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Old 02-16-2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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Just curious what type of setup folks have. Do you run one pin out to 30 or do you start at 20? Do you run pins all the way out to 80 or stop at 40, etc.? Are you a one pin guy/gal? Pro and cons of a few or many pins?
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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have 3 but only use the 20.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #4
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When I had multiple pins for hunting, I used 3. 20, 30 and 40. Too many clutters up the sight window and blocks area of animals that could be beneficial to see. Too few means you will inevitably get caught in the tweener range, and either shoot high, or miss low. I have seen it tons of times.

Now I went to a single pin for hunting and set it at 27 yards. Shoots within a 3 inch circle to 34 yards. Anything further than that, it walks without even drawing back.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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i have 4 but use 3, 30,40,50 and i put the bottom as low as it will go. my 20 and 30 were touching so i just us one.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:58 AM   #6
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3. I'm new at this so I only use one for now!
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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20,30,40,50,60 (5). Anything under 20 and the 20 pin is real close. I'd rarely shoot over 60 but have a decent idea of holdover out to 80.
The "clutter" of multiple pins can be pretty much a non-issue with .10 pins...
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #8
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One. You can kill whitetails over 30 yards. But ur gonna miss some, kill some and wound some. Got nothin to do with your shooting skill. Just the reaction of a whitetail. There is not a bow fast enough or quiet enough that they cant make a fool out of. Thats based on 25 years bowhunting experience. Not hear say.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:02 AM   #9
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #10
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #11
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1 pin.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #12
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Ok all you 1 and 3 pins folks; what distance are you setting them?
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #13
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3. 20, 30, and 40.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:15 AM   #14
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5. 20,30,40,50,60. But when taking game, I always try to get 25 yds or under
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:15 AM   #15
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1 pin set at 25yrds. I can hit 3" from 10-32 yrds. I range a 30yrd circle of death from stand. Once they enter that its all over with but the dragging.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:16 AM   #16
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20,30,40,50,60 (5). Anything under 20 and the 20 pin is real close. I'd rarely shoot over 60 but have a decent idea of holdover out to 80.
The "clutter" of multiple pins can be pretty much a non-issue with .10 pins...
this...

thats what I shoot.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #17
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1, but it moves, yeah i know crazy huh? lol... i have a truglo range rover sight. its alot like most of the HHA sights. I think the correct term is pendelum sights. its a 1 pin, but can be set from 0 to up to infinity yards on the right bow. i have marks on my tape at 20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60.... i can put as many marks as i want to.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #18
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I use 5 (20,30,40,50,60) I never shoot game over 30 yards
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:32 AM   #19
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20,30,40,50,60
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:33 AM   #20
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:36 AM   #21
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I use 9 pins that are .010 diameter.

20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #22
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5 pins. 20,30,40,50 & 60.

I try not to shoot WT's passed 25 or hogs passed 35.
The rest is for practice.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #23
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5 pins, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #24
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I have 5 but only because my bro-in-law and i have off-season friendly wager tournaments and never know what you will need!


That being said, if an animal is over 40 yards it walks. And for me to shoot past 35 it has to be the last day of the season and i need meat!!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #25
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I have 4, but only use one at a time!
Set at 20, 30, 40 and 50. Even still, I've never shot past 30 yards at a critter.

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1 pin set at 25yrds. I can hit 3" from 10-32 yrds. I range a 30yrd circle of death from stand. Once they enter that its all over with but the dragging.
I really like that. I think I might adopt your method.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:11 AM   #26
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I have 7 on my sight right now, but only have only 4 sighted in, 20, 30 40 and 50 yards. Normally I have it sighted in out to 80 yards, but with a lack of practice at longer distances, I have limited myself to 50 yards max under perfect conditions. When I bring my pins to a target i come up from the bottom so it is easy for me to count pins, 20, 30, 40 and so forth. The only time I used all 7 pins at once was on a 3x3 bull elk in CO I shot at 4 yards, all the pins fit perfect on his side!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #27
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4 pins. 25, 35, 45, 60
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:01 AM   #28
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I set 1 at 20. I can shoot out to 40 with it. I do shoot a slider. Bout out to 40 i dont have to move it on targets. Ive shot so many years like that its become second nature were to hold. All that said, if its a stinkin black buck or a hog. I'll shoot em as far as i can see em. I can get my slider out to 90yds. Whitetails. Im 25 yard max.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #29
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one slider that I normally have set at 22 but have made the marks out to 80
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #30
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5, and I have the same set up as the other 5 pin guys, "usually" reserve the 60yd pin for practice....
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #31
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6 (or five?) but only use the first 2 for 15 and 25
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:23 AM   #32
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I have five but only use three - 20,30 and40 yard pins
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #33
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3, 25/35/45
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #34
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20 30 and 40 with a 3 pin sight
35 with a single pin sight.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #35
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I have five but only use three - 20,30 and40 yard pins
Same here.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:33 AM   #36
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I set 1 at 20. I can shoot out to 40 with it. I do shoot a slider. Bout out to 40 i dont have to move it on targets. Ive shot so many years like that its become second nature were to hold. All that said, if its a stinkin black buck or a hog. I'll shoot em as far as i can see em. I can get my slider out to 90yds. Whitetails. Im 25 yard max.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #37
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My sight has 5 pins (20,30,40,50,&60) I practice out to about 70 yards, but come hunting season, I slide my bottom 4 down all the way and only use the 20. I don't shoot at game beyond 20-25 yards so removing the pins helps to remove to temptation to shoot further. Plus, I wont accidentally look at the wrong pin by mistake.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #38
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.....Now I went to a single pin for hunting and set it at 27 yards. Shoots within a 3 inch circle to 34 yards. Anything further than that, it walks without even drawing back.
This!
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:53 PM   #39
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25 40 50 60 70 and I cut a little groove in the top of my level for 80
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #40
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One. You can kill whitetails over 30 yards. But ur gonna miss some, kill some and wound some. Got nothin to do with your shooting skill. Just the reaction of a whitetail. There is not a bow fast enough or quiet enough that they cant make a fool out of. Thats based on 25 years bowhunting experience. Not hear say.
This is true and I normally won't shoot over 30 but I killed a cull this year at 42 that we had been trying to get and did get him....I know luck was involved but I only took the shot because I have 5 pins and normally practice out to 60.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #41
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just 1
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:04 PM   #42
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7 here.

20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80

Take shots you are comforable with some people that is 10 yards some 50 yards or more. It took some getting use to the 7 because I switched from a single pin but think the 7 is a better option for the hunting I do.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #43
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:57 PM   #44
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One pin is all I need.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #45
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Use a tru-glow one pin adjustable
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:12 PM   #46
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I use 1 Pin and 2 Pens
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #47
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I have a 5 pin sight, but only use 4 of them for hunting: 20, 30, 40, & 50. I've never used the 50 for hunting actually, but practice with it a lot.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:16 PM   #48
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #49
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20, 30, 40. I had it 3-4-5-6-7 in Alaska for range shooting, but I didn't bow hunt there.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #50
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