Originally Posted by Jefro
Practice works best with a range finder. It helps to know what the real yardage is.
THX Jeff....this answers a question I was intending to ask!
Our club has 3-D targets set up all year. There are no stakes so you can shoot from wherever you wish. This has been a very good learning tool for me and a bunch others.
We sorta play a game when we shoot the course. We rotate shooters and let the first shooter pick the spot everyone else shoots from. All that said...
The last time we shot, I had an idea of using a range finder "after" everyone had shot to see if we had been close in estimating the yardage. Thus if we had a poor shot, we could see if it was a poor shot, or, a misjudgement of distance.
Since range finders aren't allowed on a competition course, I thought it would be nice to verify what went on during the practice rounds. Even tho I only have an optical range finder, I see that I misjudge alot on the 30 yard plus targets.
I had the opportunity to shoot several times with a gentleman, Butch Hall, and he has been a big help to me. He uses a double check system for judging yardage. He uses a system much like your's Jeff. He also stated to be confident about your decision.
On a side note. Can someone recommend a fairly priced range finder for 3-D practice and general hunting?
THX in advance,