Monday, September 10, 2018

Gear Review: HHA Sports Tetra Single Pin Archery Sight

Over my many years of being an archer and bow hunter, you could say that I have used my fair share of archery sights. If you have followed my blog you will know that I switched from a multi-pin sight to an HHA Sports single-pin sight nearly five years ago and didn't look back. A couple months back, I was talking with Chris Hamm, VP of Operations at HHA Sports, and we were discussing the way I hunt and where I hunt when he mentioned I should give the new HHA Tetra Sight a try and share what I thought. Always willing to put gear to good use, abuse, and rough conditions, I agreed to field test the HHA Sports Tetra Single-pin sight. I chose the right hand, 1 5/8" scope size, with a .010" pin size.  I like a small housing and small pin that allows me to see more of my target in a tighter window.

What makes the Tetra different? It's the first single-pin sight from HHA Sports that allows for third-axis adjustment. What's the 3rd axis? In a nutshell, when shooting uphill or downhill, if the sight isn't level then you are effectively canting the bow one way or another. On flat ground it isn't an issue, but when you hunt the foothills or mountains, your 3rd axis needs to be level.

The Tetra also has a newly designed adjustment wheel, which I don't think improves or takes away any value. It's cool and different, but the original wheel adjust works just fine.

The Tetra is as solid as the HHA sights come and has a redesigned two stage, micro adjust windage adjustment, all new water resistant sight tapes and 2.1” of travel. I wanted to share this specification because it makes a difference when making your adjustments. You can fine tune it with precision.

Setting up the sight was a breeze. Adjusting for the third-axis also went very smooth and I was eager to test it in the field. First, I had to sight it in and this actually was faster that I imagined. As with all of the HHA sights, you sight in at 20 and then at 60. Whatever the difference is between the high and low numbers is on your sight tape give you the proper tape to install. Yes, it really is that easy! It works very well for me and with great results. I had the Tetra sighted in properly in less than fifteen minutes. 

Later on, I set up a ladder in my yard, put my target at 3 yards and shot down. It takes some getting used to shooting down at 1-2 yards, but it can be done effectively and the Tetra performed very well!

I have been shooting it at the range out to 80 yards and in my backyard from 10-20 yards. I can quickly and easily dial it in and shoot. Be warned, if you continue to practice shooting at the same spot over and over with this sight, you are bound to start splitting arrows! 

The MSRP on the HHA Sports Tetra is $289.99. As always, it comes down to "would you recommend it?" Absolutely I recommend it! It's a solid sight, works great, has a lifetime warranty, and comes from an American made company. HHA always delivers and they sure stepped it up with this sight. I truly love this sight for hunting out West and cannot wait to go deer hunting with my bow!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Binocular Discussions - What do I buy?

The past two weeks have been awesome. Sure, I have been busier than a bee, but I am thrilled. You see, I have been at Bass Pro Shops the last two weekends talking hunting and optics with so many people. I didn't even have an optics seminar scheduled, but I love talking optics and hunting, so it was great!

There were more questions regarding Vortex Optics than any other brand. I lingered around the optics counter most of the day and listened to so many hunting stories. That's one of my favorite parts about being on the Redhead Pro Staff. When I get to hear about your successes I am thrilled! So many of the people I talked with wished they had great binoculars and that was a great lead in to why I use many different Vortex optics and stand by the brand. Now, if we can keep them in stock at Bass Pro we will be set! You guys love them, too!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Hog Hunting Seminar at Bass Pro Shops (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

Hog hunting experts Ron Gayer and Durwood Hollis will be presenting a wild pig hunting seminar at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Yes, I've attended this seminar and it's worth every penny. The seminar will be held in the fine gun room (top of the stairs to the right of the fish tank and hang a right). Hollis and Gayer have decades of wild pig hunting experience with much of it on public land.

The seminar will cover a wide range of wild pig hunting topics, including: how-to use maps to locate the best spots, reading sign, calls/calling, gear and gadgets, appropriate weaponry and a free set of public land hunting hot spot maps.

This in-depth presentation will be held in the upstairs seminar room at Bass Pro Shops and will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday,September 8th. Cost is just $40 per person (cash only) and as always, junior hunters are FREE with a paid adult.

Seating is extremely limited and the spots are filled first-come, first serve, so get in line early!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Whitetail Fever!

It won't be long now and whitetails will be hitting the ground. I am stoked that I will be heading to New York to bow hunt for whitetails with my family. Cameras are out, stands are being set up, and I am itching to be in the woods! 

Who else will be hunting whitetail this Fall? Any big trips planned? Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Backcountry Hunters Sporting Clays Shoot