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    Default Need new sights

    Working in garage today. Bumped my bow off my bow holder. It landed on the sights and broke them. Was using default sights for 2011 Martin exile. I need advice on what new sights to get. What do you guys like.

    Also does anyone use tight spot quivers? Likes dislikes?

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    I've got the TruGlo Carbon XS on mine and love it. It isn't horribly expensive, but is a very nice sight in my opinion. Plan to get another for my next bow actually.
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    HHA OL5519 is an awesome single pin (I have 2). The Tru Glo micro's are a good 5 pin sight (I have 2). Alot of people like Copper John's. Just depends on what your going to use it for.
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    I can't stand it anymore. I have to try one of the Trophy Ridge Micro Alpha V3 or V5 sights next. I heard verticals weren't great initially but they are supposed to have made big gains and people seems to like them now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droppixel View Post
    I've got the TruGlo Carbon XS on mine and love it. It isn't horribly expensive, but is a very nice sight in my opinion. Plan to get another for my next bow actually.
    I have this sight. For the money it isn't bad. Getting the pins set can be a PITA at times since they like to rotate as you tighten them. If you are patient and don't want to spend a lot of money this is a good option IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I have this sight. For the money it isn't bad. Getting the pins set can be a PITA at times since they like to rotate as you tighten them. If you are patient and don't want to spend a lot of money this is a good option IMO.
    You are right about the pins shifting. It takes a little patience, yes. Saw your post about the Trophy Ridge sights, I was looking at those also, but don't know that I could shoot verticals. Guess I wouldn't know until I try though.
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    I use TruGlo Range Rover on my FC and have a XS on my Bear.Pretty decent sights for the money.I have a Copper John Dead Nuts Micro and put a CJ Saxon on the wifes bow.They are a well built sight and I like them alot.Just depends on how much you are willing to spend.Would also check the classifieds on AT,there is always good deals on there too.
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    I have trouble focusing on a single pin when using multi-pin sights. Therefor I use an HHA slider, but one thing I found out years ago when I dropped my bow from a treestand. I'll never own another sight with plastic parts. I'll pay the extra money and buy something made of machined aluminum; and that includes the sight guard---especially the sight guard. If you get a good sight to begin with it most likely will be the last one you have to buy. Same can be said for most other accessories.
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    HHA OL 5519 slider, unobstructed field of view and and one very bright pin.
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    I just traded ehunter for a cobra boomslang 6+ sight,it has 6 0.19 pins and a nice orand glow ring and big level.It also has a place to put a light which i did and it really lights up pins.
    Cobra has some good stuff and there just north of me so any repairs wont take long.Anyway good luck on picking one out there a ton of sight on the market to choose from.

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