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Old 09-20-2020, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Looking at a slider

Iíve had a spot Hogg 5 pin sight and although I like it, the pins are kind of a pain to fine tune for me.
Iíve been debating going to a single pin slider.

Eyes are getting older and I think going simple w a single pin will help.

Looking for opinions and suggestions.
Any lone gone from fixed to slider and howíd you like it?

Recommendations on a sight?
Left handed.
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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I changed to single pin side. I have the apex covert pro and I really like it but since it does have a lens in it, i do get a glare some times depending on sun/shadow situation. I almost went with with the HHA sport but just got a better price on the apex
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:48 PM   #3
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I changed to single pin side. I have the apex covert pro and I really like it but since it does have a lens in it, i do get a glare some times depending on sun/shadow situation. I almost went with with the HHA sport but just got a better price on the apex

Does a lens help with cruddy vision?
Eye dr was talking bifocals
Iím not happy
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:27 PM   #4
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I use a 3 pin slide. Set top 2 fro 20 and 30 and use the bottom pin as a slider - they all move though when sliding. It is a CBE.
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:41 PM   #5
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Iíve had a spot Hogg 5 pin sight and although I like it, the pins are kind of a pain to fine tune for me.
Iíve been debating going to a single pin slider.

Eyes are getting older and I think going simple w a single pin will help.

Looking for opinions and suggestions.
Any lone gone from fixed to slider and howíd you like it?

Recommendations on a sight?
Left handed.
I just bought the HHA 5000. Metal gears and micro adjust with an amazingly simple set up and sighting in. About 217.00
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:00 PM   #6
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I've looked at a couple of slider pin setups. My question is what do you do when your stalking? Say your elk or pig hunting, not in a blind, is the slider setup more advantageous than a fixed pin sight?

In a blind, I can see that a slide would be a perfect setup. School me on this
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:46 PM   #7
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I donít stalk much, if any
Mostly ground blind, so it fits for my style.

I could see a 2 -3 pin slider working pretty well for stalking tho. But, I mean, you gotta judge distance and pick a pin...what the difference w a slider? You do a fast adjust and shoot. Doesnít seem to different.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:01 PM   #8
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Does a lens help with cruddy vision?
Eye dr was talking bifocals
Iím not happy
from the factory no. But you can buy a 2x power lens that mounted on the sight to help you. Like a 2x power scope
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:03 PM   #9
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I've looked at a couple of slider pin setups. My question is what do you do when your stalking? Say your elk or pig hunting, not in a blind, is the slider setup more advantageous than a fixed pin sight?

In a blind, I can see that a slide would be a perfect setup. School me on this
Personally I don't do much spoyt and stalk but adjustingvyhe pin is quick and easy. It even stays in place without having to tighen it down.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:07 AM   #10
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I've looked at a couple of slider pin setups. My question is what do you do when your stalking? Say your elk or pig hunting, not in a blind, is the slider setup more advantageous than a fixed pin sight?

In a blind, I can see that a slide would be a perfect setup. School me on this
I set mine at the middle of the range where the shots will most likely occur. When we're setup in the timber trying to call in elk, most of the time (where I've set up anyways) shots will be 15-30ish yards before the timber gets too thick. I might set it it at 24 yards and just aim accordingly from there. Sometimes you can't shoot more than 20 yards so moving it is a non-issue.

When you're stalking, you'll be using a range finder most likely, and it literally takes 2 seconds to adjust a slider up or down. I don't think you can beat the clear sight picture of a single pin, especially at the edge of darkness when pig shots are likely to occur.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:12 AM   #11
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I set mine at the middle of the range where the shots will most likely occur. When we're setup in the timber trying to call in elk, most of the time (where I've set up anyways) shots will be 15-30ish yards before the timber gets too thick. I might set it it at 24 yards and just aim accordingly from there. Sometimes you can't shoot more than 20 yards so moving it is a non-issue.

When you're stalking, you'll be using a range finder most likely, and it literally takes 2 seconds to adjust a slider up or down. I don't think you can beat the clear sight picture of a single pin, especially at the edge of darkness when pig shots are likely to occur.
Agreed on all accounts. I switched about 5 years ago and love it.

