Spott Hogg Real Deal or G5

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  • April 8, 2008 at 1:49 pm #519316 Back to Top REPORT
    stick_string
    stick_string

    Joined: 5/8/2007
    Great, I appreciate the information!! :hugs
    April 8, 2008 at 3:07 pm #519317 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    Let me try again, If you want to shoot with the most repeatable accuracy that you can, your sight level is a great aid. Second axis helps identify canting the bow when shooting on level ground. If you cant the bow you’ll hit left or right. Third axis leveling does the same thing but it does it when you raise or lower your bow for an uphill or downhill shot. When shooting uphill (as from a treestand) or downhill, the second axis level isn’t enough because when raising or lowering the bow you’re not using the level in it’s operative plane.
    Pie plate at 40 yards? Yeah, I exaggerated a little but it’s not unusual to be off 3 or 4 inches at 40 yards on an angled shot because the sight isn’t leveled in the third axis. When I talk accuracy or groups I’m usually talking consistent, not 3 out of 5 or 4 out of 5 on a regular basis. Misses happen but if they’re more than occasional I personally don’t feel I’m shooting well consistently.

    The G5 isn’t really a Spot Hogg without the wrap. It’s similar and from what I heard it was designed around a Spot Hogg. The G5 vertical microadjust is perhaps a little nicer or easier than a Hogg although I haven’t accepted it as better or more secure. The G5 fibers seem a touch better out of the package than a Hogg minus wrap.

    Spot Hogg makes the toughest sight, hands down and the Hunter Hogg has the sweetest adjustments you can buy. Add a wrap and a lifetime guarantee and you’ll be a very happy camper in addition to not buying another sight a year down the road. [=}=]

    April 8, 2008 at 3:52 pm #519318 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    Let me try again, If you want to shoot with the most repeatable accuracy that you can, your sight level is a great aid. Second axis helps identify canting the bow when shooting on level ground. If you cant the bow you’ll hit left or right. Third axis leveling does the same thing but it does it when you raise or lower your bow for an uphill or downhill shot. When shooting uphill (as from a treestand) or downhill, the second axis level isn’t enough because when raising or lowering the bow you’re not using the level in it’s operative plane.
    Pie plate at 40 yards? Yeah, I exaggerated a little but it’s not unusual to be off 3 or 4 inches at 40 yards on an angled shot because the sight isn’t leveled in the third axis. When I talk accuracy or groups I’m usually talking consistent, not 3 out of 5 or 4 out of 5 on a regular basis. Misses happen but if they’re more than occasional I personally don’t feel I’m shooting well consistently.

    [=}=][/quote:34g3ofc4]

    Well put!

    Pulled this review from Cabelas for ya:

    Review 2 for Spot-Hogg Real Deal Sight

    5 out of 5
    Topnotch, January 18, 2008
    By PreferaHogg from Idaho

    “This sight is awesome. Bullet proof. I only wish I had bought the Hunter Hogg it because you can adjust the level on both the second and third axis. If you hunt out west and may shoot at long range I recommend the Hunter Hogg it over the Real Deal. I have absolutely no reservations saying that Hogg’s are the best there is for a hunting sight and I have tried many, many different sights. Now I have a Hunter Hogg it too, the Real Deal is on the backup bow.

    The G5 isn’t really a Spot Hogg without the wrap. It’s similar and from what I heard it was designed around a Spot Hogg. The G5 vertical microadjust is perhaps a little nicer or easier than a Hogg although I haven’t accepted it as better or more secure. The G5 fibers seem a touch better out of the package than a Hogg minus wrap.

    Spot Hogg makes the toughest sight, hands down and the Hunter Hogg has the sweetest adjustments you can buy. Add a wrap and a lifetime guarantee and you’ll be a very happy camper in addition to not buying another sight a year down the road.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm #519319 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    I 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.

    I’ve owned both too and the only thing I would add is an expletive in front of Junk for the G5. I too thought it was the noisiest sight on the planet. BUT….. the camo was pretty.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:17 pm #519320 Back to Top REPORT
    ngabowhunter
    NGabowhunter

    Joined: 4/26/2006
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    Hogg it hunter :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
    April 8, 2008 at 5:02 pm #519321 Back to Top REPORT
    stick_string
    stick_string

    Joined: 5/8/2007
    bow4life…..THANK YOU, for explaining the differences in the axis tuning. Greatly apprieciated!! :thumbup

    I always learned how to adjust for shooting out of a tree stand…(didn’t even know they made sights to adjust for it!!) #-o

    Thanks for the in put!! (all). From what I can gather it would be better to spend the extra $30-40 on the Hogg-It Hunter than the Real Deal….I may never need 2nd or third axis…but I will have in just in case….right? :-B

    April 8, 2008 at 5:10 pm #519322 Back to Top REPORT
    bowork
    BO@WORK

    Joined: 11/18/2005
    I cannot say anything about a Spot-Hogg sight. Because I have never owned one. I can say that most of the folks on here and other sites have lots of great things to say about the Spot- Hogg sights.

    But seeing how I do own and currently use a G5 LE sight I can say a few things about this product.

    The sight IMO is light (magnesium), its well built and the camo I really dont care for. But that is me. I prefer all Black sights and rest.

