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Just wondering how you guys set your sights up, up close or further out? I read an article that said further out is more for precision shots but your shots will be off w any kind of inconsistency or small movement. What are your opinions?
 

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Longer sight plane the more accurate you can be. I'm no target Archer but I've been shooting a Viper fully extended a while now...


Some don't like sights sticking out that far on a hunting bow...it doesn't bother me any..and I feel it helps my shooting..
 

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I think the most important aspect when setting up your sight is setting your sight housing so it just fits inside your peep sight. On hunting bows most people use a bigger 3/16 or 1/4 inch peep and its easy to adjust your sight housing to fill your peep to your liking. On target bows where archers use smaller 1/16 peeps or so to super concentrate their vision you will have to move your sight housing or scope further away from the bow to achieve this, or use a very small scope. When I shoot I will first align my sight housing ring to fill my peep and then concentrate on my target while I am subconsciously aware of my pin and housing alignment. As you age another good reason to have your pins further from your bow is they will be easier to see.
 

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I like mine as close to the riser as possible, mainly to keep from hanging on limb while pulling it up into the tree.

I also do this to get a little more pin gap. I used a hunting sight with a dovetail extension for one season but hated having all my pins on top of each other.
 

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I keep mine as tight to the riser during transport. Once in stand I extend it out 8" and never have a problem with anything hanging up on my sight. Most sight bars have dimples in the dove tail bar to locate the adjustment screw to your favored position.
 
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