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Archery point of aim
« on: August 15, 2023, 04:28:05 PM »
Just curious how you guys prefer to hold your point of aim on yardages in between your pins like 45 yards. Do you hold your 50 pin low, 40 pin high, just try to hold the space between the pins on your target? When I am shooting in my back yard I try to shoot at a bunch of different yardages and not just 20,30, 40 etc. I can't say I have one way or the other that I seem to be more consistent with.
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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2023, 04:51:23 PM »
Honestly, if I can remotely see the two pins and my target and there aren't doubles of anything I send it. :chuckle:  Getting old is awesome in so many ways.

I switched my sight so the top pin floats which is by far better for me.  If it's a quick shot and I can't dial, it better be close.  Other than that I can dial anything over 20.  The only thing I give up is a bit on the far end, but I'm not shooting an elk at 90+ anyway.

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2023, 04:55:13 PM »
For whatever reason, I have never liked using multiple pins. My top green pin is really all I use. I know that for shots up to 25 yards, the green pin will be accurate. I generally don't shoot at animals beyond 35 yards and so the few bucks I killed at that distance (first spike was around 40 yards) I simply aimed an inch above their back and the arrow came down through the boiler room. For you distance shooters, my "technique" won't work!

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2023, 05:06:08 PM »
I prefer to hold over for up to 6yds compensation and will hold under with the next pin beyond that. No real rhyme or reason it's just what I have found my best success with. I do still split pins on the range or walkthrough course on occasion but personally for me holding over/under has been better.
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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2023, 05:09:59 PM »
I don't like to split pins cuz I like putting my pin on a spot and hold bow till it hits.  I go further pin on bottom of chest.  Try further low or closer high and see what works best for you
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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2023, 05:20:14 PM »
I look at the spot I wanna hit with the appropriate pins high/low. I have a 30 and below, 40, and a floating 50 I dial for anything over 50. Splitting them gets me within an inch or two usually

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2023, 05:24:14 PM »
I never split pins, 45 yards was 12 oclock hold with 40 pin, etc.

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2023, 05:26:04 PM »
Sorry, can’t help, no,pins. Just el natural. :)

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2023, 05:43:56 PM »
  :chuckle: Literally 7 different answers in as many replies… hope this helps lol

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2023, 05:46:25 PM »
 :chuckle:

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2023, 05:57:11 PM »
  :chuckle: Literally 7 different answers in as many replies… hope this helps lol

Sounds like my shooting. Some reps I hold high, some low and some split. Just more a feel thing  :chuckle:
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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2023, 06:28:39 PM »
I always hold high…..but use both pins to know where my impact should be….if that makes sense. 

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2023, 06:43:22 PM »
I always hold high…..but use both pins to know where my impact should be….if that makes sense.

This is a good point, I do take note of where my next pin down is to gauge my impact point.
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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2023, 06:46:37 PM »
I prefer to split the pins.

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2023, 06:51:47 PM »
I always hold high…..but use both pins to know where my impact should be….if that makes sense.

I have read, but never had to try, the trick when shooting through a window between you and the target where you are unsure if it will clear. If the target is at 50, range the window and if it’s 30 yards, when you aim and put your 50 pin on the target, if the 30 pin is also clear of the window you are good.
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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2023, 06:56:46 PM »
I always hold high…..but use both pins to know where my impact should be….if that makes sense.

I have read, but never had to try, the trick when shooting through a window between you and the target where you are unsure if it will clear. If the target is at 50, range the window and if it’s 30 yards, when you aim and put your 50 pin on the target, if the 30 pin is also clear of the window you are good.

Yes same concept.  It allows me to see where impact will be while also allowing me to identify a finite aiming point.  Aim small mid small. 

In all honesty, I only pay this close attention beyond 50 yards.  Anything less is just an easy shot with between ranges. 

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2023, 07:49:17 PM »
Depends on what you are hunting. I only hunt Elk with a bow which is the reason i changed to a 70lb bow and a single pin. At 60lbs I had to deal with to much of a gap on where my shots hit. At 70lbs I know if i set my pin at 35 yards or so I'm going to hit the kill zone out to 40 yards or so if I just aim at center of chest. Anything beyond that I know I'm going to mostly have time to adjust my pin.

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2023, 07:52:37 PM »
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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2023, 08:21:23 PM »
Dial it and send it. Single pin shooter here.
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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2023, 09:22:15 PM »
I always aim high with my pins on in betweeners. If it is 35 I use my 30 yard pin a little high.  I've tried doing it the other way and I am not as accurate as aiming high instead of low.

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2023, 09:34:01 PM »
For game I hold hot up to 4 yards, and low for 5 and up. Its easier for me to hold low and let the pin float underneath the intended point of impact. Gap shooting has screwed me in low light, is not the fastest target aquisition for me,  and i only feel really accurate with it when using a sight with a wire. So it is my least often used method. This is with with a 3 pin slider out to 45. I Dial a pin past that. With the speed window i setup for, it keeps the gaps fairly close so yardage errors are pretty forgiving. If only hunting elk i could get away with a 2 pin setup but the 30 pin is handy for smaller vital zones.

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Re: Archery point of aim
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2023, 05:21:32 PM »
I only have 3 pins, 20-40-60 less confusion in a hurry. Split the pins for odd yardage, 30-50.

Of course that's all dependent on a level shot, steep up or down changes everything.
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