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#2948189 - 09/18/12 07:52 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: infoman jr.]
yamaha200
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Registered: 01/31/12
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I shoot 1 pin out to 30 yards, the another pin for 35 yards, that I also use at 40. The 35 yard pin shoots about 3 inches low at 40.
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#2948374 - 09/18/12 09:20 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: infoman jr.]
switchbacker
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Registered: 09/26/10
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i put a single pin on not too long ago, problem solved
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#2948445 - 09/18/12 10:20 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: switchbacker]
thejetman
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Registered: 09/11/11
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I have. And will always shoot one pin. Sited in at twenty. Anything between me and forty yards is dead.
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#2948490 - 09/18/12 11:40 PM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: thejetman]
Master Chief
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Registered: 10/11/11
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I have a 20, 30 & 40. Don't have a setup past 15 though.
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#2948595 - 09/19/12 06:15 AM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: REN]
droptyne
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Registered: 08/31/10
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 Originally Posted By: REN
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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#2948679 - 09/19/12 07:56 AM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: droptyne]
Dbllunger
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Registered: 12/08/04
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Loc: Middle Tennessee

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20-30-40
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#2949849 - 09/20/12 05:30 AM Re: 1st shots with my new bow [Re: Dbllunger]
102
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In the early 80's, bows were considerably slower than now. My pins were set at 20, 30, 40, and 50 in those days. I missed more that one deer because in the excitement of the moment, I'd use the wron pin.

Today, with hunting arrow speeds easily in excess of 250 fps, I RARELY if ever use the wrong pin. But now, my pins are set at 25, 35, and 45 yards. It also helps me to get a "sight picture" very quickly by simply having a top, middle, and bottom pin.

My set up shoots fairly flat from 8 yards to 27 yards, with about a 4 inch variation from top pin (8 yards) to bottom pin (27 yards). This way, it keeps it simple for me. I have always been bad at judging distance, especially from 20 feet up a tree. But I can quickly use my rangefinder (or in the old days, pace off prior to my climb), 25 yards in at least 4 directions. This way, anything outside my 25 yard mark I hold a hair high, or low if inside my marker.

The vast majority of all of our shots (hundreds) is 19 yards.

Good luck and remember to aim low!
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