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View Poll Results: Best Single Pin Slider for Hunting

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  • Sure-loc Sportsman's Special

    3 10.34%
  • CBE TEK-Target

    0 0%
  • HHA DS-5519

    11 37.93%
  • Sword Centurian

    7 24.14%
  • Other

    8 27.59%
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    Default Best Single Pin Slider for Hunting

    Considering going w/ a single pin for hunting this fall and want the overall best sight I can get, cost is not the issue.

    So these are a few of the sights I have considered, feel free to bring up a sight that you've had good luck w/ that I may leave out.

    Sure-loc Sportsman's Special
    CBE TEK-Target
    HHA DS-5519
    Sword Centurian

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    Default Sure-loc

    Sportsman's Special
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    Default Cbe

    CBE TEK-Target
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    Default Hha

    Hha Ds-5519
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    Sword Centurian
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    I'd go with either the HHA or Sword...I'm partial to sword, however a "tool-less" HHA might be the edge in the field.
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    I'm pretty impressed with the whole Sword sight lineup. They are also very fairly priced as well....

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    That HHA 5519 is #1 on my list for a new single pin sight.

    That being said, the one feature i prefer on my Vital Gear Star Track above the other sights on the market is the use of adjustable fiber optic yardage markers instead of tapes.
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    Consider the OL-5219X.
    I feel the cross-hairs far out weigh the extra 1/4" diameter housing... but then again I own 8 of them.. the only person in our house that does not shoot one is Mrs.Squid and that's only on her target rig.
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    Default Hha

    Do you turn the large wheel or push the knob up and down to adust yardage?
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    all the HHA's we have are the type that the arm slides as opposed to the wheel type.
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    BuckeyeRed

    On the 5519 from what i understande, that small wheel is a lock and you turn the large wheel to adjust yardage. If you look at a close up of it, it has gears that raise and lower the sight. That makes it extremely precise compared to the slider types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandSquid View Post
    Consider the OL-5219X.
    I feel the cross-hairs far out weigh the extra 1/4" diameter housing... but then again I own 8 of them.. the only person in our house that does not shoot one is Mrs.Squid and that's only on her target rig.
    So you think you get a lot of benefit from the crosshairs? I looked at that sight too and was a little skeptical.

    I'm intrigued mostly by the precision for the turn wheel on the 5519....but it dont come cheap.
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    Does a slider actually get used alot in the field...does the quarry usually give you enough time to adjust for its yardage?...what do you do when it keeps moving closer or further? Do you like having to adjust it constantly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot View Post
    So you think you get a lot of benefit from the crosshairs? I looked at that sight too and was a little skeptical.

    1) With the cross hairs I'm able to instantly see the horizontal level (or un-levelness) of the sight picture without shifting my concentrating to the bubble, In fact I've taken the bubble out of my sights on my dedicated hunting/3D bows completely.

    2) If I choose not to, or donít have time to, change the range adjustment I can use the vertical cross-hair pins to guesimate closer or further range shot.

    3) I can also very easily use the horizontal cross hairs for leading shots, say the animal is crossing left to right or right to left rather than lead with the pin... ( Just like looking through the periscop at a moving surface target, in the old WWII submarine movies ;-)

    I've even toyed with painting some thin lines onthe verticle and horizontal crosshair pins for this purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter2678 View Post
    Does a slider actually get used alot in the field...does the quarry usually give you enough time to adjust for its yardage?...what do you do when it keeps moving closer or further? Do you like having to adjust it constantly?
    For hunting, i set mine at 30 and with my setup that puts me in the vitals from 20-40 yards. I'd say it would depend on the type of hunting you're doing and how far ahead of time you spot the animal. The cool thing to me is to able to shoot my typical hunting distances on one setting but being able to quickly adjust for longer shots without cluttering my sight picture with pins. It is probably just a mental game, but i seem to be much more accurate and consistent with the single pin.
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    "I'd go with either the HHA or Sword...I'm partial to sword, however a "tool-less" HHA might be the edge in the field."
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    From a complete noob point of view:
    Just from looking at the pictures, I'd be inclined to say I like the thin pin on the sword centurion compared to the others

    Please be advised, I've never shot a compound bow before.

    Hope that helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot View Post
    For hunting, i set mine at 30 and with my setup that puts me in the vitals from 20-40 yards. I'd say it would depend on the type of hunting you're doing and how far ahead of time you spot the animal. The cool thing to me is to able to shoot my typical hunting distances on one setting but being able to quickly adjust for longer shots without cluttering my sight picture with pins. It is probably just a mental game, but i seem to be much more accurate and consistent with the single pin.
    See thats what I do with my single fixed pin sight on both my bows....set it at 30 and forget it.
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    well...........did a 180 and ordered a Trophy Ridge Alpha V5 Micro

    Thanks for all the input though, I was leaning pretty hard toward the HHA but no dice this time around.


    Maybe I'll try a single pin next yr.
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