Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
N7709K

What sight to get?

Recommended Posts

This past Friday I purchased a Hoyt Pro Elite in 50-60 with xt 3000 limbs and cam and 1/2 plus cams. It is black in color. I would like to get a good sight for it that works for both 3-d shoots and target shoots. The Other big thing is that I don't want to break the bank on a sight. I am looking at about $250 to $300 for a sight and possibly a scope. If anyone has advice about sights that they would be willing to share any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Will post pics when I get the bow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am new to bowhunting but I bought the truglo extreme. It was $50. I like it alot, only wish the heads of the pins were smaller but it works great. I never even thought about spending that much money on a sight....$250-300? I need to win the lottery...lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would keep my eye for a used one. I have bought a couple of really nice target sites used online. Toxonics are nice, Copper John also makes a great target sight. And as far as scopes go, I have never bought anew scope, all have been used. IT takes a while to get the exact power you want to use. Most have interchangleable lenses, so you just need the housing, and then buy the glass for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that the sight I am going to get is a sure-loc supreme with a viper scope. One of my teachers at school that I have gone hunting with has it used, in very good shape, for $250 for both.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In all honesty, I believe that the sight is the part on a bow on which you can go the cheap route. unless you want a pendulum sight. seriously, just tighten everything down and you're good to go. know what distances you want to shoot, then determine the number of pins you need. todays bows are fairly quick, so you don't really need pins at 5 yard intervals. i just use 20, 30 and 40 yard pins. I myself have sensitive eyes, so i have to use the small pins, .019". otherwise, they glow too much and all i see is blur when looking through the peep.

a trick i have learned to shoot a 50 yard shot with a 40 yard pin is to aim at the target with your 40 yard pin. look to see where your 30 yard pin is pointing, and raise your 40 yard pin to that location. works everytime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have shot a multi pin site for years and a couple years ago I switched to a single pin HHA with the slider for adjusting the rage. I found my eyes preferred the presentation of the single pin and my rounds and groups improved significantly. I can shoot a single pin to 25 yards so when bow hunting I don't worry about motion too much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jig4All,

I had the same experience you had. I just replaced my multi pin Cobra with the HHA single pin and could not believe the difference. Literally within 15 minutes I was shooting much better than I have been. It must be the presentation like you said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vertical from the bottom. They're not cheap... close to $100 for one w/out the rheostat. But the Optimizer's are a great sight and worth the money imo. I switched 3 years ago and won't ever go back. You just have to remember to change your slider from where you last shot or practiced - I've missed more than once due to that soon after I switched. Luckily it's not an issue any longer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks SNS,

My thoughts are to put my old Hoyt Fastflite into action on some "management" hunts and it needs some up grades. I'm looking for the cheapest sight and drop away for this bow. How much are those trophy takers??? I have a ripcord and love it but I'm not dropping that kind of money for a set up that I'll use once or twice and seldom use again. I'm hoping to retire my Liberty after this season and get a new Guardian or something along that line and then turn my Liberty into my true back up bow.

mr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That Liberty is a great bow. That's what I have my fiance shooting. I'd say Ripcord but if you're looking for an inexpensive alternative, I'd go with a QAD Ultra Hunter. Under $50 retail. Otherwise a Trophy Taker Pronghorn SL for around $60 would be good too. For a quality inexpensive slider, check out the GWS Pro Hunter Micro. Similar to a Optimizer but for the price would be great for backup or outfitting your Fastflite. Under $50.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I am still undecided on the sight to get, but The more pressing thing is what arrows should I get to shoot 3-D and indoor/paper targets. I was thinking of either carbon express arrows or easton fatboys. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with either. I would like to buy shafts and fletch them myself, Would anyone advice or not advise of fletching them myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

fatter arrows may get you a point or two more, hard to say. As far as fletching yourself. Get a bitzenburger. And some goat tuff glue and you are good to go. Its really quite easy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I already have a bitzenburger and it's great. Right now I shoot axis enfused. I will probably keep using these for this year because I might hunt with some more with a bow this year. What fletching would you suggest?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It really depends.. The blazers fly nice. I was always a fan of feathers. I thought the looked cooler, and they help stabilize the arrow very nice as well. They may not be as durable though. This year I am using FOB's,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I think that I might not get a sight right now and get a 2007 or a 2008 Diamond black ice online for a good price when the 09's come out.

