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Old 10-18-2008, 11:25 PM
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here's a question, do fiber optic strands loose thier light transmission properties over time? My Cobra Sidewinder pins seem a whole lot less bright than when new. I compared my son's new Cobra to mine and their half as bright. Sight is about 4 years old and when it was new looked like the light was on all the time, not so now!
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:12 AM
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How much time over time do you mean? I've had my Flashpoint on now for just over a year, and they are as bright as can be still. When I use my fiber light that even gets them glowing even brighter. Just can't use the light during bowhunting season, but can during the general season.

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Old 10-19-2008, 12:07 PM
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I put in my question that my sight is 4 years old. Anybody see this fiber optic problem?

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Old 10-19-2008, 01:18 PM
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never noticed it hm you might be on to something there. i have the summit's hot dot on one of my bows, the one i use the most, and its not a problem. batteries are though.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:18 AM
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i never noticed it but its possible after all the sun fades most things
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:31 AM
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I switched to a new sight pin system this year and noticed that the new ones are much brighter than the I'd say yeah, I think they can lose the "glow" that they have when new. Some systems have replaceable fibers. Might be something to check out
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:41 PM
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I never noticed it before but now that you say something I think Ill have to agree with you, mine seem dimmer also. Mine is five years old.
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