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practice

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reddogge
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quote:
Originally posted by bamboo:
practice

Lots of that plus experience.

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Roy from Pa
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Only way to know for sure is to practice shooting from a tree stand. Just remember to bend at the waist when in a tree stand.
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longbow fanatic 1
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You will need to cut yardage depending on the distance and height of the stand. Check out Jimmy Blackmon's video. BTW: he is a gap shooter for hunting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huk5lsIu1_U

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KeganM
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Typically you just aim a little lower, with higher stands/more severe angles being adjusted for accordingly.

Same principals apply though: the higher your anchor, the more forgiving the gap estimation. With a reasonably quick arrow it becomes very easy to just point and shoot.

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hart2hart
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Can't remember where I read it recently..
If the animal is 10 yards(let's say)..it's a 10 yard shot no matter how high you are.
Sounded pretty logical.Always felt more comfortable on shooting down but doremember waist bend and limb clearance(and leg clearance.

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forestdweller
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I'd learn the gap subconsciously that way you do not have to adjust at all.

I shoot split vision and have shot from above my target by a decent amount (about 6 feet nothing crazy) and did not have to adjust my shot at all.

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