How-To: High Angle Shooting

    I like shooting across flat land, but for those of you who live near elevation changes more than a small hill may find TheLoadoutRoom’s How-To on high-angle shooting a treat. Its an easy read, but requires some basic knowledge of trigonometry to understand.


    For those mathematically challenged, the writer speaks to the “45 degree” rule which states that if you aim at a target 45 degrees up or down, aim and shoot like you would 70 percent of the distance to the target. For example, if you shoot a target at 1000 yards, aim like it would only be 700 in terms of drop.

    Hit the link for the article at TheLoadoutRoom and remember that no trick is good substitute to knowing your rifles dope and actually going to a range or class ot verify.

    Feature photo is from the blog KitUp talking about high-country sniper training. 

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.