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#2969243 - 10/04/12 09:11 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: FOX FIRE]
14 Point

Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 8467
Loc: Collierville,TN.

Been using single pin HHA sights for the last 7 years, I would NEVER considering going back to a multi-pin sight ever again!!!! All I can say is try one and see for yourself!
To one with faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

#2969274 - 10/04/12 09:26 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: W.Seay]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

I have a range rover now that i really like. I am getting a hha for xmas and i know it will be great.
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

#2969342 - 10/04/12 10:34 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: muddyboots]
4 Point

Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 335
Loc: Bradley County, TN

just made the switch last weekend. I love it. I am not used to the slider yet as I mad a 60 yard shot on my 30 yard mark. You will like it. I can tell you I will probably leave it at 30 yards and hold high and low. Just less to think about. I bought the HHA slider with a .010 pin. Man it is sweet.
#2969587 - 10/05/12 08:16 AM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: DMAG]
Crow Terminator
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 10/23/99
Posts: 9029
Loc: McMinn County

There are positives and negatives to both single pin sliders and multi pin sights. You have the weigh each according to your own likes and dislikes. There is no wrong answer in it. Just a bunch of opinions.

I have shot the single pin slider sights...some things I like about them and some things I do not. The #1 gripe I have is the weight associated with them. All of the HHA sights are 8+ ounces in weight. All of the sliders are compact and weigh in that 8-12 ounce range. The weight wouldn't be bad if it were balanced/distributed out away from the riser...but with them being short and compact, the weight all sits right there on the riser. It's more of a balance issue for me.

So here's Crow's way of getting around this. Most people say they set the slider pin in one spot and don't move it. What I've done is incorporate the best of both worlds. I bought a cheap pin sight with bright fibers. Honestly the only reason I did this was because my pin sight I planned on hunting with didn't have a place to mount a quiver bracket on it. The one I got is a Trophy Ridge Punisher. $30 plus tax. I took one pin off...which left me with two pins. I set the top pin in the middle of the sight housing and used the gang adjustment to make that pin my 25 yard pin. Then I used the 2nd pin as a "hail mary" pin. I set it for 50 yards, which is about as far as I am going to shoot at a deer. This acts as a safety buffer for me...I don't have the clutter of pins blocking the sight picture. If I range the deer at 35 yards I know I need to aim high with my 25 pin...but I know not to aim any higher than where my 50 pin I wont overshoot. Basically I can bridge the gap between the two pins. I didn't choose the Punisher for any other reason than was cheap. #2 it is extremely light weight.

I've been practicing long shots all late summer...and the first deer kill of 2012 for me was at about 8 yards. lol

#2969685 - 10/05/12 09:25 AM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: Crow Terminator]
4 Point

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 351
Loc: East TN

Thanks for all the info guys. I think I'll pull out my pins except one and start there.
#2969844 - 10/05/12 11:56 AM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: Smoked]
8 Point

Registered: 09/08/10
Posts: 2051
Loc: alabama

i am hoping to buy a new bow this year that shoots at least 300 fps with a hunting shaft .then i will set one pin out to 30 and be done with it. i have made the mistake of shooting at a deer with the wrong seeing that in the timber this time of year its very hard to shoot pass 30 to 40 yards . and thats about my comfort level any way . one fixed pin on a faster bow seems ideal to me ..but my pse xs just ain t up to the task . as from 20 to 30 it drops over pretty quick with the set up i have now.any way thats what i am going to try next but it all depends if i can handle shooting a higher poundage faster bow..
#2969871 - 10/05/12 12:17 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: FOX FIRE]
6 Point

Registered: 09/11/11
Posts: 541
Loc: Knox

Always shot a single pin sight. It eliminates guessing at the moment of truth. I site it in it 30 yards and stay within my range. Plus. It helps you not want to throw an 8 dollar arrow at a deer past that. I hate losing arrows. So this way I know that if I keep my max distance to target 30 and closer, I am morenlikely to make a kill shot. I don't like taking those iffy shots. Personal preference. But it works for me. Once I get to my stand sight
I walk off 30 yards and hand a scent thing from a branch, or lay it on the ground. Then I get into my stand, and imagine a circle around me. Using the scent can as a reference. Anything inside that "circle" is then ok for a shot.
Archers see how far away they can hit a target, Bowhunters see how close they can get to theirs.

#2969964 - 10/05/12 01:54 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: thejetman]
4 Point

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 351
Loc: East TN

right now I'm at the "If it ain't broke don't fix it" way of thinking, because I CAN shoot just fine the way my bow is set up now, but i just HATE THE CLUTTER.
#2970015 - 10/05/12 03:13 PM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: Smoked]
16 Point

Registered: 06/18/01
Posts: 10680
Loc: Moss, Tennessee

I have used them in the past. As Crow said, there are advantages and disadvantages to single and multiple pins. I prefer multiple pins myself. I do like the less cluttered look and also like the single pin coming up from the bottom. I do like the idea of being able to mark a bunch of yardages on a slider to have a lot more yardages where you could hold dead on. However, I'm not much on leaving the sight in one place and holding high or low. I also, do not like the idea of having to try and move the sight with a deer in range. In the right situation, I am comfortable to 40 and a little beyond. I don't want to not be able to shoot at one or have to move my sight to shoot at one at 42 yards because my sight is locked at 25. I have never shot the wrong pin but I did shoot at a turkey thinking I had my slider locked at 20 when it was actually at 25. So you can make mistakes with single pins to.
VooDoo Mafia

#2970621 - 10/06/12 04:16 AM Re: Single Pin Shooters [Re: TheAirMan]
TN Whitetail Freak
8 Point

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 1942
Loc: Bradford, TN (Gibson Co.)

Just get one of these and keep your fixed pin sights

I had a 10-20 yard pin and other pins at 30,40,50 & 60

Now I just use one pin 10-50 yards
Crossbows should be for the handicap only!

Life's Not Handed To Ya; Go Get It.

Sure, the rut is a GREAT time to hunt if you don't know what you're doing!

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