Poll: Single, 3 or 5 pin sight?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Noblacksheep, Jan 3, 2015.

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Single, 3 pin, and 5 pin for your sight?

  1. One pin

    38.1%
  2. Three pin

    26.9%
  3. Five pin

    31.3%
  4. Other

    3.7%
  1. gltomp

    gltomp Grizzled Veteran

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    DITTO... versatile sight.
    I use the 50 and 60 yard pins for practice only; makes the 20-40 ones seem like chip shots.
     
  2. cantexian

    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    Does the type of game you pursue change your answer? I currently use a 5-pin Cobra on my set up which I have only used for hunting White-Tails. However, I am planning an my first elk hunt for the fall will be buying a new bow. I have toyed with the idea of getting a single-pin for a clearer-sight picture on a longer shot on an elk than I would take at a deer. Thoughts on that?
     
  3. Bootlegger

    Bootlegger Grizzled Veteran

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    I prefer 4 pin. If it has 5 I take one out.

    Sent from my XT830C
     
  4. Coop

    Coop Grizzled Veteran

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    3 pin adjustable Montana Black Gold. 20, 30, & 40, then I can adjust the wheel if I want to practice farther. I bought it because those are my normal whitetail ranges and I don't want to adjust it, but I plan to go out west and wanted options.
     
  5. scarps23

    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Black gold 1 pin sight. Don't know the name. It is pretty simple to me. Set at 25 yards every time you start hunting. Anything closer than that the pin will still work even if you don't aim a little low. Anything out to 30 will work for me too. Anything beyond that I should have time to range and adjust dial.
     
  6. TrackSoup

    TrackSoup Weekend Warrior

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    I had a 3 pin sight, just bought the Trophy Ridge React 5 pin sight. Where I hunt deer there is a lot of cover so when the deer step out I don't have time to adjust a 1 pin sight... JMHO
     
  7. jjs3

    jjs3 Weekend Warrior

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    MBG Ascent on 2 bows and HHA on 1, all single pin.
     
  8. Bucks & Bulls

    Bucks & Bulls Newb

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    I like a 5 pin sight. Right now I have a truglo rival fx sight on my bow.


    Sent from my iPhone
     
  9. ctrupp

    ctrupp Weekend Warrior

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    Single pin. Trophy Ridge React-one.
     
  10. Ventilator

    Ventilator Weekend Warrior

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    I typically use a single pin HHA. I keep it set on 25 yd, and I'm good from 0-30 from my tree without moving it. I've got adjustment out further if I need it, but most deer from my spots are within that. If they're farther than 30, I slide the bar up to where I need it and shoot.This system has worked very well for me for about 30 years, starting out with the old SightMaster. I like the single, clean look of the one pin as I sight in, and the auto centering alignment of pin, housing, and peep.
    Just for kicks, I picked up a Trophy Ridge React 5 last week for a backup bow that I got on a trade. It's the first time that I've used a multi pin since way back. It took me a few shots to get used to the jumble of pins in the housing, but I'm shooting it well, out to 60. I still like the single pin better, but either seems to fit the need, provided that you practice with it.

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  11. mhouck06

    mhouck06 Weekend Warrior

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    single pin - hha all the way!
     
  12. Eddie234

    Eddie234 Weekend Warrior

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    5 pin, 20,30,40,50, iq micro. I figured it was easier to get a five pin and take a pin off than to get a tree pin and add on on.
     
  13. rick-florida

    rick-florida Weekend Warrior

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    used to use a 5 pin set but shifted to 3 pin set at 20, 30, 40. Am going to add one more pin at 60 for target practice.
     
  14. tfox

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    5 pin,set at 22,28,33,38,43
     
  15. SCFox

    SCFox Weekend Warrior

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    3 pin slider for me, Pure 75 by Montana BlackGold.

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  16. Noblacksheep

    Noblacksheep Weekend Warrior

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    I just picked up the HHA Optimizer Lite. I wanted to try out an HHA and for 20-60 yd shots the Optimizer Lite made sense. I don't see the need to dial in 1 yd. I'm okay with 5 yd increments. I've never shot a single pin so I'm curious how I'll like it.
     
  17. CJCullen

    CJCullen Weekend Warrior

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    Voted 5 pin as I shoot a trophy rifge react and have 0 complaints so far.
     
  18. Mnrecurve

    Mnrecurve Weekend Warrior

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    Single pin HHA. I'm not sure why it took this long for me to switch.
     
  19. Soup

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    I just got my Apex Covert single pin about two months back. I love the single pin, and where I hunt it makes sense to use it; my longest shot from my stands might be 25 yards. My league scores shot through the roof once I got it. From high 270's - low 280's to low 290's. I give full credit to the clear sight picture of only having one pin.
     
  20. chainreaction

    chainreaction Newb

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    5 pin montana black gold rush. I bought it because it appeared to be a high quality sight for right around 100 bucks. Just got it last week but thus far I am thinking I made a good purchase
     

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