This is a pic of my new bow.

Hoytproelite-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh I'm not getting rid of my hoyt I would be getting the Black ice to hunt with and have the hoyt as a target/ 3-d bow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh I'm not getting rid of my hoyt I would be getting the Black ice to hunt with and have the hoyt as a target/ 3-d bow.

Deitz, you understand that more than anyone. I recall seeing a photo of your "fleet". grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Well you did say sometimes it's hard to get your point across with this group.
    • Well a few days ago we got hit hard by a good cold front and the temperatures plummeted down into the 50s here in Islamorada, FL.  We also had another reinforcing front back that one up, so things stayed chilly.   The water in the backcountry bays dropped into the high 50s as well in some portions.  Though a day after each front passed the winds laid down and gave way to some epic fishing.  Today I had Pam and Lars down from Arkansas and we fished deep in the everglades.  We got out early and were loaded up with some nice lively shrimp.  When the water temps drop this far, usually everything is pretty keyed in on shrimp - they don't want to work too hard for that meal and expend a lot of energy.  Working them very slowly on the bottom, really just letting them lay and twitching every so often, works wonders.  Once we got set up and the tide started moving in, it was game on.  Pam and Lars each landed well into the double digits on snook, and quite a few 'big girls' for us... fish in the 8 to 12 lb range.  Multiple double headers it was a blast!  We also had quite a few black drum and nice redfish too.  Very good to see the reds as they've been hard to find especially in the summer time, as much of their habitat has been beat up due to algae blooms and grass die off.  But in the winter they do show up in the 'winter time holes' along with their cousins the black drum, snook, and sheepshead.  We also saw several small tarpon rolling about.  I didn't have much hope that they would bite but knew it was a possibility.  We kept throwing in their direction, and soon Pam hooked and landed a nice 25 lb tarpon!  Not to be outdone, Lars got one about an hour after that.  Backcountry SLAMS for both anglers, wow!  We continued catching fish for several hours it was just epic, also got a few trout mixed in which we kept for dinner.  I don't particularly like killing our drum, especially the redfish, due to the lack of numbers... and snook are currently out of season and also more of a gamefish for us too.  On the way home we hit the gulf side to look for some triple tail.  It was so calm and those fish like to lay on the surface near the crab buoys, sunning themselves and waiting for an easy meal.  We saw quite a few but mostly little guys, though we caught several and got one that was big enough for dinner too at least.  Just a banner day out of Islamorada in December fishing.  I have the same crew again tomorrow and then several days open next week, come on down the fishing is great! Capt. Rick Stanczyk
      Facebook Instagram
      rick@seethefloridakeys.net
    • I’ve never been to Ahlman’s but by the looks of their page, yah, probably a great resource too. Boone’s is similar in respects to offerings and massive showroom layout but I don’t think they have the gunsmithing depth of Ahlman’s.
    • I actually enjoyed this. LOL  I used to dive a lot, but not as good as these did.
    • Didn't you smoke one before watching? 
    • Uhhhhh... I for one am at a complete loss for words.
    • Here is a project for you when fishing gets slow.  
    • I've never been to Boone's but I would think that Ahlman's Gun Shop down by Waterville might be similar and another possible resource.
    • Was able to get out these last couple weeks a couple times to enjoy the waterfowl before most of them left for good. Surprisingly was able to find a couple sea ducks on back to back weekends. The harlequin was a first for me in MN and the Long Tail was the second of my life.  Young long tail days before this lake froze over. Hen Harlequin below the St. Cloud darn couple weeks ago. American blackduck - may have some slight mallard mixed in with it as I noticed some green on its head from certain angles. widgeon picture I liked the colors with. This was taken early November.  
    • Hey, I just started mine and did about 5 circles around the yard just to smell some exhaust!
  • Our Sponsors