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Back to the pendulum sight
I have had very good luck using a pendulum sight in years past. Since I only hunt elevated, it makes sense. I don't quite know why I stopped using one. So I just ordered and received and mounted my new TG700. This one has a light which is going to make a huge difference for these ole tired eyes and with a Archery Specialty 5/16 Verifier for my peep. My max would be 30 yds. Any thing above 12 ft should allow the sight to work. Any body else out there using one. Comments please..
the original Keller pendulum sight. Love it
Lots of states that do not allow lighted sight to be used (Colorado I believe is one) so be careful to check state regs.
Did not even know they still made those things.
Most bows these days are good with one pin out to 30 so I really dont see the need. But, whatever works and you are comfortable with.
I agree with ^^^^ my old bowtec shooting 150 gr heads is 2" low @ 30yds when using my 20 yd pin. But if ya like the pendulum by all means go for it
I think the need for them is long past with anything made the last 20 years. I also think I’d jump out of my tree stand head first if the only way I hunted was whitetails elevated.
I think the value of a pendulum is at short range and steep angles; at 20-30 yards, JMO you can pretty much ignore 10 or 15 feet of vertical at one end or t’other. And if you can ignore 15 feet at 20 yards, you can ignore 22 1/2 feet at 30....
On the other hand, I was about 12’ up on a 4-5 yarder and (with a sight pin that was +/-3” out to 23 yards) and I hit a few inches too high, went over the top of the spine and topped the off lung, which could have turned into a really long night. Follow-up shot at about 20-25 was dead nuts.
They are a gimmick. Elevation means nothing when shooting a bow.
The hell it does. Trajectory is only affected by horizontal flight distance. A shot is the same whether you are at ground level, twenty five feet up a tree or shooting up a hill. The perceived changes people see are a result of improper from.
Yeah but you still need to know the horizontal distance because if you're shooting down (or up) a steep incline and you range the hypotenuse of the triangle, or what us land surveyors call the slope distance, you'll shoot high because the slope distance is longer than the horizontal distance.
I believe the pendulum sights compensate for the difference between the horizontal and slope distances.
It matters to aim not to change flight of arrow. But elevation or declination matters a lot on accuracy and it matter more at longer ranges and steeper angles