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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Single pin sights

Who has used or uses one and what brand do you like best, why? I'm considering going to one and would like to have a good discussion here if possible.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 08:14 PM
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Re: Single pin sights

I can not give you a comparison. I have only used one single pin sight. I have used the HHA since 2005 and I have no reason the try others. I use it for 3D, have taken whitetail deer, coyotes and bear with no negative issues. I like the single pin whereas I do not like shooting the gaps for the in between distances. The pin shows very well in low light and is easily adjustable.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 08:28 PM
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Re: Single pin sights

Hha with reostat , if you can't see your pin then you have lost your sight. I was so skeptical leaving my viper for a single pin but man am I glad I did. So yes I was in your shoes and by changing to a one pin I not only became more accurate but at longer distances. I would just make sure you get the reostat option, it's worth its weight in Gold.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 10:48 PM
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Re: Single pin sights

i've used almost all of them and my top 3 are;
sword centurion
spott hogg tommy hogg
hha ol 5500
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Re: Single pin sights

My single "pin" for quite a few years was a Tasco red dot. I had to go to a non-electric/electronic for CO elk hunting. I now have a HHA rheostat as Vector 51. it may have an equal but I can't see one being any better.
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Crazy bright pin isn't it turkeyman? Nothing else compares imo.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 11:24 PM
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Re: Single pin sights

I've used the HHA all my life and don't foresee changing anytime soon. I like to run with the .010 pin instead of the .019 or .029 pin, because when you drop back at longer yardages and shoot, your pinpoint accuracy will decrease with large pins. Whatever you do, if you decide to get an HHA single pin, the rheostat is a must! You can control the brightness of the pin and that's a sweet feature to have.

A little hint for you as far as the coding goes on HHA sights;

If you see HHA OL-5019 listed, this is what that means;

OL- Optimizer light (The model of the sight)
50- that means it doesn't have a reheostat
19- That means it has a .019 pin size.

I personally run an HHA OL-5510

55- means it has a rheostat
10- means it has the smaller .010 pin.

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I use the hha myself , but never used their tapes. I put all my own marks on them with a pencil for different yardages. Have it set from 20-80 yards, but keep it set at 25 yards for hunting. Anything 30 yards and under I hold right on. Good bright pin, even better with the blue burst hha light.
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Re: Single pin sights

i use a vital gear, and it's an odd size a .025. it's crazy bright, i actually put a sleeve over the fiberoptic for practice in daylite. but in normal hunting conditions, it's terrific, it's actually bright enough to use long after legal shooting time.

it's also too big for long range precision shooting(over 40yds), and i thought about going down to a .019 or .010. not sure if the .019 would be enough change to bother, and i'm not sure i could see the .010 in low light.

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Re: Single pin sights

I got the HHA with 1 5/8 housing and the .010 pin with the rheostat. Its super brite and i really like just having one pin. You do have to get used to moving the pin when shooting and you will have a few times when you pull back and look and you forgot to move it your pin. I plan on buying a 2 inch housing for hunting next year and shooting indoors with the 1 5/8.

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