### Angle compensation range finders.....

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**Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:58 pm**I've griped about this before and it is time to do it again. Page 81 of the new Redhead spring hunting catalog has an example illustrated on how the technology works.

It shows a bowhunter in a tree aiming at a buck that is 32 yards line of sight and 23 yards true distance from the tree. It also shows that the shot angle is 44 degrees.

Makes sense.......until you do the math. With those numbers.....the archer would be in a stand 66' above the ground.

Drop that stand down to 21' and the line of sight distance is now 24 yards....only 1 yard difference. The farther out the target is....the closer the line of sight and true distances come together.

It shows a bowhunter in a tree aiming at a buck that is 32 yards line of sight and 23 yards true distance from the tree. It also shows that the shot angle is 44 degrees.

Makes sense.......until you do the math. With those numbers.....the archer would be in a stand 66' above the ground.

Drop that stand down to 21' and the line of sight distance is now 24 yards....only 1 yard difference. The farther out the target is....the closer the line of sight and true distances come together.