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Sight pin size ?
With almost 63 yr old eyes and wearing glasses, I find my .029 fiber optic HHA sight pin is blurry . Will the .019 make much difference ? There is some great info on here from some of you guys and I want to be sure of almost sure , that it would help before buying new sight . I practice to 40 yards but keep my whitetail shooting , to under 30 yards . i know my limitations . Thank you in advance for your input.
Ogoki, generally the smaller you go the harder they will be to see. I think going with a smaller pin will only make your problem worse. Maybe try a verifier or lens?
I'm 65 and have to use all 0.019" pins on my Black Gold Slider. I tried a couple of 0.010" pins but they were too small for me to see very well.
I doubt you’ll see much/any improvement simply by changing pin size. As Brotsky says, it very well could make things worse. I’d recommend a couple things. First, if any of your pins are red, get rid of them. Green and yellow are much better for aging eyes. Secondly, you might want to try a verifier peep. The corrective lenses are interchangeable in the peep housing. Once I found the correct lens for me, my pins were crystal clear. Thankfully, since I had my cataracts removed and had astigmatism correction, I no longer need one, but it certainly helped clear things up for a couple years.
Yes the .019 will have an affect- it will be harder to see than a .029.
Last yr in African I had 2 bows with me. One had a .019 pin and the other a .029. After 3 days, moved from the .019 to the .029 because of problems seeing pin. I have no plans of ever returning to a .019 pin.
My eyes are 70.5 yrs old and I use a HHA single slider sight.
I switched to a blue fiber optic for my sight and like it much better.
Use a green pin as this color distorts the least. Red is the worst so avoid that color. Yellow is in the middle. I use green,yellow, green on my 3 pin Black Gold slider. 65 year old eyes and wisdom provided by our resident Optometrist Genesis! Good luck. C
At 75, if it wasn't for the verifier, I would be shooting a recurve instinctive again (some would say that is a GOOD thing!!)….I know this makes no sense, but with the verifier...my pins and the target are both in focus...I love it !!
.019 on all my sights ... Green, Amber, Green on the fixed (20-30-40 yds), Green on the HHA .. btw, I wear contacts also..... your pins are suppose to be a tad fuzzy, the target clear ...
I might also add I have a 4x magnification lens on my HHA sight. This is a major plus in seeing.
The verifier like the other fellas said should sole your problem. Helped mine, have to get the right power.
I just switched to MBG 3 pin slider with .29 and I love it I bought 3 other sights that looked good till on bow and shooting them and I couldn't shoot them good, now with MBG im grouping 4 inch groups at 80 yards