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  • June 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm #533144 Back to Top REPORT
    outdrsman11
    outdrsman11

    Joined: 8/4/2009
    HHA OL 5519. I’ve been using this sight for two years now and I love it. When bowhunting I leave it set for 25 yards and I know how to adjust from 0-40 because I practice for the change. It’s really not that tough so I disagree with the argument that you would have to let down and change it. If the deer is 35-40 yards and further, you would have time to move your sight and draw unless he is moving to fast, then it wouldn’t be an ethical shot anyways. I have also used the G5 XR2 and really like it.
    June 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm #533145 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
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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:17h6wewx] :agree[/quote:17h6wewx]

    :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:17h6wewx]

    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:17h6wewx]

    :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[/quote:17h6wewx]

    Good advice :thumbup

    June 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm #533146 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
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    Can always remove the sight and remove the problem. I heard it works. :whistle

    I heard this from a guy in Colorado at his dinner table a couple of years back but his wife disagreed with him, Michele Eichler. ;) ;) :^O :^O The guy is Fred Eichler, did the grand slam with a recurve.

    June 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm #533147 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

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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:2pxpmlzq] :agree[/quote:2pxpmlzq]

    :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:2pxpmlzq]

    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:2pxpmlzq]

    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[/quote:2pxpmlzq]

    I’m using a 450 gr, 480 gr and up to a 500 gr arrow right now depending on what bow I’m using. The sight I’m using is a TruBall Armour Tech HD 5 pin extended out as far it goes and I have .019 pins. And my speeds aren’t all that screaming so maybe it’s just me — :whistle

    June 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm #533148 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 29
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio

    HHA OL 5519. I’ve been using this sight for two years now and I love it. When bowhunting I leave it set for 25 yards and I know how to adjust from 0-40 because I practice for the change. It’s really not that tough so I disagree with the argument that you would have to let down and change it. If the deer is 35-40 yards and further, you would have time to move your sight and draw unless he is moving to fast, then it wouldn’t be an ethical shot anyways. I have also used the G5 XR2 and really like it.[/quote:wm23bd56]

    So tell me exactly how you go about changing your single pin slider while at full draw and the deer busts you…as I described….without letting down to change it?

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    June 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm #533149 Back to Top REPORT

    DXTguy

    Joined: 1/21/2008
    I’ll personally probably never shoot a multiple pin sight again. My Z7 shoots so flat that my HHA set on 20 is only 3 inches low at 40. If a deer runs from 20 to 40, I hold a tick high and center cut the deer.

    As far as comparing a multiple pin vs. single pin at 30 yards and in. There’s absolutely no comparison, the single pin wins every time.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:16 am #533150 Back to Top REPORT
    fedexguy
    fedexguy

    Joined: 3/13/2006

    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:2hgshc1j]I switched for exactly that reason…that happened to me twice..I went with the Trophy Ridge Hitman 5PIN…love it… :thumbup

    July 1, 2011 at 5:38 am #533151 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005

    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:25fnpxh8] :agree[/quote:25fnpxh8]

    :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:25fnpxh8]That’s what You said about a bear walking up to the Blind….Wimp :whistle :whistle :p

    July 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm #533152 Back to Top REPORT
    tobyp
    tobyp

    Joined: 6/1/2011
    I switched to a Tru Glow Pendelum and took all the guesswork out of it. Works for me.
    July 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm #533153 Back to Top REPORT
    erbie_20
    erbie_20

    Joined: 1/25/2009
    Location: Ohio
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    Not even a question………single pin. Too many pins cause distractions
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    July 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm #533154 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:2fsoyzhf] :agree[/quote:2fsoyzhf]

    :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:2fsoyzhf]

    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:2fsoyzhf]

    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[/quote:2fsoyzhf]

    I’m using a 450 gr, 480 gr and up to a 500 gr arrow right now depending on what bow I’m using. The sight I’m using is a TruBall Armour Tech HD 5 pin extended out as far it goes and I have .019 pins. And my speeds aren’t all that screaming so maybe it’s just me — :whistle[/quote:2fsoyzhf]

    This my pin spread with an arrow shooting 330+fps and the bar isn’t even extended all the way out.

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    July 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm #533155 Back to Top REPORT

    mo.bowhunter

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