Originally Posted by Gilogrt
Not to be pedantic but it must be confusing as you have contradicted yourself there!
Gravity is a constant of time so if the tree is 40 yards away and the target is 45 degrees up, ie 40 yards up the tree, the target will be 56 and a bit yards from you.
This means the pellet will have gravity acting upon it for the same amount of time is if it were shot on a horizontal plane.
Thing that reduces the drop is the extra vertical force that is applied into the equation when shotting off horizontal.
There is NO extra vertical force when shooting off horizontal.
My post is correct. The pellet will drop over 40 yards, not the 56 yards which it actually travels.(thus landing higher than expected)
All the best and Happy new year,