Fixed vs Dial Sights??

Discussion in 'Archery Equipment' started by upland hunter, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. upland hunter

    upland hunter Spike

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    Considering, getting, a new set of archery sights..
    Wondering what you guy's prefer, for "hunting mainly", a sight where the pins are fixed or one with a dial, and manufacturer as well..
    All responses appreciated, thanks in advance...
     
  2. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    i like fixed. one less thing to fool with at crunch time. Hogg Hunter.
     
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  3. rme hunter

    rme hunter 8 pointer

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    I like the dial HHA 5095 I think.
     
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  4. childersb24

    childersb24 Spike

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    I always shoot fixed Trophy Ridge. I wanted to try the dial but like 1wildcatfan said when it comes down to crunch time I don't want to be ranging and dialing in my sight in.
     
  5. dmullins

    dmullins 6 pointer

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    I got the HHA optimizer lite dial sight with one pin last year. I wanted a one pin because it allows me to focus on my target better without looking through a bunch of pins. Best thing for my bow I ever purchased. I shoot well out to 80 yds with it. I leave it on 30 yds in the stand and am good out to 40 yds with a slight aim adjustment. If I need to shoot 50-80, it takes a second to adjust it is all. Everyone is different but this sight works well for me.
     
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  6. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    Probably for the last 15 years I've ran Montana Black Gold fixed sights on compounds. I always just wanted everything locked down as secure as I could get it.... pretty much the keep it simple approach.

    But right now... for the last year shooting traditional .. I'm using no sights at all. Be surprised how well you can shoot without anything.
     
  7. kyduck1

    kyduck1 6 pointer

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    I like both actually. Like above I bought a MBG that is a five pin fixed and has a slider option built in. I like practicing at long distance as it helps me with my form and confidence. But as stated above, I don't want to be moving around if I don't have too during the moment of truth. It only takes a slight move sometimes for them to spot you and it's usually game over.
     
  8. Mob169"

    Mob169" 6 pointer

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    You want both. A Spot Hogg Tommy Hogg with a 3 pin housing would be perfect
     
  9. BowOnly

    BowOnly 8 pointer

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    I'll vote both as well. I went to an Axcel Accutouch 2 pin this season. Pins set at 20 and 35 yards. That would cover 95% of my shots at game. Very simple sight picture but more accurate for me than a single pin. For stretching out beyond that, the whole housing slides and you continue to shoot off of the second pin with marks out to 100 yards.
     
  10. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    Back in the 90's I removed all but one pin from my bow sight. I found the clutter at the moment of truth left me wondering if I had actually used the right pin or not. So when the new adjustable single pin sights came out I was all over them. Started with the Truglo range rover and now have the Optimizer Lite. For me it was the way to go. At no point over the past 9 years have I found myself in a circumstance that I couldn't make the adjustment time wise. Actually making the adjustment added an additional layer to shot preparation almost acting as calming element to preshot jitters.
     
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  11. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    I switched from a Spott Hogg Hunter Hogg It to MBG Ascent Ambush one pin sight and love it. Hard to beat MBG for any type of sight IMO, although Spott Hogg are great.
     
  12. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    I use a MBG single pin. The open view is the main reason I have one. It's easy to hold a little high or low if you don't have time to adjust it.

    If I used fixed pins I use no more than 3. I don't know how anyone can see past 5 to 7 pins.
     
  13. squackem

    squackem Fawn

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    I used to use a pendulum sight, but I did almost all of my hunting from a treestand, worked great. still have one on my old Ben Pearson.
     
  14. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Dang I just switched to a 1 pin dial last season (although I didn't get a bow shot at a deer) and now y'all got me rethinking my decision.
     

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