Spot Hogg Hogg Father Reviewon Sep 4, 2012
Bowhunting whitetails and black bear in the eastern mountains I call home is tough business. The terrain is punishing, the animals are tougher than nails, and the shots are up close and in your face. As a result, I decided long ago that my choice in bow sights had to be just as tough. Even more, I came to the conclusion that those sporting multiple pins were of little use to me. After all, when you consider that the average bow shot on whitetails occurs somewhere between 20-25 yards, and shots on mountain whitetails are often closer, why would I need more than 2 sight pins anyway? In my opinion I don’t. However, I still want (need) the ability to shoot at longer ranges; not only during practice, but during hunting situations if the opportunity arises. Alas, I can’t have my cake and eat it too…or can I? The moveable pin sight certainly suggests that I can.
Moveable pin sights offer the best of both worlds. The Hogg Father is perfection personified.
Throughout the years I’ve tried a lot of different makes and models in the single-pin moveable sight category. Some have been good, some not so good. While some models excelled in smooth operation, they unfortunately left a lot to be desired in rugged, reliability. Likewise, rugged models were often cumbersome and not very smooth to manage. For every plus there was always a minus. Some little something that made the sight fall just short of perfection. This trend, in my opinion, has finally come to an end.
Recently, I had the pleasure of testing the Spot Hogg Hogg Father. It is a premium, single-pin moveable bow sight that is charismatically functional, armored-tank tough, and operates with the precision of a well-trained surgeon. But, it is also much more than that. In a nut-shell, it is “peace-of-mind”. And, when it comes to bowhunting….confidence kills.