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Will be putting one of these on my new bow for 3d/hunting...What is the advantage of the Dovetail vs normal sight? Those of you using the fast Eddie what is preferred? Thanks
 

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With the dovetail you have the advantage to move the Scope foreward. It can help your accuracy and also if you have a slow bow und you like to shoot long distances, because the possible adjustment in yards increases with a longer eye-scope distance...
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Ummmm that’s not right. The closer the sight is to the riser the more distance you will get out of it. The further the sight is away from the riser the more accurate they are. I personally run the sights in close to the riser cause I like to shoot 150 yards before fletching contact, plus I use a .10 pin so that’s help. You will see greater float and more movement mounted further away. The nice thing about a dovetail is you can adjust the rail to fit your peep housing size.
 

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Ummmm that’s not right. The closer the sight is to the riser the more distance you will get out of it. The further the sight is away from the riser the more accurate they are. I personally run the sights in close to the riser cause I like to shoot 150 yards before fletching contact, plus I use a .10 pin so that’s help. You will see greater float and more movement mounted further away. The nice thing about a dovetail is you can adjust the rail to fit your peep housing size.
^ yup.


But having your pins right on top of each other sucks. The further out the sight hangs the more precisely you'll be able to set your pins (or set your moveable).

It's a trade-off. The ability to aim more precisely versus your ability to hold on target. Just like scope magnification.

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I will point out that the regular fast eddie mounts pretty far from the riser. There is only one set of mounting holes on that so you can't get it closer.
 

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Was lookin at getting the double, I like how the two are stacked. Not sure if I will go with the .10 or .19 though. Shooting longer distances has started to become an obsession for me while practicing I like to see how far out I can get decent groups...
 

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Hey Rawood

I was shooting the Single pin fast eddie XL and just switched to the double pin. I only hunt and haven't shot it much because of the nasty weather but it's pretty awesome. only downside I should have gotten the double pin from the start
 

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Hey Rawood

I was shooting the Single pin fast eddie XL and just switched to the double pin. I only hunt and haven't shot it much because of the nasty weather but it's pretty awesome. only downside I should have gotten the double pin from the start

good to hear!
 

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I chose the XL for the further distance from riser to increase accuracy and also the ability to remove my sight if I ever fly with my bow.
 

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Here's my 2 cents. I recently switched from the tommy hogg to the fast eddie xl. The nice thing about the xl is that you can bring the sight in close to the riser if you don't like it far out (similar to the regular fast eddie). Also, my bow didn't fit very well in my bunk bed style case with the sight on. The xl allows me to quickly take it off without any worry of it being off when I put it back on. I had .010 on the tommy hogg which isn't very bright in a low light scenario such as hunting. I ordered the fast eddie in .019 - I was worried that .010 would be even smaller yet if I had the sight extended out a long ways from the riser.
 
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