Spot Hogg Fast Eddie XL vs. Hogg Father

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  1. Tyler Jensen

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    Guess it’s not really a VS post. Would just like some input and reviews from guys who have one of these sights.

    Am heading west for muleys this year and elk the next. But primarily a tree stand white tail hunter in Wisconsin. Don’t want to keep switching sights.

    Looking at a 3 pin on either. Wondering if you can set them differently than 20-40-60 and float the 60? Maybe 20-30-40 and float the 40?

    Any input and advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks everyone.


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    I shoot the Spot Hogg fast eddie. I got it specifically for taking out west to hunt Elk while also being able to use it in the treestand. I got the double pin so I cannot comment on the 3 pin. I love single pins so I figured having the second option pin on the single would be helpful when hunting elk. Talking those 2 sites specifically, I was looking both of those along with the regular fast eddie. I chose to focus more on balancing my bow, those other 2 sites have the adjustable dovetails to move your site in or out from your bow. A lot of people shoot them further out from the bow for added accuracy but that I have read articles and watched a couple videos where the further the site is from your bow, the more torque can affect the shot. (levi morgan did a video on it which prompted me to research it some more) I think I have pretty good form but I did not want to take the chance of having bow torque affect my shot when Im in the moment on the mountain. With that in mind I chose to keep my site close to my riser so I do not have any more weight out in front of my bow and I wont have the possible torque problem. Knowing all of this, I realized I did not need the adjustable dovetail. That is how I came to the decision of the Fast Eddie. Regardless, I think you will be making a good decision getting either site.. I just figured I would share my process because I purchased the site for the same reasons you are looking into them.
     
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    I don't know what the specs are on the rig you are shooting. Makes a big difference on what I would recommend.

    Either way I think you are probably shorting yourself if your first pin is set at 20. Bump that out to 25; at most you are likely only 2" high inside of that.

    I have the FE XL 2 dot as well so can't comment much more than that.
     
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    Sorry I should have put that info in.

    I shoot the triax 70# 29”draw. Beman ICS Hunter 340 w/125 grain heads. Thinking about moving back to the 100 grains.

    I was thinking about that set up at 25 as well I have the trophy ridge react right now and my 20/30 pins are almost on top of each other.


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    Thanks for the insight. A lot of to think about.


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    What bow do you shoot? Curious about the balance.


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    your Triax is a little faster than my Bowtech and also you are currently shooting appx. 50 grains lighter TAW than I am. My 25 yard dot is 2" high at 20 and only maybe 4" low at 35. And I shoot logs.
     
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    I shoot a Triax at 27.5" 70#
     
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    Do you have problems with the knob getting in the way of your quiver? Saw a few guys post that they do.


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    mhouck06 Weekend Warrior

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    No I have not had any problems with the knob getting in the way. I actually just switched to the new style mathews quiver and I have not noticed any issues.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks.


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    No problem!
     

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