    As far as noise that everyone has talked about coming from the sight. I found that by tighten the the adjustment screws for the pins eliminated the noise. But to me the noise was really not loud per say.

    The pins to me are plenty bright enough. Even in a blind! So I havent even bothered purchasing a light for the sight.

    The only negatives I have with this sight the screws will break. I know because I just broke one 2 weeks ago. But it was only because I was not paying attention when I was tighten the screw. I was able to purchase one locally that matched to a T. The other negative was the Real tree camo finish on the sight is GRAY. Not that it hampers the performance but it would be annoying if I where entering a beauty contest. But I’m not it is a hunting tool.

    But I will say you cannot go wrong with either. But I do know I will be purchasing a Hogg-it Hunter in the future. [=}=]

    April 8, 2008 at 5:24 pm #519323 Back to Top REPORT
    8ptbuckpa
    8ptbuckpa

    Joined: 11/5/2007
    I just got the G5 XR a week ago here are my thoughts

    The sight is very light compared to my old truglo an the XR is much sturdier(sp?). The 7 posisition lighting system is really cool although some of the light changes don’t appear to make a difference. The sight comes with a template to give you a relatively good starting point templates ranging from 240fps to 320fps in 10 fps increments. I have shot roughly a 600 shots through it so far. The mathews harmonic dampener and the magnesium construction help reduce vibration which in return will help quiet the bow down and compared to my truglo it made a big difference.
    The only negative I have found with this sight but helps keeps the pins tight is the 2 screw pin system where you must unloosen 1 and the turn the other in order to move individual pins however after using the template you should be set. The floatin pin is a very nice smooth dial and come with 3 extra tapes plus the one already installed so you can mark yardages for later use in the field.
    It was well worth the price $149.99 plus $7 shipping
    if interested go to http://www.bowparts.com

    Brad

    April 8, 2008 at 5:24 pm #519324 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004

    bow4life…..THANK YOU, for explaining the differences in the axis tuning. Greatly apprieciated!! :thumbup

    I always learned how to adjust for shooting out of a tree stand…(didn’t even know they made sights to adjust for it!!) #-o

    Thanks for the in put!! (all). From what I can gather it would be better to spend the extra $30-40 on the Hogg-It Hunter than the Real Deal….I may never need 2nd or third axis…but I will have in just in case….right? :-B[/quote:9d4lj8ad]

    If you can swing the extra coin I don’t think you’d ever regret the decision. As good as the Real Deal is, the Hunter is still much nicer. Even the gang adjustments are much more refined and you can tweak an adjustment ever so minutely. With the sloppier adjustments of some sights you might find yourself hesitating to make a minor adjustment. With the Hunter Hogg you don’t ever hesitate to twitch it just a hair, just to help yourself a little psychologically if that’s what it takes. [=}=]

    April 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm #519325 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007

    I’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.

    Mike[/quote:3c0nuytq]

    Mike
    Thanks for the link. I ordered a hunter hogg it with the wrap in .010 pins. Good price. My real deal will transfer to my BU bow.

    I’m hoping in my old age the smaller pin will help make that halo smaller I’m holding over the targets.

    Anybody use the 010 pins?

    April 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm #519326 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004

    bow4life…..THANK YOU, for explaining the differences in the axis tuning. Greatly apprieciated!! :thumbup

    I always learned how to adjust for shooting out of a tree stand…(didn’t even know they made sights to adjust for it!!) #-o

    Thanks for the in put!! (all). From what I can gather it would be better to spend the extra $30-40 on the Hogg-It Hunter than the Real Deal….I may never need 2nd or third axis…but I will have in just in case….right? :-B[/quote:2308ttgw]

    If you can swing the extra coin I don’t think you’d ever regret the decision. As good as the Real Deal is, the Hunter is still much nicer. Even the gang adjustments are much more refined and you can tweak an adjustment ever so minutely. With the sloppier adjustments of some sights you might find yourself hesitating to make a minor adjustment. With the Hunter Hogg you don’t ever hesitate to twitch it just a hair, just to help yourself a little psychologically if that’s what it takes. [=}=][/quote:2308ttgw]

    :thumbup Buy a Hunter Hogg It. :thumbup

    April 10, 2008 at 6:03 pm #519327 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio

    bow4life…..THANK YOU, for explaining the differences in the axis tuning. Greatly apprieciated!! :thumbup

    I always learned how to adjust for shooting out of a tree stand…(didn’t even know they made sights to adjust for it!!) #-o

    Thanks for the in put!! (all). From what I can gather it would be better to spend the extra $30-40 on the Hogg-It Hunter than the Real Deal….I may never need 2nd or third axis…but I will have in just in case….right? :-B[/quote:207ola44]

    If you can swing the extra coin I don’t think you’d ever regret the decision. As good as the Real Deal is, the Hunter is still much nicer. Even the gang adjustments are much more refined and you can tweak an adjustment ever so minutely. With the sloppier adjustments of some sights you might find yourself hesitating to make a minor adjustment. With the Hunter Hogg you don’t ever hesitate to twitch it just a hair, just to help yourself a little psychologically if that’s what it takes. [=}=][/quote:207ola44]

    :thumbup Buy a Hunter Hogg It. :thumbup[/quote:207ola44]

    Yes sir :thumbup

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