Bow sights

Discussion in 'Archery Equipment' started by Lounative14, Oct 21, 2019.

Fixed pin or adjustable

  1. Fixed 3 pin

    38.5%
  2. 3 pin, adjustable 3rd pin

    7.7%
  3. Fixed 5 pin

    53.8%
  1. Lounative14

    Lounative14 Fawn

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    I got my first bow a couple weeks ago. A bear package bow I got from dicks on sale. I got it all sighted in and i suppose i could just leave it alone but while learning it and messing with it, I stretched the plastic on the sight where the screws tighten down for windage/ elevation. Kinda sorta hesitant to trust it so I've been looking for a new sight. The ones that I've been eyeing are the trophy ridge fix 3 pin and trophy ridge hotwire with the adjustable 3rd pin. Is the hotwire something I should spend the extra money on. Fixed 3 pin seems fine to me but I am new to archery and want something that will work going forward as I learn in the coming years. Just by looking at them I dont believe I'm interested In trying the single pin slide sights. Thanks for any input
     
  2. mike goodlett

    mike goodlett 6 pointer

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    For a guy starting out a three pin sight should be fine. I use a single pin sight but my eyes are older and even three pins its hard for me to hold high or low with. less to thank about to lol.
     
  3. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Voted fixed but use a single pin Impact Archery pendulum.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
  4. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Buy a 3 pin fixed, and pull 2 pins out. At least that's what I do
     
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  5. Lounative14

    Lounative14 Fawn

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    Why would I do that when I can just buy a single pin..I have my bow setup for 10/20/30 on first pin, 40 for second, and 3rd pin is idle until I can get more shooting time behind it
     
  6. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    3 pin fixed for you.
     
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    How you shoot one pin 10/20/30? Set a pin at 20, one at 30, and one at 40. You're 20 pin should shoot barely high at 10, unless your bow is slow as hell.
     
  8. Lounative14

    Lounative14 Fawn

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    I had to run my 2nd pin all the way up on my first to make it close at 30..the first pin was closer..it could be me, being not that great of a shooter yet. But that's just the way it worked. This weekend i shot over a doe at 34 yards using my second pin, nailed another at 31 using the first pin
     
  9. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    You have 2 adjustments for up and down, a course sight adjustment, and a fine pin adjustment. It sounds like you need to get your sight adjusted way up first then work your pins (or your site arm was installed upside down). Put your pins in the middle range of possible adjustment then use the site adjustment to get your 20 yard pin close. At that point use your pin adjustment to get on at 20, 30, and 40.
    What county are you in? Most bowshops will help you out with this without charging much if anything. If they do please buy something from them.
    You sound like me so im going to give you advice you need to hear. Be patient and step away from the task before you break stuff. Im the same way though lol.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
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  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    You need to get with a knowledgeable archer and shoot/get advice. Where are you located?
     
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  11. Lounative14

    Lounative14 Fawn

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    I am in Jefferson county. Unfortunately kings archery closed. I'm going to buy a new sight regardless due to the extruded plastic. But I plan on finding a reputable bow shop to have them install it instead of a big box store
     
  12. Lounative14

    Lounative14 Fawn

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    I would love to find someone near me to show me the ropes, all I can do is learn from youtube and some friends that just know a little bit about it.
     
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  13. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Anybody near this kid that can help? And yes, the big box store clerks typically don't know much more than you do..... I'd love to help, but I'm 2 hours away.
     
  14. Lounative14

    Lounative14 Fawn

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    I appreciate it..I'm actually working in glasgow this week but have my bow back home
     
  15. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Oh crap... If you come to Glasgow to work again, holler... I from Glasgow, live in Bowling Green. I'd be glad to hook up with you for a little session to try to help you out....
     

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