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Arrow Splitter
02-15-2011, 02:11 PM
Has anyone used the Truglo Pendulum sight? If you have, please tell me what you think of it. I think the sight would be cool for treestand hunting, but if it's junk I don't want it.

HawgEnvy
02-15-2011, 03:23 PM
a good pro shop will generally let you try before you by. Tru-glo pins are nice. Biggest thing is to shoot before you buy. Make sure it's not going to rattle from the moving parts.

Arrow Splitter
02-15-2011, 03:26 PM
a good pro shop will generally let you try before you by. Tru-glo pins are nice. Biggest thing is to shoot before you buy. Make sure it's not going to rattle from the moving parts.

Truglo sights/pins are indeed nice. I currently use a Truglo Range-Rover, and it's an excellent sight.

Rangerj
02-15-2011, 03:28 PM
I know a fellow who has one.He likes it very much and according to him it doesn't rattle and is accurate.I have a tru-glo range rover sight and it is well made,I am sure the pendulum would be as well.

gibson 787
02-15-2011, 05:14 PM
Always found Tru-Glo sights to be excellent value, well constructed and no rattles. I currently have a Tru-Glo Rangerover on my 2011 Firecat 360 and it works well.:)

Ehunter
02-16-2011, 03:52 AM
I haven't used a Truglo sight before, but I have used a pendulum sight. The one drawback I had with it was it's limited distance. While they are pretty accurate, anything over about 35 yards is beyond the sights range. I know not many shots are taken a distances longer than that, but if you are confident in your skills beyond 35 yards, you might be wise to think about a fixed pin sight. I had one monster buck come out at 45 yards a few years back when I was using a pendulum sight. Thankfully, he never gave me a good shot, or I would have started cussing. lol That was the last time I used the sight.

Arrow Splitter
02-16-2011, 05:06 AM
I haven't used a Truglo sight before, but I have used a pendulum sight. The one drawback I had with it was it's limited distance. While they are pretty accurate, anything over about 35 yards is beyond the sights range. I know not many shots are taken a distances longer than that, but if you are confident in your skills beyond 35 yards, you might be wise to think about a fixed pin sight. I had one monster buck come out at 45 yards a few years back when I was using a pendulum sight. Thankfully, he never gave me a good shot, or I would have started cussing. lol That was the last time I used the sight.

The Truglo Pendulum can be locked down, but I don't know if that allows it to shoot longer yardages or not.:confused:

bfisher
02-16-2011, 07:37 AM
I've shot pendulums in the past and didn't find them to be any better than a pin sight if using proper form. In most instances I found that mine shot a tad high at short distances and about 2-3" low at 30 yards. With a fixed pin sighted in for 25 yards the results were almost identical; about 1 3/4" high at 20 yards and 3" low at 30 yards. This with a bow shooting 265 fps. A faster bow would shrink these variables a bit.

Bend at the waist when shooting down and the results are amazingly accurate. Consider this. When up in a tree, say 20' and shooting a horizotal distance of 30 yards it is less than 32 yards to the target (hypotenuse of the triangle). By all account if you shoot this with a 30 yard pin you will still be within the vitals of a deer. Shoot it with a25 yard fixed pin and the arrow wil hit about 3" low.

No need for a pendulum and that fixed pin will work on the ground just as well.

Ehunter
02-16-2011, 08:01 AM
Arrowsplitter, they recommend locking the pendulums down for shooting from the ground. Basically, mine gave me a 20 yard pin when locked down. It was a Keller pendulum. It also had pins lower on the pendulum itself, for longer distances, but they were erratic at best. One was dead on at 37 yards, the other around 48 yards. Too big of a gap in distance to make me very happy. lol I will say, from 10-30 yards, it was right on when shot from a tree.

elkslayer4x5
02-16-2011, 09:57 AM
Stick with what you've got, its a good sight, Like Bfisher says, remeber to bend at the waist, maybe spend a day or so practicing out of your stand, leave small targets around to shot at, and take all the field points you've got with you, shouldn't be long before you're hitting all of them. Got a range finder yet? :D

Arrow Splitter
02-16-2011, 11:01 AM
Thanks for all the input.
I also took RangerJ's advice and talked to someone on AT who owns one. I am looking at other sights because my Range Rover with its hood and outside diameter is a little big for my Jaguar's compact riser. If I get another sight though, it probably won't be the Pendulum. I might end up going back to multiple pins, which I've shot with before, and liked them(I'm not saying that I don't like the Range Rover though).

Brad

Arrow Splitter
02-16-2011, 11:16 AM
Stick with what you've got, its a good sight, Like Bfisher says, remeber to bend at the waist, maybe spend a day or so practicing out of your stand, leave small targets around to shot at, and take all the field points you've got with you, shouldn't be long before you're hitting all of them. Got a range finder yet? :D

I am happy to say that I can hit the broadside of a barn from my treestand(except when I drew on a buck and the peep sight turned so I couldn't see anything).:D I have always checked my bow as soon as I get in the stand since then.
Now to answer your question, I am the range finder for now.lol:D:D

MLN1963
02-16-2011, 03:41 PM
maybe spend a day or so practicing out of your stand, leave small targets around to shot at, and take all the field points you've got with you, shouldn't be long before you're hitting all of them. Got a range finder yet? :D

Isn't that a bad thing, hanging out in the area you are going to hunt?

bfisher
02-16-2011, 05:47 PM
It doesn't have to be where you hunt. Any suitable elevated platofrm can work. Roof of a house, shed, or barn. A tree in your back yard.