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Old 06-28-2010, 07:18 AM
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i use 3 pins...20 and below, a 30 and a 40 yrd pin..i gave up on guessing along time ago.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:33 PM
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Im using the easton flatline 400spine.. how did you come up with the math? so say I put it at 25yards. Then how would I come out?
If I told you I'd have to kill you. Just kidding. There are a number of on line archery ballistics calculators you can use if you know a few numbers.
http://www.outdoorsden.com/archery/archbal.asp

I'm going to assume a 28" arrow. Your total arrow weight should be, with a 100 grain tip, about 345 - 350 grains.

If you use a 25 yard zero then you would be 3.5 inches high at 12 yards, zero at 25 yards and 3.5 inches low at 30 yards.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:54 PM
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The one pin game is really hard to play unless u just have blistering speed. If u aren't up at like 330+ it's not worth the try... I took two second place, and one third shootin my old xforce with one pin in hunter class. I was at 335fps with a 370gr arrow though. I had it zeroed at about 26. Never shot over 35 with it though and even at 35 the drop was quite a bit more than most would expect.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:32 AM
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If I wanted to use just one pin I would sight it in for 20 yards. Most of the shots I get year after year are 15-25 yards. I have 3 pins 20,30 and 40, the style of hunting I do rarely allows for over 25 yards. Bows still are not fast enough to use one pin out to 40 yards and get pinpoint accuracy.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LKNCHOPPERS View Post
If I wanted to use just one pin I would sight it in for 20 yards. Most of the shots I get year after year are 15-25 yards. I have 3 pins 20,30 and 40, the style of hunting I do rarely allows for over 25 yards. Bows still are not fast enough to use one pin out to 40 yards and get pinpoint accuracy.
I agree. Even a 7mm with a 150gr bullet has about .5" of drop at 40yds.

Playing the one pin game is pretty tough.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:11 PM
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I have a 291/2 arrow. I going to use 3 pins, sounds like to much trouble..lol
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:18 AM
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I say set the pin at 20yd sight it in flat. Then practice from 10-30 yards. Ive been using a single pin sight for years and have it set at 20 yards. I can shoot very consistantly out to 45 yards. But in real hunting situations youll rarely ever have to shoot over 20yd. You want the deer in as close as you can get them and still be comfortable with your shot.
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:23 AM
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I really need to disagree with you on this. Ive been using one pin since I started shooting bows. My first bow was only shooting 250 roughly and I had no problems out to 30 yards. Its all how you shoot and how confident you are in your shot placement, speed plays a very small factor in it. My new PSE Stinger isnt shooting 350fps and I can nail the center of the block at 40 yards...using one pin.

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The one pin game is really hard to play unless u just have blistering speed. If u aren't up at like 330+ it's not worth the try... I took two second place, and one third shootin my old xforce with one pin in hunter class. I was at 335fps with a 370gr arrow though. I had it zeroed at about 26. Never shot over 35 with it though and even at 35 the drop was quite a bit more than most would expect.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:37 AM
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I don't think you can really say what is exactly right for another archer to use or not for pins. I have been using 1 pin with no peep site for a long time now and have always had success. I mean there are a lot of guys who hunt with no pins and do fine.
It all comes down to knowing the distance of the shot. Realistically its no harder to hold a 20 yard pin high at 30 yards then it is to move down to your 30 yard pin if you have more then one. It's really whatever is comfortable for you as the hunter/shooter in the woods. Im sure there are plenty of guys who got in a hurry and used the wrong pin for the distance they were dealing with even if they were right how far the deer was away. There are both pro's/con's with using 1 pin or more then 1 pin.

If you practice with what you are doing I don't see a real advantage to how many pins you use.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:10 PM
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OK, Im going to try it this season, If i dont get anything then I know not to try it next season..
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