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Old 07-19-2018, 09:32 AM
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Just curious what people are setting their sights up at? 20-30-40-50 yards etc?

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Old 07-19-2018, 12:38 PM
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20-30-40-50-60-70-80

IQ 7-pin sight. All green pins except the 50 which is red.

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Old 07-19-2018, 12:45 PM
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30-40-50-60-70
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:51 PM
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20-30-40-50-60, and My 50 pin is my slider pin. Iím good as low as 26 with it, and as high as 100. On targets. Donít usually move the sight when hunting though. Just for 3D shoots.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:05 PM
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Default sights WHAT sights???

I set mine by instinct lol, did the compound went back trad never again to the masses of commercial shooting lol, but when I did I had just the pegs and they were at 15, 20, 25,35,and 40, I know I could of shot much farther but hey I am old school.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:07 PM
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Default SpotHogg Hunter 5 Pin

20 - 30 - 40 - 50 - 60

On my old school SpottHogg Hunter
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:53 AM
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20-30-40-50-60-70-80

IQ 7-pin sight. All green pins except the 50 which is red.

J.
I should have mentioned though that I can stretch it (and have) out to 100 yards while practicing..... Using the combination of the 80 & 60 yard pins...

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Old 07-20-2018, 02:03 PM
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30-40-50-60-70-80-90 with a 7 pin IQ sight fun to practice the longer distances


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Old 07-20-2018, 07:35 PM
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20-30-40-50-60. Montana black gold sight.

Last 3 animals at 7 yards, 11 yards, and 14 yards. Still enjoying watching an arrow fly to a 60 yard target though.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:45 AM
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25-35-45-55-65-75-85
Hogg it 7 pin

Then I glue A small piece of fibre optic right on the outside bottom of the sight houseing itís usulay like 120 yards depending on the weight of arrows I am shooting and I use that pin for a backup incase a animal has an arrow in it already and stands and looks at me.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:19 AM
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I just finished sighting in yesterday.

20-30-40-50-60

I have never harvested an animal past 20 yards yet but it's nice to have the option to. Its actually fun to fling arrows at 60 yards.
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:42 PM
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20-40-60-80-100-115 .... and no I donít shoot that far hunting I just enjoy shooting foam that far
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:47 PM
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20-30-40-50-60

IQ 5 pin, I also have not shot an animal past 20 with the bow.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:57 PM
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single pin adjustable from 20-100m
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Old 07-29-2018, 02:11 PM
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5 pin spothogg

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Old 07-29-2018, 02:59 PM
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I added a pin to my Black Gold Ascent Verdict to make it a 4 pin. My pins are at 20-30-40-50 with my 20 being my slider. I can still shoot 100 yards with it but I should've used my 50 as my slide. The vanes would be further away from the sight housing at the longer distances.

I wanted to able to shoot longer distance just for practice. Shoot at 80 to become a lot more proficient at 40.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:42 PM
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20-30-40-50-60-70-80 7 pin. My last pin is pretty useless with heavier arrows and 60lb draw. Iíve never shot an animal past 20 yards yet.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:52 AM
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Default Thanks for all the input!

Looks I will be setting up for 20-30-40-50 for now
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:21 AM
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20-30-40-50, all greens. .19 for the first three and .10 for the 50 (which is also my slider). I'm relatively new to all of this so take it for what it's worth!
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:59 AM
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single pin Spot Hogg Fast Eddie, tape is set from 10-80
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:07 PM
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I set mine at 20-40-60 .. surprised nobody else does .. you can see way more in low light situations .. not just pins .. and for 30 or 50 yard shots I just put aim in between the pins.. took some practice but is much nicer to shoot IMO
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:31 PM
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20-30-40-50-60

Graduated pin sizes: 0.029-0.019-0.019-0.010-0.010

All green on a dial that will go out to 120yards.

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Old 07-31-2018, 12:28 AM
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MBG widow maker 5 pin in a 2" housing... but I added a 6th to get me out to 70 yards. 20-30-40-50-60-70. That is also the max ranging abilities of my Leupold Vendetta, so it works well.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:31 PM
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20-40-60-80 ....its set, but now ive lost my range finder. It got left on tractor tire then someone scooped it up they must of seen it from the road... never found out tell the next day. Now i have to by a new one now... who's got one for sale
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:42 AM
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20 yard gaps between pins are quite huge! I donít think I could compensate for those types of distances past 40 accurately and I have shot pins for a long time.

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Old 08-04-2018, 02:57 PM
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It took some getting used to but I find it helps me .. my vision in low light isnít as good as it once was and find itís very beneficial to have that extra gap
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:59 PM
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I tend not to shoot at animals past 50 yards either
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:39 PM
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I tend not to shoot at animals past 50 yards either
Same here, shot many critters with the bow over the years and not a single one over 50 yards. Furthest I estimated at 45yards. IMO there are too many factors that can cause a miss at 60+ that are out of the shooters control. Wind gusts, or the animal moving prior to contact.
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