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Are single-pin sights limiting for deer hunting?

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I'm new to archery and plan to buy my first bow soon. Whitetail deer hunting and informal target shooting are my two current interests.

I'm also researching accessories, including sights. One bow I recently shot had a single-pin HHA sight installed. The construction and simplicity of this sight got my attention.

Here's the question: is a single-pin sight adequate for most deer hunting scenarios? Somebody told me that the Bowtech Tribute I was checking out doesn't need more than a single pin because the bow is "fast" enough to shoot an arrow flat for 20-25 yeards or less. I can't imagine taking a shot any further than that.

Is the statement about the single-pin sight true, false or somewhere in between? I'm confused and would really appreciate your opinions.


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Nikon Shooter said:
This is something I have been kicking around myself.

I am pretty new to archery, and I have an 05 Ultratec 27.5" draw shooting a tad under 65lbs... I bought a Sword Apex Twilight Hunter model 4 pin sight and so far, I haven't even tried shooting my bow past 20 yards. I set a pin at 10yds, got comfortable there, and set second one at 20 yds. I am doing almost all my practicing now from 20 yds. The 10 yd pin and 20 yd pin are so close together it is almost annoying.

I considered trying a single pin sight, but I really like the Sword. Been thinking about removing 2 of the pins, and just shooting with 2. Anyone done this? What would be the best "zero" distances for a two pin set up? Something like 20 yd and 35 yd?

For right now (atleast this year), I don't see myself taking ANY shots at a real deer past 30yds.

Perhaps suggestions on a REAL good quality one pin hunting sight from some of you guys who shoot them?

you really don't need a 10 yrd pin.your 20 should be sufficient for that.some people like to use a 25 and a 35.also a little depends on the speed of your bow.daniel boone said it perfect sight in and KNOW your equipment and what your capable of
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