9 Best Bow Sight in 2020 (Reviewed And Rated)

Best bow sight

Best Overall
Trophy Ridge Volt 5 Pin Bow Sight
Best Fixed Pin Sight
IQ Bowsight Micro 3 or 5 Pin Compound Bow Archery Sight...
Best 5 Pin sight
Trophy Ridge AS845react V5 RH, Black
Best Overall
Trophy Ridge Volt 5 Pin Bow Sight
Best Fixed Pin Sight
IQ Bowsight Micro 3 or 5 Pin Compound Bow Archery Sight...
Best 5 Pin sight
Trophy Ridge AS845react V5 RH, Black

Game hunting and shooting with a bow has always been a passion for me.

Ever since my father took me to hunt my first Nilgai at the Riata Worldwide Hunting and Fishing as a teenager, I knew bow shooting would have a very special place in my life.

It was through him that I learned about the different bow types as well as the importance that bow sights hold for shooting moving targets over great distances.

But picking the right bow sight that can fit your needs the best can be rather complicated. From single pins to multiple, stationary, and even moveable, there are a lot of varieties to keep in mind.

So, if you’re caught in the same dilemma as so many of the other bow enthusiasts, then I have the perfect guide for you today.

9 . Best Bow Sight Reviewed And Rated

Hello! This is me Andy the author, and the bow sights I have reviewed today are some of my personal favorites. And I am confident that one among them is guaranteed to catch your fancy.

1. Trophy Ridge Volt 5 Pin Bow Sight

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Trophy Ridge Volt 5 Pin Bow Sight
  • Five ultra-bright .019” medium horizontal fiber optic pins...
  • Offset mounting holes for added customizability
  • Properly align shots with the precision installed bubble...

Among any hunting circle (not just mine), multiple pin bow sights are not exactly known for their budget-friendly nature.

However, the Volt 5 Pin model from Trophy Ridge is one of the very few sights out there, which offers shooters an affordable aiming option for both game hunting and competitive shooting.

My Experience.

I have had the chance to use the Trophy Ridge Volt 5 Pin recently at a fair. And as soon as I mounted it on the bow, I realized that this sight was going to be something very special indeed.

Made with a laser-etched aluminum material, the Volt 5 works amazingly well under a variety of weather conditions, especially when there is a lot of rain. The fair personnel assured me that the sights work under both dry and rainy conditions perfectly, without slowing down the user in any way.

But to him, the sight’s prowess under a variety of weather conditions was not its most impressive feature. The Volt 5 actually steals the show with its uniquely designed universal mount. The mount just screams ‘ease of use,’ which is music to my ears.

It’s designed in such a way that while using it on the bow, I was able to employ both of my hands alternately to adjust the aim and improve the overall accuracy of the shot.

The versatility of the multiple sights (courtesy of the 5 different pins), makes this model one of the best for compound bows. You can equip it very easily on any type of compound bow models.And it really doesn’t matter if you’re right or left-handed, as it caters to the needs of both types of users quite well.

Another aspect of the bow sight that I liked was the use of the green accent color. Using green makes sure that the shooter can clearly aim down the sight irrespective of the lighting conditions.

What could have been better?

Though made with laser-etched aluminum, the Trophy Ridge Volt 5 Pin is not designed to be as durable as I would have liked. Sure! It can work perfectly well under heavy rains, but when it comes to physical damage and rough use, it can hardly keep up with some of its other competitors.

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Pros:

  • One of the most affordable multi-pin bow sights in the market.
  • Unique universal mount design, which allows adjustments with both hands.
  • Green accent colors help to aim clearly irrespective of the lighting conditions.

Cons:

  • Not as durable as I would have liked it to be.

2. Field Logic IQ Bowsights Compound Bow Archery Sight

IQ Bowsight Micro 3 or 5 Pin Compound Bow Archery Sight...
  • RETINA LOCK TECHNOLOGY - Controls muscle memory, form and...
  • MICRO ADJUST KNOBS - Allowing quick and simple adjustment of...
  • 3, 5 or 7 PINS - .019 Fiber Optic Pins. Stack tight pins,...

When it comes to the category of fixed pin bow sights, this amazing model form Field Logic IQ is going to be my personal favorite. This is one bow sight that I recommend for newer users, and have also gifted it to a few of my friends, who were planning to take up bow shooting as a hobby.

My Experience.

Well, more than my experience, I would like to talk more about the experience of one of my friends had with this amazing sight. Now, universally speaking, compound bow sights are some of the hardest to master, and George indeed had a tough time aligning the sights with the more standard models out there.

Field Logic IQ solves this problem by reducing the learning curve and making it more accessible.

