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I am in the market for another 5-pin sight for my back-up compound bow. I have the Tru-Glo 5-pin on my first bow and I like it alot, but I wanted to hear from you guys. What do you recommend or what do you shoot? Is anyone looking to sell or trade one? Thanks guys!

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SPOT HOG Seven Deadly Pins.A couple more pins but I think its the best sight on the market.

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Thanks, Eric. That was one of the sights i have gone and looked at. Loved the set up and for out here it'll work great. I'll be looking into that one. Anyone else like a certain type or brand? Just looking for feedback.

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I just bought the Excel sight (7 pin) by tru ball a couple of months ago and I love it, I have used the Spothogg for the last few years and liked that sight too and always said it was the most durable sight on the market but the Excel is very comparable.    Excel sight has a couple more features than the Spothogg and one of the best things that I like about it better than the Spothogg is you don't need wrenches for adjustment (except for individual pins) it has wing nuts witch is pretty handy also they make a Zeiss lens for magnification that screws into the front of your sight witch is good for indoor or 3-D shooting, they make it in a 5 or 7 pin.

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Thanks, Eddy. That's a nice sight, too! I do like the fact you don't have to use any special tools. I am debating whether I go with a 5-pin or 7-pin. 7-pin sounds like it'd be awesome... now time to see if Santa Claus will be coming early. Bass Pro here I come.

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spot hog 7 deadly pins- the best hunting sight money can by!

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I use a Copper John Dead Nuts 2 6 pin sight and I like it a lot. It is very comparable to the Spot Hogg sights, it has the wrapped pins and solid machined aluminum construction but cost less than half. It is also avialable with 5 pins.

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spot hogg seven deadly pins hands down

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Check out Flashpoint. I havent shot them yet, no money, but I liked what I saw. You can get a 5 or 7 pin and you can add pins to both models. I talked with the owner of The Bow and Arrow shop in Lakeside who has been shooting them for 3 years. He said that he is very happy with them.  Solid steel construction and brighter than Spot Hogg. As soon as I get some cash I am going to buy a set and will let you know what I think.

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I started out with a Team Extreme sight. Wanted more pins, so i just purchased the 7 deadly pins wrapped by Spot Hogg. The Spot Hogg’s weight took some getting used to, the Extremes are super light, but all in all it's an awesome sight!

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SWORD....Best I've come across for the money!

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 All this talk about 5 and 7 pin sights, make my old eyes squint. Way too much clutter for me to see past. I went to a HHA OL 5519, one single pin with a bubble in a 1 5/8 " scope gives me a clear picture of my target, be it foam or flesh, I can see it with my .19 pin hovering on it. Also carry a range finder. I know that it seems like a lot to do when buckzilla steps out in front of you, but really its not, actually gives me time to calm down. That blacktail "forkie" in my avatar is a great example of what I'm saying. I spotted him, worked my way as close as I dared, pulled the range finder from my belt, leaned around the tree I was keeping between us, zapped him, 34 yds, set sight, and THAWACK!!!! Man, that was loud! 66 lbs of KE smacked him, thought for a moment that I'd missed, except for the blood pouring out of him, he went less than 30 yds, and piled up in a blowdown's rootwad hole. So, Yeah, Single pin slider.

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Elk, thats a nice blacktail.

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I have a 5 pin Trophy Ridge, it's a nice sight, I have now upgraded to the HHA, single pin. It is easy to set up, on any bow. What a diference, Check it out. I have to agree with Elk, on this sight.


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HHA Optimizer Lite

The Optimizer Lite Ultra lived up to the hype with its’ unique tape system will continue to revolutionize adjustable sights. A 2nd generation slider sight, a yardage dial replaces the traditional elevation arm for making precise yardage adjustments. Sighting in at 20 and 60 yards allows you to determine your customized yardage scale marked in one yard increments for pin point accuracy. Comes in HHA Optimizer Lite Ultra DS-5000, DS-5010 and DS-5019 (.029, .019, and .010 respectively)
1 5/8" Sight Housing
3 feet of fiber optic
Exclusive Yardage Dial allows for rapid adjustment
Sight in at 20 yd to 60 yd to determine your included
customized yardage scale
Scales numbered from 20 to 60 yds in one yard increments for unmatched percision
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     Thanks, Eric. Yeah, he was a nice blacktail. And tough as well, this ole boy ( I figure 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 years old) had wounds all over him. Under his right eye was a tine puncure, another below the right ear, multitable stab wounds on the left side of his head, a 6" deep tine wound on his right ham that was almost healed, had to be from the year before. That wound being so deep had to take up some energy during that years antler growth, his rightside main beam wanted to fork, but did'nt, it ends with blade or unforked fork, Real odd, at any rate, we thought that he needed some of that energy to survive. He was my largest blacktail going by how much went into the freezer, 104 lbs of boneless venison! And he was also quite tasty!  Took him in a late season hunt in Oregon, hunting with my son.

