I'm in the market for a new sight but I don't know which size guard to get. Can someone please explain the pros and cons of the large pin guard versus the small guard? I will be mostly hunting spot and stock
Speed of the bow plays a role, bow is fast enough to allow however many pins you employ to be set for specific yardages. Also most folks these days use the method of sighting in which you center the housing barely inside the peep. Depending on what size peep you're going to use might dictate which size housing you need.
I like a smaller guard just because the way it fits inside my peep sight. I center my pin guard or housing inside my peep sight so that I can use that as a consistancy point. With the larger pin guard it doesn't seem as if I am able to center the housing inside my peep sight. I know a larger peep sight would correct that problem but I like the peep sight I have now. Personally I like the slightest bit of light showing around the pin guard when I center it inside my peep. But as others have mentioned it may depend on how fast your bow is and how many pins you want to shoot. I am not sure what size my pin guard is but I can get a 20 yard pin and an 80 yard pin in it.
I have a LG SpotHogg Hunter and use the 5/16" G5 peep and the pin guard is still too big to fit inside my peeps sight picture. I have a 29.5" DL. The Small Guard SH is 2". The LG is over 2". I think the 2" SG in the SpottHogg Hunter would be ideal for the 5/16" peep....for me anyways. That's why I'm trying to trade my sight fo a small guard SH Hunter
How old you are can determine what size to get. If you use glassess to read with a smaller housing will work better than a larger one because if you decide to go with a verifier to clear up the fibers it will be easier to match up a smaller housing because verifiers only come in 1/8 and 1/4 inch sizes.
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