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Black gold single pin?
Does anyone own this sight?
Can you tell me how it compared noise wise to others you owned?
I own one, swapped out head for a 3 pin slider and didn’t look back.
No noise, Mark. Just like the 3 pin better.
Love mine good luck Lewis no noise
I have that very one. The single is great for bear hunting over bait. I’m thinking I’ll get a three pin version to switch out for other hunts.
My Ascent is a 5-pin version on a 4" dovetail mount. Used it hard for 3 seasons and without issues.
Just got the new Black Gold "Whitetail" version for my other bow, which is a 7.7 ounce version of the Ascent...no dovetail, and a few flutes and holes to lighten it and the dial is also shortened 1/4" so it doesn't stick out so far (good move). I special ordered the Whitetail with a 5 pin head, alternating green and yellow, all 0.019". I also had Black Gold put the level bubble in the top of the sight ring...seems to open it up more, and with a higher anchor it makes it easier to set up for 100 yard dialing/practice shooting in the yard.
Good luck with the sight Shug!
I have the same sight (5+ years).
Make sure you put a load on the two adjustments after snuggling up the bolts so the adjustment knobs are not loose.
Also, I found a slight noise from the fiber optic rubbing against the sight's frame hole. Added a slip bobber rubber stop to the fiber as a grommet. Think it helped.
I used the single-pin Ascent for 2yrs, and have use the 3-pin for 4-5 yrs. A few years ago, I noticed a slight buzz at the shot. Found the screw on top of the photo chromatic shell had loosened. A simple twist with an Allen wretch...problem solved. IMO, these sights are second to none.
I have two of the MBG single pin sliders now. Best sights I've ever owned. Have not noticed any noise from either.
Great Sight!! You can save a little money and have the best of both worlds if you buy the sight and then have the custom shop build you a second/multi-pin(3) aperture that you can then inter-change for what ever you are doing. I use the single pin on marked yardage (indoors & 3D) and the the 3 pin for hunting to get that extra reference point. Either way - you can't go wrong with MBG!
FYI, if you have a non-slider MBG sight, that head will attach to the the Ascent and Whitetail slider allowing you to have a second set-up like X-master talks about.
I went with the MBG Ascent 3 pin and removed one making it a 2 pin. I don't like a lot of pins and don't like the vertical post on the one pin. Seems like a great sight to me, but I haven't used any of the other "high quality" sights either.