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#2861753 - 06/28/12 07:45 PM 1st shots with my new bow
switchbacker
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first thing i noticed was how light it is compared to my "old" switchback was. second, i went from 70 to 65 lbs and its a whole different ballgame. third is kinda tricky, this is the first time ive shot more than one pin, im confused as to what to set them at,how did you all determine the yardage you used? i may be back on a single pin before long, but i really like this copper john, and mixing it up as well
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#2861764 - 06/28/12 07:57 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: switchbacker]
mathews bow hunter
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Registered: 10/04/08
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most people set them 20 30 40 .
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#2861788 - 06/28/12 08:23 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: mathews bow hunter]
TNDeerGuy
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For hunting, I use a 4-pin sight and the yardages are 20,30,40 and 50. For in-between yardages, let's say 25 yards, I have found that for me that it is easier hold the 20-yard pin slightly above my target and let the arrow drop in to where I want it to go. Some people will use the 30-yard pin and let the arrow "rise" to the point of impact—it is all about which one works best mentally for you.
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#2861789 - 06/28/12 08:23 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: mathews bow hunter]
easy45
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 Originally Posted By: mathews bow hunter
most people set them 20 30 40 .


That's what mine are
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#2861814 - 06/28/12 08:41 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: easy45]
93civEJ1
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or you could aim between your 20 and 30 pin..lol
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#2862167 - 06/29/12 08:43 AM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: 93civEJ1]
REN
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when i got my new bow last year i ended up setting mine at 25-35-45 because the 20-30 pin were way to close together and really i could use the 20 for 30 so there was no need.
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#2862577 - 06/29/12 06:01 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: REN]
Toxophilite Phil
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I have found that for me it is best to set pins at 22,27,32,37.
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#2862617 - 06/29/12 06:43 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: Toxophilite Phil]
BowGuy84
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Registered: 09/16/07
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17.5, 28, 38, 50, 70

Most deer are missed by shooting over them, so I set my pins at these yardages to counteract the treestand effect and make it closer to on for real close shots.

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#2866255 - 07/04/12 06:32 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: switchbacker]
Boone 58
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Because i shoot so many deer between 20 and 30 yards i start and end there........i like 3 pin sights set up to 40. i wouldnt think i would be likely to shoot at 50 unless i went out west....and if that ever happens i will make the adjustments. This works well with me... \:\)
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#2867417 - 07/06/12 08:45 AM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: Boone 58]
infoman jr.
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My 5-pin is set at 20,30,40,50, & 60. I never aim between pins, I always put a pin on something. It works for me. If I had fewer pins, I'd drop the longer distances. 50 and 60 are for practice anyway.
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