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Hind Sight, Inc.
P.O. Box 482
Pinckney, MI 48169
Most Frequently Asked Questions:
What makes you think that Hind
Sight can be as accurate as my peep
The reasons why
Hind Sight is
more accurate than your string peep are
numerous. The distance from your eye to
your front sight remains unchanged, what
Hind Sight has done is add another point of
alignment that is not too close to your
eye. Most archers that use a string peep
will start with a peep that has a very
small aperture for accuracy. When they
apply this to a low light hunting
situation, they find that they cannot
see their target, so they either drill
out their current peep or switch to a
larger one. This only compounds the
problem. Now their front sight is
floating inside of a large diameter circle,
loosing accuracy, and it still restricts
viewing their target in low light.
Hind Sight takes the concept of the
peep off the string, moves it forward
away from your eye and places it on the
riser. The aperture created by the
patented open center cross hair design is very
tiny (.060") for pin point accuracy.
How exactly does Hind
Sight prevent bow torque?
Hind Sight attaches both
sights to opposite sides of the riser.
The center of the riser is in the palm
of your hand.
Now, if you torque the
you will also torque the
sights. This misalignment
is detected instantly by
your eye. This simple
feature will train you to
hold the bow straight. The farther apart the sights are
from the center of the riser the more
sensitive to bow torque the system
becomes. Because the string is independent of the riser, using a string
peep, it is possible to
torque the bow
and still line up your sights.
When torque goes
undetected, your arrow is
launched on a misguided
journey. With your
arrow and sights attached to the riser,
that they are always pointing in the same direction
for truer arrow
flight and greater down
range accuracy. The pictures above
Hind Sight Eclipse in
perfect alignment and with a slight
amount of bow torque. When torque is
present the glow in the dark shooters
ring will become uneven
and the centering pin will no longer be
centered in the cross hairs. You must
hold the bow straight for your sights to
be in line with your eye and your
How Rugged are your sights?
Our sights are pretty tough
actually. The mounting brackets are
either stamped or machined from 50 52 or
60 61 aluminum and are securely mounted
to the riser. We have one model, the
mounts to the cable rod. The rear
aperture is protected inside a nylon
sight ring which in turn is protected
inside the riser and the limbs of the
bow. The cross hairs are strong yet
flexible with a built in memory. If they
should ever get distorted, just push
them back into shape. The
Hind Sight is
not traveling at a 170 miles per hour
and then coming to an abrupt halt every
time you fire an arrow like a string
peep . It remains stationary, attached
solidly to the riser in a fixed
How does Hind Sight work in
When you place your eye behind a
string peep under low light conditions,
you decrease the amount of light that
enters your eye. This triggers a defense
mechanism inside the brain, because it
now thinks you are in
the dark. It will not allow your eye to
be poked by anything it cannot see. Your
pupil dilates to let in what light is
available and will only focus on what is
directly in front of it. Your target
disappears in the distance. Lower the peep from your
eye, light reenters the pupil and your target
reappears. Using Hind Sight in low
light, your target view is unobstructed.
The rear aperture
is attached to the riser away from your
eyes so as not to restrict the amount of
light that enters your eyes allowing you
to see your target clearly. The open
center cross hairs contain
Proglow 20, this material will
glow in the dark for up to 14 hours. It
is very easy to center your front pin in
the rear cross hairs, take aim, and
release the arrow. Using
under low light hunting conditions, you
can line up the shot with confidence.
The picture below
shows the Hind Sight crosshairs
with a TruGlo
TFO Pin centered in total
long will the cross hairs glow?
The cross hairs will glow for up to
14 hours on a 7 minute charge of light. Your target is not
obscured by this glow.
The Proglow material is impregnated inside the crosshairs
and will not come off. The cross hairs must be exposed to a light source
in order for them to glow. The longer the absorption time, the longer the after glow. Sun light or artificial light will recharge the cross hairs. The cross hairs must be exposed to a
light source (recharged) every time you
want them to glow. NO LIGHT EXPOSURE =
NO GLOW. The Proglow material has a
half life expectancy of 6 years. The
cross hairs will not glow in day light.
