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Old 09-26-2018, 08:38 AM   #1
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I was looking for a good 7 pin site and my bow shop was talking me into the Option 6 or the Option 8... Which Mr. Adam was being a hell of a salesmen and almost had me hooked lined and sinkered. If you have used or have one was it worth the gold you had to use to pay for it.


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Old 09-26-2018, 01:29 PM   #2
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If hunting a once in a lifetime caribou hunt..... maybe (probably still not). Other than that and possibly a mountain sheep species. &$*% NO
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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Never understood need for that many pins unless you are doing some long range shooting. I had 4 on mine and never used more than 2.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:39 PM   #4
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Never understood need for that many pins unless you are doing some long range shooting. I had 4 on mine and never used more than 2.


Yeah went to some 3D shoots and would like to lose less arrows had several targets between 80-110 yards



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Old 09-26-2018, 01:40 PM   #5
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Lol! I can see it for that then
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:13 PM   #6
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Yeah went to some 3D shoots and would like to lose less arrows had several targets between 80-110 yards



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Where did you go to a shoot with several targets between 80-110 yds?

No class I know of shoots that far, but it has been a year or 2 since I went to any
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:17 PM   #7
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A lot of pins seems to really get i the way of your line of sight in hunting situations. Maybe open country where you might have to stretch it out some times.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:18 PM   #8
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Where did you go to a shoot with several targets between 80-110 yds?



No class I know of shoots that far, but it has been a year or 2 since I went to any


I guess you have never done the Total Archery Challenge that's hosted annually in Texas?


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Old 09-26-2018, 09:20 PM   #9
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Where did you go to a shoot with several targets between 80-110 yds?



No class I know of shoots that far, but it has been a year or 2 since I went to any


Here's the link. https://totalarcherychallenge.com/ it's actually hosted in several states. Good luck hope to see you next year.


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Old 09-26-2018, 09:26 PM   #10
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A lot of pins seems to really get i the way of your line of sight in hunting situations. Maybe open country where you might have to stretch it out some times.


Yeah like I said previously it's not for hunting....


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Old 09-26-2018, 09:29 PM   #11
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Yeah like I said previously it's not for hunting....


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My bad... stack em up then just donít get lost in all them pins
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:15 PM   #12
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A lot of pins seems to really get i the way of your line of sight in hunting situations. Maybe open country where you might have to stretch it out some times.


I agree. I went with a 5 pin Trophy Ridge react sight a couple years ago. Love the sight but when I buy another one Iíll go with a 3 pin slider. I thinks itís the most versatile option for the average distances - 20, 30, and 40 yards with the micro adjustability for longer shots. That way you donít have a bunch of pins blocking your site picture. Something thatís more important at longer distances.


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Old 09-27-2018, 07:25 AM   #13
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I have it and like it. I have the 5 pin fixed with 1 movable pin, and like it.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:44 AM   #14
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Nope, never heard of it
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:12 AM   #15
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3-4 works great. Unless you like very specific ranges. Good heart shots at those ranges instead of putting it in the middle
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:33 AM   #16
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just looked at that option 6.....lots of moving parts. and that price tag

i am with some of theses other guys, i shot a black gold single pin for 3d and swapped over to a react 5 pin for season. i dont hunt specific distances and dont have the time to adjust the single pin on an animal as it moves waiting for it to stop or me to stop it.....i dont like all the pins though, they cloud up my sight picture sometimes and i have been known to shoot the wrong pin
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:35 AM   #17
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I have it and like it. I have the 5 pin fixed with 1 movable pin, and like it.


Yeah that's the one I'm thinking about getting, do you regret spending that money or were you like dang this thing is worth it.


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Old 09-27-2018, 08:51 AM   #18
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I have a Spot Hogg 7 pin sight that I would make you a deal on. It is the Cameron Hanes edition.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:54 AM   #19
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I'm a single pin guy
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:14 AM   #20
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Yup. Me too.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:18 AM   #21
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I've got one from G5 i think. it's got two pins. top pin is a fixed pin that is deadon at 20 yards. I can use it for anything up to 30 yards with extreme confidence.
the other pin floats and i can dial it up to way beyond my comfort zone. It basically stays at 40 and i can count, on one finger, the times i've used it.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:34 AM   #22
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When I was younger I could deal with that many pins today my vision is not what it used to be and some colors do not stand out as well . I made the switch to a fast eddie dual pin sight . Set it up did the walk back to 60 found the right tape. I then did the walk back from 60 to 100 it works

The dual pin is nice as for me its a 20-40 set up with 30 being right in the middle ( which makes sense ha ha )
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:45 AM   #23
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When I was younger I could deal with that many pins today my vision is not what it used to be and some colors do not stand out as well . I made the switch to a fast eddie dual pin sight . Set it up did the walk back to 60 found the right tape. I then did the walk back from 60 to 100 it works

The dual pin is nice as for me its a 20-40 set up with 30 being right in the middle ( which makes sense ha ha )
I have this same setup. It's amazing how much better I shoot not being cluttered by pins. If you've never shot one I suggest you try it. You could at least buy different scopes with the slider and decide from there after trying them.
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:31 AM   #24
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I love my axcel accutouch 3 pin slider. 20,30,40 and dial out as far as I want to past that using the bottom pin


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Old 09-28-2018, 08:48 AM   #25
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Yeah that's the one I'm thinking about getting, do you regret spending that money or were you like dang this thing is worth it.


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I like it, but i also liked my last truglo sight. There is nothing crazy awesome about it, and if i had to buy a new sight today i would keep this in consideration and look at others.
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:55 AM   #26
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Best hunting sight on the market right now is the double pin spot hog.
You get 2 fixed pins and adjustable way out. That Hanes guy was shooting 180 y with his on the tube the other day
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:55 AM   #27
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I have an option 4 and love it. I used to have a 7 pin and hated the crowded sight picture. 3 fixed pins is all I need for a quick shot and I leave the 4th pin on 50 while Im stalking, knowing I can dial it in if I have time. Its a very easy to use site.
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:56 AM   #28
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I will also add the benefit in my mind of the option site is that the housing doesnt move so your fixed pins are always set. The slider pin moves independent of the housing.
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