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    dovetail sights - what is the advantage?

    I am getting into more target shooting. Coming from a strictly hunting background I am trying to figure out the advantage of having a dovetail type sight that is out in front of the bow farther.



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    a little help here guys / gals.... I know someone has the answer

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    I guess everyone else is trying to figure it out too....

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    I'm getting more into target to

    Advantages of long extension bars is sight alignment the farther your peep and your sight housing the more perfectly aligned the system is when shooting

    Think of shooting a pistol with iron sights vs sighting down the barrel of a shotgun the farther the sights are apart the more accurate it will be same as on bow

    Also the extension bars can give you a chance to shoot smaller peeps because the sight housing gets "smaller" the father it is away due to perspective

    I hope this helps
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    advantages are the longer sight bar,,,and that you can remove the sight from the bow,,thats about it.
    easier in and out of a case with no long sight on it,and you can adjust the distance from the sight back and forth for what works best for you.

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    Thumbs up dovetail?

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_gsxr750 View Post
    I'm getting more into target to

    Advantages of long extension bars is sight alignment the farther your peep and your sight housing the more perfectly aligned the system is when shooting

    Think of shooting a pistol with iron sights vs sighting down the barrel of a shotgun the farther the sights are apart the more accurate it will be same as on bow

    Also the extension bars can give you a chance to shoot smaller peeps because the sight housing gets "smaller" the father it is away due to perspective

    I hope this helps

    I knew there was some logical reason. This makes alot of sense. Thanks for the help.

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    longer the bar, the more space between yardage marks for more precise settings, however the less distance you will be able to get out of the bow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash_gsxr750 View Post
    I'm getting more into target to

    Advantages of long extension bars is sight alignment the farther your peep and your sight housing the more perfectly aligned the system is when shooting

    Think of shooting a pistol with iron sights vs sighting down the barrel of a shotgun the farther the sights are apart the more accurate it will be same as on bow

    Also the extension bars can give you a chance to shoot smaller peeps because the sight housing gets "smaller" the father it is away due to perspective

    I hope this helps
    yep! +1

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    One of the reasons that I use a dove tail is because my Sword 6 pin sight and Titan will interchange without unscrewing anything. i can go from a scope for spot to pins for hunting.
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