Will Hind Sight work with my
Hind Sight will work with
pendulum sights, but not as you might
think. You must draw back and anchor on
your pendulum sight pin, (centered in
the cross hairs) when it is bottomed
out. As you rotate the bow towards the ground
the pin will float up and out of the
crosshairs. You must remain anchored on
the cross hairs and place the pendulum
sight pin on target. If you try to
maintain the sight pin in the cross
hairs as the pin moves, you will tip the
bow at the wrist to achieve this. You
have just tipped the arrow and pointed
it in a direction other than what you
are aiming at.
How about roving sights?
Your roving sight pin must stay in a
fixed position to be used with
Sight. If the front sight moves up
or down, the rear sight must also move
up or down to remain on a straight sight
line from your eye to your target.
model does just that. Two sights that
move as one in perfect unison. Go to
Hind Sight Products
page for more on this sighting system.
I shoot right handed but I am left
eye dominant. Will Hind Sight work for
Hind Sight will work very
well for you. Our sighting systems allow
you to take aim with your dominant eye
and shoot with both eyes open. This
feature will give you a larger sight
window allowing you to see more of the
action unfolding before you. If you think of a
straight line from eye to impact you are
simply placing your sights on that line.
The closer your dominant eye is to the
string, the less parallax view of your
target you will have.
So what does parallax view mean? Basically you have two lines that
meet and cross at a certain point. The
path of the arrow, your sight line, and
the distance that your eye is from the
string form a triangle. Let's say that
you have three sight pins that are set
at 20, 30, and 40 yards and your
dominant eye is three inches from the
string when anchored at full draw. When
fine tuned out to 40 yards, the path of
the arrow and your sight line will meet
at that point. When you cut that
distance in half, at 20 yards you will be
off center by one and half inches,
half the distance your eye is from the
string. Years ago when sight pins were
first introduced, you could adjust each
pin individually to account for the
parallax view. Now a days, we only have
a gang adjustment for the front sight
for a windage adjustment (left to
right). It is important that you try to
shoot with your dominant eye as close to
the string as possible to narrow the
parallax view of your target.
How come your sights do not have bubble
levels? Our sights were developed primarily
for hunting. The purpose of a bubble
level is to ensure that you hold the
riser in a plumb position so that you
get accurate readings from your sight
pins. Tip the riser and you also tip the
pins. This becomes more critical as your
targeted distance increases. Shooting
arrows at the range, practicing good
form, when you have all the time in the
world to concentrate on a bubble level
is not a bad thing. But, under hunting
conditions, shooting out of a tree
stand, bent at the waist, in hunting
apparel, cold weather, low light, moving
target, with only a second or two to
react to a shot opportunity, do you really want to
spend that valuable time looking at a bubble level? We don't
think so. Bubble levels
should be calibrated while mounted to
the riser to ensure accuracy.
Will Hind Sight add-on models be compatible with my front sight?
The Hind Sight
add-on models will work with most fixed pin front sights. The
works best with a front sight that has a round or half round pin guard.
It is best to place your centering pin
in the center of your pin guard. This
will center the pin guard with the rear
How far apart should the front sight be from the rear sight?
There is no right answer. Generally speaking, the farther apart the sights are the more accurate the system becomes. Although, our vision impaired customers find that the closer
together the sights are, the easier it becomes for them to focus on both sights and their target at the same time.
It really comes down to ones vision.
Will Hind Sight be compatible with my bow?
is compatible with most bows on today's market.
The rear sight must occupy its own space
inside the riser without interference.
The bow string and cables must not come
into contact with the rear sight. The
farther apart the sights are the more
sensitive to bow torque the system
becomes. The optimum position is to have
both the front and rear sights mounted
an equal distance or as close to equal
as possible from the center of the
riser. Now if you torque the bow the
sights will move in opposite directions
an equal amount. The pictures below show
proper set up on various bows.
Will Hind Sight help me
become a better hunter?
will enable you to become a