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How To Shoot Downhill and Uphill: Bullet Trajectory

Making precise hits when shooting downhill and uphill has morphed from dark wizardry to science over the past several decades. Here is what you need to know to account for angled shooting.

How To Shoot Downhill and Uphill: Bullet Trajectory

As laser rangefinders came into being, and ballistic apps, precision rifles and riflescopes evolved to support longer-range shooting, dedicated riflemen delved deeper into ways to predict a bullet's path. Here's a look at several of the tools of the trade, tools that, properly used, will help you eliminate guesswork when shooting uphill and downhill.

But first, let's touch lightly on the basic physics of shooting downhill and uphill just to be sure that popular myths of the past are debunked, and that the forces that work on speeding projectiles are understood.

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