Trying to make my mind up on using a single pin or multi pin sight. Thinking about going with a single pin since the bow I'll be buying shoots 300+ fps and don't want my pins on top of each other. Any suggestions?
The G5 is also an excellent sight, I would say if your set on one pin but would like one the is very versatile I would go the G5 XR2. It has one fixed pin which you could set up for 25 yds and then the great part about this sight is it has a floating pin as well, which will put you on out there to your forty plus. It comes with several yardage tapes which goes by the speed of the bow and they are pretty close to being right on the money.
I agree with swift2hunt, HHA makes a fine single pin site. One thing about shooting 300+ fps is that even with a multi pin site you can still spread them out. What I mean by that is, you may not need them setup in the trad. 1 yard increments. You could probably go 20, 40, 50, 60, 70. Even at 300+ your pins will still be spread. One advantage of multi pins is that I can use the pin gaps for quick range estimates if I can't get to my range finder or know the yardage. Very similar to how military sniper use mil dot scopes for ranging distance. Of course a single pin is simple, allot less clutter, and no chance to pick the wrong one.
At a 40 yard max, you could probably set your single pin at 25-30 yards and be able to shoot within a 1"-2" group anywhere between 20 and 30. At your max, 40 yrds, you would probable have to reset the pin as the drop would be between 4"-6". Of course if you practice with it set at one distance and know what kind of drop you get @ different yardage, you could probably get away with it. You wont win and tournaments like this, but you should have no problem sliding an arrow in the kill zone of a whitetail.