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    shooting angles and ballistic programs

    I understand why you need to adjust for angled shots, but I am not sure of the inputs or outputs of the ballistic programs. Do you use the slope distance or the horizontal distances when using a ballistic program? I input identical information on the Applied Ballistic, G7, and the Hornady ballistic programs. The AB and G7 were the same, but the Hornady gave a different answer. I think it a horizontal vs slope distance error.

    The Hornady gives you the option of giving a distance and returning a result for that distance. I have assumed that you enter the slope distance and angle.

    The AB and G7 asks for an angle then gives you a table. Are the values in the table slope distances?

    Thanks!

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    Not sure I 100% follow you, but I will try here. In AB, if your rangefinder is set on Line of sight (LOS) , you would need to enter the shot angle AKA "Look Angle" If your rangefinder is set on AMR giving you the corrected distance for the angle, you would leave the "Look Angle" at zero.

    I will assume the tables are for LOS distances.

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broz View Post
    Not sure I 100% follow you, but I will try here. In AB, if your rangefinder is set on Line of sight (LOS) , you would need to enter the shot angle AKA "Look Angle" If your rangefinder is set on AMR giving you the corrected distance for the angle, you would leave the "Look Angle" at zero.

    I will assume the tables are for LOS distances.

    Jeff
    Thanks! You are confirming my assumptions.

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