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Rippinlip

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Rippinlip

Any preference to how many and colors?

I had a three pin, went to Cabelas tonight and bought a forth pin to add on, now I am going to have move some around so my DEAD RED is my go to Pin most of the time.

How far do you feel is your max comfortable 100% kill range(I know there is no guarantees)

I feel my Drop Dead Zone is out to about 25 yards, I have been doing alot of practicing outside this zone out to 50 yards, but I would not feel real comfortable about it unless it was the PERFECT set-up. No wind, flat elavation, deer perfectly broad side and looking away(yea right).

Anyways how many pins and how far do you feel effective?

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Wapiti

Rippin, my advice is to keep shooting at longer yardages, as well as 20-30, as much as possible because it will make the 20-35 yd shots seem like chip shots! About 4 years ago I went to 5 pins at a max distance of 60 yds and i can't begin to tell you what it has done for my shooting! Being out west for a few years most of the hunting was spot and stalk where I was at...if I couldn't shoot at an animal out to 50 yds accurately, I was cutting my chances at least in half! I shoot out to 80 yds now, just at targets, and I feel real confident at 60 yds at game, under the right conditions. Do yourself a favor and start taking your yardage to further distance and you will surprise yourself with alot of practice! Good luck!!

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Dahitman44

I agree 100 percent. Practice is the key no matter what. I don;t really like a lot of pins -- too much to look at and to think about. I think three pins are fin -- five gets to be a lot.

The more confident you are with distance and shooting the better. It is good to shoot out to 50 yards. That helps your chances. I don't shoot further than that, but would consider a high percentage shot (broadside wind, etc) but I don't want to take a non-kill shot.

I hate the idea of a deer that is hurt because of me and I might not find him. Just how I hunt.

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chucker34

I was using one pin but decided to switch to two at the recommendation of the pro shop and like it a lot. I have one set at 20 and one at 30. This weekend, when I have more time to screw up fart around, I am putting the third pin back on and practicing at 40. I feel very confident at 20 and 30 right now and would like to try and see if I can get confident at 40, but I really wouldn't want to go past 40 max hunting and thats if everything was right. I, like hit, don't want to take any chances. I spined a deer two years ago (misjudged yardage) and finished her off with a second arrow less than a minute afterward when I got a clear shot and felt awful about that. So wounding one is not something I'm willing to chance.

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Dahitman44

Chuck --

I am with you 100 percent.

I passed on a "lob" shot a couple of years ago with a shot gun. He was a wall hanger and I am still glad I passed on "lobbing" a shot at him.

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harvey lee

If I'm hunting in a heavy wooded area where I will only get a shorter shot, I will only use 1 pin. With a flat shooting bow, one pin will do just fine.

Now, if I will be hunting in a more open area, I will shoot 2-3 pins so I can be more accurate for the longer shot.

To be honest, 90% of all the deer I have shot over the past 30 years have been within 25 yards so 1 pin will work just fine for me almost always.

I set my pin at 20 yards and at 25 I will be low only a small amount.

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metrojoe

I have to agree with Harvey. One pin for me. I had multible pins for many years, but I found one pin set at 20 yards worked the best.

I went to an adjustable pin on my new bow because I was shooting more 3Ds this spring and wanted to give it a try. We'll see how well it works for hunting this fall.

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Deitz Dittrich

I am going to echo a few of the posts above... I used to shoot quite a few pins.. it got cluttered and I made a few poor shots as I was cornfused as I like to say.. Now.. I shoot 2 pins for hunting season.. 15 yards(right where I want them) and 30 yards.... I also have a 45 yard pin for practice that I usually remove for hunting season... The only time I have more pins in when I am shooting IBO 3D tournaments.

For me at least.. less...... is more!

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Rippinlip

Thanks alot for all the posts.

I went to the 4 pin set for all the practicing I do.

Also for the many 3-D shoots I attend, when hunting I know my max shot I will take is under 30 yards, hopefully with all the scouting and set-ups I will not need more than 15-20 yards.

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