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    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.

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    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
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    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.
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    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/
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    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?
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    It's held up to my abuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMac View Post
    .......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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJunior View Post
    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
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    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.
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