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Old 09-06-2005, 11:21 AM
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Hi all. I'm new here and to bowhunting. I've been rifle hunting for several years.

Anyway, I'm looking for some advice in setting the pins on my sight. Currently I'm sighting them in at 10, 20, and 30. I only have 3. I was wondering if there were other distances I should consider? Maybe 15, 25, and 35? I'm just not sure. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. My bow is a 2005 Hoyt UltraSport. I have a 29", 53#draw. I use Beman ICS400 arrows.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:35 AM
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I always set pins at 20-30-40-50-60 Just a personal preference. My 20 is just a shade high at 10. I'm shooting a Martin Cougar @ 28.5'' Draw and about 65# With Acc 360 arrows.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:42 AM
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You should be able to use one pin to at least 20 yards with a newer bow. If this is your first year bowhunting I would seriosly advise you to consider maybe not taking a shot much further than 20 yards, definitely no more than 30. That is my personal limit anyway and I've been at it with the bow for 10 years now. But some people feel comfortable shooting much further than that and if you're one then by all means don't let me tell you otherwise. I'd set 'em @ 10, 20, and 30 and then practice, practice, practice, and when you get done practice some more. Good luck
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:45 AM
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It really comes down to personal skill level and preference. There's no sense having a 40 yard pin if you'll never take a shot longer than 30 yards (if that is your personal limitation), but at the same time, if you never practice at longer distances you'll never be able to shoot them y'know?

At 53# and 29" draw I'd be surprised if the difference between your 10 and 20 yard pins wasn't tiny. I'm willing to bet that 20, 30 40 would work just fine for you, although 15, 25, 35 would be a comprimise. The problem with 15,25,35 is that people can judge the difference between 20 and 30 yards better than between 25 and 35 yards. It has something to do with powers of 10s and how our brains are wired.

My prescription would be to either set them or move them BUT practice mainly at 30 yards if possible. This will make 20 yards quite easy, 10 yards a snap and 40 yards a possibility, but will fit in with either your current pin setting or 20/30/40.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:50 AM
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I practice out to 60 with my hunting bow but would never take a shot over 40 unless everything was perfect. The farthest I've ever shot a deer was 37 yds. This will be my 18th archery season!
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:27 PM
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Thanks all!

Yeah, at 20 (I've been practicing here the most so far) I'mrighton. I'll have to test my 20yd pin at 10 to see.
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:46 PM
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for a new bow hunter I would definitely urge one to keep thier shots as clsoe as possible 20-25 max. and to use as few pins as possible so you don;t get confused in a excited situation. Good luck
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:02 PM
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I have my Tru-Glo 3 pin sights set at the common 20,30,40 yards. I mostly limit myself to 30 yards though.I will use the 40 yard pin from time to time, but don't feel 100% confident at that range.

The way my old bow shoots, and the way I have the sight pins setup, it is really accurate to get inbetween yardage shots:
10,15,18 yards - just use the 20 yard pin and compensate for it.
25 yards - just sight directly inbetween the 20 and 30 pins.
35 yards - again just sight directly inbetween the 30 and 40 pins.
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:29 PM
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You should really do away with that 10 yard pin with todays bow. Just learn what happens when you use your 20 on a 10 yard target. It really isn't off enough to worry about if your form is right. I'd go 20, 30 and 40 if you're going to use multiple pins. AND ...like someone suggested, since it's your first year I'd take the 40 off and only have to worry about using one of two.[8D]
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