I’ve never understood the need to complicate bow shots from a treestand by carrying 5 or more pins in my sight housing. Sure, that many aiming points may have their place where shooting distances run the gamut, but bowhunting whitetails from above ground is not one of them.
Eliminating a few pins will not only clear up your sight picture, allowing you to see the spot you want to hit more clearly, it will also reduce the chance that you pick the wrong pin in the heat of the moment. When that big buck moves in close I can hardly remember my name, let alone which pin to aim with. Also, considering that the average whitetail shot typically occurs between 20-25 yards, two sight pins (one set at 25, and perhaps another at 35 yards) can easily cover 90% of the shooting scenario’s you will face while in your stand. Therefore, do yourself a favor and save the 5 pin sight for mid-western hunting where long-range opportunities are the norm.