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Old 28th January 2016, 09:05 AM
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Phil Gee
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Originally Posted by Conor View Post
The elevated target at 20 degrees for example is 12yrds away, however the bottom of the tree it sits on is only 10.5yrds, if using the rifleman theory you would dial for the closer distance ie 10.5yrds which requires quite a bit more elevation on the turret therefore you will be aiming way too high. You are in effect worsening the effect.

I've tested it to a fair degree and can't find a noticeable difference with air rifles and the shorter distance encountered (50m and under). Only in very extreme angles have I found the shot going slightly high and the angle involved would be so steep that it would pose a health and safety risk in the course.
But you can't use the Rifleman's rule.

As you well know, there are no rules in FT....
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