# rangefinders

8/29/15 @ 3:00 PM
ORIGINAL POST
FISH-EM
USER since 5/12/09
I was told if I was less then 20' in the tree it wouldn't matter if the rangefinder had the incline feature on it....is that true?
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8/30/15 @ 3:36 PM
drummer boy
USER since 3/14/08
I hunt ridge country a lot,and all I do is range a tree at my height. Even though I might be 30 feet above a deer trail.There is seldom more than a yard or two difference then ranging at the bottom of the tree.

8/30/15 @ 12:42 PM
ditto
USER since 12/6/10
A2+B2=C2 20 feet up and a 20yd (60feet) = 63feet or 21yds. So while the actual distance is 21yds gravity only affects the arrw in the horizontal plane so it's still shot for 20yds. Put the 20yd pin on it and kill it!

So to answer your question yes I see no reason to need an incline feature on a rangefinder for treestand hunting.

The reason you need to use the 30yd pin is because the target is shot for 5 feet.

Edited on 8/30/15 12:43 PM
8/29/15 @ 11:14 PM
cds
USER since 9/18/01
There's a target on the 3D course I regularly shoot. 5' horizontally away,17' or down. The arc makes it necessary to shoot it at 30' of you want to center it in the 10 ring.

You don't need a rangefinder for that shot though. You just need to know what to shoot it at with the steep angle.