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Old 10-15-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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Question New Bow Sight - Should I wait to install?

I bought a new sight for my bow yesterday - after having seen one last weekend that had the little built in-screw in fiber optic flashlight that illuminates the pins (my old one does not). Low light in a popup blind does not allow enough light to brighten up my old pins. I'm thinking I need every advantage I can get, given the eyesight issues I have mentioned on this board before.

Question is this (glad I thought of it AFTER I bought the thing )... do I really want to change my sight now? It's been basically 2 months since I bought this bow used off craigslist. In that time period I've broken 2 nocs, had 1 Robin Hood, and harvested my first deer with my bow. I'm pretty much dialed in up to 20 yards. The old sight has 3 pins, the new one has 5. Since archery is so much about training, instinct, muscle memory, and reflex action... and having your bow tuned to you... should I wait till after the season to change out the sight?

Also, the wrist strap that came with the bow is too short, but I've gotten used to it - so while looking around at Sportsman's Warehouse yesterday, I got a new one. Will that throw me off if I go ahead and change that now?

Thanks for your advice. I've gotten a lot of great stuff here.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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If you've practiced enough, you should be fine...key is your anchor point, and hopefully that will not change. As long as you're sighted in and confident with it, the new sight should only improve your accuracy since it is improving your vision or view. I'd change it before Muy steps out in lower light conditions that your old sight does not allow for. Every advantage helps. Best of luck.

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Old 10-15-2008, 09:45 AM   #3
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I would go ahead and change it as well.. just make certain that when you get ready to do the switch you have plenty of time.. no need to rush or shoot to many arrows at one time trying to sight in.. three shot groups just like a rifle..G-Luck Mr. Hood...Walker
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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I agree with RR. Make sure you have plenty of time between hunts to sight in. So you don't shoot you're self out. Because you will be all over the place by that time anyway..
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:17 AM   #5
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I would change it also... it does not take long to sight it back in. To save yourself a ton of left/right adjustment, noc an arrow, look down it to align the string right down the center, and then line up your pins on the string. This will get you pretty darn close left/right. It will only take fine tuning then. be careful on the up/down, it can be off by many feet.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:54 PM   #7
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take it back and leave the old one on. confidence in equipment is a big factor. I have a small light I got at gander that is made archery. It velcro's to the riser. works great for those low light situations.
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