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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Don't obsess on this...30 degrees is a guideline...it does not have the force of law.
    This topic should really be stickied. I'm surprised at how often it comes up. I think I'm very happy I never feel the need to hike with a slide rule to hang properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    This topic should really be stickied. I'm surprised at how often it comes up. I think I'm very happy I never feel the need to hike with a slide rule to hang properly.
    +1 for the stickiness!

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    Thanks all. Now that yo mention it, I think I have a level app in my iPod.

    I understand that 30* is just guidelines but I didn't want to start at 40* and not realize it.

    Thanks again to all!

    Hopefully I'll get to hang Friday night.

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    Here's a pic I took a while back.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../IMG_0013a.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Hold your hand up like you are shooting a pistol. The angle formed between your index finger and an imaginary line between the tip of the index finger and the tip of the thumb is ~30 degrees. Unless you're Uma Thurman.
    So ..... how well do you know this about Uma Thurman? Is there a back story here that we ought to know about????
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailryder42 View Post
    Thanks. I sure misunderstood. I had it in my head that I used the space between my thumb & finger as a sight picture from standing away from it. It makes more sense now.

    And that kids is what too much overtime leads to......... No freakin' comprehension skills.

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    Thanks, everyone. This is a particularly helpful thread. I had cut an old credit card on a 30* angle and had used that, but this is just so much easier. I checked using a protractor and my "gun" is just about exactly 30*.

    [Now I guess I'll be reading jokes about my "gun" ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailryder42 View Post
    Close, but you need to turn it over like this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    So ..... how well do you know this about Uma Thurman? Is there a back story here that we ought to know about????


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