I am still not sure what you are getting at by moving you sight pin !
1) You measure the shot distance on the ground . If it is 20 yards ,then no matter how high you are , it is still 20 yards . You don't figure in the hypotenuse angle !
2) Bend at the waist when you shoot . Most misses are caused by the archer "dropping his bow arm" .
If you are shooting uphill , do the same . Bend at the waist .
3) Thinking about aiming low because a deer might jump the string ? Deer can react very quickly but under 20 yards aim like you would on your target except picture where you want the arrow to exit on the far side of the deer . Depending on how high you are in the stand , a high lung hit on the near side should exit low on the lung on the far side . .
If you are in a stand using a rangefinder, then you do need to take into acount the elevation. It's only 1-2 two yards at 20yds and under if 20ft up. That 1-2 yds plus a deer jumoing the string will make a difference.After about 25 yds though, it won't matter much. That is probably why the first two deer I shot were spine shots.
Well I finally got my tree-stand couple weekends ago. I made the Summit Viper Ultra my choice. I have noticed that the paint does chip off easily like other people have posted but overall I'm really satisfied with it as it is my first stand. Finally shot out of it today at a friends house. I really like the different perspective it gives you, meaning the view. Can't wait to actually see my first deer from it this season. Now I noticed that with the target being approximatly 25 yards away and being about 20 ft (7+ yards up) in the that I had to set my bow up about 4 inches high to hit the target where I wanted to shoot the arrow. Now will this affect my shot if the deer jumps the string. Should I aim low instead. Or do you guys seem to think that the arrow will fly fast and the deer should get hit where I think it will. I could possibly see the deer having a better chance of jumping the string at a further distance away from me. I'm shooting a new Quest G5 @ 60 lbs with a ? carbon easton axis 400 arrows with a whisker bisket. Feel free and give me some advice.
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