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View Poll Results: Best Single Pin Slider for Hunting
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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Old 03-24-2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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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
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:46 AM   #3
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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Check out the Vital Gear sights. I have the pro slide. Brightest fiber optics I have ever seen on a bow sight - and that's without a light.
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Now that you've looked at the rest. Look at the best Slider sight out on the Market. Vital Bow gear Star track .19 ANGULAR with optional Glow ring. This sight is so bright that i have to wear shades while hunting! . Some other people on AT complained that these sight were too bright . Do your best to get your hands on one to see in person. Pics don't do it justice. The star track comes with individually Fiber lighted distance markers are are separate from each other and can be moved at your liking. No need to mess with Foolish Tapes!.

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:13 AM   #23
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My VBG is bright enough that i couldn't even imagine what it would be like with the glow ring.
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