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NeilMac
12-03-2011, 12:18 AM
I shoot 3D and field comps, and I have just started working up my 2012 comp bow, my Athens Excell.

I have used Davis sights with 5 pin frames for a looong time, as they allow me a lot of adjustment, but I just noticed that on the Excell, almost everything is in a dead straight line, so I really don't need all the weight and complication of a target sight with a 4" frame, when a straightforward 5 pin hunting sight would do.

So: I am looking for recommendations for a good, solid, visible sights. If possible with .29 and .19 pins (so I can have the .29 at closer range and the .19 for my 50 and 60 yard pins).

We have a limited availability of manufacturers over her, but I'm not adverse to a bit of personal importation.

Oh and Don: The Gators are working just fine.

HawgEnvy
12-03-2011, 04:37 AM
I've got an older model Viper H-1000. it's built very well and has the Harmonic Dampner. ive got a single .019 pin,though it's actually a multi pin sight. it's about the only multi-pin i can suggest,since its the only one I've tried. but check their website. tons of different options available

SJunior
12-03-2011, 05:11 AM
Sounds like a Truglo Micro brite is what you are looking for. It has what they call DDP, which the top pin is .029, second and third pin is .019, fourth and fifth pins are .010.

They are a nice sight, have one on my Silencer at the moment. It will be on my boy's Leopard this spring as I am upgrading to an Apex 6 pin.

Money Man
12-03-2011, 05:29 AM
I am happy with my Sword sight. Mine only has 4 pins, but if you order off the web site, you can customize not only the size but the color of the pins as well. http://www.swordsight.com/

NeilMac
12-03-2011, 06:28 AM
The Swords look like nice sights, but they are a bit pricey over here.

Not seen the Truglo, although one of the top dealers over here stocks them. Are they tough?

SJunior
12-03-2011, 06:35 AM
It's held up to my abuse.

EnglishKev
12-03-2011, 07:35 AM
Neil, hey bud,

How about the Limbsaver Prism sight like I use?
Order direct from Simms Vibration Laboratory, $69.99 + $32 shipping.
My new one should be here any day.

Kev

NeilMac
12-03-2011, 07:39 AM
Neil, hey bud,

How about the Limbsaver Prism sight like I use?
Order direct from Simms Vibration Laboratory, $69.99 + $32 shipping.
My new one should be here any day.

Kev

I'll take a look Kev.

I'm considering all options at present, as long as it's a 5 pin.

Double S
12-03-2011, 08:05 AM
I Like My Sword 3rd plane sight with Extension bar. You can get the same sight in a shorter bar too. You can add or remove pins as needed. Plus the sight is durable...I found out...just don't ask how I found out. :o

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/RyteraNemesisoutdoorpics9.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Swordsight1.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Swordsight3.jpg

Double S
12-03-2011, 08:06 AM
More pics,

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/RyteraNemesis2011withnewAccessories9.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/RyteraNemesis2011withnewAccessories7.jpg

NeilMac
12-03-2011, 08:35 AM
That's a very nice set up DoubleS. I can hear my friend Kev drooling over his keyboard.

Robust is important, as a couple of years ago, at the National 3D Championship, someone managed to kick my bow over, while I was away taking a 'natural break' just before the start. I only realised what had happened when I picked up the bow, and found two of the fibres broken :mad:

It was an easy (if slightly tense) fix and the Davis had not moved a millimetre, but it just goes to show that there are some real clowns about, even at big (750 entrants) archery shoots.

Need to start googling, and see who sells what over here.

Any more suggestions?

elkslayer4x5
12-03-2011, 02:46 PM
Not for a 5 pin sight, but if you were looking for a single pin slider, I'd have a bunch more to say about the benifits of HHA OL 5519's, but use of that sight would most likely put you into a different class. :)

NeilMac
12-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Not for a 5 pin sight, but if you were looking for a single pin slider, I'd have a bunch more to say about the benifits of HHA OL 5519's, but use of that sight would most likely put you into a different class. :)

You are right, it would move me to the Unlimited class, where they use ...I can hardly bare to type it....release aids :rolleyes:

I have a single pin HHA on my Unltd bow. Not had time to set it all up properly, but it seems to work well.

For my Ltd bow, it has to be a 5 pin.

RLW
12-05-2011, 05:00 AM
.......Not seen the Truglo, although one of the top dealers over here stocks them. Are they tough?
That Truglo mentioned is only one I've noticed with different pins sizes. They are bright pins.
Not a real high end sight, but I have a different Truglo model and it has been a good one, holding up well to my outdoor 3D shooting and spot/stalk hunting I do in the Idaho mtns.

Spiker
12-05-2011, 06:13 AM
I'm sold on Sword sights, I own 5. They are about as indistructable as you can get.
Very bright pins and come in .029, .019 and .010.
They are a bit costly but I purchased all mine off the AT classifieds and havent paid over $55 for one.

ElkSlayer
12-05-2011, 07:24 AM
Sounds like a Truglo Micro brite is what you are looking for. It has what they call DDP, which the top pin is .029, second and third pin is .019, fourth and fifth pins are .010. They are a nice sight, .

this could work for you, I have A fuse micro ajust, all .01 pins, very bright has fiber wraps.. Most sight are going to be hard to swap out pins.. so you may take a good look at the truglo

dragonsfire311
12-05-2011, 03:32 PM
I use a trophy ridge alpha V5 5 pin sight. the pins are vertical (less cluter in sight for me), has a level at the bottom of sight housing. Not sure of the pin size, 3rd pin down is red (40 yrd for me) the rest are hi vis green.