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Country Dad 06-27-2010 04:22 PM

Question about only using 1 fixed pin..
OK, here is what Im thinking about doing, First Im not crazy about the sight that came with my Fred Bear Gameover, Great bow but not crazy about the sights, Next year I will get a HHA but for now Im getting other things that are needed more, like digital compass, anyways what I did is take off all the pins of my sight, Took two off and left the one green one on, I want to set it at 30yrds, then practice at 20,30 and 40 so I know where I would need to place the pin on the target while hunting, or just shooting at a block, so has anyone on here tryed this? If it works then great, if not, its a lesson learned. Let me know what you think.

AR Bowhunter 06-27-2010 05:28 PM

I shot a one pin sight for about 10 years. No, regrets. But, I did have it set at 20 yards. Just makes things more simple, less to think about, believe you will like it.

bronko22000 06-27-2010 05:40 PM

Well IMO one pin would definately not clutter your field of view. Now a couple of questions. How fast is your bow? If its dead on at 30 yds, where will it hit at 20 or 40? You may want to experiment with this idea. Like maybe try 25 yds as your zero. I see you are in FL so living there for 4 years your shots are more than likely to be 25 yds or usually less. Personally I like at least 3 pins set at 20, 30 and 40.

DeerandbearhoG 06-27-2010 05:49 PM

Originally Posted by AR Bowhunter (Post 3640046)
I shot a one pin sight for about 10 years. No, regrets. But, I did have it set at 20 yards. Just makes things more simple, less to think about, believe you will like it.

Same here. I use a vital gear 1 pin sight , its very durable and bright,the pin is really small too, so I have a large sight picture w/ almost no obstruction. I was shooting at 3d targets today at 20- 50yds, sighted in at 2" high @ 20yds, I aim 6" high at 50yds, aim 2" low at 10-20yds, all right in the killzone. when Im hunting, I rarely shoot past 20 yds but Im confident out to 30+. oh and I only get about 250fps w/ 400gr arrows.

Country Dad 06-27-2010 06:45 PM

Well. I don't plan on taking anything over 30, not that I cant, its just I want to make sure its a clean kill, I know If I set the pin up at 30 yards, I know I'm going to be good from 20-30 maybe 35. What I am going to do is this..

Set the pin at 30 yards, Next start at 20, then go till I cant get a good shot anymore. so if I stop at 35, I stop at 35.. But the pin will be set up at 30 yards...But never know, maybe the 25 will work better, I will play around with it..

Sniggle 06-27-2010 07:11 PM

I tried to get one pin to work for my bow (Hoyt Maxxis), and I got just a bit too much drop at 30 yards to be able to use one pin without thinking.

I set one pin to work well from 5 yards to 25 yards, and I have another pin for 35 yards. For 30 yards I just put the target between the 2 pins.

bigbulls 06-27-2010 07:17 PM

If you want to do this right you need to know how fast you arrow is leaving the bow. If you know how fast your arrow is then post it and it is as simple as plugging in the numbers into a ballistics calculator.

Country Dad 06-27-2010 07:35 PM

Well last I checked, I was at 276 and my draw weight was 54, Friday I cranked it up a half a turn, so I would say Im at about 56-58 draw weight so I should atleast be at 280+, I will know more this week when I hit the range..

See My idea was to set it at 30, that will be my zero. Then so where it shoots at 20, 25 and even 35.. If im only 2 or 3 inchs high or low, Im fine with that, The main thing I will need to know, is how many inch I am off, so I could visual adjust that when those distance come up.

bigbulls 06-27-2010 07:53 PM

A deer vitals are about 8 - 9 inches top to bottom.
Assuming a 350 grain arrow at 280 fps.
If a deers vitals are 9 inches top to bottom. I would use a +or- 3 inch aiming point to give yourself a little error room.

Sight in your single pin at 23 yards and this will put your arrow 3" high at 12 yards, zero at 23 yards and 3" low at 28 yards.

If you sighted in your pin to be zero at 30 yards then you would be over 5 inches high at 16 yards and 5 inches low at 36 yards. Too much adjusting and too easy to screw it up IMO.

Country Dad 06-28-2010 06:54 AM

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?

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