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Mounting a bow sight question

Old 07-24-2010, 05:51 PM
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Default Mounting a bow sight question

When mounting a sight that offers multiple mounting holes how far forward of the riser should the sight be mounted for hunting?

What are the advantages or disadvantages of mounting close to the riser vs far from the riser?

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Old 07-24-2010, 06:35 PM
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It is personal preference.

A sight that is closer will be more forgiving to pin movement on the target but won't be as precise.

A pin further out will be touchy but more precise.

You can move the pins in or out to match the size of your peep for better alignment with the housing.

Increase the distance from the peep,the pin gap gets wider.Closer naturally the pins get closer together.

Too far out and weight could become an issue so as you can see,it is a very personal choice.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:12 PM
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i prefer the pins to be about 3 or 3 1/2 inches from the riser so i have a nice set up becuase i hunt in blinds alot. but as tfox said it all depends
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:43 PM
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IMO it all boils down to user preference. I too prefer a sight that extends about 3" or so from the riser. The average sight on the market at that distance is just the right size for me for my 1/4" peep.
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