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Old 02-16-2020, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Peep Verifier - Did I go too strong?

Recently added the peep verifier and it made a huge difference in being able to clearly see pin but, the target is a little more blurry than I expected. I can still see it and I'm shooting great at 20 yards but, I worry what it'll look like from 30-60 yards.

I went with the #6. Those with the verifier, what has your experience been?

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Old 02-16-2020, 09:06 PM   #2
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I went with the 1/4" #5 and, like you, it helped tremendously. Are you shooting with both eyes open?
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:27 PM   #3
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I shoot verifier peeps on all my setups, I’m 58 and it’s mad my shooting like I was 20 again.
The trick is to split the difference between your pins and the target, and not get to strong of a lens and shoot with both eyes open. I’m on my 3rd season with them drilled everything I’ve shot at. and have to shoot different spots on the targets to keep from breaking arrows. Best thing I have put on my setup.

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Old 02-18-2020, 09:32 AM   #4
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Recently added the peep verifier and it made a huge difference in being able to clearly see pin but, the target is a little more blurry than I expected. I can still see it and I'm shooting great at 20 yards but, I worry what it'll look like from 30-60 yards.

I went with the #6. Those with the verifier, what has your experience been?
Yes, if the target is too blurry you have too high a power of verifier lens, just drop down one power and see how it looks. As others have said, you want what looks good to you but most will end up with clearer pins and slightly blurry target. The extent of which is which is dictated by the power of the lens.
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:17 AM   #5
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What Ive noticed on my verifiers with the #5 verifier with the standard size peep housing the target was blurry. So I switch to the 5/16 xl with the #5, 2 housing in my sight & everything cleared up real nice. Now the peep housing is huge so its easier to clean the lens in the thing & shooting in low light & after dark is no problem.


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Old 02-18-2020, 11:40 PM   #6
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I went with the larger peep housing (it's huge) but think I might need to try stepping down to a #5. I shoot a dovetail mount sight and have played with it a little moving in closer but, the target is still a little more blurry than I expected.

I'm going to give it a little more time to see if it's just something I have to get used to before changing things up.

Thanks for the responses.
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Old 02-18-2020, 11:44 PM   #7
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I so need to get one of these. Cant shoot with my glasses on. Hope it can help.
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Old 02-19-2020, 05:57 AM   #8
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I use a small #5, and shoot with my glasses on (near sighted). Key is to find a shop with the display kit, ask to borrow a set of sights/ sighted bow, and a target at a distance to determine what power clears pins without blurring target to an unacceptable level. Also real important to keep the glass clean, I use a cotton swab.
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:31 AM   #9
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The cheaters i use are 1.75, for my peep I went with the 5/16 number 4 it works great.
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Old 02-19-2020, 12:08 PM   #10
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Sounds like you are a little strong....although honestly I have never tried mine out past 25-30 yards so I have no idea. I used CCR's peep choice kit with several lens to pick the happy medium between the two....but again...I was doing it at 30 yards or less. I think I have a #4.


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Old 06-18-2020, 10:43 AM   #11
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I've been thinking about doing this since I've started wearing "cheaters" . I use 1.25 readers and use a regular 5/16 peep now. Pins are getting blurry. Any recommendations? Sorry if hijacking.
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Old 06-20-2020, 11:07 PM   #12
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What I've noticed is ,with a #5, out to 40-50 yards my pin and target are pretty clear. Out past 50 ,although my pin is still clear, the target starts getting fuzzy. Don't really care because I don't shoot at critters past 25 so all is good. Getting older is a pain......
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:56 AM   #13
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What I've noticed is ,with a #5, out to 40-50 yards my pin and target are pretty clear. Out past 50 ,although my pin is still clear, the target starts getting fuzzy. Don't really care because I don't shoot at critters past 25 so all is good. Getting older is a pain......
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Old 08-21-2020, 02:41 PM   #14
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If forced to choose...Is it better the pins are fuzzy or the target? I feel, without knowing a dang thing, that I would rather have the pins slightly fuzzy and the target clear as possible. The pins only being approx 3ft away from the eyes, a slightly fuzzy pin should be ok. Please educate me. I need to do something as these old eyes of mine are not helping my accuracy.


