Enter the shot distance (ft) and the shot elevation or height (ft) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Archery Angle. 

Archery Angle Formula



  • AA is the Archery Angle (degrees)
  • D is the shot distance (ft)
  • H is the shot elevation or height (ft)

To calculate Archery Angle, take the inverse cosine of the shot distance over the shot elevation.

How to Calculate Archery Angle?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Archery Angle.

  1. First, determine the shot distance (ft). 
  2. Next, determine the shot elevation or height (ft). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = AA = ACOS (D/H).
  4. Finally, calculate the Archery Angle.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

shot distance (ft) = 600

shot elevation or height (ft) = 213