View Full Version : High country bow sights etc.
02-20-2012, 05:35 PM
Hello...new member here. I apologise in advance if this topic has been covered previously. Watching the recent eastman high country bow hunts got me all charged up. I noticed that Dave Long may be using a pendulum sight, if so what are the good ones? I have a MBG sight currently. Would like to hear from the experienced high country bow hunters on sights, rangefinders etc. and shooting from steep angles. Thanks in advance.
02-25-2012, 09:01 PM
I shoot a BG acsent sight...learn to cut yardage...and you are good...you can get rangefinder that does it..or use archers advantage
02-25-2012, 09:45 PM
+1 on the BG Ascent, great adjustable sight.
02-26-2012, 12:44 AM
The sight that David Long was using is a G5. It has 3 fixed pins and the fourth is adjustable but doesnt float like a pendulum. My personal choice for a sight is a Spot Hogg Tommy Hogg. I use a 5 pin head on mine but you can get it in a variety of configurations.
02-26-2012, 02:13 PM
The Tommy Hogg is great, but you can't shoot a TightSpot quiver with it...and need a Hogg Wrapp to get the pins as Bright as the BG pins.
02-26-2012, 09:52 PM
you can shoot a tight spot just fine. i have one on mine and have set up several with them. its the Boss Hogg you cant shoot a Tight Spot with.
02-27-2012, 05:20 PM
Over the last several seasons, I have used the Spot Hogg, Hogg-IT Hunter 7 pin with .019 pins, hogg-wrapped. It has 3rd axis adjust which is 100% necessary up in the high country with the many angled shot opportunities you will have. The sight is built nails tough and with the bullet proof pins, you CANT go wrong... The sight is IMO "BEST IN CLASS" I know everyone has a preference, however, I consider my bow a piece of gear! I drag it, push brush with it and occasionally drop it... I do my best to guard it but I hunt hard with it... I depend on tough gear to shoot straight when it counts... I feel strongly about this piece of equipment because I don't take it out at 3-D's and then put it back in it's case when it's done... Personally I don't want an opinion from someone who does that type of shooting... I want an opinion from someone who tromps 7 miles back in and has no other choice! Unfortunately the number of people who actually do that are few and more often people are asking what equipment should be used... Consider all sources and know that most manufacturers make good equipment... I simply believe Spot Hogg makes the toughest sights. Good luck!
I'm with Graylight...I have exact same sight, except I had my cage custom built with the first four pins .019 and the last three .010. Shortly before we left for Quebec last year, another sight company came to us and asked we shoot their sights. I've been a spott hogg guy for as long as I can remember, but thought I'd try this "new". Long story short, I gave it the durability test (dropped my bow four feet straight onto the sight cage and bent/broke it.
Brandon, our ad guy, came in and wondered what I did. I told him and showed him the demonstration, then I grabbed my hogg-it, and repeatedly slammed it against my desk (he looked at me like I was crazy), strapped it back on the bow, and went out and stacked arrows at 40 yards behind the office. A week later, and few thousand miles of travel later, I arrowed my first caribou with the same setup.
Why shoot spott hogg, cause they're tough as nails and they just plain work. Just my opinion...
03-07-2012, 10:12 AM
Sorry for the late response....been on vacay. Thanks so much for the advice and equipment recommendations. The hunt with Mr. Long it "appeared" that just before his shot at a steep angle that he reached for his sight so I assumed it may be a pendulum. I agree that you dont want anything going wrong in the backcountry...ever. I have the site previously mentioned and I did drop and break it on my elk hunts here in Washington. Kudos to the company for no questions asked free repair...great people to deal with and a great sight imo. Thanks again and with your help maybe i can get er done this year.
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