I shot the outdoor league this year and had problems with this too. Things that helped me. Shoot in good light. (Shooting into the woods at dusk is a bad idea.) Move your sight in and out along the extension bar in order to get the best focus. Try a clarifier. If you wear them make sure your glasses are clean and that you are looking through them near the center of the lens rather than an edge.
I've found for myself that for some of the distances the yellow is actually too big. I like to center my dot up in the yellow and see at least some color around the yellow. With a high power scope and a long extension sometimes all I can see is yellow at some of the distances. What I do is drop down a scope power or two, sometimes also move my scope extension in several notches as well until I can see a little color beyond the yellow. Then try to let the dot float around in the middle of the yellow, just like shooting an indoor Vegas face. At least that's what I try to do in theory, lol !
Shoot with either a very large dot or a ring on the lens. The human brain is very good at subconsciously aligning concentric circles and you can't do this with a small dot.
I'd be willing to bet that a survey of the best FITA shooters - both recurve and compound - would show the vast majority using open rings for recurve and big dots/rings for compound, and very few using pins etc.
I use a 2X lens with a small/medium sized black dot on it. At 90 meters, I can just see a "glow" of yellow around my dot. at 18M for indoor, my dot covers 2/3 of the yellow (9). So I have found this to be ideal.
I shoot a medium dot or pin with no lens. I anchor the pin in the yellow and let it float in the yellow. I do agree that shooting a yellow face is different. On a field face, I can see the spot and focus on the center, yellow face center you pin or dot.
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