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    Default Scope setups and the pros?

    Just curious, What are most pros using for their setups? Up pins, center drilled pins, dots, circles, center grind or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan flood View Post
    Just curious, What are most pros using for their setups? Up pins, center drilled pins, dots, circles, center grind or?
    Most of us use some type of post but I know of one Pro that shoots a etched spot on his lens.

    I prefer the up post. Mainly cause that is what I am used to and it helps on dark targets. I can just run the pin up the leg. Most of the time that will atleast get me a 10.

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    From most the pictures I take. Black dot on the lens is most popular.

    Actually high powered lens and large black dot is very popular.


    Im finding a black dot with a touch of white or bright green is used alot.

    Im quessing your talking indoor spots?

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    Yes, Indoor spots is what I'm looking for. Decided to give it a shot until it gets warm enough to get back outside.

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    A lot of the top indoor shooters are using some variation of a center grind.. with no dot, pin or ring..
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    Default I'm no pro but.........

    I use a large black dot that covers the "X" ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan flood View Post
    Yes, Indoor spots is what I'm looking for. Decided to give it a shot until it gets warm enough to get back outside.
    My bad. I thought you were refering to 3D. For indoor some type of a dot or center grind. I like the larger dot myself but I seen Bradens dot and it is quite a bit smaller than what I shoot. I also depends on the power of lens you put the dot on.

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    Here is a photo of the one Braden Gellenthien uses, he also sells them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Here is a photo of the one Braden Gellenthien uses, he also sells them..
    Do you know the grind he uses? What is the name of that scope?

    Broadwater uses a 6X with one power Clearfier from Brite site at times. I use the same as well.
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    Javi, Is that a frosted lens with center magnification?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan flood View Post
    Javi, Is that a frosted lens with center magnification?
    I shoot one just like it from Britesite. Only thing I tell folks it can be easy to get on the wrong target with the frosted lens. But they do help those of us who dont like to chase a dot.

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    Smokeshow scopes is what he calls them... Dan I believe he uses a 6X I can ask him if you want..
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    The 6X seems to be a bit much (movement) when I use my up pin setup. But it may be different with a larger openning or center grind. I sometimes fall into a habit of dropping my pin to verify that I'm still on target, and then getting it back up. Seems I want to see my target (the X). I'm usually able to still get a piece of the X ring on a 5 spot when I drop it, but I don't think a vegas face will be that forgiving. Haven't shot the vegas face yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Smokeshow scopes is what he calls them... Dan I believe he uses a 6X I can ask him if you want..
    I would like to hear his set up.

    Diamentor of his scope. Looks like a one inch in the picture.

    Seems from what I read the 3/8" is more popular over all with most.

    I believe tru spot will make there lens to fit any scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    I would like to hear his set up.

    Diamentor of his scope. Looks like a one inch in the picture.

    Seems from what I read the 3/8" is more popular over all with most.

    I believe tru spot will make there lens to fit any scope.
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    He's in the air right now headed to Vegas but I'll be happy to ask, it never occurred to me that anyone would care what power lens he would use because what works for Braden isn't likely to be exactly the ticket for anyone else.

    Yes, Jim at TrueSpot will grind a custom lens for almost any scope. The 3/8" grind is probably the most popular with those who can let the brain do its work... but those who are hellbent on controling the aiming process usually buy a 1/4" and then reject the concept as unworkable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    He's in the air right now headed to Vegas but I'll be happy to ask, it never occurred to me that anyone would care what power lens he would use because what works for Braden isn't likely to be exactly the ticket for anyone else.

    Yes, Jim at TrueSpot will grind a custom lens for almost any scope. The 3/8" grind is probably the most popular with those who can let the brain do its work... but those who are hellbent on controling the aiming process usually buy a 1/4" and then reject the concept as unworkable...
    Liteumup here came home the other day from eye doctor. His vision was blurry. Shot a good round. Sometimes blurry can be a good thing.
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    I use a 2X 6X 3/8 Specialty archery and I have a ring around the 6X and I shot some really good scores last year in field and love it for indoor paper but it is not my game. BHFS is ..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Here is a photo of the one Braden Gellenthien uses, he also sells them..
    I Guilliteens scope at Iowa. He was using a small black dot to aim with. Not sure what power.

    Also I was talking with Dave Cousins in Florida and he said Jesse has gone back to a dot to aim with. It surprised me cause he shot the frosted lense so well.
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    I'm no pro either, but I use a 1 3/8" scope with a clear 6X lens. No dot or circle. It seems to help me not stress over aiming movement since I don't see it as much. My scores have gone up a little.

    I got the idea from one of Javi's posts.

    Once I can get my form to the point that it should be, I will probably go back to an orange circle. Or maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jame View Post
    I Guilliteens scope at Iowa. He was using a small black dot to aim with. Not sure what power.

    Also I was talking with Dave Cousins in Florida and he said Jesse has gone back to a dot to aim with. It surprised me cause he shot the frosted lense so well.
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    jame, you will find that those boys are constantly changing and changing back in the ever present search for that one extra X, and their game both mentally and physically is strong enough to allow them that luxury.. The rest of us are not so lucky..
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