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Bow Site recommendations?
Posted: 12 July 2011 10:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I use a Trophy Ridge Flatliner.  I’ve never been completely happy with it.  Have contemplated replacing it for the last couple of years, but never got around to it.  My budget is not unlimited, so, was wondering if anyone would recommend a site for under $100, preferably well under wink .

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Posted: 13 July 2011 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Check ebay.  Nothing wrong with a good used sight.  Until recently, I always used a one-pin sight which shouldn’t cost as much.

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Posted: 25 July 2011 01:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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And I checked Egay.  Narrowed it down to these:
G5 Optix Rock
Black Gold AMP
Spott Hog Bulletproof
Anyone have any experience/opinion on any of these?

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Posted: 25 July 2011 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have a Black Gold site on my Matthews.  I like it a lot.  I judge sites by brightness.  I used to go by how well they are built, but these days they’re all pretty well built…a hell of a lot better than 20 years ago anyway.

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Posted: 25 July 2011 04:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I know you can get a lot of arguments about this, but I go with the one site pin also. Bows today shoot so much harder and faster than in the past. I am not going to shoot past 40 yds. unless it is a trophy then I will go to 50 at the most. I used to go with the three site pins, but since I went to just one I have only missed maybe a couple of times and maybe it is luck but I have not lost a deer due to a bad shot either. But after 30 yrs of bow hunting if I can’t tell a deer from 15 yds. to 40 yds I better quit. But trying to decide which pin to shoot with at what range is one pain I don’t miss.

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Posted: 26 July 2011 06:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Pardon my ignorance of one pin sites, but, I’m really not even sure how they work—I’ve always used a multi.  Do you estimate the range and then dial the pin in to that range? (which seems harder than picking a pin to use)  Or do you set it for the maximum range you can shoot flat, then just hold over at longer distances?  Just curious, I will be sticking with what I’m used to.

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Posted: 26 July 2011 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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On my practice target I go high tec, I have spray painted a red circle maybe about 2/3rds of a paper plate on it. At 20 yds I put the site at the middle of the target at 10-15 yds I put my site pin at the bottem of the circle & at 35-40 yds I put it on top of the circle. By no means am I master shot, but I very seldom hit outside of my target area. To me it is just a lot easier to figure the yardage, draw, site & release instead of adding in the get the right pin to shoot. But you do what you are confident and comfortable with. I am just not one of the guys that has to go out and buy every new gadget or gizmo that comes along, and not that I have anything against anyone that does! I don’t know about a lot of other bow hunters but I have also stuck with the kisser button & peep site, and along with just one site pin, when I draw I am ready to shoot.

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Posted: 26 July 2011 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I just switched to a multi pin site a few years ago.  I used a single pin for 20+ years.  With a single pin, you just set it at 20 and hold high accordingly.  I am the opposite with how far I will shoot.  I can shoot effectively out to 40 yards, but on a trophy, I don’t increase it, I decrease it because I sure don’t want to injure a monster.  I will only go out to 30-35 with a bruiser, but that’s just me.

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Posted: 01 August 2011 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Is the single pin you refer to a Pendulum site? I have used them for 20yrs. Site them in at 20 yrds and they shoot flat 0-35. Takes elevation out of the equation and adjusts accordingly. Just personal preference. (I don’t usually shoot beyond 40yds anyway.)

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Posted: 06 August 2011 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Ended up buying the Black Gold, seems to be a nice sight.  If you use a light, the one for the G5 is about $35 (cheapest I could find) and the one for the Black Gold was $20 cheaper.

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