Thread: dovetail vs. direct mount
08-06-2007, 01:07 PM #1
dovetail vs. direct mount
Okay another sight question for you all. what are the advantages of a dovetail mount vs a direct mount for sights. I have never shot a dovetail mount so just wondering your opinions.
08-06-2007, 06:07 PM #2
A dovetail allows you to move the sight in/out from the riser. I set my Viper in front of the riser for shooting and slide it back when I case the bow. I can also remove it without screwing up the zero.
The only down sides I can think of are added weight and it's one more thing that can work loose if you don't secure it properly.
Another downside if you're a dope like me, you can forget to extend the sight and spend half an hour trying to figure out why all your arrows are hitting high/low.
08-06-2007, 06:18 PM #3
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08-07-2007, 12:46 AM #4
Well, my old bow has a direct mount. But since I just put a payment down on a new bow, I would like the right equipment to go with it.
THanks for the replies,
08-08-2007, 10:15 PM #5
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