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Location: SE Alaska
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I just got my first new bow the X-Mas, a Reflex SuperSlam. I now need a sight and that is where you guys come in. I was thinking about a Copper John Hnter 5 pin. Is this a good sight for the money? I don't want to spend any more than $70 for a sight and I need one that can take a licking and keep on ticking. This country is so wet and brushy that it eats up cheap hunting gear at an amazing rate. Also, are G5 Montech broadheads any good? How do they fly? Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi there, well a good sight for less than $70.00. Hmmm. Can't think of any that I would use. In fact I still use the same PSE sight that I bought 15 years ago. I would lean towards a Trophy Ridge myself. But that's me. Just take a good look at what is out there. Check EBay for going prices on things. Eww Archery dealers hate that. And pick the best that you can afford. Good luck and Good hunting.

I have a question for you. Do you know of Shoreline Charters? And, who is a good outfitter/guide for Black Bear on Prince of Whales?

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Thanks for your advice, I'm not familiar with Shore Line Charters, but there are alot of them around. My wife seems to think they may be fairly new, but again with all of them around and all that come from off the island it's hard to say.
The only guide on the island that does bear hunts that I know of is a place out of Hollis called Muskeg Excursions. Alot of the local charters will outfit for a bear hunt but as far as a guided hunt, they are the only ones I know of. If you are thinking of a hunt here for black bear it is possable to do a do it yourself hunt, no guide needed for blackies. A spring hunt or a late summer hunt around Aug. would be your best bet. In spring you are required to take out all meat with your hide, not a problem if you like bear meat, and bears can commonly be found hanging out on grass flats just off the beaches. In late summer packing out the meat is not required and all you have to do to find bears is to find a river that carries fish and you can sit back and just about take your pick of nice trophy size bears. The hide is nicer in the spring, late summer you will get bald spots from rubbing. A P&Y bear is very possable and 20 out of the top 22 black bear in the state come from POW.

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the montech broadheads perform magnificently... just like shooting field points.. no difference out to 70 yards for me... and for the sight i would recommend something like the Cobra Easy slide extreme... it is a single pin but with a finger tight bolt you can loosen and move the pin from a range to 20-90 for me but i shoot 80 lbs.... lower poundage wouldnt allow for the yardage but you could easily get 60 out of it... multiple pin sights i would shy away from because the pins could get you confused and the last thing you want to do is use the wrong pin when something you want to shoot walks out and you miss

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Location: Wa.
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I just put one of the Cobra easy slides on my Slayr. So far it's the cat's meow. That bow slings an arrow so fast that multiple pins are a nuisance. It was difficult to determine which one of the 5 pins I was to use.
If I was using it as a 3D shooter, exclusively. I'd go with as many pins as they would let me have. For hunting this sliding single pin is definitely the ticket. At least on the Slayr. Fast, fast, fast.
On the other compound I started with a 5 pin. By the end of the season I was using a 3 pin. Much easier to get on target. Pins set at 20, 40 and 60 yds. with carbon arrows and bow set at state minimum requirement for grs./pound.

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yes, it is deffinately a sight worth having, i like the option to move it however you would like .... the multi-pin is deff. a pain

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I am not familiar with the single pin sights. I went ahead and got the Copper John Hunter in three pin and love it, but you caught my attention with the Cobra. Do you have to adjust the pin for longer or shorter ranges? If you have a bear at 20 yds and are sighted in at 40 yds would you have to adjust it before the shot? If this is the case you would have to adjust before every shot correct? I shoot a Reflex Super Slam at 70 lbs. would this sight work for this set up?

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I use the single pin and string peep like it was a very short range rifle peep. For long shots there is time to adjust and my movement isn't as noticable by the quarry.
The 3 pin is a great sight. Once you see how your favorite arrows fly. You can try shooting off one of the pins. Probably the 30 yd. For shots under 30 aim low. For shots over 30 aim high. After some practice you may even try shooting you compound instinctively. Without sights.
There are a couple of guys that shoot at the range I go to that shoot with fall away rests and no sights. They can hit the 80 yard target with consistency and accuracy. It's all in how you want to set up your compound. There nothing that says you have to have all the bells and whistles.
I also shoot long bow and recurve instinctively. Arrow off the shelf and no sights. My max is 40 yards with hope for improvement.
The Slayr is so fast that there is very little to no adjustment out to 30 yards. The single pin puts me on the target and I adjust from there. For long range shots I prefer an accurate sighting and adjust the pin for such.

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the Tribute i shoot is no adjustment from 20 to 30 yards... but it is fast enough i have it sighted in to 90 yards and accuarately... 8 ich circle is not to bad... and a little smaller at 80 and 70, you would have to move the sight a little bit depending on the distance of the animal but it is a small thumb screw and is very easy and silent, i think it is the bext out there due to the easyness and accuracy along with extremely durabel with optional 3 foot wrapped fiberoptic pin around the sight, adds minutes to low light shooting

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I like the idea of only one pin, I would imagine a better sight picture without all of the other pins in the way. I would have to become more comfortable with my set up before I thought about shooting instinctivly or using good old Kentucky windage with only one pin.

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copper john beadnuts 5 pin is an awsome sight. i have 1 and my friend picked up my bow and dropped it on the wood floor angry right on the sight!!! didnt budge. as for broad heads, get slicktricks. fly exactly like feild points and are very very tough. http://www.slicktrick.net $22 for 3. very dependable broadheads.

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