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#2968369 - 10/04/12 10:26 AM Single Pin Shooters
Smoked
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All right you single pin shooters, sell me on these. I have been debating on buying one, because I only use two pins on my bow now, and I'm very comfortable doing so, but there is to much clutter with my other pins there I have 5. My top pin is set for 10-30yards and second pin 30-50yards. I know I can take the rest out but just haven't. So the guys who shoot them give me the pros and cons.
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#2968651 - 10/04/12 01:51 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: Smoked]
nate17
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I used to shoot a mathews reezen.

I had to take some pins out because i dont like clutter and was shooting top pin 25 and under, second pin 40, 3rd pin 50, with my 50 groups sometimes being bigger than a basketball.

I bought a bowtech insanity and put the same sight on it and my pin gaps got even smaller to the point to where i was very inaccurate on my middle pin because of clutter/small pin gap.

Purchased HHA single pin, got rid of clutter, now throwing softball sized groups at 60 yds. Shot a deer at 57 with it and didnt even think twice about it.

A con would be recently i had 5 deer feeding in front of me and went to slide my sight for the shot and i made this really loud squeak. This was probably partially due to the dusty environment i was hunting in. In the end, I still got my shot off, but all of the deer did hear the noise and looked from 40-45yds away.

Just my story tifwiw


Edited by nate17 (10/04/12 01:55 PM)

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#2968701 - 10/04/12 02:25 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: nate17]
StalkingWolf
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A variable single pin sight like the HHA requires a little more presence of mind. You cannot forget to adjust for different yardages. I use a fixed single pin because I am disciplined enough to stay within the range of that pin. For me simplicity is the key.
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#2968731 - 10/04/12 02:38 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: StalkingWolf]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: StalkingWolf
I use a fixed single pin because I am disciplined enough to stay within the range of that pin. For me simplicity is the key.

x 2.

Single aiming point, dead-on at 30 yards.
Little to think about.
Put it just a tad high when shooting at 30 to 40 yards;
Hold it a tad low when shooting under 30.

A single pin can be a great advantage in low light.

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#2968742 - 10/04/12 02:44 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: Wes Parrish]
StalkingWolf
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: StalkingWolf
I use a fixed single pin because I am disciplined enough to stay within the range of that pin. For me simplicity is the key.

x 2.

Single aiming point, dead-on at 30 yards.
Little to think about.
Put it just a tad high when shooting at 30 to 40 yards;
Hold it a tad low when shooting under 30.

A single pin can be a great advantage in low light.


Wes, Another thing is that I am getting old and my eyes just do not focus as well. All those pins kind of glob together, especially in low light.

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#2968925 - 10/04/12 04:55 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: StalkingWolf]
switchbacker
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I like not covering my target with all the pins on other sights, if i can see it and its under 45 i let it fly
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#2968937 - 10/04/12 05:05 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: switchbacker]
UTGrad
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#2968986 - 10/04/12 05:57 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: UTGrad]
bowriter
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I have bowhunted for a ton of big game all across the U.S. and Canada. I only shot one pin and fingers for my entire career with vertical bows. Always, my one pin was set dead on at 25-yards.

I shot 65-70 pounds and a 125-gr. head. It was simple to start at 10-yards and shoot one arrow every five yards out to 40-yards. Doing that, I knew exactly where to hold to hit dead on. However, hitting dead center is not important.

You have a minimum of five inches, 2.5 high and 2.5 low on most game. So, with a pin at 25, from 0-30 yards, I simply held dead center of the killzone. Further than that, I simply held a little high.

You see, I was not concerned with nailing a poker chip. I was concerned with hitting a football. Think of it that way and you will be just fine.
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#2969001 - 10/04/12 06:25 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: UTGrad]
Knothead
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Love my Black Gold Ascent




Dude, get off the iPhone, for cryin out loud! You are supposed to be hunting, not reading TNDeer. You can live without your iPhone for 2 hrs, surely. Geez! No wonder you haven't killed a deer yet!!
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#2969094 - 10/04/12 07:44 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: Knothead]
FOX FIRE
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I tried all kinds of pin set ups & all made noise & vibrated loose after a while & would need to be reset, always at the worst possable time, plus all the pins bunched up made it a hassle to see what I was shoot'n at.

Got a single pin set up from Carolina Archery & fixed all that, set it at 30 yards & guess the rest, my bow ( my beloved old High Country) shoots relatively flat so it aint hard to figure out wher ya need to place the pin, noth'n to it.

Just to try it remove all your pins but one, take it for a test drive, if ya dont like it replace them...at no cost to you, HA !!
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