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Thats awesome! 104lbs is a lot of meat from a black tail.

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I shoot sword sights they started off as a small company out of Kentucky. They recently sold the company to Tree Limb which is a well know manufacturer of some great quivers. If your looking for a 5 pin sight check out the Twilight series which is made up of the twilight hunter and the twilight hunter micro which is micro adjustable. Pins are available in .10, . 19, and .29. I personally love the Apex series I have the Apex Hunter with .19 pins on my outback and my monster. They are very affordable and the construction is simply amazing. I have had great success with it and absolutely no problems or concerns. They also make sights for competition shooters and they have a slider style sight. Check out all of there sights at treelimb's website or at www.thebowbarn.com.

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Hey Jamal, are you the Bow Barn marketing guy? :)

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No I am just a Pro Staffer but I try to advertise as much as I can.

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I use Spot Hogg sights on all my bows. My hunting rig has the Hogg It Hunter 7 pin putting the wrap on it shortly. For 3-d I run a Hogg It 5 pin or a Hogg Father. Spot Hogg builds some of the toughest sights out there and has great customer service if you ever need it.

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I put a Axcel on my new CRX and love it!

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I use Black Gold FlahsPoint 5 pin sight and I love it. It is super bright and when I get the chance I'll be adding a couple more pins to the sight.

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One more for hha single if you have not tryed it take a look opens up the whole sight window

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 being the last post is just over a year old, do new models come out very often? would these all be considered dated with a lot of new stuff out, or are these all still pretty up to date? 

 

second part to this question would be...If i go into a shop, is it a matter of just looking at the sight in a package or in hand, or do u throw a sight on a take a few shots to see how it works for you? I like to try before i buy, but this may not be one of those situations, idk?

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Sure, new models come out every year. I am busting your balls a bit, but your question could be added on to the end of that thread so that there aren't a whole bunch of threads open about what sight to use.

You can try them out if you like, but it's good to get advice from everyone. Most guys I know that are die-hards are using a Spot Hogg. I just started using the IQ Bowsight and I love it. 7-pins and easily adjustable. I read reviews and bought mine. Figured if I didn't like it I could sell it. Sights are a tough one to 'try before you buy' because they are usually packaged right up in plastic unless a shop has them mounted on a bow or your buddy has one.

Are you looking for a specific pin count, size and what's your budget?

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My Spot Hogg is on it's second bow and is about 10 years old now. I bought the fiber optic kit when it came out a few years back. The adjustments suit me perfectly. I am fairly fussy about my equipment and am willing to save until I have enough $$$ for what I like. If I ever somehow broke this sight, which probably means my bow got hit by a meteor, I would not hesitate to buy another Hogg.

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 Spend the $.  Buy a Spott Hogg.  I hemmed and hawed for a couple of years saying that they were all hype.  I was wrong.  They're that good.  I have a Hogg itt on both my target and hunting bow.  You don't have to buy the regular hogg itt, they make a hunter hogg itt that is just as good.  Axcel makes a good sight too, but it doesn't have a cross wire on the pins.  I might have a Spott Hogg Real Deal for sale pretty quick here if you're interested.  One last thing, you want a sight with the hogg wrap on it if you're hunting.

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I agreed...get a Spot Hogg. i have a Hogg-It 7 pin in .10 pins. When i hunt out west early season for mule deer i use all 7 pins...20-80 yards. When i start to hunt whitetails again i go back to 5 pins. i take the 2 bottom pins off. Sometimes 7 pins is just a few too many imo because it seems you have to count the pins for a moment before you can pick the right one. But i love my Hogg-It and its one of my all time favorite Spot Hogg Sights along with the Boss Hogg. Good luck with your choice.

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 Spend your hard earned money once!

I currently have been using the Spot-Hogg Hogg-It Hunter and Montana Gold Flashpoint and have no issues with either sight in the last  4+ years of use.

 
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