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    Could someone explain me the advantage of moving your scope further out and is there a point of diminishing returns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaz View Post
    Could someone explain me the advantage of moving your scope further out and is there a point of diminishing returns?
    thanks.
    I was just wondering that same question.
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    there arn't really any "benefits" per say...the sight extension mostly helps to get one's scope centered inside the peep. If you use a lense you will get a little more power the further out it goes. Some people torque tune with the sight extension as well.

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    I notice torque and can make adjustments the further out I can extend (if that is what you mean by torque tune...)
    I also it imagine it helps with pin gaps...not sure, but I shoot a single pin.

    I would like to hear more thoughts.

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    the longer sight will give you more accuracy. its like going from a pistol to a rifle. but it will also show how unsteady you are holding the bow. which in my case causes me to start to snap shoot or drive by shooting if I move the sight out to far. I move my sight untill it fills the peep sight which is about 4 inches from the front of the bow. move your sight out as far as it will go and try it. you can always move it back. good luck.
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    The rifle analogy makes sense. I have noticed postive results so far. I have a 6" bar and it extended all the way. I have a sight with a longer bar as well. I'll try that one next week (waiting for a scope).
    I have read that there is a sweet spot with distance, just as there is a sweet spot with where your rest is set up in relation to pivot points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longcut36 View Post
    the longer sight will give you more accuracy. its like going from a pistol to a rifle. but it will also show how unsteady you are holding the bow. which in my case causes me to start to snap shoot or drive by shooting if I move the sight out to far. I move my sight untill it fills the peep sight which is about 4 inches from the front of the bow. move your sight out as far as it will go and try it. you can always move it back. good luck.
    Not true...It's not just as simple as longer=more accuracy for everyone. People jump to the pistol rifle analogy WAY to quickly, but forget that you are ALREADY holding the bow on an outstretched arm while the rear sight (peep sight) in this case is right in front of your eye. Even with your sight extension all the way in you are going to be plenty accurate. Measure that distance and it will be longer than on a rifle. Notice most pro shooters, opt for their sight manufacturer's shorter extention option, and many of those guys have the sight mounted very far in, close to the bow. Levi, Braden, come to mind, since those guys are at the top of their respective classes.

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