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Luckystrike
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February 25, 2018 09:20  

Hey Guys,

When you shoot up into a tree at a starling do you  aim a little low at steep angles?  This morning I shot a starling in the head. However I aimed dead center chest.  I pulled the trigger and waited for the poof of feathers. Instead both wings went out the bird turned upside down the tail spins to the the earth.

Tabks for any input!

Luckystrike


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tsp3355
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February 25, 2018 09:42  

Always!

 


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Longbow
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February 25, 2018 10:12  

Its the horizontal distance to the target that must be held for, not line of sight when shooting inclined of declined(uphill/downhill don't matter). IE, target is 100ft up in a tree(30yds), shooter is 15yds from the base of the tree, shoot the target with 15yd aimpoint. Or shooter is 100ft up a vertical cliff and target is 15 yds from cliff face, shoot for 15yd.


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TomR_here
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March 7, 2018 02:34  

Ted's Holdover has a you-tube video on shooting up, or down for that matter.


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GWR3113
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March 8, 2018 22:26  

Were you shooting a springer? Springers often recoil more,upward, when pointed up. Causes the pellet to impact higher.


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rocker
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June 12, 2018 23:17  

This comment helped a lot.  I have a Snow Wolf M24, my first airgun, and use it for pest control, pigeons that have invaded my housing development over the last few years. Even though the range is short, I'm shooting upwards at them as they sit on the window ledges of my house. Now I know how to hold the point of aim. Thank you.


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Gratewhitehuntr
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June 13, 2018 08:08  
Posted by: Longbow

Its the horizontal distance to the target that must be held for, not line of sight when shooting inclined of declined(uphill/downhill don't matter). IE, target is 100ft up in a tree(30yds), shooter is 15yds from the base of the tree, shoot the target with 15yd aimpoint. Or shooter is 100ft up a vertical cliff and target is 15 yds from cliff face, shoot for 15yd.

Basically this.

 

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