Sight Question, single or multi Pins

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by HoosierShooter, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. HoosierShooter

    HoosierShooter Is It October Yet???

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    Okay.... I came across a good deal on a Sword Titan for my new setup. It has the single pin. I am going to be shooting my DXT @27" / 48-50#. That being said, do you think I could hunt with the single pin set at 25 yards, or do I need to spring for the pin bracket to turn it into a 5 pin sight. I don't take 40 yard shots on deer, I don't even think I would take a 35 yard shot unless I was very confident that it would be clean....

    So let me hear it.....
     
  2. red man

    red man New Member

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    if all you are going to shoot is 25 yards i would stay with the single pin. i have 5 pins and fell confidant at taking a deer at 45 yards. it is all what you feel confident shooting i guess.
     

  3. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    Obviously you're not going to have alot of speed. You'll need to practice and learn your hold overs. It is personal preference like he said.
     
  4. jdawg240

    jdawg240 BOWNUTS

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    Practice enough with it and you will be ok.
     
  5. Gator eye

    Gator eye Guest

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    I like to have a couple pins.

    The difference between 15 and 25 yards at 50 pounds of draw weight will be huge when a biggin walks in and all normal thought processes go out the window.:wave:

    If you keep it under 20 yards you should be able to get away with one pin.
     
  6. HoosierShooter

    HoosierShooter Is It October Yet???

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    My Thanks

    Thanks for the suggestions you guys.... I figured I would have to work on the hold over.

    I like posting questions over here, at that other place any question I have asked usually gets shuffled page three in a heartbeat, I guess they don't like talking to girls.... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  7. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    ha bud

    All i use now is 2 pins..but use mostly the one set on 28yds..i shoot 1-35 with it..and i have one set at 42yds for shots out to 45yds very rarely use it.
    i foud 28yd pin is perfect for me.at about 10yds if the deer is close im only 2inchs high and i adjust for that .at 35yds im 2-3in low and i adjust for that shot if i take it.
    my 2 cents:wave:
     
  8. HoosierShooter

    HoosierShooter Is It October Yet???

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    Thanks for letting me in on what yardages you shoot them at..... Now if my new DXT would just show up, I would be all set.....


    I still say all you guys are great :peace:
     
  9. Tenderfoot

    Tenderfoot New Member

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    I don't like to shoot deer past 20 yards, and the extra pins just clutter your sight picture. That being said, I love pushing my range as my skill advances and knowing you COULD kill a deer at 45 yards is fun... I recomend you use one pin if you want to hunt, but buy a multi-pinned sight so you can have some fun in the off season. You'll be able to shoot 60-100 yards like all these guys some day before you know it if you don't already.
     
  10. goldflinger

    goldflinger Senior Member

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    Agree with every body else. Set your pin at 25 yards. Set up a stand 25 to 30 yards off of the best trail you can find and wait.
     
  11. Carbon 4 Runner

    Carbon 4 Runner New Member

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    Hunting out of a tree, I use a pendulum sight. When I'm on the ground I lock the pendulum down and use it as a fixed pin sight. My wife has 45lb draw with a pendulum and shoots out to 35 yards. Thats holding dead on from 5-35 yards out. The only distance you need to know is where 35 yards is, any thing inside that you just simply hold dead on and shoot.
     
  12. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    ha there

    Hi,i like pendulum sights for the purpose of treestand hunting.
    used them in the past..had a kellar pendulum like 25years ago.

    but for a beginner.i wouldnt recommend it.its just more to learn.
    like when you said you lock it down when on the ground.
    exactly..the pendulm is just like a normal sight..it doesnt move
    and you have to adjust for the distance like with any other sight.

    the reason i brought this up was because with the pendulm..you have to learn to shot off it in 2 different ways..in the tree..unlocked..and on the ground..locked.

    and ive taken several deer on the way to and from the stand and stalking.
    beginners: 1 pin 25yds its simple..less is more:wave: