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Got to give it to spott hogg, the heard the complaints and adjusted. Their sight light now has an adjustable dimmer to it!

The new ones have a black light instead of the brass.

Gotta love a company that listens!
 

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If they really lisented then all of the sights would come standard with some Fitz SD fibers.
 

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The newer ones are being sent with the new light.

As far as the fibers go, I had replaced them with longer fibers, but since switched back to the originals, I find them plenty bright, and with the light, forget about it!
 

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I'm using the Fitz light bracket and their 4-position light. Works great, especially the bracket, except the light requires a little wiggling to get avoid "flickering". Somewhere in there a contact is not good. It works fine once you find the right spot, but the slop in the positioning is annoying. I haven't gone further than cleaning the batteries yet so I may still be able to correct it... :rolleyes:
 

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The newer ones are being sent with the new light.

As far as the fibers go, I had replaced them with longer fibers, but since switched back to the originals, I find them plenty bright, and with the light, forget about it!

You know what P&Y's stance is on lights don't you??????
 

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Hoove-

Thanks for the compliment. It is always nice to hear positve feedback.

Easy keeper-

The light is not up on the website yet, but it will be shortly.

Hooks-

The tolerances on our parts do not allow us to film dip them in a camo pattern. Film dipping can change the dimensions as much as .010" and since most of our parts are +/- .002", film dipping is not an option. It is possible to annodize the parts in "camo", unfortunately none of the anodizing actually looks like camoflauge.

Brown Hornet-

We are using fiber from a fiber manufacturer called Nanoptics,Inc. The fiber we have been using is their Bright Super Flex which is optimized for brightness for applications using lengths six inches or less. It is 100% Optical Grade acrylic fiber, and has a minimum bend radius equal to 5 times the diameter of the fiber.

I think that if you do a little research on the Fitz SD fibers you might be surprised at how "similar" our fibers are.
 

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LittlePig said:
Hoove-

Thanks for the compliment. It is always nice to hear positve feedback.

Easy keeper-

The light is not up on the website yet, but it will be shortly.

Hooks-

The tolerances on our parts do not allow us to film dip them in a camo pattern. Film dipping can change the dimensions as much as .010" and since most of our parts are +/- .002", film dipping is not an option. It is possible to annodize the parts in "camo", unfortunately none of the anodizing actually looks like camoflauge.

Brown Hornet-

We are using fiber from a fiber manufacturer called Nanoptics,Inc. The fiber we have been using is their Bright Super Flex which is optimized for brightness for applications using lengths six inches or less. It is 100% Optical Grade acrylic fiber, and has a minimum bend radius equal to 5 times the diameter of the fiber.

I think that if you do a little research on the Fitz SD fibers you might be surprised at how "similar" our fibers are.

Holy Cow!! I'm glad you replied. I was thinking of getting one of mine dipped. I probably would have ruined it. Thanks
 

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I just received one of the new dimmer lights and it really appears to be Spot-Hogg quality. I haven't actually shot it, but it looks like it will stand the punishment and has a very positive off. I am very satified with it and would highly recommend it.
 

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Brown Hornet-

We are using fiber from a fiber manufacturer called Nanoptics,Inc. The fiber we have been using is their Bright Super Flex which is optimized for brightness for applications using lengths six inches or less. It is 100% Optical Grade acrylic fiber, and has a minimum bend radius equal to 5 times the diameter of the fiber.

I think that if you do a little research on the Fitz SD fibers you might be surprised at how "similar" our fibers are.

Thanks for the info. However I don't need to do any research as I own a Hogg It (best sight on the market). It is also fitted with Fitz Fibers...and though I love my Hogg It....the fibers are no where close to being as bright as the ones I replaced them with from Fitz.
 

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Does the light still attach to the pin guard the same way? I thought that was part of the problem as well.
 

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You know what P&Y's stance is on lights don't you??????
I'm not really concerned about it, I'm not hunting to have my name in a book. Plus, I don't think there are many around where I hunt.
As far as lights on the sights and extra bright fibers go, I could ask "Do you know what the Game Commisions stance is on staying in your stand after "legal" hunting hours.
 

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Got home from work and my Spot Hogg Hunter was in the mail. While I was waiting for it, I read all the posts about - the pins aren't bright enough - an replacing them w/ Fitz fibers, etc. etc.

Well here in PA it was 20 minutes past legal hunting when I stepped outside with the new sight and my 60 year old eyes had no trouble picking up the pins.

First impression was a good impression - the factory fibers seemed fine for me.

Sure I've seen brighter pins at the archey shops but really - how bright do you folks need your pins?

(Just my 2-cents :embara: )
 

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Those of us who hunt on the ground from a blind find bright pins essential. I have found that, although I love my Spot-Hogg sight my HHA single pin sight is much brighter.
 

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I'm not really concerned about it, I'm not hunting to have my name in a book. Plus, I don't think there are many around where I hunt.
As far as lights on the sights and extra bright fibers go, I could ask "Do you know what the Game Commisions stance is on staying in your stand after "legal" hunting hours.

I understand about the book I am not worried about it either....however if a 160+ class buck gives me a shot he is goin in the book.

I do know what the Game Commisions stance is on staying in your stand after "legal" hunting hours. But the last time I checked it starts to get dark in the woods WWWWAAAAAAYYYYY before "legal" hunting time is up. I don't hunt on field edges, and guys that hunt from a blind have even more problems.

Also there are plenty of P&Y bucks walking around in PA.
 

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Blind to Blind Huntin'

Smokegrub - good point! I don't hunt from a ground blind, so wasn't considering that lighting condition. :embara:
 

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If they really lisented then all of the sights would come standard with some Fitz SD fibers.
I agree with that. There pins are a little dull, but it is a great sight other than that. We can not use anything attached to our bow with a battery in it here in Idaho, so I have no need for a light.
 

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The tolerances on our parts do not allow us to film dip them in a camo pattern. Film dipping can change the dimensions as much as .010" and since most of our parts are +/- .002", film dipping is not an option. It is possible to annodize the parts in "camo", unfortunately none of the anodizing actually looks like camoflauge.
What about film dipping and leaving the critical tolerance pieces cleaned of camo dip?

I owned a Hogg It for the last 4 yrs.. and it was and is one of the best sights on the market.. but that doesn't mean that it can't be improved upon. And ask anyone on here... the stock fibers are nowhere near as bright as they should be (one of the reasons I sold mine)... and the fibers aren't very durable either. If I still had a Hogg It... I would switch to the Fitz in a heartbeat.. brighter and much more durable. Also the SH light bracket is a bit cheesy to say the least. I expected soo much more from a company like Spot Hogg. The light kit from Fitz is more along the lines of what one would expect. I am in no way associated w/ Fitz.. just posting my own personal opinions.
 

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Brown Hornet said:
the last time I checked it starts to get dark in the woods WWWWAAAAAAYYYYY before "legal" hunting time is up.
Can't really argue with that
 
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