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Old 09-07-2010, 10:56 AM
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just got my first 3 pin sight and have a question. i was down out my buddies yesterday and shot my bow in, never thought to try it on 10. the first pin is set for twenty yards. if you have a close shot do you keep it on the 20 or do you aim the 20 a little low.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:05 AM
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It depends. A lot of the newer compounds shoot fast enough where you can shoot the same pin out to 20 yds. I have 4 pins starting at 20 and can shoot it for 10 also.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:31 AM
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At 10 yards I shoot less than 1 inch high so it is not worth compensating at that distance. How high are you at 10 yards with your 20 yard pin?
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:02 PM
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Yep, just aim a bit low and u will be close(within 2" I'd assume with most setups)
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:12 PM
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My first pin is good out to 30 yards. I don't have to aim high or low from 10 to 30 yards.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:15 PM
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Practice the shot and make sure you also practice it from an elevated platform if you hunt from trees. It's a touchy area. At slam dunk, you won't be shooting high, you'll be shooting low. Look at the distance between your sight pins and your arrow rest. Your arrow archs. Close up you will shoot LOW with your 20 yard pin. It usually gets close with most bows at 13-15 yards... but at 5 or 10, you'll shoot TOO low with 20. Straight down it's really bad. Depending on your form... and YOU BETTER PRACTICE IT... many people use a 30 yard pin to shoot straight down. Don't believe me... try it. But back to the 10-20- whatever. All bows and all forms and people are not the same. You must shoot it to see.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:43 PM
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thanks guys. i guess my best bet is to get out to my buddies and try it. my cable just came undone on my bow. its always something, anyone know a good place to get a new cable for cheap.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:33 PM
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Here is something to think about.Chances are the 20 is slightly high at 10 yards.Most setups will be 1" to 2"


OK,when shooting a deer at 10 yards from an elevated tree stand this creates a pretty good angle,RIGHT? Where do you want to hit when you have a good angle? HIGH,right? This ensures the exit will be in the kill zone as well.


SO,I say don't worry about it,aim for the center of the lungs,little lower if the deer is alert and let er fly.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:28 PM
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At 10 yards and closer use your 40 yard pin.

I know it doesn't seem logical. Just do it.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbulls
At 10 yards and closer use your 40 yard pin.

I know it doesn't seem logical. Just do it.
If "I" do that at 10 yards,I will hit high by a good bit.About 6"


Move it in to 5 yards,then I am about 2" high with the 40.


Get below 5,then 40 gets real close.I have even set my slide bar on 75 or so to hit at point blank range.
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