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Question about SRF sight.

Messages posted to thread:
Candyman 04-Jan-21
Viper 04-Jan-21
loose arrow 04-Jan-21
loose arrow 05-Jan-21
Dan In MI 05-Jan-21
selstickbow 05-Jan-21
Candyman 05-Jan-21
DanaC 10-Sep-22
Box Call 71 10-Sep-22
DanaC 10-Sep-22
Box Call 71 10-Sep-22
treehermit 10-Sep-22
MCNSC 10-Sep-22
[email protected] 10-Sep-22
From: Candyman
Date: 04-Jan-21




After reading another post on a toothpick sight I started playing around with a soda can ring as a look through sight like the SRF. I have it taped to the front of a Super Kodiak and it seems to work pretty good. The inside edge of the ring is close to the riser but not blocked by the riser. The SRF sight looks quite a bit wider then the soda can ring. It looks as though if mounted on that bow it would end up with a bit of the ring blocked by the riser. I can see where a metal riser (like DAS) is cut more past center and would accomadate that sight without blocking the inner edge. Any experience or comments about this sight would be appreciated. The main thing about this sight that is appealing to me is that you look right through it like a peep sight on a rifle. A single pin seems to draw my eyes focus to be on it rather then the target.

From: Viper
Date: 04-Jan-21




C -

The SRF comes in different sizes, and how close to the riser it gets depends on a lot of factors, like anchor and arrow spine. With a "std" trad anchor, I can't see it going behind the riser. So something else might be going on.

Viper out.

From: loose arrow
Date: 04-Jan-21

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One can use double face tape to attach the sight bracket to the outside of the riser, this will give some room to adjust the aperture in and out to suit your anchor in relation to the riser. I hunt with my SRF, so keep it protected I mounted it toward the belly of the bow. I know it is not ideal, however, it keeps me from knocking it around while traveling through brush.

I hunt with a Bear Black Bear Warf so I mounted it using the sight bracket mounting holes. The bracket is not quite tall enough so the SRF post is at the bottom of the slot. When mounting it with tape you can mount it wherever you need to to achieve the best height for the aperture.

Below is David Sosa's personal riser, he gave it away and then it was given away again in a drawing in TradTalk. You can see how he mounted his SRF aperture.

The other riser is my Proline Warf with a different sight bracket and a homemade SRF, notice that it is mounted on the belly side of the riser.

From: loose arrow
Date: 05-Jan-21

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Oops! Here is David Sosa's riser:

From: Dan In MI
Date: 05-Jan-21

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I'm not real clear on what you are asking. You've already made your own SRF. I made my own out of copper wire. At about 3/8" it was perfect. Look through for 20 yards. Top of the ring for 15 and bottom of the ring for 25. I switched to belly side mount. It may not give optimum sight radius, but it is far more protected from getting bumped.

From: selstickbow
Date: 05-Jan-21




Candyman, the SRF sight just plain works well. Nice fairly long threaded shank gives lot of left-right adjusting. I like it on the belly side, I've used a couple of altered old quiver brackets to get there, used mostly on DAS risers but I've used SRF sights on some warfs too. I used to have the particular red DAS gen2 riser Loose Arrow shows, I sold it about a year ago, with the sight mounted in sight window, rock solid & real nice & protected. David knows bows. Steve Long

From: Candyman
Date: 05-Jan-21




Thanks for the responses and suggestions. This is an experiment for me so I am adjusting as I go. First off I normally shoot with a high anchor to decrease my gap. With using a sight I won't need to do that so I am using index finger in the corner of my mouth because it feels like a stronger more repeatable anchor and so far , at close range it seems to be working pretty good. The soda can ring is not behind the riser but on the S.K. there is not much left. I keep the string blurr running down the riser. For now this seems to be working out pretty good. The actual SRF sight LOOKS like it is wider then my soda can tab so it might be a bit behind the riser on this bow but on an aluminum riser like Das or Titan I am sure it would be fine.I have shot compounds with pin sights and have tried a tooth pic sight on a recurve but I am finding that being able to look right through the sight makes it much easier to stay on target.

From: DanaC
Date: 10-Sep-22




ttt for a quick question - does the SRF shank have an 8x32 or 10x32 thread? Thanks

From: Box Call 71
Date: 10-Sep-22

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Middle is 15 yards.bottom is 20 yards.works good once ya get used to it.

From: DanaC
Date: 10-Sep-22




Another question - does it come with lock nuts or are those a separate purchase? Thanks

From: Box Call 71
Date: 10-Sep-22




Mine came with lock nuts and nylon washers.

From: treehermit
Date: 10-Sep-22




Threads are 10-32

This is from their site "Each aperture comes with adjusting nuts." If you buy the set of 3, you will get one lock nut set.

From: MCNSC
Date: 10-Sep-22

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Here’s mine mounted on a Black Widow , I installed threaded inserts in the riser. It’s a homemade bracket that matches the riser inserts perfectly. I can take it off and re-install it without changing the location. I now have it on a ILF riser but will most likely put it back on the Widow. I went through a slump in my shooting and tried the SRF after playing around with other sights. I really like it and it gives me a lot of confidence in my shooting.

From: [email protected]
Date: 10-Sep-22




I'm putting one on the trade thread tomorrow.





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