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Old 08-21-2020, 03:38 PM   #15
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If forced to choose...Is it better the pins are fuzzy or the target? I feel, without knowing a dang thing, that I would rather have the pins slightly fuzzy and the target clear as possible. The pins only being approx 3ft away from the eyes, a slightly fuzzy pin should be ok. Please educate me. I need to do something as these old eyes of mine are not helping my accuracy.


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I like the pins sharper and the target can be slightly fuzzier. There is a happy medium in there
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Old 08-21-2020, 04:18 PM   #16
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In for this to. After bow season going to look in to it.
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Old 08-23-2020, 09:44 PM   #17
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I like the pins sharper and the target can be slightly fuzzier. There is a happy medium in there
^^^^ this for sure, I have them on all my setups for 3y now game changer.
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Old 08-23-2020, 10:11 PM   #18
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I got bifocal contact lens and removed my verifier, but I keep it in my bow box!
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:02 PM   #19
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Hello Everybody, Im trying to get some info on if anyone hunts with the sights with lenses ie scopes and so forth. My eyes suck and Im thinking about giving it a shot. Any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:50 PM   #20
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I liked target shooting with the verifier. But in cool/cold, damp weather it fogged up too badly and I had to pass a shot on a solid P&Y buck because of this. I went to the eye doc and got the right contacts to give me the best balance and never looked back.

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Old 09-17-2020, 09:18 PM   #21
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I was just going to ask if they fog up or get dirty easy. I'm also looking into getting one.
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:50 PM   #22
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I like the pins sharper and the target can be slightly fuzzier. There is a happy medium in there
This right here. Happy medium and do not look thru the samples inside of
A building. Go outside.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:00 PM   #23
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^^^^^^ this, definitely go out side. and I always shoot with both eyes open helps a lot also.
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:31 PM   #24
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I use a 3X or 2X sight lens on one bow. And a Varifier with that same bow. The sight lens brings the target a little closer. And makes the target easier to see. The Varifier does it's job too. Only problem with a sight lens is if it's foggy or humidity is high, then I take both lens out. And use my weaker Rx glasses. My glasses are for astigmatism. I have to take them off before shooting with the Varifier in.
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Old 09-25-2020, 07:09 PM   #25
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Just bought one today. Really like it. Shot at 50 yards and it seemed to clear up both pin and target. I almost feel 18 again.
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Old 09-25-2020, 09:07 PM   #26
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That’s great, best tool on my bow. I’m 59 it let’s me shoot like I’m 20 again also.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:56 PM   #27
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I was just going to ask if they fog up or get dirty easy. I'm also looking into getting one.

Haven't had any fog up issues myself yet. I have a slip on cover for mine that I take off when I get my bow in place....and put it on when it goes in the truck. I do carry a couple of Qtips in my backpack but haven't had to use them in the field.
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:01 PM   #28
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No fog on my verifier- ever. Do clean it with a q-tip.
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Old 10-01-2020, 08:12 PM   #29
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Haven't had any fog up issues myself yet. I have a slip on cover for mine that I take off when I get my bow in place....and put it on when it goes in the truck. I do carry a couple of Qtips in my backpack but haven't had to use them in the field.
Thanks. Have to get a cover for mine.
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Old 10-02-2020, 04:25 AM   #30
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Thanks. Have to get a cover for mine.

This is what I use. Worked great fir several years and easy on the string.


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Old 10-11-2020, 06:20 PM   #31
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Recently added the peep verifier and it made a huge difference in being able to clearly see pin but, the target is a little more blurry than I expected. I can still see it and I'm shooting great at 20 yards but, I worry what it'll look like from 30-60 yards.

I went with the #6. Those with the verifier, what has your experience been?
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=784664
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Old 10-11-2020, 10:32 PM   #32
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I loved my Trophy React sights, does anybody know if they make a lens/housing for those I have done some looking but was going maybe somebody new something I didn’t. What are y’all go to for sights with a lens?
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Old 10-11-2020, 10:33 PM   #33
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Sorry, Trophy Ridge React 5
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Old 10-12-2020, 05:38 AM   #34
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Old 10-21-2020, 10:42 AM   #35
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i have the 8 for last several years and no issues but I stay under 30 and under 20 when hunting
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