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LoneRanger

Does anyone shoot single pin?

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I have been a gun shooter all my life, so I was thinking of going with a single pin sight. I like the Trophy Ridge one with cross-hairs. I shoot 20 yards at the range and don't plan on shooting a deer over 30, so what's the point? I only have 2 pins on my Hoyt sight now.

Just another option I have been considering. What do you think?

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it does matter how flat a shooting outfit you have. i have shot a single pin for years, will no problems! i sight mine in at 20. if they are closer i hold a touch low. and a little high for 30. try it out this spring and decide for yourself! del

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I shoot single pin because my bow shoots pretty flat. I sighted my pin in at 25 yrds and hit an 8" plate everytime from 20 to 30 yards. Little high at 20 little low at 30. With this I am really not even worried if a shot is a bit longer say 40, I just need to hold a hair high and I am right on the target with confidence. I shoot alot of 3D tournaments this way and do quite well, they really boost your distance judging confidence.

If you really only want to stay in that 20-30 yrd range I'd say sight it in at 25, then you can just hold in the vitals anywhere from 17-33ish and not have to worry about erroniess shots. Remember practice and shot selection makes all the difference, so does knowing how flat your bow shoots at various distances.

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I shoot a single pin - adjustable sight. I like a single pin simply because I don't have the distraction of multiple pins when I'm trying to concentrate and it's crunch time. I find that having an adjustable sight is nice, especially when shooting 3D. I agree that using a fixed pin, sighted in at 25 yards, will get you in the ballpark for whitetails.

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I shoot with 2 pins currently and I'm going to shoot single pn from now on. Having a second pin gives you options to make mistakes in my opinion. I know that "for myself" I hunt in less than 40yd shots and most are under 30yds. My bow shoots flat to about 25yds and still pretty predictably beyond that. If I use a multi-pin sight, the pins get stacked up on eachother. SO I was using a 20yd and 40yd pin. This year I over judged the distance and aimed low with the 40yd instead of high with the 20yd. I wounded the animal and he got away. Had I trusted my insticts and used only 1 pin I woulda been fine.

If a single pin suits your style of hunting then I would say go for it.

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3 for me, I set pins at 20, 30, 40 for hunting. used to shoot a lot of 3D's and field rounds, added 50 and 60 pin. I like the challenge of the gap shooting.

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I have a 3 pin system, but i only really use the 20 yrd pin, and judge every other distance off that pin, and bassically just ignore the bottom 2, for this reason , I too may also be switching to a single pin....good lookin out

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Single and have used the others but I dont see where I need it. I hunt from a tree and if the deer is farther away I simply use my range finder to determine the distance.

Too many pins for me all sitting there for me to make a mistake. My bow is very flat shooting and whether it be a 15-30 yards shot it really doesnt matter. I dint take 40-50 yard shots.

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I've got a single pin (pendulum actually), I haven't shot anything but single pin in probably 10 years. Like the other guys I don't want to have to try to remember which pin I should be using. 0-30 I basically don't think about it, my bow shoots flat enough. At 35 I hold a whisker high, if I was to take a shot at 40 I'd just have to hold a little higher yet.

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