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    Posted: 10 January 2021 at 11:58
Here is the problem.  Last 2 weeks of archery season weather has been overcast 28-34 oF, no snow.  I hunt a crossbow, it has a Tru-glo  red dot sight (1x, no magnification); has worked great for 15 years.  The best hunting is from sundown till 30 minutes later (close of legal hours).  With the low light level due to the overcast and my cataracts,  I can just make out deer as brown blobs at 15-25 yards, during those final hours.


I like a red dot aiming point.  But would like some more light.  Higher magnification would give me more light, but decrease my field of view.  I hunt close, often less than 10 yards. .. An eye operation might help, but I sort of would like to get my lifetime with these natural lenses.

Maybe a fixed 1.5 would work with a lighted x-hair.


Any thoughts?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lizard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2021 at 12:34
  Would new younger eyes help?
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I think all of us old timers can relate to your problem.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Irish Bird Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2021 at 16:15
mmmm....Laser might work for you. Not sure if game&fish would approve tho,
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