View Full Version : Favorite 5 pin site?

Doe Nob
01-09-2013, 06:46 PM
I am wanting to upgrade my extreme archery 4 pin site. My shooting has gotten better and I've taken to bowhunting antelope spot and stalk and that REALLY can make you stretch your range. So what is everyone using? I bought a new drenalin 5 years ago and haven't changed anything since except my release and my stabilizer. Other questions - should I get more pins? Once I get competent at 60 I may want to stretch to 70 etc. I see the spot hog 7 or 9 pin site or whatever it is. I think my bow is fast enough that I can get away with one pin for zero to 30 yards and only have a 2-3 inch discrepancy. Is that inadvisable for some reason? What is everyone shooting these days?

Backcountry Stalker
01-09-2013, 07:09 PM
I shoot with a Spot Hogg SDP Hogg it. IMO I think pin count is personal preference. I'm not great with a single pin. So I choose to go with 7 pins because I'm more comfortable.

01-09-2013, 08:47 PM
I'm shooting a trophy ridge alpha v5. I really like the pin design on this sight, the pins do not obstruct the target on the right side of the field of view like most of the sights today.

Umpqua Hunter
01-09-2013, 10:50 PM
For years I have shot one pin from 0-30 yards. If I am inside of 30 yards there is no messing around with ranging. When you are outside 30, you usually have a bit more time to do that.

01-11-2013, 01:39 PM
I use a G5 5 pin on one of my bows and I love it. If you are wanting to shoot out a ways, I would look for one that has smaller pins. One thing I noticed with one of my other 5 pin sights is that if I were trying to shoot out to like 40 or 50 yards, my pin would take up the whole target. Which makes it a little hard to aim accurately! My G5 doesn't do that to me though and it is super easy to adjust.

01-12-2013, 06:42 AM
ive gotten to where i just remove my 20 yrd pin. adjusting the 30 is fairly easy and quick to do while aiming. ive never been a fan of the single pin thing but have been playing around with it and its pretty neta. surprisinglyneat. jen, ive used the g5 and really like it too

01-12-2013, 12:27 PM
Spot and stak archery antelope way back when was probably the most fun I've ever had hunting. Aside from doing that with a longbow, that is as pure as hunting gets. In my book, just about any buck taken that way is a trophy.

In fact, thanks a lot for reminding me. I think I'll build some points and try that again.

My preference is for fewer pins. When I'm drawing on an animal I don't want to see a forest of pins. Nine pins? Good grief! Was it pin 5 or 6, and did I count right? Not me. If you're practicing, you'll know how much to adjust for inbetween distances.

01-25-2013, 08:53 PM
that new trophy ridge react 5 pin site seems cool, you need to watch the video on the web site.

01-31-2013, 05:48 PM
Spot Hogg "Hoggit Hunter w/ Hogg Wrap".

01-31-2013, 06:20 PM
+1 on the spot hogg

02-09-2013, 10:21 PM
that new trophy ridge react 5 pin site seems cool, you need to watch the video on the web site.

I am shooting the Trophy Ridge React sight on my Obsession and it is awesome! Great sight and incredibly accurate design. If your shooting off at long range, then you are shooting poorly.

03-01-2013, 01:18 PM
Montana black gold ascent with 4in dovetail and vengeance head...multi pin plus slider for the long shots

03-02-2013, 07:48 AM
Spott Hogg

In God We Trust
04-11-2013, 08:40 PM
My bro has been shooting spot hog for years and swears by them. I shoot the trophy ridge vertical 5 pin and love it. I don't think you can go wrong with most of the quality gear these days, it just depends on what type of 5 pin you like. Spot hog and trophy ridge both make great gear.

04-28-2013, 08:32 PM
G5 optik, I know it is only a 4 pin but I really like the 3 set & 1 floating pin design.

05-10-2013, 05:56 AM
There's a G5 le on camofire this morning half off. I'd buy one, but just switched to BlackGold last year.

05-10-2013, 07:32 AM
Montana Black Gold Ascent.

05-30-2013, 07:39 PM
Spot Hogg.

06-13-2013, 09:25 AM
Sword Sights !!!