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#3327148 - 08/18/13 08:51 PM Need help sighting in a bow
Barrett
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For the last several years I've used a pendulum sight but this year I bought a new 3 pin sight. It has the vertical pins and ive read to get the 30 yad pin perfect by moving the entire sight up/down, left/right. Once that one is set, move just the pins for 20 and 40 up and down. I've got the 20 and 30 dead on but the 40 is shooting high. I keep moving it up and if it goes any higher its almost gonna be dead even with the 30.

What do I do??
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#3327149 - 08/18/13 08:52 PM Re: Need help sighting in a bow [Re: Barrett]
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move the actual pin and not the sight.
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#3327152 - 08/18/13 08:54 PM Re: Need help sighting in a bow [Re: deerhunter10]
stik
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use 1 pin at 20 and one at 30-40.
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#3327156 - 08/18/13 08:55 PM Re: Need help sighting in a bow [Re: stik]
SES
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Are you shooting downhill or on flat ground?
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#3327159 - 08/18/13 08:57 PM Re: Need help sighting in a bow [Re: SES]
Barrett
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Where I was shooting today is slightly downhill.
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#3327160 - 08/18/13 08:58 PM Re: Need help sighting in a bow [Re: SES]
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Take a breather. Look at it tomorrow afternoon. Make sure everything is tight and fastened down. Shoot one arrow each at the 20 and the 30, make sure everything is still where it is supposed to be. Don't over think it.
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#3327329 - 08/18/13 11:21 PM Re: Need help sighting in a bow [Re: Barrett]
TNDeerGuy
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 Originally Posted By: Barrett
For the last several years I've used a pendulum sight but this year I bought a new 3 pin sight. It has the vertical pins and ive read to get the 30 yad pin perfect by moving the entire sight up/down, left/right. Once that one is set, move just the pins for 20 and 40 up and down. I've got the 20 and 30 dead on but the 40 is shooting high. I keep moving it up and if it goes any higher its almost gonna be dead even with the 30.

What do I do??


I set my sight housing where the ring of the housing is perfectly centered in my peep sight window—I do this because I use that reference to set my anchor point. I then shoot and set my left and right and move the entire sight as needed—no way around this one. Afterwards, I move only my pins, leave the sight housing alone, to match up with my point of impact. I set my pins at 20,30,40 and 50. I will say this.....set your pins in short sessions. Shoot 3 arrows at 20yds and move the pin toward where the point of impact is and then shoot 3 more to confirm and move again if needed. I would shoot no more than 12 arrows and then set the bow down and walk-away and rest—nothing is worse than trying to sight in a bow when you are not at 100% and frustrated. Then go back to it after a few hours and shoot no more than 12 hours again and repeat the process. Only set one pin per day. At anytime you get frustrated, or think you're getting even slightly fatigued, set it down and walk away—not doing that will lead to further frustration.
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#3327775 - 08/19/13 10:17 AM Re: Need help sighting in a bow [Re: TNDeerGuy]
TRIGGER
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Good advice TNDeerGuy. If your shooting downhill to sight your 40 in but were shooting on flat ground for your thirty it will be different.
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#3327861 - 08/19/13 11:30 AM Re: Need help sighting in a bow [Re: TRIGGER]
Barrett
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try it again this evening and see if I can get it right.
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