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#3032184 - 11/13/12 08:57 PM pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin?
bswarchery
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I'm looking into changing my sight after this season. What experiences do you guys have regarding the different set ups I listed (pendulum, 3 pin, 5 pin)? Currently I use a 3 pin but am wondering about trying a new set up....

You now have the floor gentlemen!

Your thouhgts and experiences please.
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#3032237 - 11/13/12 09:36 PM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: bswarchery]
Eric Kilby
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how fast does your bow shoot?
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#3032529 - 11/14/12 07:58 AM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: Eric Kilby]
thetoolman
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Just bought an HHA single pin slider. Love the sight picture I get with the single pin.
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#3032775 - 11/14/12 10:10 AM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: thetoolman]
scn
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x2 on the HHA one pin slider
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#3033220 - 11/14/12 02:13 PM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: scn]
UTGrad
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If your bow shoots over 280 fps and you hunt here in TN a single pin is worth a look.
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#3033613 - 11/14/12 08:03 PM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: scn]
Radar
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 Originally Posted By: scn
x2 on the HHA one pin slider

Same here ! I love the simplicity of a single pin moveable sight . I lock mine down at 25 yards and I'm good out to 35 yards with a little elevation .
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#3034694 - 11/15/12 12:57 PM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: Eric Kilby]
bswarchery
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not sure the speed but reckon 260-280?
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#3035100 - 11/15/12 05:18 PM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: bswarchery]
Radar
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Most bow shots are less than 25 yards , so speed isn't much of a factor . I have done polls on several forums with hundreds of votes , and the average killing shot distance is less than 25 for whitetail deer .
I have been bow hunting for. 32 years now , and I can count on one hand the number of deer I have killed over 30 yards . In that case , a single pin moveable sight is not at a disadvantage .
If you are hunting in open areas where longer shots are common , a single pin moveable sight might not be the best choice .
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#3035167 - 11/15/12 06:04 PM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: Radar]
bswarchery
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I agree strongly with you Radar, all my experiences have been under 40 yards. The areas I hunt are mix woods (hard/pine) and doing a long 40+ will be a random occurance. So what is the difference between a pendulum verses fixed single pin? Does the pendulum give a better refence for treestand angle shots?
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#3035279 - 11/15/12 07:07 PM Re: pendulum, 3 pin or 5 pin? [Re: bswarchery]
Radar
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I haven't used a pendulum sight in 15 years . I see no need for them . Bend at the waist , keep good form , aim low on nervous deer .
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