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January 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm #11056
I plan on starting to bow hunt next season. I am looking to start to get the accessories to set up my bow. I am wondering what type on bow sight would be better a single pin or a multi pin sight.(ie. 3 or 5 pins) I hunt mostly whitetails in the Northeast from a treestand. Thanks for the help.January 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm #11521
I have just gotten back into shooting a bow after 30 plus years.I have shot a bow with both a multi-pin (3-pin)site and a single pin. The multi pin just seems to have too much going on.The new bows are so fast the pins end up so close together The single gives me a better site picture because you only have one pin to focus on.
January 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm #12003
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by rubble860.
Hey ive been bow hunting for awhile now and dont want to compete with rubble about what site is better but i love a 3 pin site. i agree that you can have to many pins on one sight and i did have 5 at one time. i took 2 pins out and like it alot more with about a half inch between them. i have my pins 20, 30, and 40 yards because i also hunt from a treestand. i did try the one pin sight but i hated trying to change my distant while deer were around. in the end if i was you id just try to shoot both and make the decision on what you like best. happy hunting.January 26, 2014 at 8:31 pm #12117
This morning a buddy and I went to a local archery range that we are members at. This range has 42 field targets at some seriously varied distances (14, 68, 32 yrds.) I have a 5 pin horizonal set up and he was sighting in his new HHA Single Pin dial sight. I did well on the even targets (20, 30, 40) and was either an 1″ or 2 high or low on the varied yards. My buddy was in the bulls eye on every single target of the day…. Needless to say I am waiting for me HHA I ordered when I got home this afternoon. Being able to roll your sight to 43 yards when you are kneeling on a downhill slop and not have to worry about splitting pins and not falling down the hill is sure nice.January 27, 2014 at 8:57 am #12131
pins depend upon where you hunt, The area I hunt a shot past 30 yards is alomost impossible—–So 1 pin is ideal, Go out west 5 pins may be the ticket H HJanuary 27, 2014 at 8:57 am #12132
I also have a 5 pin sight and I set my pins at odd yards like 23, 31, 43, 52 and 63, I cant remember the last time I had a shot at deer at an even yard, this way I know I can sight in a little high or low for an even yard shot. Plus it helps when a you know a deer is going to drop a little if they here the shot. I tried a one pin for hunting and it didnt work well for me, I lost a couple good deer trying to adjust the sight to the yardage I needed. Hope your season goes well. We are down to the last week here in Ohio. Good luck to you.February 11, 2014 at 3:42 am #12601
CT, it should depend on your max range (the one you are the most comfortable shooting a whitetail at). I been bowhunting for 40 years and the last 20 I’ve used a pendulum site. I have a Savage on a Bear Epic Extreme and a Predator IV on a HCA that shoot o to 35 yards dead on. No guessing just put pin on target and release. All my deer kills have been inside 30 yards. Good luck in your hunting adventures, which ever way you choose. Just make it the one that you are the most confident in.February 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm #12630
I was going to say the same thing Wess. I have a trueglow pendulam that is good to 35 yards from the tree and can be locked and adjusted for individual grounds increments too. Everything in one package you might say. It was also $160.00 bucks. Yep, takes all the guess work out.February 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm #12694
I hunt out west and have found the distance you can shoot and know you are going to get a clean kill should determine what type of pin set up you use. For tree stand and hunting out of a blind a 1 to 3 pin set up is great. for hunting out in the open and having to make long shots as some western hunters need to do then a 5 to 6 pin set up is what you need. I shoot out to 80 yds and have a 6 pin set up. How ever I won’t take a shot at a deer over 45 yds. But know a few westerner hunters who have and do kill deer at 100 + yds. It is all about where you hunt and what you are comfortable with.February 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm #12732
30 pluse yrs single pin. They have made great strides in pins the pin I use is a slide pin that I set up to shoot out to 60 yrds . I leave it at 20 yrds can shoot out to 25 with out moving it I rang different places then if needed I move my site.
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