I use a MBG Accent Ambush
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:14 AM   #12
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I recently bought the NE Fast Eddie 2-pin. Having trouble getting it sighted in though as I don't have 60yds to shoot like they recommend for picking the correct tape. Trying to see if I can make 40yds work...
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:37 AM   #13
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CBE single pin is what I put on a few weeks ago. I really like shooting it compared to my 5 pin Spott Hogg. Improved my groups almost instantly. Havent used it in the field yet though, so I cant speak to ease of use in a hunting situation.


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Old 09-21-2020, 08:25 PM   #14
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IMO, I like a 3-5 pin fixed. No adjustments. The KISS principle. If the pins are fuzzy- A Specialty Archery Products Verifier will clear the pins.
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Old 09-22-2020, 12:23 AM   #15
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Fast Eddie is tough to beat. If vision is an issue get the larger pin.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:50 AM   #16
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I set mine at the middle of the range where the shots will most likely occur. When we're setup in the timber trying to call in elk, most of the time (where I've set up anyways) shots will be 15-30ish yards before the timber gets too thick. I might set it it at 24 yards and just aim accordingly from there. Sometimes you can't shoot more than 20 yards so moving it is a non-issue.

When you're stalking, you'll be using a range finder most likely, and it literally takes 2 seconds to adjust a slider up or down. I don't think you can beat the clear sight picture of a single pin, especially at the edge of darkness when pig shots are likely to occur.

Perfect! Just what I was looking for, hands on experience. In theory the advantage of the single pin set up seemed to outweigh the disadvantages,. Appreciate the detail.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:13 AM   #17
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I have HHA Kingpin and CBE Engage Hybrid. Both single pin sliders. Both are great sights, but I like the HHA better.

Single pin works great for my hunting scenarios, but in some cases it may not be the best choice. As mentioned, arrow trajectory may let you keep the single pin set at 25 and essentially allow you to be able to make kill shots from 0-35 yards.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:29 AM   #18
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Put my first slider on in December last year. Sighted in and killed a deer within two weeks. Put a spot hogg 2 pin with .10 pins. By far the best archery decision Iíve ever made. Shot it first time since February last week. Dead on at 20/30/40 held tight groups and no adjustment needed. Surprised the heck outta me and is fun to play out at range like 80 and 90 for giggles and grins.


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Old 09-25-2020, 08:47 PM   #19
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Iíve had a spot Hogg 5 pin sight and although I like it, the pins are kind of a pain to fine tune for me.
Iíve been debating going to a single pin slider.

Eyes are getting older and I think going simple w a single pin will help.

Looking for opinions and suggestions.
Any lone gone from fixed to slider and howíd you like it?

Recommendations on a sight?
Left handed.
Man, I went to to sigle pin slider years ago....best move I made with a sight. Preset at 25 yds and Im good to almost 30 then adjust accordingly.
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Old 09-28-2020, 02:25 PM   #20
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I switched over to a HHA Tetra this summer and love it.
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Old 09-28-2020, 03:15 PM   #21
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my spot hogg fast eddie double pin just came in today... will be sighting in today hopefully with ease!
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Old 09-28-2020, 03:31 PM   #22
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I switched last year and love it. I was having trouble focusing my vision with all the pins. I went with an HHA Tetra Single pin. It has been a great sight for me, highly recommended.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:22 AM   #23
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Few years ago I switch to a cbe single vertical pin slider and I love it. Won't ever go back to a multiple pin sight. Now I am looking at ultraview scope.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:58 AM   #24
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I run the fast eddie double pin. For most texas whitetail encounters, you should ever have to touch it. Set it at 20 and your second pin is probably in the mid 30's, from there you could just gap it if you needed.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:00 AM   #25
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I've looked at a couple of slider pin setups. My question is what do you do when your stalking? Say your elk or pig hunting, not in a blind, is the slider setup more advantageous than a fixed pin sight?

In a blind, I can see that a slide would be a perfect setup. School me on this
Exactly why I went with a CBE 3 pin slider, covers all hunting scenarios that I do...
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