August 26, 2020
Over the last 40 years I have no idea how many words I’ve written on figuring the correct hold when shooting uphill or downhill. The concept is simple, and I’m sure we all know it: Uphill or down, the effect is the same, and as distance and angle increase, the strike will be higher in relation to your level-ground zero.
Today, most serious rifle shooters now carry a laser rangefinder, and modern units figure the angle from horizontal and give you the “hold range.” But there are times when atmospherics, such as fog or precipitation, render a laser rangefinder useless. In those situations, it’s wise to understand the basics and know what to do—but...