Shit, the front sight would be a blur anymore. and the only thing I would be able to see about that candle would be a blurry orange dot on top of a fuzzy white stick.
About 35 years ago I bought a cool assed Ruger single shot .22 rifle with an octagonal barrel that was a fucking tack driver.
I got to fucking around out in the sand dunes one day with some buddies. There was a half burned driftwood log right in front of a small dune and we were setting targets on it.
Someone dug around in their day pack and came up with a big box of Strike Anywhere stick matches, I’m sure you can imagine the boasting, bragging and dares that followed shortly after.
In short order there were ten matches stuck into the log after drilling some small holes with our pocket knives.
I can’t remember how long it took or how many rounds, I do remember it was a lot of both, but I did finally manage to hit one of those match heads just right from about ten feet away and light it.
That was with iron sights BTW.
I really miss my eyesight.
I sold that rifle not long after I bought it and have kicked myself for that ever since.