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Archery elk

My son and I are going to Idaho for archery elk this year and I was wondering which sights you use. I have a single pin slider and was thinking about getting a multiple pin fixed sight. I'm concerned about needing to adjust the slider for the range at the time for the shot. Does anyone use a slider for their elk hunting? I hunt here in Pa. where I keep it at 30 yards and that covers me from right here out to 35 yards. I'd appreciate your opinions on this. I hope I didn't need to put this in the archery forum but I figured I'll be hunting elk. Thanks for the replies. PaLuke

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PaLuke, I have used both and

PaLuke,

I have used both and prefer the multiple pin sights. I have taken several animals both elk and muledeer, but did not like having to move my sight if the animal moves.

Good luck to you and your son on your elk hunt. Wink

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Thanks for the reply. That's

Thanks for the reply. That's what I was concerned with. Moving the pin on a moving animal. Whiteteil in the woods usually are slow, sometimes very slow moving and it's easier to move if you would need to. You have time to range various landmarks long before you see anything. I think I'll get a 5 pin sight. Any recommendations. Thanks, PaLuke

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As for recommendations, they

As for recommendations, they are all pretty good these days. I just depends on how much you want to spend. I have shot Cobra for years and am shooting the Tru Glow 8 pin right now. The Spot Hog is a good one, but very pricey.

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I only use a fixed pin sight.

I only use a fixed pin sight. good luck to you

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I use a Team Extreme 5 pin

I use a Team Extreme 5 pin fixed.  I like the fixed over a slider..one less thing to worry about when that bull comes a running in.  I also like the trophy Ridge in line sights.

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Thanks for the replies. I'm

Thanks for the replies. I'm going to Cabelas tomorrow to look at the sights. Hamburg, Pa. Cabelas is only 45 mins. from me. I see what you mean about the Spott Hogg being pricey. I'm  looking at the Copper John 5 pin for 95.00. Not Cheap but within reason. Thanks again. PaLuke

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In my opinion, do not bring a

In my opinion, do not bring a slide sight with you.  Go get a good SOLID fixed pin sight.  The number of pins is up to you and your shooting range. 

The less moving parts on the sight the better.  Just make sure it's not cheap and will break if you slip and send your sight into a rock.  I've shot Black Gold the last five years.

Good luck on your trip.

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amen

stringmusic wrote:

In my opinion, do not bring a slide sight with you.  Go get a good SOLID fixed pin sight.  The number of pins is up to you and your shooting range. 

The less moving parts on the sight the better.  Just make sure it's not cheap and will break if you slip and send your sight into a rock.  I've shot Black Gold the last five years.

Good luck on your trip.

+1 amen!

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What area of Idaho are you

What area of Idaho are you guys going to archery hunt this year?

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Hi Ajo, Were going to unit 48

Hi Ajo,

Were going to unit 48 near Ketchum. I really don't know exactly where yet but I've been talking to the biologist and game wardens in the area trying to narrow the area down. Take care, PaLuke

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