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This year I'm deciding to chase some deer with my bow. I have been using my bow just for bow fishing. so I never used sights, release, or a peep. So I went out and bought all that good stuff. Anyway, what does everyone set their pins at?(10,20,30) If I shoot at ten yards and 20 yards with the same pin it hits in the same spot. Thanks...

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I set 1 pin @ 20yds. the other @ 40yds I only use 2 cause of confusion (there too close together) the 20 pin covers all 25& less the 40 covers longer,My bigest problem was using sights rather than open shooting which I still use.with sights distance estimation can be dificult rather than knowing your bow well and shooting by experience.

Where ya practicing now?? Where ya gonna hunt?? cool.gif

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my pins are set at 20, 30 and 40 yards and then I go out and shoot 50 and 60 too just to see where I have to aim. I don't ever plan on shooting at a deer at 50-60yds but it is fun to see how close I can get.

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We got some hunting land about 4 miles west of Manannah. I got a trail cam up and I'm surprised with all the bucks that I have seen out there. I also can hunt up by Norway lake. I also plan to hunt a few wildlife’s south of Atwater. right now im just practicing in my yard and at my buddy's house. Thanks again for the tips...

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I shoot 2 pins... 15 and 30 yards.

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I'm the odd duck in this bunch. I shoot a pendulum sight that only has 1 pin for hunting in the woods, but she sure works well and smacks deer. I do have another sight with 3 pins for hunting out west on the flat open country. Those pins are set at 20,40.60.

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I have 5 pins running from 20-60. They are close but since they are different colors (and I ordered the smaller diameter pins) so I don't have any problems.

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I shoot 1 pin at 30 yards and less. I'll be hunting on county road 2 in between county road 10 and hawick on the crow river.

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I'm with Harvey I shoot a pendulum. 0-30 same, 30-40 hold a litle high. How much? experience tells you that. I've only shot one deer over 30 at 35, for me conditions have to be perfect to take that shot at this point.

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Your pin set up is going to be determined by what bow you shoot. If you have an older slower bow, your pins will be more spread apart. With newer faster bows the pins will be tighter and you may be able to use one pin for a wider range of yardages. Also it comes down to how far your willing to make a shot.

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I have my pins at 10-20-30-40 yds. True, for most shots the 20 is enough, but when a deer is close, 10yds or less and at a steep angle you actually have to hold your 20 pin under the animal to hit it good. Learned this the hard way. Nothing beats practice.

Good luck!

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Agreed, nothing beats practice. I shoot 20, 30, 40 in MN and 30, 40, 50 out west.

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