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Old 11-09-2006, 02:58 PM
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Default 3-Pin or 5-Pin Sight?

I've just about picked out everything I'm going to get for my first bow except the sight. Should I go with a 3-Pin or 5-Pin? And with those what are your yardages for the pins? Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:07 PM
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I would say for you a 3 pin would be plenty. As for yardage I have a 3 pin and they are set for 20, 30 and 40.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:32 PM
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Well, I have mixed emotions on this one. Personally, I say the more the better. Even if you DON'T shoot a deer at 50 or 60 yards, it's good to practice from that distance. You can't practice from there if you only have 3 pins.

That being said, I am personally not a fan of multiple pin sights. For me, the pin gap is so small that when I try to aim, my peep is so full of pins it's not only confusing but just downright hard to pick the right one out. That's why I go with a single pin slider. I get all my yardages from 20 out to 70 and only need one pin, no clutter in my peep.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:37 PM
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Personally I think the fewer the better, especially for a novice. I'm sure we can all tell tales of when we picked the wrong pin and overshot or undershot our mark. I buy the 5 pin sights and take two out so that I have a 20, 30, 40 and two spare pins; although with my new set-up I have added a 50.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:00 PM
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I use a 3 pin sight, next year I think I'm going with a single pin sight! I used the wrong pin a a Huge Doe this year and went high over her back! I don't think I would of made the mistake if I'd only had a single pin sight! Good Luck!
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:12 AM
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For hunting I would stay with a 3 pin sight. Less chance of wrong pin selection when it's time to draw on your target. For target and 3-D competition, a 5 pin is required.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:47 AM
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Default RE: 3-Pin or 5-Pin Sight?

what about just moving 2 or 3 of the pins out of the way (top or bottom) when u are using it for hunting, then put em back in position for target shooting after hunting season? best of both worlds
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:53 AM
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Start off with a three pin and set them at 10 , 20 and 30 , as you get better shooting you can always adjust your pins for more yardage.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:13 AM
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I started with the cheapest truglo three pin sight and only shot tourneys with it. Once I purchased my new bow I bought it with a Cobra Sidewinder LX 5 pin sight. I am sighted in for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 yards. I do not ever plan on shooting over 40 yards at a deer but I do compete with the same bow I hunt with so I need the extra pins. and they are also SUPER bright. I love my sight it is great.
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