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Offline ahoelzel

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Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« on: March 30, 2018, 12:55:42 PM »
How many folks here have deviated from the multi-pin sight to a single pin? I hear lots of specialists and successful hunters talk about a single pin, but it seems that most situations I am in demand for faster aiming and that taking the time, amidst all of the chaos of the hunt, to move that single around would jam me up. Thoughts?

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 01:25:52 PM »
I started my first three years of bow hunting with a multi-pin.
I purchased a single pin to mess around with and personally I didn't like it.

I will continue to use my multi-pin!

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 01:54:51 PM »
I been using a multi-pin for so long, if I went to a single pin Id think I broke the other 4 off

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 03:05:41 PM »
I just switched to a double up pin. I havent hunted with it but I think Im gonna like it. I used a single pin a few years ago and it cost me a nice buck. He went from 13 to 3 yards while I was at full draw. I think the double up pin will help with a situation like that.

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 12:09:49 PM »
I just switched to a double up pin. I havent hunted with it but I think Im gonna like it. I used a single pin a few years ago and it cost me a nice buck. He went from 13 to 3 yards while I was at full draw. I think the double up pin will help with a situation like that.

So someone explain to me what a "double up" pin is? Is that just like a 2 pin slider?

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 09:54:32 AM »
Its an up pin with two aiming references. The second reference isnt adjustable but the slider has two indicators that will give you the yardage of each reference. There are some videos on it, Spot Hogg is the only company I know of who is making this particular setup.

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 09:59:38 AM »
I have gone back and forth and personally I like to have multiple.

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 08:14:12 AM »
So what are everyone's thoughts on a multiple pin slider, such as a montana black gold ascent verdict?

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 09:51:05 AM »
I shoot an older Black Gold Ascent 4 pin and really like it. Good balance of multi pin and slider for the long shots. I figure if an animal is out at 60 and beyond I should have plenty of time to range and adjust. If not I really don't have business shooting that far. I've tried my hunting partners single pin setup and I'm not a fan. I think it would be great for 3D shoots and maybe treestand hunting with constant shooting distances but I'm not sure I could get comfortable in a western. hunting scenario.


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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 02:26:16 PM »
I use a 5 pin adjustable sight.


But I have seriously considered switching to a double pin sight from Spot Hogg. 

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 07:04:33 PM »
Multiple pins all the way for me. I do like the idea of a floater pin on the bottom for long shots but havent found one that I consider affordable.

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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 08:40:20 PM »
I really like the single pin, and have ran it for a few years. In years past I had a 4 pin and when it got to go mode always struggled with pin confusion. The single pin eliminates the guess work and I only have one thing to focus on. So I like the simplicity.


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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 08:56:21 PM »
Multiple pins all the way for me. I do like the idea of a floater pin on the bottom for long shots but havent found one that I consider affordable.

Keep an eye on classifieds here, at Rokslide, and Archery talk. I picked mine up used and got a deal because it was an older model. Still works good as new.


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Re: Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2018, 10:22:33 PM »
You could always have the best of both worlds and pick up a sight from Option Archery (multipin and a sliding single pin, but multiple pins can be flipped out of the way if you want to just see the single slider)I personally don't have one yet, but have been thinking about pulling the trigger on one. 
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Single versus multi pin sight set-up
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 05:02:17 AM »
So I have run a single pin adjustable sight for years. I really liked the idea of one single pin in my field of view. I thought it was a clean sight picture. This past year however I missed an opportunity at a Bull due to limited time to make an adjustment. This could be chalked up to lack of skill or confidence. My sight was set to 20 yrds because we were walking in thick timber and we had a small opening we popped into with a bull standing at 45 yards. I shot right over his back. I shoot almost everyday and my estimate when the pressure was on was off. Bottom line I walked away thinking I needed to look at a multi pin option. I went with a 5 pin and have shot with this all winter and summer. I began to feel it was really noisy in the sight picture and I also felt that it was limiting me from practicing at 70+ yards.  I like to shoot out to 100 yrds often for training. Bottom line I picked up a CBE 3 pin adjustable sight where the bottom pin is the float. I am pretty pumped with this sight so far. I have 20,30,40 pins with a very open sight picture, and if I need to reach out further I have plenty of adjustment.  For me it seems to be the best of both worlds.


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