Feyachi Reflex Sights Review
As a photographer I wanted to share with you my experience with my new Feyachi Reflex Sight. The package included: Lens cleaning cloth, three LR 44 batteries, two cables, two nuts and a spring. The kit was packaged well but there were some problems that I had to take care of.
Lens cleaning cloth - This is the first thing I found when looking at the product. The lens cleaner included in the package was okay but there was no cleaning fluid included which disappointed me a lot. The reason I think this is important is because even the best inexpensive red dot sight won't last as long if you're not cleaning it on a regular basis. So the lens cleaner makes the lens last a lot longer, but then again maybe you don't need the cleaning fluid because the lens isn't dirty at all.
Lens cleaning cloth - The next thing I noticed about the sight is that it seems to be prone to having the reticle move a bit when you're using it. My first instinct was to take it off immediately and start over but the sight doesn't like to come off and I didn't want to spend the money for a new one. The first thing I did to solve this problem was to cover the whole thing with a fabric shield. It works well and solved the issue of the sight moving around.
Windage adjustment screws - One of the downsides of many sights is the windage adjustment screws that are included. They can sometimes be hard to turn but they are included so I guess they have to make it worthwhile right? Well not anymore because these screws get loose and the sights have a tendency to start shooting in an off target way. So instead of going through the hassle of taking it in to find out why the sight isn't working like it should I just moved it around. I used needle nose pliers and easily moved the adjustment screws around so everything worked as good as new.
Eye Relief - This may sound like a strange thing to mention but it is important to take into consideration when using a red dot sight because sometimes the eye relief isn't enough to allow you to see the target clearly. Sometimes the glare of the sun blinds you up and sometimes there is not enough eye relief so you can't focus on the target. With the feyachi reflex sight this never happens because it has two different light adjustments. First of all there is the brightness setting which controls how bright you can make the red dot. And then there is also the eye relief setting which adjusts the brightness and the moonlight settings.
Eye Relief adjustment - Most times the reason your aiming at the target isn't working is because you are adjusting the brightness levels. You want to make sure that you always adjust the riser mount so that the lens sits level with the objective lens. If the lens sits too high or too low you will end up with an off target image and a blurry shot. You can do this on a simple level by rotating the lens as necessary but if you don't have this skill and knowledge you'll want to get a scope that comes with this feature built in.
Windage - Most of the time windage will cause your shots to go off target. The only way to prevent this from happening is to adjust the windage correction on the reflex sight so that it locks onto the target properly. The easiest way to do this is to remove the crosshairs on the windage adjustment and move it to the right and left. As you do this you'll notice that the windage is locked on. To lock it you simply move the windage adjustment to the right or left until you have the correct amount of windage.
Battery - Every good reflex sight should have a built in battery. The problem is that there are not many. The best ones seem to be made by Zeiss. You should make sure that the Zeiss battery is a C-rating one and that you use it on a consistent basis. You can still use non battery rated C-rated batteries on some of these, but they are more expensive.