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    Default Cougar Sights and Rest?

    Well, I am getting a '12 Cougar in the mail in the next week or 2, and gonna need to get some sights, want a lighted 5 pin i think, and a new rest for it. Any suggestion for either? Don't want to spend over a hundred bucks on each. Mostly hunting and some 3d shoots.

    Heard great stuff on Spott Hogg but a little more than I want to spend.

    Looking at a trophy ridge alpha v5, at the top of the list

    Also a few truglos looked ok.

    Anybody ever deal with Extreme sights either? Seemed resonable

    Drop away rest a QAD ultra pro hd or the NAP apache. Got a buddy that can get good price on them.

    Although I wouldn't mind a capture rest, KISS, but haven't heard a ton of good reviews on them.

    Octane has a decent looking capture, the Hostage

    I will need some new arrows too, not sure if I want to stick to the GT 5575 that I use on my older Pantera.
    will be shooting 60 pounds and around 26" draw with the nitro 2 cams. Sorry got long with all the ?'s

    Thanks again, Timmy
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    The GT 5575's should shoot fine with it.
    Take a look at the Sword sights. They are built really well and you can order them in any configuration you want.
    For a drop away the Limb Driver is probably the easiest and most reliable rest out there.

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    Gee. I wonder who you're getting the bow from. Hint, hint.

    If you already have the arrows I would just use them. 5575 should work just fine. I haven't tried all the rests out there, but for a drop away I would look at the Rip Cord Code Red. QAD is similar so you could go that route if it's cheaper.

    Sights are such a personal thing, but I don't think that you'll need a lighted sight. Most are wrapped these days with extra fiber and are quite bright enough, but that's your choice. Batteries tend to get expensive, too. I lean more towards single pin adjustables these days because I can't focus on multiple pins, but I do look for sights made of machined aluminum and tooless adjustments. Adjusting with Allen wrenches gets old pretty quick. The Extreme Recon 1500 or Raptor 911 kind of interest me with .019 pins (4 of them) and are within your budget. These are just a couple of ideas.
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    Congrads, send pics. I shoot a TruGlo 5 pin micro adjustment; I like the two green pins on top and bottom, with a red pin in the middle, + it has a great light. Look at the Limb Driver Pro, have two and they deliver. It's all personnel but yes you're right, I can't see spending a boat load of bucks on those components when you can get them that are just as good as the one's that cost way over 100/200 bucks. Kind of like Martin, my Martins will out shoot me... Have fun setting up and shooting...
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    The bengal i just got has basic qad rest and a old new cobra single pin sight....with 019 pin which is a must for me.........It's really a personel preference.I have no problem using older but new stuff on a bow....
    But i wont skimp on my broad heads............

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    Congrats on the bow, #1! They're shooters for sure .

    If you want simple, the whisker biscuit is just simply the best non-moving containment rest out there. I have a Trophy Ridge Revolution, and I really like it so far. My brother in law swears by the Code Red. It's a personal preferance thing.

    As for the sight, I agree that you probably don't need a light. My Trophy Ridge V5 Firewire is almost too bright at times just by itself, and it really shines in low light scenarios. Hope that helps!
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