i used to and still do some times catch my self estimating a little closer. i take grape fruits and pumpkins and styrofoam disc. and roll them out in the yard, then estimate the yardage and shoot . some call me nuts, but i would rather break and arrow than gut shoot or wound an animal..
i do use the range finder when hunting and put out markers for my yardages.
but when i am home i use both like i had said . with throwing out a foam block or even stand by target and walk away have my wife say stop and turn and shoot.
I had several range estimation classes in the Marine Corps.
I recall a few important points.
(1.) Distance estimation is a skill that is quickly lost without practice.
(2.) There is a tendency to underestimate distance over open terrain.
(3.) There is a tendency to overestimate distance through thick cover.
(4.) When judging distance across a valley or between two ridges there is a tendency to greatly underestimate the distance.
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