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    Question 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.

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    Melissa

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MVines View Post
    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.

    Thanks,

    Melissa
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    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,

    Melissa

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    Unless your target shooting. Its really not needed. I use a spot hogg real deal for hunting. You dont want the apeture that far away for hunting any ways.
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