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Scott
05-13-2011, 07:09 PM
Picked up a new one from ebay, new and way less than any store. Went to the range (nice big targets) to sight it in. What a sweet idea, I started with 10 yards to get some idea on the set up. Set up is super easy. I didn't slap the tape on and hope for the best, I took a field point and put a little scratch on the side. Went to 20 and did the same, up to 40 and then it was to day to play. Now all I have to do is select the right tape, or just use the blank piece. Looks like one of the pre printed tapes will be spot on. It seems to be easier to shoot with one pin vs. the 5 pin tru glo. After one shot with the tru glo the bubble was 4 or 5 bubbles, not this new one. Best thing I've done to this Bullet X. Next to the EXTREME Strings.

Simple Life
05-14-2011, 02:59 AM
Congrats,so what did you buy,an HHA?I find the single pin alot better ,you focus right away on the single pin and it does not seem so cluttered.

SL

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-14-2011, 05:26 AM
Yeah what brand of single slider did you buy? I own a pro-hunter and love the single pin.

Hutch:cool:

Destroyer
05-14-2011, 03:27 PM
Are you guy's going to hunt with it?

Simple Life
05-15-2011, 02:15 AM
Are you guy's going to hunt with it?

Hunting and Backyard shooting:)

MLN1963
05-15-2011, 04:52 AM
Do you have to remember to move it to the right range once a deer comes into your shooting area? I don't think I would like having to add one more thing to do before I could take a shot in the heat of the moment. :confused:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-15-2011, 05:11 AM
Do you have to remember to move it to the right range once a deer comes into your shooting area? I don't think I would like having to add one more thing to do before I could take a shot in the heat of the moment. :confused:
Actually you set your sight for your range. The longest shot I can get is 40yards in my woods. So I have it set for 35 yards. If a deer comes with in 40yards it is only an inch difference in the shot.If they come in closer than 35 yards, it is only a difference of an inch. If they are real close the arrow won't have time enough to climb. In all circumstances it is a dead deer. A single pin left unlocked can slide with on finger. But I usually don't have to move it.

Hutch:cool:

bfisher
05-15-2011, 05:56 AM
Actually you set your sight for your range. The longest shot I can get is 40yards in my woods. So I have it set for 35 yards. If a deer comes with in 40yards it is only an inch difference in the shot.If they come in closer than 35 yards, it is only a difference of an inch. If they are real close the arrow won't have time enough to climb. In all circumstances it is a dead deer. A single pin left unlocked can slide with on finger. But I usually don't have to move it.

Hutch:cool:

Apparently Hutch has done what I did in the past and found out for himself. Many people have this misconception that moving the sight during hunting is just one more thing to go wrong or fiddle with. Nothing can be farther from the truth.

Although I use a different yardage setting than Hutch the idea is the same. I figure my longest shot while hunting is, 99% of the time, going to be a maximum of 30 yards. Now with a bow shooting 265 fps I can set my sight on 25 yards and shoot any deer within 30 yards. I did the actual shooting to find this out. With the sight on 25 yards my arrows impact dead on at 5 yards, about 1 3/4" high at 20 yards, and 3 " low at 30 yards. So with a 5" vertical spread I figure all shots within 30 yards should require a middle of the body hold and result in a dead deer.

What could be more simple? The only thing you have to determine is whether the animal is within 30 yards. If you happen to be hunting where longer shots are taken then most likely would be using a range finder. If you have time to range the animal you probably have time for the other two seconds it takes to slide the sight.

MLN1963
05-15-2011, 06:33 AM
If you have time to range the animal you probably have time for the other two seconds it takes to slide the sight.

Hopefully you get time to do both! :cool:

Thanks for the info guys.

SonnyThomas
05-15-2011, 11:57 AM
A little more than bfisher, I'm good with one pin out to 40 yards.

I have checked over all the slider sights that are on the market, but one had a lever for the index finger of the bow hand - press or push to get the yardage. Yes, change yardage and never let down or make unnecessary movements a deer could react to.

MLN1963
05-15-2011, 12:03 PM
I have checked over all the slider sights that are on the market, but one had a lever for the index finger of the bow hand - press or push to get the yardage. Yes, change yardage and never let down or make unnecessary movements a deer could react to.

Only one had that feature or not one had that feature? :confused:

Destroyer
05-15-2011, 03:32 PM
I like to gap pins and you cant do that with a single pin sight. When I concentrate correctly I don't see the other pins anyway. I'll stick with my multi-pin sight. :)

Speedykills
05-15-2011, 03:57 PM
Ya i really like my vital gear pro slider.Ive gone back and forth and i think im stickin with this one for awhile............welcome to the club.........;)

bfisher
05-15-2011, 06:08 PM
Only one had that feature or not one had that feature? :confused:

He means there was one some years ago. I remember it, but can't remember the name or model.