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Do you think that any of the archery software that is available would be of any advantage to a hunter with fixed sights who dabbles in 3D; Or is it mainly for single pin competition shooter. Is so what do you think is the best software out there for a simple hunter?
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Most of the programs will allow you to create pin gap templates to set your pins. Sight in at 1 distance and use the template to set you other pins. You could also use a sight tape to do this.

SFA has a simulation feature that allows you to practice on 3D targets. Shows were you'd hit if you used a certain pin and were off on the distance guessed by "X" yards.

SFA also has a simulation/tutorial on a method of yardage estimation.

A new feature in SSX (almost released) is the ability to design and print you own arrow wraps. The feature will probably be added to SFA at a later date.

The "best" software is what works best for your specific needs. Personal preference on the user interface may also play into your purchase decision.

Best thing to do is to take the programs for a "test drive" and see which has the features you think work best for you.

If cost is an issue, check on how much each company charges to get version updates each year.

Some Light reading...

Product Matrix for OnTarget2! - SFA, TAC, SSX...

http://www.pinwheelsoftware.com/products.aspx

Product Screen Shots OnTarget2! - SFA, TAC, SSX...

http://www.pinwheelsoftware.com/sfa.aspx
http://www.pinwheelsoftware.com/tac.aspx
http://www.pinwheelsoftware.com/ss.aspx

Some folks like Chevys and some like Fords, but everyone has an opinion on which is best. ;)
 

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thanks for the info
 

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Do yourself a favor, and down load a trial of SFA above. I did just that, this past weekend. Wow! This is archery geeksville!:D

It helps you with range estimation, selecting the right shafts, speed estimation, etc.

My only problem is I have a Mac, not a PC. If nothing else I will simply buy, it, and install it on the father "oulaws" computer. It's that good!
 
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