Just imagine this: You are calling in a bull elk. You call him into 50 yards. You dial in your one pin sight to 50 and then draw back to full draw. Then, suddenly he comes in to 30 yards. What do you do now? You would have to let your draw down, adjust your pin, draw back again, and hope that while doing all of this he won't spook and run for it! There are just way to many what if's and unknowns for me to want to buy a one pin sight. Keep it simple and buy a nice 5 pin sight from spot hogg and you wont be sorry!
The single pin sight is great for stand hunting when the shot is at a fixed, known distance. I don't think they're practical for most western hunting situations. I'd stick with the 5-pin.
Live to hunt, hunt to live.
I have a BG Ascent with 3 pins. The first is set at 27yds, that puts me a couple of inches high at 20, and a couple inches low at 30. My other 2 pins are set for 40 and 50. I didn't want a sight with a lot of pins to clutter it up. Anything farther than 50 I adjust my sight, if the animal moves closer I can shoot with my other pins. Pic what is right for you and the situation that you will most be in, and practice with it. If you don't like it, change back.
It seems alot of folks are going to them these days, I remember watching a hunting show and a guy shot over the back of a bull at 20? Yards... Like way over the back! He added it up to his sight being at 50 yards because he was showing how it worked to a guy in camp that morning and forgot to put it back to his preset yardage he usually keeps it at.
I will be lucky to be in that situation once in my life with a bow, id hate to lose my opportunity to something like that.
sounds like fun for target shooting but to much room for error while hunting, but i havent tried it so who knows
I am not worried about yardages. I shoot unmarked 3d a bunch and it helps so I can almost take that out of the equation. I really think I will give it a shot because I can always get a 3 pin head for the Hogg father. So far all the animals I got up on last year I could have dialed ranged and had plenty of time. I could careless about killing, I love that adrenaline while your close and you can't shoot. I think I will give it a shot next year and will give feedback.
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Limbdriver Pro V, Tight spot quiver, Single pin Hogg Father, Fuse carbon blade.
Scott longhorn 3, Easton FMJ's
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I got a buddy who uses one and likes it, but I can't see it myself. Something pops up close, you want to minimize movement so as not to spook it, you have your pin on the wrong distance . . . then what? I'd much rather have several reference points to judge that shot.
If you need it, it could very possibly change a lot about how well you shoot. If you want to stick with a multi pin sight, by all means go ahead, you are shooting a great one. Either way, don't let an idiot like I was talk you out of it. Shoot what works for you. One suggestion, if you just want to check it out, try a cheaper HHA or Trophy Ridge or something. If you get the hang of it, step up to the Hogg Father and slap the other one on eBay (or a back up bow, or give it to a kid or something).
Last edited by ChadH; 07-18-2012 at 12:49 AM.