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Lens magnification?

Old 04-18-2008, 08:15 PM
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I am getting some Viper pro 2000 sights and i am thinking of getting a lens also. Need your opinion on which lens to get? 2,3,4 or 6x magnification? I am going to be using the lens for 3d and paper.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:19 PM
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I use a 6x and #2 clarifier.

Depending on how good your eyes are, but as a rule anything over 4x you'll need a clarifier peep.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:24 PM
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According to the optometrist I have better than 20/20 vision, would i need a clarifier? I don't know what better than 20/20 vision is but that's what the optometrist says i have!
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:27 PM
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Shooting with a lense is VERY tricky. I would stick to a 2x.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:28 PM
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What do you mean by tricky? I have never shot with a lens before. So the more info I can get the better!
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:11 PM
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Well I have a tricky story for ya. I just put in a 4x in my viper and a couple of different people told me I would have to adjust my sight. The day I put it in I was spot on, no adjustment needed that I could tell. The next day I shot again with the same results. The day after that I shot my league inside at paper and couldn't a darn thing. So, I started moving things. Long story short, I don't have the lens in it any more, and had to resight my bow back in from where I moved it. I will put the lens back in but for now, the next couple of shoots I am going to I am shooting in the novice class and can't use it anyway. So when I am ready to move back to the hunters class I will put it back in and leave it in from then on but only after I adjust my sight.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:14 PM
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Oh and by the way, I have 20/20 vision also and the 4x lens seemed to be just fine. No need for a clarifier.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:59 AM
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Tricky as in, it's tough to adjust to if you go with a high power magnification. A lense magnifies movement, which was had for me to get used to. A 2x is a good choice because it magnifies, but it's not too strong.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:20 PM
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I agree with matt and 2x is probably a good start,definately no more than 3.


My eye sight is/was better than 20/20 also and I eneded up removing my lens all together when shooting outside 3-d.Just easier for me to pick a spot to aim at and see it after I had drawn.I was shooting the open stake as well.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:12 PM
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4X with 2X clearifier.
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