10-23-2008, 08:44 PM #1
HHA Slider, about to buy... stop me?
Based upon lack of responses to my inquiry about the Zoptics sight.
I'm about to do something I swore I would never ever do, and "pay interest on a hobby" ie. take the credit-card out of the freezer and drop the cha-ching on a HHA Slider OL-5200X (cross hair housing and .040 Pin) I figure, since it is most like the 3030 my wife is absolutely deadly with.... I think she should feel right at home w/ this sight. The least I could do to reward her for her hard work and progress, no?
HHA seems pretty respected in these parts, but just to be safe, I though a sanity check was in order.
Anybody feel the need to talk me out of it?
10-23-2008, 09:15 PM #2
HHA makes an EXCELLENT product.......
ARE YOU SURE about the pin size??
thats pretty big......I cut things up and split them down!
10-23-2008, 09:17 PM #3
no reason to stop you....they are excellent sightsElite Pure, Limbdriver,Doinker Fatty's,Vaportrails,Fatboys
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10-23-2008, 09:20 PM #4
I have a couple Of friend that love them One of them had the fiber optic break after 10 years sent it back they sent him a new one And you can't go wrong with the life time warranty
10-23-2008, 09:41 PM #5
ARE YOU SURE about the pin size??
thats pretty big......
10-23-2008, 11:12 PM #6
10-23-2008, 11:20 PM #7
But, the HHA sights are top notch and I believe they have lenses available and the Specialty Archery Super Ball peeps are available all over. I think you could get some help in solving her sighting issue with a combination of a lens in the sight and/or a verifier/clarifier in the peep.
You just need to work with somebody that knows what they are doing with this.
RonProud member of the F.B.S.A.
Official turkey baster and member of the FBSA R-100 eating team....
10-23-2008, 11:22 PM #8
Check the classifiads at archerytalk
There some good buy to be had there.
DBElite bows, Vortex Binos, Trophy Taker sights, Carter releases, Goldtip Arrows. CBE sights, Vapor Trail Strings, B Stinger stabilizers
10-23-2008, 11:26 PM #9
10-23-2008, 11:31 PM #10
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Find a small piece of Lexicon plastic,maybe from a hobby shop...Cut it to fit a older sight and glue it on the site...Take a marker and make a circle she can see..
I am doing the same with my little girl...She is just starting out and is having some focusing problems...I think a bigger pin is easier for a child,just teach them to cover the target with it...To become a Bow Hunter,you must become a Archer first !!!
Bow Bend'n & Bone Bag'n
10-24-2008, 11:49 AM #11
10-24-2008, 11:50 AM #12
And the HHA slider sight is very good...have one myself. Oh wait...no, the wife stole that from me as wellHook 'Em Horns
10-24-2008, 12:16 PM #13
10-24-2008, 12:27 PM #14
10-24-2008, 01:54 PM #15
10-24-2008, 03:11 PM #16
This is all "her thing", and the daughters'. I occasionally shoot a recurve, traditional, fingers, no sight, just me and the bow.
I'm just the researcher and buyer of goodies. I'm good at things like that, and it's fun for me... I tend to over analyze everything and research to the 10th degree. ( It's the curse of being an "Intel Weenie".)
Other than that, I'm staying far far away from her training and shooting. I drop her off at the range and pick her up 1.5 hours later. If I do hang out, it is up front where the couches and chairs are and all the shop-rats are drinking coffee and telling lies.
Right now, the PLAN is to have her use the .040 pin, at the 10 yard target until she gets used to everything and gets her technique refined and confidence built up.
Then when she say's she's ready I'll swap out the housing for a .019 <or> .030, either with cross hairs or bubble, that'll be her choice.
By then, the littlest kid will be out of her mini-genesis and stepping up to a Parker Side Kick which I'll move the .040 cross hair housing to. To get her rolling along.
The oldest girl will go straight into the OL-5519 with .019 fiber optic and rheostat when finances permit.. Perhaps "santaClause" will surprise her for Christmas.
This way I can standardize the entire family on one platform.. I like that, it makes keeping "spare parts" and making repairs convenient.
It's not going to be cheap though!
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