Spot-Hogg 7 Deadly Pins Review

By Jason Reid

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Rochester, NY.  -(Ammoland.com)- In the intricate seconds before finally realizing any goal you tend to not have much control over your body.

In this moment of pure instinct, there is nothing quite as comforting to an archer as seeing your fiber optics settle on the mark you want to hit while knowing your bow is tuned and driving tacks.

In the moments of watching my 2015 bull approach, I knew too much could go wrong between yards 50 and 20.  I knew if I could get back to full draw and settle the pin there was a very high likelihood the bull would be on its way to being shipped back to my home in New York.

The pin settled and it is some of the best meat you will ever let sizzle on the grill.

Spot-Hogg Seven Deadly Pins Sight

Spot-Hogg Seven Deadly Pins Sight : http://tiny.cc/dtru9x
Spot-Hogg Seven Deadly Pins Sight : http://tiny.cc/dtru9x

Several months of shooting and preparation went into the five seconds in time the pin settled on that tan hide.  And in those months of shooting I became well versed in the Spot-Hogg Seven Deadly Pins sight.  After some equipment malfunctions, a change in arrows and string, I had all but taken the sight apart a few times to adjust the pins. But the Cameron Hanes Signature Series sight proved to be built well.

First off, I want to mention the customer service at Spot-Hogg Archery is FANTASTIC.

When I first purchased this sight, I had to buy it with .019 sized fiber optics.  After a week of shooting I knew I needed the smaller .010 sized pins.  Maybe I am getting older after all.  One phone call and I shipped the sight off to the factory in Oregon and in less than two weeks, the sight returned with the pins I needed.  No questions or hassle.  Spot-Hogg has great service and friendly people to speak with.

Quality of material is a cornerstone for the Spot-Hogg company and is reflected through their line each year.  6061 aluminum is a specific class of aluminum known for its structural strength and toughness, giving manufacturers the ability to work the material into specific shapes without fear weakening material. 6061 aluminum  also means the material has a high strength-to-weight ratio giving bowhunters exactly what they need

Spot-Hogg Seven Deadly Pins Sight
Spot-Hogg Seven Deadly Pins Sight

When It comes to the actual design the dovetail clamp on this sight proves unwavering in strength and stability.  Personally, I loved the tool-less adjustments since I grew up having to ever so carefully adjust my sight by tapping the left and right adjustments with my wrench.  Having the adjustable knobs makes adjustments so much more precise than in the past.  No more accidentally loosing grip of the sight and having the sight slide off completely.

Although the sight is offered in less pins, the first question by friends asked was why I wanted to use a seven pin sight.  Do you need seven pins? Probably not. Especially if you hunt whitetails for the majority of the fall like I do. Maybe I am a bit over zealous but I wanted to be able to practice at the 70 and 80 yard distances to make a shorter yardage shot feel more comfortable in the mountains. Although it sounds cliche and certainly is, I just didn’t want to risk anything in a pressure packed moment I put time and money into.

On the topic of pins, I came to appreciate the design as the season wore on.  If you have hunted long enough, you have had brush knock the fibers out of the pins. Spot-Hogg pins completely conceal the fiber for safety.  The 7 Deadly Pins sight comes with a sight bubble and a vertical wire for quick balance in a pressure situation.

Here is where I started to get myself in trouble.  The micro adjusting of individual pins took a bit of getting used to.  Instead of sliding pins up and down like on older sights, these pins are adjusted within the sight. There are two micro screws for each pin on the side of the sight which moves the pin vertically and the other which tightens the pin. Now, to fault myself, I started the summer using an arrow far too heavy for the bow I was shooting, So my attempts to adjust the pins took me on a rodeo ride to space out the pins, then try to evenly adjust them again after I switched arrows a second time.  The way they designed the micro adjusting of the pins is actually a great design, just remember to not go overboard with adjustments.

In all, I have enjoyed my experience with this sight and my interactions with the folks at Spot-Hogg.  While it is not the least expensive sight on the market, if you find yourself wanting to go to the next level in your pursuit of the passion I can confidently recommend  this particular sight and this line of gear.

Spot-Hogg Seven Deadly Pins Sight : http://tiny.cc/dtru9x
Spot-Hogg Seven Deadly Pins Sight : http://tiny.cc/dtru9x

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About Jason Reid:
Jason Reid is a writer and business professional from upstate New York. After deciding to pursue his dream of becoming an outdoor writer, Jason started a blog from his dorm room at Houghton College, growing it and working hard to earn opportunities. While bowhunting big game is his ultimate passion, Jason welcomes all outdoor challenges which force him to push his limits. Jason’s work can be viewed on his website Pushingthewildlimits.com