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Old 09-20-2019, 07:11 AM   #1
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Getting old sucks

I have not bow hunted since 2009. I sold everything bow hunting related. It's been 10 years and now I have a new hunting buddy and a new place to hunt.
Problem is, my eyes aren't what they used to be. I see distances just fine. It's close up where I run into problems.
Everything gets blurry and becomes one. I now wear glasses for reading up close. But past 30 inches, everything gets blurry with the glasses.
So my concern is, and i'm sure i'm not the only one with this issue, if I wear my glasses to look thru the peep to see the pin but, try to adjust out to 20-30 yards after looking close up, how do others adjust quickly without making a careless or poor shot.
I hope i'm not confusing anyone.

Next question is, those of us with failing to poor eyesight, would you recommend a single pin sight. I've personally never shot one. Also, on my last bow, I used the smallest peep as possible. Would you suggest going bigger with the peep? Thanks in advance for any advice and help.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:57 AM   #2
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Crossbow with optic sights of your choice
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:46 AM   #3
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sgrem, kinda sums it up. I've given that some consideration. Never shot one. There's so many to choose from. There's cheap crossbows all the way up to takeing out a second mortgage type crossbows. I'm sure it's all personal preference like anything. Maybe i'll look into this. Thank's.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:24 AM   #4
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Most of the top offerings within the last 3-4 years or so are very similar in performance. They differ in profile (length, width, weight) and cocking features and optics opportunities etc.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:24 AM   #5
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i am 71 and have switched to crossbow single pin
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Just a bit curious are you just using off the shelf reading glasses? For the last dozen years or so, I have had prescription progressive no line bifocals, for which I think would be a great help once you get used to them. Best of luck. And you are absolutely right that it sux getting old. I certainly remember back when the older guys saying that, and we just laughed a bit. .........cC
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:39 AM   #7
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I’ve been using this for the past few years, Best Accessory I put on all my bows.

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Old 09-23-2019, 11:54 AM   #8
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Yes sir it does. I am 55 and have pretty poor eye sight. I have been shooting a HHA single pin for about 10 years now and love it. I have the largest single pin model they make. I have vision issues close and far so I have double prescriptions. I have had no issues using a bow or single pin sight. I have reduced my shooting range to nothing past 30 yards but that is just Self imposed really. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:15 PM   #10
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75 now and went with cross bow three years back because of the eye sight problem with trifocals.
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