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    pinstripes is offline Member Newb
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    one pin sights v s multiple pins?

    What is the really major difference of a one pin sight vs multiple pins sight?? Thank you

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    Pro's/Con's

    Single Pin :

    Pro's:
    1. Simple
    2. Dummyproof
    3. You know which pin to pick because there is only one!
    4. Typically cheaper than muti pin sights (assumeing everything else is equal)
    5. More wide open vison field
    Con's:
    1. Very hard to shoot past 30 yards (assuming you have you pin set at 20 yards).
    2. Need to compensate for distances other than what your pin is set at.
    Mutiple Pin :

    Pro's:
    1. Set at mutiple distances eliminating the need to compensate.
    2. Able to accurtaly shoot out to unlimited distnaces (within shooter and bow limits)
    Con's:
    1. Typically cost more
    2. More to look at and more to process on which pin to shoot from at the moment of truth
    3. More cluttered vison field.
    I'm sure others will have more to add.


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    Different number of pins? lol
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    Over the years I have used all types of sights for hunting. I prefer a single pin rear slider for the best of both worlds. The ability to set the sight at the exact yardage of the shot, and the simplicity and field of view of only 1 pin. IMHO the HHA Rear sliders are the best on the market.

    I use the Optimizer Ultra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanV2 View Post
    Over the years I have used all types of sights for hunting. I prefer a single pin rear slider for the best of both worlds. The ability to set the sight at the exact yardage of the shot, and the simplicity and field of view of only 1 pin. IMHO the HHA Rear sliders are the best on the market.

    I use the Optimizer Ultra.

    Dan
    Same here I have used the vital bow gear for years and it never let me down until this year, when confronted by and buck that didn't do what he was suppose to do and went from 20 yards back to 40 I missed the shot becuase I was trying to move the sight. I will be going back to a three pin this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stikbow26 View Post
    Same here I have used the vital bow gear for years and it never let me down until this year, when confronted by and buck that didn't do what he was suppose to do and went from 20 yards back to 40 I missed the shot becuase I was trying to move the sight. I will be going back to a three pin this year.
    Walt, I understand what you are saying, but IMO if I have a 42 yard shot and I don't have the 2 to 3 seconds it takes to roll the dial on my HHA Ultra then I figure I wouldn't have time to take an ethical shot at that distance anyway.

    I know it's to each their own, and the vast majority of hunters use Multi-Pins but I seriously doubt I will ever go back. Who knows for sure though ;-)

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    I've had to shoot my 50pin, once (deer hunting). That was enough for me (when I was shooting compounds) to know "I" had made the right choice.

    I can't recall ever shooting the wrong pin (for deer). I recall GUESSING the wrong pin a time or two.....but I shot it for the yardage I thought it was.

    Good luck.

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    I like the open field of view that a single pin sight offers and the vertical pin. I just find it easier to aquire the target. Also, when using a single pin I practice with it set at what I will hunt with it at out to every conceivable distance I would shoot in the field. This way I know how to hold for any distance. If I miss, I held wrong because I guessed the distance wrong and would have done the same on a multi-pin sight. It all comes down to my skills at range estimation which have declined rapidly since I've lessened the number of 3d shoots I attend.
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    Bry....

    The problem with single pin sights (IMO) is on follow-up shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMMAT View Post
    Bry....

    The problem with single pin sights (IMO) is on follow-up shots.
    I see your point, but if I'm comfortable loosing an arrow in the woods I've practiced at that distance with my sight as I hunt with it. That's just me though.
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    I hear ya. If you're comfortable shooting 40, 50 (or more) yds. with a single pin, set to 25 (or so).....then rock on!

    Kudos.

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    I think im going to try out a single pin this off season and see how I like it. I really like the HHA rear slider sight my buddie has one hopefully he will let me try it out for a bit this winter.
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    I am likely going to have my HHA single pin sight for sale in a few weeks. If anyone is interested. I am going to a muti pin sight. But I really like my HHA sight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMMAT View Post
    I hear ya. If you're comfortable shooting 40, 50 (or more) yds. with a single pin, set to 25 (or so).....then rock on!

    Kudos.

    I tried this with my bow (slower than most new bows). By the time I got to 35-40 yards I would be aiming above the deer. I supposed if had a bunch of practice shots I could do it but I would feel a lot more comfortable with a couple more pins on a follow up shot.

    I have my pin set at a couple inches high at 20 yards which gets me out to 23-25 yards before I need to start to compensate. I had it pretty well dialed in to 30 yards but after that forget it (for me).


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    guess it really depends on your style of hunting, if you like to hunt field edges you may want a 50-60 yard pin, and you should also have a rangefinder to go with it,

    I have shot a single pin for about 20 years and love it, but i hunt narrow wooded funnels and most shots are 10-15 yards, with stands 23-25 foot at my feet. guess my bow is set up for the ground i hunt witch is rolling farm ground with ditches and small groups of woodlots connecting to each other in large crop fields..does will feed in the fields but the bucks stay back in the cover until darkness. so my equipment is refined for my setup.

    also who gets a second shot on a bleeding deer??

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