Re: A question about EYES
Do you wear corrective lenses? I went through a long transitional phase in which I would wear glasses, but take them off for shooting, and, of course, since the focus was in that direction, it was a strong inducement, regardless of how fast the animal was moving. Probably helped with flinging lead, although I have never been guilty of that to any degree?
Anyway, my optometrist has changed my prescription several times in the last fifteen years or so. The surprising thing, (to me) is that my vision sometimes improves slightly, from one visit to the next. Close up reading is another thing, altogether. I think that has degraded in a predictable direction, worse. They tell me that this is common in a healthy eye, the result of aging and happily, there are methods of dealing with the problem.
My son, nearsighted, used to wear glasses when he was younger, but apparently grew out of it, even at night, he is extremely good at picking up eyes way out there.
Okay, getting back to my point. I have frequently required a small adjustment of focus when switching from day hunting to night hunting. I don't think it has anything to do with the condition of my eyes? It's more like adjusting parallax, something required, from time to time. I have come to appreciate the eyepiece adjustments on the high end Eurpoean scopes when night hunting. I don't know why ambient light conditions require this adjustment, but it does, so I do it.
I wouldn't worry about it, Chris. I think it is fairly normal for the discriminating shooter to see the difference when shooting at night, and want to do something about it.
Good hunting. LB