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Bow Hunting Gear: Sights for Successfrom:
When choosing bow hunting gear, one of the most important parts are sights. Sights are the best chance for improving bow hunting success. When choosing sights to complete your bow hunting gear, it is important to understand that the type of sight you need depends not only on personal preference, it also depends on the type bow you are using, and what you are hunting, as well as you’re hunting location. Will you be hunting from a blind, a tree stand or moving vehicle such as a boat?
Another consideration is if you will be doing target shooting or if you will strictly be doing game hunting. If you are going to be target shooting, you will probably need the accuracy a scope will provide, and if you have a scope anyway, you might as well use it for both hunting and target shooting, but if you don't plan in target shooting, there is probably little need for a scope at all.
Additionally, many true target shooters opt for moveable single pin sights such as sure-loc sights as a part of their bow hunting gear. These type sights allow the precision of setting a specific shooting distance in yards. On a field course, you just set the dial for the appropriate distance and shoot. Likewise, if you are shooting with a hunting sight and pin set only for even numbers, if the target is 23 yards, you would set the pin for 20 yards and aim high. Many add a scope when they are using this type sights to help, and that will depend largely on the type target and what the shooter prefers.
With many targets being indoors now, many shooters have modified their bow hunting gear to adapt to that by using a 6X or 8X magnified scope for indoor 300 courses, anywhere from 3X to 8X scopes for Fita and Field shooters, and a 3x or 4x magnified scope for 3D.
Such scopes a will have aiming dot options that vary from scope to scope. Fiber optics just like the bowhunting sights, stick on dots, stick on rings, and others are available in bow hunting gear.
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