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Iq bow sight/ sights in general recommendation

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Ok Hotspot Archery fanatics I have a question. I am thinking about getting a new bow sight.... I have been looking at the IQ bowsight what are your thoughts?? If you have one what are some benefits and drawbacks???

 

For you other guys what other sights should I be looking at???? 

 

Some info about my hunting style....

1. I only hunt deer, turkey and bear with bow all in MN/WI.

2. longest shot I have ever taken is 32 yards. 

3. I hunt mostly from the ground. 

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I shoot the 7 pin IQ micro on my Hoyt and it is a nice sight for sure.  I don't know if the money you will spend on it will be worth it if you aren't trying to make considerably longer shots than 32 yards.  I personally think for tight quarters a single pin would be easiest.  You could probably shoot 30 yards without moving the pin depending on your setup.

 

A few pros

-The "IQ bubble"(I find myself only useing it when making 40+ yard shots)

-Easily adjusting all the pins at once to accommodate different tips.

-Very bright pins in low light

 

The only real con would be that the thumb screws rattle really bad when you shoot.  I did fix this with a couple O-rings, but I shouldn't have to do that.

 

Last summer I was able to shoot 90 yards pretty good and out to 80 I felt very comfortable.  Whether this was due to switching to the IQ I have no idea.  It certainly could have just been that I was practicing way more since I have the potential to shoot 40-50 yards in some of my stands.  I don't plan on ever shooting at a white tail from that far but it's nice to know I could, and it sure makes 20-30 yard shots seem easy.

 

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9 hours ago, Bass Whacker said:

I shoot the 7 pin IQ micro on my Hoyt and it is a nice sight for sure.  I don't know if the money you will spend on it will be worth it if you aren't trying to make considerably longer shots than 32 yards.  I personally think for tight quarters a single pin would be easiest.  You could probably shoot 30 yards without moving the pin depending on your setup.

 

A few pros

-The "IQ bubble"(I find myself only useing it when making 40+ yard shots)

-Easily adjusting all the pins at once to accommodate different tips.

-Very bright pins in low light

 

The only real con would be that the thumb screws rattle really bad when you shoot.  I did fix this with a couple O-rings, but I shouldn't have to do that.

 

Last summer I was able to shoot 90 yards pretty good and out to 80 I felt very comfortable.  Whether this was due to switching to the IQ I have no idea.  It certainly could have just been that I was practicing way more since I have the potential to shoot 40-50 yards in some of my stands.  I don't plan on ever shooting at a white tail from that far but it's nice to know I could, and it sure makes 20-30 yard shots seem easy.

 

 

Thanks for the reply. I was looking at the IQ pro hunter. It is a three pin, two fixed and one that is adjustable. The other would be the 5 pin micro.

 

i have thought about an HHA single pin but the sight makes me nervous to have in the rut. if ever I need to take a quick shot in an area I didn't expect a deer to come from

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I used to shoot a 4 pin fixed sight, but I found that for me when having 5 pins and shooting out to 60 yards (pins set at 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60) the pins are so close together that I was having trouble with the pins blurring together and it was causing me to be less accurate then I wanted to be.  I switched to a Trophy Ridge single pin and it's been awesome, I have marks at (20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70) when I'm practicing I make a habit of shooting my 30 yard pin at 20 yards and 40 yards to see where I need to hold to hit the bulls eye.  When I'm hunting I just set the pin at 30 yards and I'm good to go out to 40 yards if a deer comes in quick, if not and I have time to range and adjust my sight I'll do that.  For me hands down I'd go with a single pin slider type sight.

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6 hours ago, Musky hunter 82 said:

 When I'm hunting I just set the pin at 30 yards and I'm good to go out to 40 yards if a deer comes in quick, if not and I have time to range and adjust my sight I'll do that.  For me hands down I'd go with a single pin slider type sight.

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I have a HHA single pin after switching from a 3 then a 5 pin sight, I don't plan on making the switch back to a multiple pin sight, too cluttered for my liking.  I also shoot with my non dominate eye, so the single pin is helpful in that regard for me 

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HHA all the ,switched almost 10 years ago and haven't looked back. Sight picture is the same on every shot with no clutter. They are also great for 3d shoots if you do them. I like the fact that I have every yard from 0 to 80 

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I tried a single pin HHA for a few years but had issues with being able to adjust it when close to an animal.  I switched back to a 5-pin sight.  7 would be ideal for western hunting in the open country but I haven't had the urge to spend the money yet.  MN deer hunters probably only need 2 or 3 pins for the majority of shots on animals here.  

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Rk I'm pretty sure I've got one new and unused if you're interested. PM me if you are. 

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I have shot an Axcel for the last 3 years and really like it. The micro adjust on individual pins is awesome.  I have it in .10 pins and the smaller pins have really helped on longer shots.  It is really well made and adjustable.  A bit on the heavier side but probably comparable weight to sights with similar features.  

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I put a 3 pin IQ sight on last year.  I like it.  I had an adjustable one pin sight for many years, but found I really didn't ever adjust it anyway.

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