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    Adjusting my sight pins???

    I recently switched back to the orginal sight that came with my PSE Stinger. I did have a Tru Glo sight on my bow but it seems to come loose too much and I am always adjusting the sight. However, this morning I went out set my 20 yard pin. Then went to set my 30 yard pin and it seems like they are too close together. The twenty is right on top of the thirty. I do not like them that close. I have trouble looking through to the target. Is there anything that I can do to change that.

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    Short of turning the bow down the speeds of these new bows there isn't much diff in 20 and 30 pins. May be set the 30 to 35 on so on that's what I did.or like I had mentioned take a couple turn out of the limbs and slows it down a little you don't need 350ft per second to kill a deer at 50 yards. I'm not sure what poundage you are shooting I will give you a reference off my bow I have a z7 at 70 lbs I turned it down to 58 pounds still shoots 295fps I shot my deer last year at 49 yards clean pass through. Now sure if you are going to hunt elk ,caribou or buffalo you might want to turn up the heat. But to hunt deer it's not necessary so don't be afraid to turn it down a little to get the pin gap you want trust me it doesn't take but a few turns. I always be leaved the more power and more speed was better but I soon found out consistent shooting and comfort is way more important.
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    well, I would agree you don't need 70+ lbs to kill a deer, having a flater shooting bow helps a lot more to miss guessing yardage, thus why they make top bows that have speed
    to slow one down, is defeating the gains, and money you spent on a high end bow??
    Not bashing anyone that does, hey its your choice how you set up your bow, and spend your money
    the best way to have a clean sight picture is to , I guess go to a one sight set up, that you dial per yardage as need be, with a fast dial
    many folks seem to like this set up just because of the cleaner sight picture and the fact that they can even add power to the glass len's, options, many have, to help both get a more precise aiming spot on a target/deer, and to help with fading eye's as we age, or even a prescription lens, for glass wearer's

    having pin's close together , isn't all that bad a problem, means you have a flat shooting bow, which, baded on models made and prices, is what most bow guys seem to want
    they do sell smaller pic's too, to help get less blockage when there close together too
    and again, you can try making your pin's at different ranges, like 20-35-45-etc/
    to provide a bigger gap if need be, but maybe a one sight set up is something to look into??
    good luck

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    I see what your saying mr bb what people sometimes dont realize is that when you turn the bow down you can shoot a smaller spline arrow which I turn will fly just as flat with the tech of these new generation bows And that it is less effected buy cross winds than the bigger heavier splined arrows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckstalker17 View Post
    I see what your saying mr bb what people don't realize is that when you turn the bow down you can shoot a smaller spline arrow which I turn will fly just as flat. And is less effected buy cross winds than the bigger heavier splined arrows.
    spine(or spline for you) has nothing to do with wind drift, its about surface area. heavier arrows buck the wind better that light ones. you have to reduce arrow diameter, not spine, to reduce wind drift.

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    Cheif, to answer your question on pin gap, about the only thing you could do would be to decrease or increase your poundage to either increase the gap or eliminate the gap. Other options would be increase the weight of the arrow or decrease the weight, just making sure that your spine still fits the draw weight and length you are shooting. One question though, if they are that close perhaps you could use one pin only out to 30 yards? If so, see how much of a difference it makes from 30 to 10 yards and in between.
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    Another thought, what diameter of pins are you using?? Perhaps a smaller diameter...say .010 would give you enough of a gap to satisfy you?
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    Well I am no expert, but if my logic makes any sense to anyone else, if you shoot a hevier arrow at a heavier draw weight, and then you lower draw weight and go lighter arrow
    what gain is there? It would some what balance it self out no??
    Simple logic to me
    PLus I would have to think going lighter arrow, you would loose KO, not saying all the KO a 70 lb bow makes is needed for a deer kill, just saying
    to spend top $$$ of a top line bow, going through the trouble to make it slower and less powerful, seems to defeat the reason to buy top line bows, but again, its the shooters money to set up and buy what ever they want
    as for wind drift, yes typically lighter objects are effected more, or works that way with bullets, more times tgan not
    smaller vanes on arrows I think would help more with wind drift too!
    and sorry if were off subject here

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    Mrbb think of it like a 22 rifle say with 125gr of powder at 50 yards and it travels 1300 ft per second the you take away say 15 gr then you shoot a second time and this time it travels at 1250 ft ps would it not stand to reason that it would shoot low because its traveling at a slower rate. The. Turn around a put a lighter projectile in with the same 110 gr of powder then it would stand to reason that it will hit the same as your first shot. Just at lower ftps with the same accuracy he is wanting distance between his pins that's the only way he is going to get it he has to slow the bow down just a tad and he will still the same accuracy @300ft per second as he would at 350 ftps just traveling at a slower rate I'm not saying take it from 70- 30 lbs I'm saying like 70-65 66 I own a 70 lbs bow when I replace it I will never buy a 70 again you don't need it to kill deer. A 60 lbs bow shoots the same ftps as a 70. If you are a strong burly man then yea maybe the 70 would feel better but it does not travel any faster it just stores more kinetic energy(god let me spell that rite or ill get hit by spell check ) = more power but it does not travel any faster than a 60 with the same arrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckstalker17 View Post
    Mrbb think of it like a 22 rifle say with 125gr of powder at 50 yards and it travels 1300 ft per second the you take away say 15 gr then you shoot a second time and this time it travels at 1250 ft ps would it not stand to reason that it would shoot low because its traveling at a slower rate. The. Turn around a put a lighter projectile in with the same 110 gr of powder then it would stand to reason that it will hit the same as your first shot. Just at lower ftps with the same accuracy he is wanting distance between his pins that's the only way he is going to get it he has to slow the bow down just a tad and he will still the same accuracy @300ft per second as he would at 350 ftps just traveling at a slower rate I'm not saying take it from 70- 30 lbs I'm saying like 70-65 66 I own a 70 lbs bow when I replace it I will never buy a 70 again you don't need it to kill deer. A 60 lbs bow shoots the same ftps as a 70. If you are a strong burly man then yea maybe the 70 would feel better but it does not travel any faster it just stores more kinetic energy(god let me spell that rite or ill get hit by spell check ) = more power but it does not travel any faster than a 60 with the same arrow
    A 60 really shoots the same as a 70 pound bow? You seriously posted that?
    Congrats on spellin kinetic..impressive..:D

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