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  • June 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm #496593 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
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    Location: Ohio
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    I’ve been thinking of going from a multi-pin sight to a single pin sight for hunting use. I was wondering what everyone was using for hunting.
    Have you made this switch before and how easy was it for you?
    What make sight are you using?
    June 29, 2011 at 6:44 pm #533130 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup

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    June 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm #533131 Back to Top REPORT
    realtree-xt
    REALTREE XT

    Joined: 2/25/2008

    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup[/quote:2b9cb9kw] :agree

    June 29, 2011 at 7:26 pm #533132 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup[/quote:1xj5qgub] :agree[/quote:1xj5qgub]

    :agree also…A rut crazed bull elk doesnt like to stop at every 10 yard increment to range or guess where to set a pin… when its coming in at 60 miles an hour…sides the blood shot eyes and steam blowing from its nose is kinna distracting :^O

    :thumbup
    Neil

    June 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm #533133 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
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    Location: Ohio
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    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup[/quote:2fed6b2g] :agree[/quote:2fed6b2g]

    :agree also…A rut crazed bull elk doesnt like to stop at every 10 yard increment to range or guess where to set a pin… when its coming in at 60 miles an hour…sides the blood shot eyes and steam blowing from its nose is kinna distracting :^O

    :thumbup
    Neil[/quote:2fed6b2g]

    Yep steam – yep I forgot about that part of the elk hunting :^O :^O

    I agree with your argument for multi pins and that’s why I have one and really have a hard time arguing for a single pin other than the ease of a clear sight window. :shock:

    One reason I brought it up is with the faster speeds the pins get pretty darn close so aquisition of the kill zone is doable but a bit tough. Anybody else finding this small gap between the pins an issue?

    June 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm #533134 Back to Top REPORT

    cjmay13

    Joined: 10/29/2008

    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup[/quote:3pgqvdcj]

    Totally agree. I also have vertical pins. I tried shooting my buddies bow that had horizontal pins and couldn’t get used to having so much of the target covered up.

    June 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm #533135 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup[/quote:1r8ob5k0] :agree[/quote:1r8ob5k0]

    :agree also…A rut crazed bull elk doesnt like to stop at every 10 yard increment to range or guess where to set a pin… when its coming in at 60 miles an hour…sides the blood shot eyes and steam blowing from its nose is kinna distracting :^O

    :thumbup
    Neil[/quote:1r8ob5k0]

    Yep steam – yep I forgot about that part of the elk hunting :^O :^O

    I agree with your argument for multi pins and that’s why I have one and really have a hard time arguing for a single pin other than the ease of a clear sight window. :shock:

    One reason I brought it up is with the faster speeds the pins get pretty darn close so aquisition of the kill zone is doable but a bit tough. Anybody else finding this small gap between the pins an issue?[/quote:1r8ob5k0]

    :D Hmmm I dont…once I establish my target…I pick a spot …aim small miss small …don’t need to see them big gall darn antlers, legs, feet, rump, neck etc…until after its down anyway … :^O

    JMHO
    Neil

    June 29, 2011 at 11:02 pm #533136 Back to Top REPORT
    trekel
    trekel

    Joined: 2/14/2011
    I shot the G5 XR2 2 pins first pin set at 25yrds good to shoot from 15-30yrds then the floating pin I set at 46yrds good to shoot from 40-50yrds then mark all your other yards 60 70 80 on the tape in 10yrd increments the perfect site for hunting out west when it comes to stalking
    June 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm #533137 Back to Top REPORT
    henro
    henro

    Joined: 10/9/2007
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    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup[/quote:3ddob4ae] :agree[/quote:3ddob4ae]

    :agree also…A rut crazed bull elk doesnt like to stop at every 10 yard increment to range or guess where to set a pin… when its coming in at 60 miles an hour…sides the blood shot eyes and steam blowing from its nose is kinna distracting :^O

    :thumbup
    Neil[/quote:3ddob4ae]

    Yep steam – yep I forgot about that part of the elk hunting :^O :^O

    I agree with your argument for multi pins and that’s why I have one and really have a hard time arguing for a single pin other than the ease of a clear sight window. :shock:

    One reason I brought it up is with the faster speeds the pins get pretty darn close so aquisition of the kill zone is doable but a bit tough. Anybody else finding this small gap between the pins an issue?[/quote:3ddob4ae]

    Shooting heavier arrows is an easy fix for this and has multiple benefits. You get better pin spread with a slower arrow, it’s much quieter so you won’t need speed robbing string silencers and you’ll also have better kinetic energy and momentum. This is also the reason I buy a sight with an extended adjustable mounting bar like my Hogg-It. The further out the sight head is, the further apart your pin spread will be. Even with my target arrows shooting in the mid 330s I still have a nice pin spread. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

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    June 30, 2011 at 12:51 am #533138 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007

    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup[/quote:4v8yggag]

    ^^^^^^
    What he said

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    June 30, 2011 at 1:53 am #533139 Back to Top REPORT
    rabbit
    Rabbit

    Age: 48
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: Indiana
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    Multi-pin by far….I don’t want to be fooling with my sight at all when I have something coming in.

    What’s going to happen when you are drawing back and the deer sees it causing it to take off about 20 yards…now your single pin slider is set for say 20 yards and the deers at 40…bout all you’re going to do is let down and readjust or hold high and pray.

    At least with the multi-pin you’ll still have a chance ;) :thumbup[/quote:1btkbcmg]
    :thumbup :thumbup

    June 30, 2011 at 2:11 am #533140 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 62
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    Some years back I tried an HHA single pin slider type sight. It’s a well made piece of equipment, no doubt, but I couldn’t handle trying to make adjustments to it as the deer was moving in on me. It now lives in the basement in the box with all my other unused archery gear.

    I eventually bought a Vital Bow Gear 3 pin sight. I forget the model name, but it’s the one where the pins rise from the lower right hand quadrant of the sight window. It’s kind of a nice compromise between vertical pins and horizontal pins. I had one of the original Trophy Ridge sights, and I loved the vertical pin idea, but the pins didn’t pull near enough light, and the little light sticks they sold did absolutely nothing! It also lives in the box with the HHA.

    The Vital Bow Gear pins are nice and bright, .019, and I have them set at 15, 25, and 35 yards. I know this wouldn’t work out West, but the places I hunt in NE Ohio and NW PA, you’re lucky to even see the deer at 35 yards even when the leaves are down! And 35 yards is the longest shot I care to take at a live animal anyway.

    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    June 30, 2011 at 6:29 am #533141 Back to Top REPORT
    ashk
    Ashk

    Joined: 5/6/2009
    I have a spotthog 7 pin sight figuring I have a pin all the way out to 80yds. Problem I ran into is, theres to many pins lol. When the pressures on I gotta count which pin to use and make sure its the right one(maybe the visions going). Was thinking about buying G5 Archery Optix XR 4 Pin sight maybe that will work better?
    June 30, 2011 at 7:10 am #533142 Back to Top REPORT
    armyrxp
    ArmyRXP

    Age: 43
    Joined: 3/28/2009
    Location: Hawaii
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    4 pin Toxonic for me. Pin sizes .029 for 20 yrds, .019 for 30 &40 yrd to .010 for 50 yrds.
    Gary '09 Reezen 6.5 @ 68#'s Toxonic 4-pin sight B-Stinger 8.5"
    June 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm #533143 Back to Top REPORT
    shacklehunter
    shacklehunter

    Age: 41
    Joined: 3/1/2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Can always remove the sight and remove the problem. I heard it works. :whistle
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