Moreover, the sight model comes in three different counts of 3, 5, and 7, which allowed George to adjust the pins in different shooting ranges. Single pins periodically need complex adjustments, which gets quite difficult for newer users to get a proper hang of.

With the Field Logic IQ, George could make very easy adjustments to the shooting range and was able to dismount and remount the sight in a matter of seconds.

However, what he loved the most about this sight is the dual position mount feature that helps the shooter to install it in a way that fits the user’s specific needs. Every shooter’s needs and demands are different, and Field Logic IQ understands this very fact.

George had a great time learning to use his bow with this sight, and he comes over often to my make-shift archery range to improve his shooting skills.

What could have been better?

One of the issues that I noticed with the Field Logic IQ is the poor visibility that it has under low-light settings. Unlike the Volt 5 from Trophy Ridge, this sight doesn’t exactly come with a prominent accent color; so, seeing objects clearly at certain times of the day can be problematic.

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Pros:

  • Comes with three different pin counts, making it quite a versatile bow sight.
  • The windage and elevation are easy to use and adjust.
  • One of the best-fixed pin sights for new compound bow users.

Cons:

  • Makes it difficult to see objects clearly under low-light conditions.

3. Trophy Ridge React V 5 Pin Bow Sight

Trophy Ridge AS845react V5 RH, Black
  • Mathematical precision of React Technology automatically...
  • Clear, unobstructed view of your target with Vertical...
  • Reduces vibration while maintaining light-weight strength...

With multi-pin bow sights being the more popular category in the market, it’s really not all that surprising why there is such an abundance of the 5 pin types. So, if you’re looking for the top dog in the 5 pin sights, then Trophy Ridge has got you covered with the React V 5 Pin model.

The sight has gotten rave reviews and recognition across all e-market platforms and is yet to get a rating below 4/5 stars among my bow enthusiast friends.

So what makes it so special?

My Experience.

The Trophy Ridge React V 5 Pin Bow Sight excels in accuracy and providing the shooter with a stable aim across a variety of distances. As it comes with what Trophy Ridge likes to call the React technology, it’s one of the more user-friendly 5 pin sights.

I just love how the tech figures out the distances you intend to aim at, to fix the yards all on its own. All I have to do is set the sights for two of the pins; the React tech does the rest.

For example, if I put in the markings for the 20-yard pin and then on the 30-yard pin, the React V5 will automatically calculate how much pin gap is needed and set the rest of the pins for the 40, 50 and 60-yard marks respectively.

This comes in quite handy for newer bow users and for projectile shooters who have to quickly and accurately figure out the yard markings when shooting mobile projectiles.

The V5 allows for dual-axis adjustments as well, along with providing tool-less micro windage and elevation customizations. It will help you shoot from an elevated platform without much issue at all.

What could have been better?

The Trophy Ridge React V 5 Pin Bow Sight is NOT the most durable bow sight that I have come across. It doesn’t have a complete metal body and can show signs of damage and corrosion if subjected to constant rough use and harsh weather.

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Pros:

  • The best 5 pin bow sight in the market.
  • Comes with the React tech that automatically marks the yard distances.
  • Easy windage and elevation adjustments.

Cons:

  • Lacks a complete metal body, and can show signs of corrosion with constant rough use.

4. Trophy Ridge React Pro 5 Pin Bow Sight

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Trophy Ridge React Pro Sight with React Technology and...
  • Mathematical precision of React Technology automatically...
  • Make easy corrections with advanced tool-less micro-click...
  • Strengthen accuracy at severe angles over longer distances...

When it comes to picking bow sights for myself, I often surf the internet for models that not only offer accuracy but also a lot of durability and long-lasting features.

I recently came into possession of the React Pro 5 Pin from Trophy Ridge, and I won’t be lying if I said that it’s one of the most durable bow sights I’ve ever used.

My Experience

It’s safe to say that I am one of those bow enthusiasts who likes to get their hands dirty. I love hunting game in forests and the wild savannah. I frequently go on trips and expeditions, so it’s not all that surprising when my equipment comes back bruised and battered.

The same is true for the bow sights I choose as well, and that’s why I go for models that are long-lasting and can withstand the harsh elements. The React Pro comes with a deep attention to detail in terms of design. A lot of care is put in the body, and the model is constructed out of a high-quality ballistic co-polymer and aluminum.

This keeps the sight incredibly durable and reliable even under difficult environmental conditions, and rough use. It’s quite resistant to scratches and physical damage, and I am able to take it along with me to long camping trips in the wild.

However, the durability of the React pro is not the only feature that makes me go ‘gaga’ over it; the other aspect of the sight is the third axis adjustment.

