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opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby berettaguy17 » Tue May 12, 2009 11:04 pm

who shoots them?
who likes them?
who dislikes them? why?
are they as accurate as they say?
is there a certain draw weight or f/ps you have to shoot to make it work good?
Why not shoot all 3 shots, they make more shells everyday.
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Re: opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby Preacher1011 » Tue May 12, 2009 11:49 pm

I shot one for awhile and hated it. Why? Because they are horrible if you ever hunt on the ground. You have to move it where you want it, then screw in a screw for whatever yardage. Mine just said you had to sight in at 30 yards or something like that and it works the rest out. It didn't have an FPS range, just that you had to be 20 feet in the tree and it worked from 5-35 yards or something like that. Get a 3 or 5 pin and a rangefinder, you'll save yourself a ton of grief.
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Re: opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby LaRedneck » Wed May 13, 2009 4:02 pm

There fine for a target shooter but you want the realibility. Pull up and bam you know your own target. round here you get out of a warm truck and then in the wood and she'll freeze up on ya quick like.
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Re: opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby Greenhead Grappler » Mon May 18, 2009 10:15 am

I personally have never owned one, but from a logical standpoint they are not practical for hunting situations. There are just too many factors to screw up your shots. And like preach said they are iffy on the ground depending on your fps.
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Re: opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby happyhnter » Tue May 19, 2009 10:18 pm

Ihave used one for years and depending on your bow speed most are on up to 0-35 yards.Mine shoots the same on the ground as it does in my stand.
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Re: opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby cjg » Sun May 24, 2009 5:53 pm

I had one and didn't like it. Same reason, didn't work well from the ground. Less moving parts is a better way to go.
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Re: opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:21 am

I shot a Keller for many years but just swicthed back to a 5 pin. I always liked it and relied on it to hit where I aimed,..out to about 30 yards. The sight window through the sight was quite small and this caused problems in certian situations.
My new bow is faster and I practice out of my stand alot, so now I don't use it.
I used to have a second "pin" sight in my pack that was interchangable with the Keller,... When I got onto the ground I would put the other sight on,..no problem.
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Re: opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby steelslinger » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:32 pm

berettaguy17 wrote:who shoots them?
who likes them?
who dislikes them? why?
are they as accurate as they say?
is there a certain draw weight or f/ps you have to shoot to make it work good?



1. I do
2. I like them, set them while on flat ground to hit at 25 yards and while in the stand they are on point from 5-40 yards
3. I dislike them, on flat ground anything over or under 25 yards has to be Kentucky windage.
4. Very accurate while in the stand and dead on at 25 on the ground
5. No certain draw weight or FPS that I am aware of.
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Re: opinions on pendulum sights?

Postby berettaguy17 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:10 pm

thanks but i ended up buying an apex 3 pin
Why not shoot all 3 shots, they make more shells everyday.
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