View Full Version : Bow Hunting: 5 pin sight and yardage

07-17-2012, 9:10 AM
Hi all,

Just installed a 5 pin sight with a horizontal level on my compound bow. Any recommendations on where to set the pins?

Currently pulling 55 pounds with 100 grain tips.

Would be hunting:
possibly rabbit

Thinking: 10/20/30/40/50 as a starting point??? Or would 10/20/30/35/40 be better? Just not sure of the required distances for pigs/deer and how quickly the velocity and impact would fall off for a clean harvest.


07-17-2012, 9:22 AM
I would start at 20 + 10 after that till you run out of pins.

07-17-2012, 9:26 AM
I would start at 20 + 10 after that till you run out of pins.

This. The difference between 10 and 20 isn't worth an extra pin for deer and pig.

07-17-2012, 10:13 AM
I agree with the starting at 20, mine goes 20-60 jumping 10 every time.

07-17-2012, 10:26 AM
If you have a very flat shooting bow, go 20-30-40-50-60 like the post above say. I have an older bow that doesn't shoot very flat, more of an arch. Due to this I have a 10 yard pin as well, and once I shoot over a forkie using my 20 yard pin :(

07-17-2012, 10:26 AM
Yup. 10 yard pin is good for those high treestanders where the angle is extreme.

07-18-2012, 9:30 AM
Your bubble can serve as an extra pin once you figure out what distance it is.

07-18-2012, 9:42 AM
Use a long bow and you don't have to worry about bells and whistles like sights.

Not much more hardcore unless you make you own bow and arrows.