Not a lot of bow sights offer the third axis adjustment and is one feature that is mainly found in single pins than in multiple ones. But, the React Pro is one of the very few models out there that gives users this customizable feature, which will help to significantly improve their aim at greater distances.

What could have been better?

No matter how much I adore the Trophy Ridge React Pro, I honestly cannot call it a perfect product. One of the grievances that I have with it is the Rheostat Light; it’s cheaply made and often tends to flicker.

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Pros:

  • It comes with third axis adjustments that significantly improves one’s aim.
  • One of the most durable bow sight models in the market.
  • The model comes in different pin sizes as well as for different hand styles.

Cons:

  • Rheostat Light seems to be cheaply made and often tends to flicker.

5. Apex Gear Covert Pro

Apex Gear AG2301GB 1 Dot Covert Pro Sight, Right...
  • Pro dot illuminated aiming point
  • Easy one hand adjustment
  • Rear facing sight tape with adjustable indicator pin

The professional and the more adept bow shooters in my hunting circle generally prefer to go for sights, which gives them maximum range and accuracy. And in the market, there are not many models out there that can cater to these competitive demands as well as the Apex Gear Covert Pro can.

My Experience.

So what makes the Apex Gear Covert Pro such a popular go-to for professionals?

To start off with, let me just tell you that this bow sight model is designed to be one of the most versatile options on the market. May it be for competitive projectile shooting or wildlife hunting through the forest and the Savanna, the Apex Gear Covert Pro will help you through it all.

I love how lightweight and durable the build is. The long-lasting high-grade aluminum body is capable of withstanding the harshest of environmental conditions, and be used as a heavy-duty unit.

Moreover, as it’s a single pin sight, it can help shooters reach maximum accuracy, and even allow them to use their bow with both eyes open. As there are no extra pins to clog up the peripheral views, hunters will have an easier time tracking fast-moving targets and keep them within sight.

To further improve the shooter’s accuracy, Apex Gear has equipped the Covert Pro with ‘easy to use and adjust’ windage and elevation. It aids the user in rough terrain and helps them make quick customizations while still aiming down the sights.

However, one of the best features of the Covert Pro is perhaps the green aiming point. Some of my friends, who’re adept bow users, simply adore the clear visibility of the point and its illumination feature.

Irrespective of the time of day, even in low light settings, the sight offers amazing accuracy to users.

What could have been better?

The Apex Gear Covert Pro is not the easiest to use bow sight in the market. It has a very steep learning curve, and the single pin feature makes it even more difficult for beginners to get the hang of.

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Pros:

  • One of the best bow sight models out there for professionals.
  • Durable aluminum body with great, long-lasting features.
  • Clear green aiming point with illumination features.
  • Comes with easy to adjust windage and elevation.

Cons:

  • Difficult to aim and use by beginner bow users.

6. Trophy Ridge Drive Slider Bow Sight

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Trophy Ridge Drive Slider Bow Sight
  • Ultra-bright .029” large vertical fiber optic pin to...
  • Adjustable indicator pin allows for ultra-precise...
  • Nylon bushings create smooth, quiet movement with no...

When it comes to the field of single pin bow sights, the Trophy Ridge Drive Slider Bow Sight is in my books the best model out there today. I have been using it for months now, and it has been quite a reliable companion in so many of the competitive shooting games that I took it to.

My Experience.

I first chanced upon the Trophy Ridge Drive after a friend of mine reviewed it on his website for composite bows and bow users. He wrote that the sight ‘is simply one of the best bow sights out there for competitive projectile shooting.’ And ever since I used the model myself, I found the statement to be quite true.

For me, the Trophy Ridge Drive is all about accuracy and gaining the upper hand over the competition with superior aiming at far off distances. It comes with a ‘Proper Align’ system, which allows me to hit targets with a crossbow at 220 to 320 fps.

The aiming and adjustable features are easy to use, as well. Single pin models are typically quite difficult to master, but the Trophy Ridge Drive breaks that convention a bit and makes it easier for newer shooters.

Though the learning curve is still pretty high compared to the multi-pin models, it’s not as steep as some of the other standard single pin sights.

The ultra fiber optics used in the kit significantly improves the sight through the pin and keeps my aim steady and accurate on the toughest of shooting courses. The sight also compensates for uncertain environmental conditions, which is quite rare for a sight of its price range to possess.

What could have been better?

The Trophy Ridge Drive might be perfect for the more domestic competitive stage, but when it comes to wildlife hunting, there are some reservations from my part.

The model is not as durable as I would have liked it to be. I had often dropped it from my hands and damaged it; as a result, making me either go for a replacement or repair.

