All, I need some help picking a sight. I am currently unhappy with the Apex sight I have now and have read quite a bit on here about the Spott Hogg. I dont think I need the Hogg-It Hunter as I do not know what 2nd and 3rd Axis tuning are….never used it so probably dont need it now. (would love it if someone could explain this to me!!)
I would like a sight that has can be adjusted to the slightest variation with minimal effort without wobbling and then be locked into place. Also, I only shoot to 40 yards so I dont need 5 pins…can the pins on the Real Deal come out to make a three pin sight?
The only thing difference between the G5 and Real Deal (with wrap) is the the wrap…am I wrong?
Would greatly appreciate as much feedback as possible. thanks
Joined: 2/6/2007I can vote for the Spot Hogg , never have tried the G5..
Joined: 1/13/2008if i could change my vote i would cause i thought the real-deal was the
hogg without clamps on the gang adjustments.Can ya’ll speak to the questions? I apprecaite the votes but also need the insight. Thanks.Can ya’ll speak to the questions? I apprecaite the votes but also need the insight. Thanks.
Joined: 12/22/2005I have owned both spot hog and G5. In my opinion the G5 was junk it was not quit at all. I did find the source of the noise but why should I have to fix anything. The spot hog never needs work other than adjusting pins when I change something on my bow.
Jeff K in IL
Joined: 11/1/2005Spot Hogg, hands down.
I can vote for the Spot Hogg , never have tried the G5..
I can’t either Haven’t used either one of them!!
Joined: 1/23/2008I just bought my dxt and put on the spot hogg real deal i haven’t had a chance to dial it in yet but the sight seems very easy to adjust the pins and is ROCK SOLID it came with the wrap and bought the light to go on it too i would say to go for the spot hogg !!!!!!!!!!!!!! let me know what you get and how you like it
Joined: 8/17/2004I’ve got a G5 LE here and a couple Spot Hogg’s. I like the G5 a lot and have absolutley no problems with it but still prefer Spot Hogg sights.
2nd and 3rd axis aren’t important if you’re happy with pie plate accuracy at 40 yards but if you want to shoot small groups or thread an arrow through the woods towards your preferred animal, both help to insure accuracy.You need 2nd and 3rd axis tuning to get smaller groups than a pie plate at 40yards?
I have only been bow hunting for about 4 years now but I know better than that!! You almost had me!!
I had a virtical pin Vital Bow Gear sight I liked alot (before they settled with trophy ridge)….I have not found a sight as good yet.
Before I go and spend $166 on a sight I would like to know that the Hogg does everything I need it to.
Can anyone help me with my other questions?
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Joined: 1/13/2007Yes you can take out Spot Hogg pins, I’ve done that, no problem.
You can micro adjust this sight easily, just turn the allen screws.
I use the Hogg-its with .010 pins I can’t speak for the hunter hogg-it but i imagine is is close to the same as far as pin adjustement.
I ended up with the g5 cause nobody had the hunter hogg it in stock and i didn’t have the patience to wait for one. I wish spott hogg would just make enough to meet the demand but I didn’t have the patience to wait. I think the g5 works great, the light makes the pins very bright for shooting indoors, and i think its made of titanium making it a bit lighter? Although I am a begginer and if the store would have had one I would have bought the hunter hogg it I give the G5
Joined: 7/21/2004I’ve not used the G5 but I did consider their top of the line model. Their newest wasn’t available a month ago so I ended up buying the Spot-Hogg Hunter from Keystone Country Store. After two weeks I ended up buying the wrap for it. Many forum members said it was a big improvement over the stock sight. They were correct.
If you go with the Hogg, I suggest you invest in the wrap. I got mine from http://www.twomorrowssupply.com. Best price I could find. You’ll save money if you order the sight with the wrap. The wrap really lights up the pins.
I also asked forum members about the G5. Most said they had problems with noise and loose screws etc. I don’t like ‘touchy’ equipment so I went with the SH. Have never heard anything bad about their sights.
Now that I’ve used one, I have to agree it’s worth every penny. I look at it as an investment. I figure on keeping this sight for a very long time.
Hope this helps some.
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