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Best Bow Sights: Find the Right Sight for Your Hunting Style

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July 26, 2013
Best Bow Sights: Find the Right Sight for Your Hunting Style - 1

Nothing sets off a bowhunting camp debate like the mention of bow sights. Which is best—single, multi, or moveable? Check out a quick review of each and then decide which one is right for your hunting style.

Single Pin: A one-pin setup sighted-in at 20 or 30 yards is a Southern bowhunting staple, and for good reason. The South’s whitetail woods are immensely thick, with shot distances rarely exceeding 30 yards. Single-pin setups eliminate multiple-pin confusion and provide an unrestricted sight window devoid of cluttered pins.

Multiple Pins: Early compounds struggled to push arrows to speeds above 220 feet per second. Trajectories featured an exaggerated arc, which rose sharply and fell quickly. As a result, shot gradation was exaggerated, and having several pins proved invaluable to compensate for these slower speeds. They remain hugely popular.

Moveable Sights: Because they can be moved up or down, ranging sights, as they’re sometimes called, are adjustable for target distance. The variations on these sights are seemingly endless.

What’s Best?
Although single-pin setups are idiot-proof, they are limited to a finite range. Even the best archers struggle to compensate.

Multi-pin setups shine when you’re covering long shot distances; however, they must be gap-shot (shot between two pins) when a dedicated pin isn’t available.

Moveable sights, on the other hand, allow hunters to cover any specific shot distance without being handicapped by holdover or the need to gap-shoot. However, they must be adjusted for distance.

Each setup should be vetted according to your bow and shooting style.

 

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from papajocu wrote 51 weeks 1 day ago

Nothing sets off a bowhunting camp debate like the mention of arrow rests. Which is best—drop away, whisker biscuit, or octane hostage?
Wait a minute! Nothing sets off a bowhunting camp debate like the mention of best bow brand or best arrow!
OK, I am making fun of the opening sentence because truly any group of bowhunters, in a camp or kitchen, will debate any aspect of bowhunting. Its one of the things I love about bowhunting.
Great article! I enjoyed reading it and we will bring it up at our next game cook out! Here's looking forward to the upcomig season!

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from papajocu wrote 51 weeks 1 day ago

Nothing sets off a bowhunting camp debate like the mention of arrow rests. Which is best—drop away, whisker biscuit, or octane hostage?
Wait a minute! Nothing sets off a bowhunting camp debate like the mention of best bow brand or best arrow!
OK, I am making fun of the opening sentence because truly any group of bowhunters, in a camp or kitchen, will debate any aspect of bowhunting. Its one of the things I love about bowhunting.
Great article! I enjoyed reading it and we will bring it up at our next game cook out! Here's looking forward to the upcomig season!

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