Single versus multi pin sight set-up

ahoelzel

New member
Mar 30, 2018
13
How many folks here have deviated from the multi-pin sight to a single pin? I hear lots of specialists and successful hunters talk about a single pin, but it seems that most situations I am in demand for faster aiming and that taking the time, amidst all of the chaos of the hunt, to move that single around would jam me up. Thoughts?
 

DTP

Administrator
Jun 13, 2017
1,791
I started my first three years of bow hunting with a multi-pin.
I purchased a single pin to mess around with and personally I didn't like it.

I will continue to use my multi-pin!
 

cnelk

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Mar 23, 2017
5,542
I been using a multi-pin for so long, if I went to a single pin Id think I broke the other 4 off
 

Rzrbac

New member
Jan 12, 2018
124
I just switched to a double up pin. I haven?t hunted with it but I think I?m gonna like it. I used a single pin a few years ago and it cost me a nice buck. He went from 13 to 3 yards while I was at full draw. I think the double up pin will help with a situation like that.
 

Buglechaser24

New member
Mar 31, 2018
9
Rzrbac said:
I just switched to a double up pin. I haven?t hunted with it but I think I?m gonna like it. I used a single pin a few years ago and it cost me a nice buck. He went from 13 to 3 yards while I was at full draw. I think the double up pin will help with a situation like that.

So someone explain to me what a "double up" pin is? Is that just like a 2 pin slider?
 

Rzrbac

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Jan 12, 2018
124
It?s an up pin with two aiming references. The second reference isn?t adjustable but the slider has two indicators that will give you the yardage of each reference. There are some videos on it, Spot Hogg is the only company I know of who is making this particular setup.
 

Cullboss

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Aug 10, 2018
20
So what are everyone's thoughts on a multiple pin slider, such as a montana black gold ascent verdict?
 

moplunk

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Nov 20, 2016
6
I shoot an older Black Gold Ascent 4 pin and really like it. Good balance of multi pin and slider for the long shots. I figure if an animal is out at 60 and beyond I should have plenty of time to range and adjust. If not I really don't have business shooting that far. I've tried my hunting partners single pin setup and I'm not a fan. I think it would be great for 3D shoots and maybe treestand hunting with constant shooting distances but I'm not sure I could get comfortable in a western. hunting scenario.


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qhyde

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Aug 10, 2018
4
I use a 5 pin adjustable sight.


But I have seriously considered switching to a double pin sight from Spot Hogg. 
 

jvanhoy

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Jun 24, 2015
199
Multiple pins all the way for me. I do like the idea of a floater pin on the bottom for long shots but haven?t found one that I consider affordable.
 

Okieelk

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May 13, 2018
29
I really like the single pin, and have ran it for a few years. In years past I had a 4 pin and when it got to go mode always struggled with ?pin confusion.? The single pin eliminates the guess work and I only have one thing to focus on. So I like the simplicity.


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moplunk

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Nov 20, 2016
6
jvanhoy said:
Multiple pins all the way for me. I do like the idea of a floater pin on the bottom for long shots but haven?t found one that I consider affordable.

Keep an eye on classifieds here, at Rokslide, and Archery talk. I picked mine up used and got a deal because it was an older model. Still works good as new.


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wapiti_will

Member
Dec 28, 2012
206
You could always have the best of both worlds and pick up a sight from Option Archery (multipin and a sliding single pin, but multiple pins can be flipped out of the way if you want to just see the single slider)I personally don't have one yet, but have been thinking about pulling the trigger on one. 
 

rollingxc

New member
Aug 10, 2018
2
So I have run a single pin adjustable sight for years. I really liked the idea of one single pin in my field of view. I thought it was a clean sight picture. This past year however I missed an opportunity at a Bull due to limited time to make an adjustment. This could be chalked up to lack of skill or confidence. My sight was set to 20 yrds because we were walking in thick timber and we had a small opening we popped into with a bull standing at 45 yards. I shot right over his back. I shoot almost everyday and my estimate when the pressure was on was off. Bottom line I walked away thinking I needed to look at a multi pin option. I went with a 5 pin and have shot with this all winter and summer. I began to feel it was really noisy in the sight picture and I also felt that it was limiting me from practicing at 70+ yards.  I like to shoot out to 100 yrds often for training. Bottom line I picked up a CBE 3 pin adjustable sight where the bottom pin is the float. I am pretty pumped with this sight so far. I have 20,30,40 pins with a very open sight picture, and if I need to reach out further I have plenty of adjustment.  For me it seems to be the best of both worlds.


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nclonghunter

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Dec 28, 2012
681
Prior to elk hunting I used a one pin sight for deer hunting (did not use it as a slide pin sight). I also sighted it in for what I saw as 25 yards rather than an actual measured distance. I did not use a rangefinder. When I started elk hunting and saw the possibilities of longer shots I purchased a rangefinder and a multi pin sight. With the aid of the rangefinder I feel confident in the longer distance.  I just do not want to take the time or movement to use a one pin sliding sight. The rangefinder takes care of the guess work.
 

Rdub

Member
Oct 21, 2017
182
Height of the animal from bottom of the sight. Took a few hundred arrows at the range to get it right. Backstops were large bales, 1-1/2 high is just about the vitals on an elk. Look through sight at different ranges and see how many pins high that is.
 

406unltd

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Apr 1, 2018
29
Single pins for me on both my rigs.  I took a little of my wife?s nail polish and put nice white dots on the post giving me 4 pins.  This allows me to have my dial set at 20 and gives me dots out to 50 yards without having to move the slider until 60 or more. I tested This setup in low light and not only is it easily visible but I?ve found it to be just as accurate as using the fiber at those distances since it is pretty close.  Definitely not as good as having all fibers but a happy medium that I?m satisfied with.
 
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