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Black Gold 3 pin slider ?
Just ordered this sight and will be putting on my new Halon 32, 29 inch draw, likely shooting 290+ with my slightly heavier set up. Have previous 7 pin Spott Hogg starting at 25 then 40, 50... Wondering what distances current users are setting their 3 pins, thanks for any input.
exact same setup except a 27.5" draw......30, 40, 50.
I have a four pin slider and have the pins set at 20, 30, 40, and 50 and use my 50 yard pin as my slider. It's working great so far, I am really liking it.
I have the exact same sight. My pins are set at 20-30-40. The 40 pin is my slider good to 100. Try to set up your pins so that the slider pin is dead nuts in the center of the housing. You'll appreciate that and it will make you a better shot on the long range end of your tape.
When I first put the old sight on and reset my pins, the 20 and 30 were just too close, thinking I can find a sweet spot, maybe 27 or 28 that would work for the kill zone from 15 out to 35.
MBG 3 pins slider - 70 / 28 Halon 20/30/40 slide to 100 no worries
Cweeks, I'm shooting right at or around 290 and my pins are gapped okay. How close are you running the sight to your riser? You may want to think about moving it out further?
Brotsky, good thought, getting a 4 inch dovetail on new sight that should make gap for 20 and 30 pins a little bigger and hopefully help with seeing pins better for these aging eyes.
Just curious but isn't the point of a slider to clear up the sight window? I currently shoot a 5 pin set up and have been thinking of a single or two pin slider. Only to avoid the clutter.
I don't have a problem with clutter or confusion with 3 pins, and a slider allows me to practice at longer ranges without the clutter that 7 pins WOULD create.
I don't like a single pin slider, so the 3-pin is ideal for me.
Shooting 272 fps, 20, 30, 40. 40 pin as my slider. Good to 95'ish.
"Just curious but isn't the point of a slider to clear up the sight window?"
Yep, takes 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 to 20, 30, 40 -100 with only three pins.
25-35-45 and float my middle pin. I have three MGB 's on each of my bows. When floating the middle pin with my set ups ( 285ish) it becomes a 10 under 50 and 5 over 50 for the above and below pin.
Agree with wyobullshooter, I've shot multiple pins all my life and don't think three will be a big deal, but the 7 I'm currently shooting is just too much, but I do like the idea of the 3 pins for when an elk is coming in and needing to quickly change shot distance without a lot of movement. The Fast Eddie double pin was a close second in my decision making, but I shot an old Trophy Ridge(I think) years ago that had the pins coming from the bottom and just never really got used to that for some reason.
"I have the exact same sight. My pins are set at 20-30-40. The 40 pin is my slider good to 100. Try to set up your pins so that the slider pin is dead nuts in the center of the housing. You'll appreciate that and it will make you a better shot on the long range end of your tape. "
Yup, what Brotsky said.
28" Halon 32 @72# shooting 100 grain heads out of FMJ 400's. 3 pin slider. 25, 40, 50 and roam to 100+
25, 40 and 50 for my black gold! Also, figure out where the top of your bubble hits and its like. Fourth pin!! Dial of Death out to 120!
So for you guys that use the 3rd pin as your slider. . .
The instructions for the sight tape say to sight in at 20 and then 60 to figure out which sight tape to use. So do you use your first pin for both the 20 and then slide to 60?
I have my 3 pin Tommy Hogg on the bow, but haven't had a chance to get it fully setup yet
Sight the pins in for the distances you want. Put a blank piece of tape where the sight tape goes and mark your "zero" point for your floater pin whether it's the 2nd or 3rd one.
Move the sight housing up until your floater is dialed in at 20 yds. Mark it on the blank tape. Move back to 60 yds and repeat by moving the sight housing down and mark on the blank tape.
Match a sight tape up to the 20 and 60 yd marks you made. Return your floater to its "zero" mark and at whatever yardage it was sighted in for, align the sight tape to that yardage.
Clear as mud?
That's actually clearer than the instructions that came with the sight :)
Bake, those sound like the instructions for a single pin slider.
EDIT, HDE types faster than I do! lol! I do mine a little differently.
I sighted in my 20, 30, and 40 pins just like it was a fixed pin sight. With the dial at the upmost position, the pointer is set at 40 yds on my bow. Once my bottom (slider) pin was sighted in at 60, I just used the corresponding tape and I was good to go.
Any yardage on the tape that's less than 40, in my case, isn't needed, since it doesn't become a slider until the yardage is greater than 40 yds. Hope that made sense. ;-)
I did mine like WY. I sighted in my 20-30-40 as usual. Marked where 60 and 80 would be on my slider and found the matching tape to correspond with my marks. I cut the correct tape off at 40 and fixed on my sight with the 40 starting at the zero stop. Everything is dead nuts out to 100.
Now I'm confused :) I'm sadly non-techie. I'll just have to play with it.
I haven't been worried too much about it, because I got a new string put on at the time I installed the sight. There's no sense in tinkering with the sight a lot until I get the string "shot in"
There are several ways to do it. The reason I did (do) mine that way is because I first did it with a single pin HHA I had.
Really all you're doing is figuring the trajectory or arc path of your arrow for your bow.
Bake, there's several ways to skin this cat. Basically you are just using reference marks to identify the correct ballistics for your bow and arrow combo and the corresponding tape. Don't over think it, it's not rocket surgery:)
I love mine-------->
Thanks to wyobullshooter and his advice
Good luck, Robb
Great sight! I'm running the 5 pin, 20-60 on a 4 inch dovetail. Tapes program , for the sight tape. I max out at 140.
"Rocket surgery". Wth brotsky!! Lol. Good advice guys..
TTT. Just found this. Answered my questions on my other post. Brotsky and wyo made it easy to understand
I just switched this year from a 7 pin spot hog to the BG Mountain Lite 3 pin. This site can be set with two floaters, I have mine set to 20-30-40 and have shot both the top pin and bottom pin out to 90 yards and they are dead on.
Two great videos I followed on setting up the site on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo0kWTF2roM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Albw7OHqsPM&t=636s
Just ordered one today then saw this thread. Thanks guys for all the info. I also figured out what the plus sign in the thread title is for. This is my first saved thread on bowsite after being around here for quite a few year. Yep I'm quite the computer nerd.
Scrap, that’s news to me!!! The mtn lite sight, the black 5, and nose button have me shooting better than i ever imagined.
I really like this sight also. I use it in a four pin set at 20, 30, 40, & 50 with the 50 pin as the slider.
Hey shaft, you better go research Ohio instead of sophomoric trash posting... if you want it done right do it yourself... C u next Tuesday.
A hunting partner took a shot at dirt one day at 55 yards while elk hunting. Next day had a chip shot on a 5x5 bull at 25 yards. Held a little high with his 20 yd pin; except the sight was still adjusted for 55 (with his 40 yd pin). Hit bull high, not recovered, never saw it again.
Morale of the story - ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS reset your sight after adjusting it!
^^^ I've done that too, except it was my neighbors roof! Hope it never happens again.
Haha Nick, I bet your neighbor feels the same!
I've done it too...
Finally got mine all squared away. 25, 40, 50. I'm still a little hot at 90 but hopefully I'll never have to send a bh at that distance. I have the double marker, one points at 25 the other at 50, I put a red mark on the 50 for quick visual confirmation.