question on setting sight pins

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  1. ROOPS

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    I have a 5 pin sight, i am going to be setting them at 20, 30,40,50,60. But my real question is how close to the top of the sight housing should i set the 20 ? Originally on my last sight i had it in the middle, but my new sight is further from riser than my old one was. So i know pin gap is going to be greater. So how do you guys have yours set? Thanks
     
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    chopayne Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I believe mine is mostly in the middle, even though m ysight is far away from the riser, the pins are still relatively close.
     
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    I'd get rid of 3 of the 5 pins. That way you don't have to worry about it.

    Seriously though, I find 5 pin sight too cluttered. I shot a one pin sight for 9 years. This year I have a two pin sight.

    I would set the 20 yard pin at least 1/4" from the op of the sight I guess. Just to make sure you can see all the way around the pin in low light.
     
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    The pin gap should be smaller when farther out I thought


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    Pin gaps get larger as you go out to longer yardage...obviously the gap size varies depending on the speed of the bow.....the farther away you get from the target the less speed it has when it gets there so it takes more arc to hit the same spot farther away....so 20 to 30 is going to be closer together than 50 to 60 because theres is more arc needed further out

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