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Old 02-28-2005, 07:39 AM
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This past season was my first season hunting from a tree stand and I made no adjustments to my bow sight. I did very well delivering 3 kills on 3 shots. I have been looking at the new sights available and I wonder what the big difference is when going to a pendulum sight. I would like to hear from some of you more experienced tree dwellers on what sights you use. Right now I use a 1 pin adjustable sight. It is not name brand or a name I can recall, but it has served me well for the past 4 seasons.
The reason I was considering a new sight is to gain the extended shooting time with the new light gathering technology.
Thanks in advance for the input.
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Old 02-28-2005, 06:17 PM
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Pendulum sights are dependant on the speed of your bow. With a average hunting set up, a pendulum sight will allow you to shoot from ground zero to about 30 yards with no hold over. Just aim as you normally would and execute the shot. I've used a pendulum sight with great results at those ranges, shooting from an average height of 25 feet with a hunting set up that was sending the arrow out at 262 fps.

Faster bows would obviously allow for more yardage to the target without the need of sight adjustment.

Trophy Ridge makes a very good pendulum sight that can be locked in place, without tools, for level ground shooting. This same sight can be moved with the X-drive knob, again without tools, to any yardage you specify. A pointed indexer faces the archer on the vertical plane and adjustments are solid. All machined aluminum surrounds a bright fiber optic single pin within its round aperature. Not at all noisy like some others I've tried. All in all it's a real nice rig.
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Old 02-28-2005, 06:25 PM
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http://www.savagearchery.com/

click catalogue, then pge. 5 , QC Ranger
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Old 02-28-2005, 07:15 PM
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Trophy Ridge makes a very good pendulum sight that can be locked in place, without tools, for level ground shooting. This same sight can be moved with the X-drive knob, again without tools, to any yardage you specify. A pointed indexer faces the archer on the vertical plane and adjustments are solid. All machined aluminum surrounds a bright fiber optic single pin within its round aperature. Not at all noisy like some others I've tried. All in all it's a real nice rig.
I'll second that!

I have used most every one, all of them worked well, but the Trophy worked as well with out the noise. I like the fack of locking it down with ease. It has been the best sight by far that I have used.
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:11 PM
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I've been trying the TR Mantis as well this year. This is my first pendulum sight and I love it so far. If it performs in the field as well as it has at the range I'll never go back.
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:16 PM
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I started with the Keller pendulum, and loved it. Hate to admit it but I still use it. It's noisy, you get a "BBBRRRRRR" when you shoot but I have had one jump b4 the arrow got to em.
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