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Old 13th October 2014, 02:25 PM
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When the target is in a tree or on a pole I rangefind on the foot of the tree/pole and use that range to set the scope.

In mountainous terrain with targets up on a slope this won't work. But for targets in a valley you might find a tree at the same distance and that is high enough to reach the horizontal plane from where you're shooting from.

The reason to aim low (and to rangefind only in the horizontal plane) at high or low targets is that gravity only pulls the pellet down over the horizontal distance and not over the inclined path of the pellet which is longer.
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