Bow sight

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Here's why I don't like a one pin sight. The buck I killed last year at 12pm. He was cruising a ridge and caught me off guard at that time of the day. By the time I saw him, he was about 30 yds moving away. I ranged him at 35, came to full draw, and by the time I'm on him, he's behind some brush. I let down, hit the grunt call, he turns on a dime, and comes to 12 yds under the tree. I couldn't have made all those adjustments in the heat of the hunt like that with a one pin. And I'm just not a fan of holding high or low unless its 2 or 3 yds. That's within my acceptable hold range.
That's same way I've been with the bears this year. They will go from 40 yards to 10 or 30 to 45 in a matter of seconds. If I was stand hunting over acorns it wouldn't be a problem. But trying to slip within bow range of a traveling animal, range and adjust sight is just to much.
 
I have been hunting exclusively with a one pin for the last five years, I have it set for 25 yds. all the time. If you shoot your bow enough to know how much to hold high or low you will not have a problem. I kill most of my animals from the ground and this works the best for me, I don't like all the clutter from the other pins on multiple pin sights. It also helps if your bow is pretty fast, not as much hold over or under involved. Use to have a friend that had one pin on his sight and had taken all the other ones off, shot one pin out to 40 yds. his bow was super fast though.
 
If you set one pin at 25 yds dead on, how much high do you have to hold at 40?

Assume moderate speed, let's say 280fps.
 
I've had 1 pin since 93 or so. Up until the last 4 or 5 years I also never took a shot past 30 yards so it wasnt an issue. Nowadays I leave mine set at about 28 and shoot that out to about 33 and move it in for really close or if I happen to consider further.

I also always said I would never go back to a multi pin, but now that I am comfy out to 35-40 I will probably look into a 3 pin sight
 
If you set one pin at 25 yds dead on, how much high do you have to hold at 40?

Assume moderate speed, let's say 280fps.
I have Depends on total weight of projectile.. Only way to really know is to practice shooting. While we are on topic, how bout recurves? No sight! I have an old recurve I shoot for fun but I don't practice with it enough to hunt with it - maybe someday..
 
If you set one pin at 25 yds dead on, how much high do you have to hold at 40?

Assume moderate speed, let's say 280fps.
If I shoot past 30 yds. I move my pin, I only leave it the same at close distances, say inside 30yds. I don't know how much my friend held over to shoot that far,my bow is not that fast so I just move my pin. One of the most crucial things to remember when shooting animals with bows is not to get yourself in a hurry, only causes problems at all ranges, most of the time the animal will give you a good shot if you wait, if not you can see him another day.
 
Did the single pen thing. Too much going on at crunch time.

I shoot a Black Gold Widowmaker. It has 5 pins. Have a new bow coming this week and will likely pull 2 of the pins off when I sight it in just to simplify my sight picture.

I like/need it to be simple.
 

Gajbird

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I put a 5 pin head on my Spott Hogg "Tommy Hog" after I was unable to adjust the single pin head effectively (Iowa Corn field rutting bucks move around ALOT). I sometimes adjust my top Pin to the expected yardage but have yet to shoot an animal with it adjusted to anything but 20,30,40,50,60 ... I've killed a Buck and a bear with top pin and another buck with "30 pin"
I love the adjustability of a moveable sight with the multiple heads...best of both worlds....
I would probably like a 3 pin head better but I haven't made that move yet
 
A buddy of mine just got one of the black gold verdict ascent sights. He was shooting with me yesterday and was wondering why he wheel to slide it was super tight. It was pretty hard to turn, I figured it would be a little easier. After reading instructions saying not to adjust anything, We did some internet research and it says there's a delrin channel that will loosen up a bit, but some folks were sending them back for adjustments to make the sliding feature easier. Any ideas from folks who've used them for a while?

* yes the locking mechanism was loosened*
 
A buddy of mine just got one of the black gold verdict ascent sights. He was shooting with me yesterday and was wondering why he wheel to slide it was super tight. It was pretty hard to turn, I figured it would be a little easier. After reading instructions saying not to adjust anything, We did some internet research and it says there's a delrin channel that will loosen up a bit, but some folks were sending them back for adjustments to make the sliding feature easier. Any ideas from folks who've used them for a while?

* yes the locking mechanism was loosened*[/QUOTE
My HHA Kingin will move on you if it's not pretty snug so I think the BG wheel being tight is a good feature.
 

DSGB

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I have three pins - 20, 30, and 40. Never use the 40, except for practice. Most shots are top pin range.
 
single are nice. Depends on Speed of bow but im shooting bowtech boss at around 322 fps. So my first pin is set at 25, second is at 45, third is at 65. I like the spacing in first and second pin as i can shoot from 0-35yds with minimal arrow drop. closer to 35yds just aim up approx 2in. anything past 35 i use 45yd pin. works out great
 
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