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Question by NYhunter. Uploaded on July 09, 2009
for me it depends on the speed of my bow, for example, i can hit the same spot at 10 and 20 yards using the same pin, same thing for 25-35 but after that i have indivudual pins for every 10 yards. also depends on how far you are plannin to shoot. i shoot out to 65 yards so i have 5 pins.
I set my three pins at 20, 30, and 40 yards. Shot my deer this past year at 15 yards.
trtslayer nailed it. I use the same method, keep moving out until you notice a significant drop in your hits on target, then its time for a new pin location. Mine hits about the same all the way to 20 yds, then I have one that will work up to 35, and thats all that I shoot, so I only need two pins.
Like the above gents you need to figure out what works for you and your bow. I have mine set at 20, 30, 40 and 50.
I am using 1 moveable pin. It is all what you are comfortable with.
Mine are at 15, 25, 35, 45. I don't feel comfortable making shots longer than that with the bow.
i think it depends how far of a shot you would be taking if i was you i would just keep them the way they are.
when i did shoot my bow i had it sighted it 3 pin at 15, 20 and 30. i never did hunt with it but i loved target shooting.
i use one pin sighted in for 30yds dead on and can ajust for closer.
My first pin is for "zero" yards or an animal directly beneath me. My second pin is set after the arrow drops 5 inches then my third pin is set when the arrow drops another 5 inches. It's close to 0, 25, 35.
i set mine at 20-30-40- but my bow the 20 works great for 10 also do to the speed of the bow
30, 40, 50 and 60!
When I was hunting/guiding in Colo. I had pins set at 20,30,40,50,60.
Before anyone says anything, I've been shooting for over 30 years, and had help with the set-up and practiced with two "pro" shooters. One from PSE, the other from Reflex.
I took 2 elk with this rig. One at 23yds. the other was right at 47(It was all I had, and had practiced 4X a week that year).
I have one pin set at 20 yards since I can't shoot much farther than that in the woods where I hunt. But like what was said above, you have to set yours based on your bow and what types of shots you think you may have where you hunt.
I just bought a new Mission X3 so I'm still tinkering but right now I have three pins, 20, 35, and 45. It would have to be a nice buck in the open for me to use the 45 for now, but it's nice to know it's possible. Having said that, agreed with all of the above, work out what's best for your tackle and abilitites. Good hunting.
I use a 3-pin sight and have mine ranged for 15,25,and 35 I don't feel comfortable taking a shot outside 40 yards, and even if I did the area I hunt is to thick to shot that far.
20, 30, and 40. it seems to work in NW MO.
15, 25, and 35 works for me.
10, 15, 20, 25, 30.
I have mine set at 20 30 and 40 but i really only use the 20 and 40 i dont notice much diference between 20 and 30 yards with my bow
I use two on my Mathews a 20 and a 40 yard pin. They are so close together they are nearly touching. Its a fast bow!
10,15,20,30. I've done some shooting at 40 using my 30 pin, havnt got around to putting another pin on.
Agreed with CPT BRAD and + 1 for you sir!!!
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