View Full Version : Terzo Zoptic Sight - Anyone else have one?
09-07-2008, 07:44 PM
Between having missed several shooting opportunities last year due to not being able to pinpoint a location because it was too dark to see through and having had my peep turn on me several times, I decided I wanted to try one of the new peepless sights. I was thinking about the Hindsight but then saw the Terzo and was sold.
I have had it for a couple months now and am shooting great with it and overall very impressed so I decided it was time for a real test. I drag the Glendel out to my treestand to make sure that I am still driving tacks while up in my tree, I draw back and to my bewilderment can't see my target! :fit:
The sun light created such a glare that for nearly an hour my sight was rendered useless... and no, the sun was not directly to my back. So pretty much with the NC archery opener next weekend from the hours of 5-6 I need to pray a shooter doesn't come within range. Anyone else have one of these sights and have a remedy other than hunt from an enclosed blind? I love the sight and it is a slick system but not worth much if it can't be used with consistency in the field.
09-10-2008, 07:30 AM
How about putting up one of those camo umbrellas above your treestand?
The ones that screw into the tree, it might give you some shade to reduce glare.
I usually carry one of these strapped to my climbing stand in case of rain.
09-25-2008, 01:10 PM
The umbrella idea won't work either. Monday I was in a different stand with a very thick canopy overhead and behind me with no direct sunlight being visible and 30 minutes before sunset (legally, still one hour of available hunting time left) a doe came by and at 20 yards it was very, very difficult to accurately pinpoint a spot on her, not enough that I was comfortable with due to the glare/reflection of the housing unit on the actual glass window. The reflective fiber optic dots are plenty bright it is just the reflection that is a killer. 35 minutes after the doe a decent buck came by and he had to get within 10 yards before I could really get an acceptable "picture" on him and even that was only marginal.
Am I the only one hunting from a tree with one of these sights?
The picture below (from the website) I am thinking would only be possible from the ground and if the deer was 5 yards away and the sun was perpendicular to where you were standing! :laugh:
I guess the next step is to try and take a picture of what I am seeing and go to Terzo directly and see if something can be done... which I hope because it is a sweet sight and concept.
09-25-2008, 04:49 PM
With a proper setup, and the right peep, you should never have a problem. I can not remember the last time I had an issue with my peep not turning right, or not being able to see through my peep, no matter what contition.
09-26-2008, 09:00 AM
In theory AA you are 100% correct, hence why peeps are so successful for the majority... but then there is this group of us who have vision good enough not to warrant glasses but our astigmatism's are severe enough that peeps and low light do not go well together. I was hoping the Terzo was the solution...we'll see!
10-10-2008, 10:33 AM
I thought I would give an update regarding this topic and it potentially could have a very positive outcome. I emailed Terzo and instead of getting a run of the mill reply actually received a very detailed, customer focused response, which is nice but now for the good news, Terzo has already addressed their initial design limitations and will come out with a new and improved version in a couple months (and based on the details of the improvements it should be a very solid, well functioning sight... in ALL light conditions!!), the really good news is that they seem to be very customer oriented and doing the right thing and will "upgrade" everyone’s 2008 model with the improved component for free. :dance:
For a first time company and their first sight they came out with a very innovative design.. perhaps better suited for 3D or use when there is snow on the ground:laugh: but with their potential improvements we could have a winner in the making. I am cautiously optimistic but expect a full review as soon as I get my upgrade!
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