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  1. If you have an image, please post. Is this the scope? With the big plastic caps?
  2. Have you tried caps from another scope? There has to be something compatible out there. Which scope model is it: Prostaff, BuckMaster, Monarch... If I have one, I could see if any other caps fit it, like Vortex or Burris.
  3. ... and if you do have the crossbow restrung by anyone but the manufacturer, is the warranty still valid?
  4. What recipe are you using for the 30's?
  5. Picked these up a few seasons back when I was driving home past Cabela's in Hamburg. Never opened. Not shooting the ML much these days and when I do, it's 777's. $30 each, saves you the HazMat shipping. Not far from Essex County Airport in Fairfield.
  6. #writeAbookRusty
  7. +1 For precision shooting, there's no "one size fits all." However, when it comes to the accuracy needed for the ML single shot game, two pellets does the job well enough.
  8. Went to the range today to test some loads for tomorrow; only to find out the match has been cancelled. I think it has been rescheduled for Nov 9th.
  9. Anyone that has ever shot 1000ya knows the problems with parallax and mirage, to name a few. I've found a few sites that say parallax is more of a problem at close distances than far. According to this site, "Parallax at short distances also increases the shot angle." I'll have to read the page when I have more time in depth. However, as first glance, it appears the author is saying that the for close shots, parallax causes the perceived angle to be greater and thus you shoot high. If so, another reason to shoot low.
  10. 20ya. Aside from all that, there's parallax too!
  11. When you sighted in, you probably did so horizontally. This is what the reticle expects and is scaled for. A regular scope has no way of telling if it is being held at a angle. My rangefinder does and it uses its internal calculator to do a bit of math and returns to me a value that I read directly on the scope's reticle. Suppose, as shown above, a hunter, zeroes at 30ya, while on the horizontal. He then climbs a tree and sees a deer 30ya line of sight from him. He shoots and misses. That's because he should not have use the diagonal distance (30ya), but the horizontal distance (21ya). The diagonal distance in the above triangle is the hypotenuse and the horizontal is adjacent to the angle at the sheep. It's the horizontal distance that you need to read in the scope. Whether shooting uphill or downhill you cannot use the hypotenuse as it is too long. Accordingly, your shots will be too high. Thus, shooting uphill or downhill you shoot low. We get away with a lot in bow hunting as we need to be accurate (not precise) on a fairly large target (pie plate) at generally close ranges.
  12. Again, I think the fundamental problem is bad shot placement. The reticle in a scope is calibrated for the horizontal. When shooting uphill, you must aim low. When shooting downhill, you must aim low. Also, deer do not pop, but usually drop. Again, aim low. Combine the two effects and add a dash of buck fever and the shot will go high.
  13. Lot's of variables going on here. .. This sounds like the classic monkey in a tree problem, run in reverse. Assume the shot is lined up correctly and the trajectory of the arrow intersects the path of the falling monkey. If the monkey lets go at the time of the shot, the monkey gets hit. Faster arrow, less fall. Slower arrow, more fall, but the monkey is still hit.
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