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Old 04-15-2007, 04:04 AM
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I am looking to put a 5 pin sight on my bow so that I can shoot out to longer ranges... most specifically 50 yards. My reasoning behind this is that I feel if I can put consistent groups together at 50 yards my groups will be even better at 30 yards or less. I want to sight my pins at 10 yard increments... starting at 10 yards and going to 50. What I wonder is will it matter when a deer or turkey is at 15 yards... Will I be able to shoot using this type of set up or would this be bad form?
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:56 AM
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Me, I use a 4 pin set up, with 20 being my first pin, then use 10 yards inbetween the remaining pins. At 15 yards, you won't notice much of a difference, but at 10 yards, you might be 2-3 inches high, but just aim a touch lower and you will be alright.
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:56 PM
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Being that you are shooting a 65 lb bow and have a 29" draw length your bow is probably shooting fairly fast wich leads me to believe that starting at 10 yds is not necasary. I would rather go like my setup and go 20yds going to 60 as there will bealmost zerodroppage to 10 yds to 20. Sighting your bow at 10yds is not necasary unless shooting at rabbits or something smallup close. You will find you can easily shoot 2" groups at 20 with enough practice. I have shot many deer with a 20yd pin at 15ft all the way to 23 yds and not chengeing my aim at all and they were perfect shots through heart lungs whereverI aimed unless I just plain screwed up.
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:23 PM
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If you go with a 5 pin rig I highly recommend the pentagon sight from vital bow gear. They are truly a work of art. A little pricy but very nice I went to one this year and love it. The pins are incredibly bright , even in low light. They come up at an angle and give the impression that they are floating in your sight window. It wouldn't hurt to check them out.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:04 PM
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YUP, forget the 10 yard pin. It's just clutter. Start at 20. Shoot at 10 and 15 with it to see where your arrow impacts, but don't designate a pin for 10 yards. It's really a waste of a pin and it's clutter.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:49 PM
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Same as pins are 20-30-40-50.
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:38 PM
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One thing to remember you will be shooting at a live animal and not
a stationary target. No matter how good anybody is at 50 yards,
when you put in the live factor everything changes. Here in Ohio
the average kill shot is 18 yards, my average is 17 yards. Just my
2 cents.
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:46 AM
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i use a single pin that adjust by hha
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:44 AM
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I use a Bow Vitle Gear Pentogon.
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