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Pros:

  • One of the best single pin sights for competitive projectile shooting.
  • Keeps the aim steady and accurate even over long distances.
  • Compensates for bad weather conditions, making it an incredibly reliable choice.

Cons:

  • Lacks durability, and gets damaged quite easily.

7. HHA Optimizer Sight 5519 1 Pin .019 RH

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HHA Optimizer Sight 5519 1 Pin .019 RH
  • CNC machined
  • Armor pin
  • Tool free micro adjust windage

If I were to go by my personal experiences, as well as with those of my hunting pals, I think I can safely say that when it comes to picking the right bow sight, intermediate bow users have the toughest time.

So if you’re looking for something which is a bit above the beginner scope, but not completely a professional-grade model, then the HHA Optimizer Sight 5519 will suit you perfectly.

My Experience.

As soon as new bow users outgrow their training wheels, which is a ‘beginner sight’ in this case, they find it quite difficult to find a model that can complement their present skill level.

So they end up going for a professional-grade bow sight and have a terrible time at the shooting range as a result. The HHA Optimizer solves this very issue for bow enthusiasts, and their 5519 model is specifically designed to cater to the needs of intermediate users rather well.

Though it boasts a single pin design, the sight is not at all difficult to use and makes the perfect stepping stone for shooters who wish to go for a more competitive model in the future.

Single pin sights are tougher to use than the multi-pin ones, but the single pin HHA Optimizer comes with a rather easy to follow learning curve. Unlike most other single pin sights in the market, this one will help you adjust the pointers much more easily and bring about a steadier aim without having to do much.

Moreover, the HHA Optimizer 5519 breaks the convention in yet another aspect, and that is with its 5-yard increments. The sight will allow you to aim at 20 and 60 yards, which is much above the limit of what the other standard models are offering in the market today.

What could have been better?

One aspect of the HHA Optimizer 5519, which disappoints a lot of the customer base, is the lack of the rheostat light.

Though the company advertises that it’s included in the kit, it actually isn’t, but to me, it’s not exactly a deal-breaker and can be worked around.

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Pros:

  • One of the best bow sight options for intermediate shooters.
  • It comes with ARMOR sight pin technology that significantly improves accuracy.
  • Has a 5-yard increment adjustment feature, which will allow you to aim till 20 and 60 yards.

Cons:

  • There is no rheostat light present even though it was advertised by the manufacturer.

8. HHA Optimizer Lite 3019

HHA Optimizer Lite 3019
  • coupon, prop65, single-pin-sights

The HHA Optimizer Lite 309 is all about making the hunter’s life a whole lot easier when chasing game through the thickets of the wild. It’s an incredible single pin bow for hunting, and I often find professional game chasers opting for this model more than any of its competitors.

My Experience.

When I go for long hunting trips with my pals, I always find Steven and Kim pack this bow sight in their arsenal.

They complain a lot about how the standard single pin sight models come with inconvenient customizable features with hard to adjust elevation and windage. But, with the HHA Optimizer Lite 309, they tell me that they have found a model that provides incredibly smooth operations and effortless adjustable settings.

But, don’t think for one moment that I am basing my review of this model purely out of hearsay. I have tried out the sight from Steven many times and found their praises to actually be true.

The HHA Optimizer Lite 309 indeed does make the life of a hunter easier. Adjustments are easy, and the preprinted sight tapes will help you to determine targets accurately at distances between 20 and 80 yards.

The sight is highly durable as well. And this is the reason why I highly recommend it for long hunting trips where the device is bound to go through a lot of rough use while still weathering the elements.

It’s the use of the ARMOR pin technology that improves the durability of the unit. And as the fiber optic is encapsulated within this durable body, it’s well protected from corrosion and daily wear and tear

When navigating harsh terrain conditions or even dealing with inclement weather, the HHA Optimizer Lite 309 sight is not going to slow you down in any way.

What could have been better?

One issue that Kim did inform about the sight is with its mounting compatibility. The HHA Optimizer Lite 309 will not fit all types of bows, so before investing in it, make sure to check if it’s at all going to match the bow that you have.

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Pros:

  • One of the best single pin bow sight models for hunting and game chasing.
  • Durable body will not slow you down even on inclement weather.
  • Has one of the smoothest adjustments, and comes with preprinted markings.

Cons:

  • Not compatible with every bow model.

9. TRUGLO Carbon XS Composite Bow Sight

TRUGLO Carbon XS Lightweight Carbon-Composite Bow...
  • Ultra-lightweight carbon-composite construction - weighs...
  • TRUTOUCH soft-feel technical coating
  • Reversible bracket for greater vertical adjustability

Some of the more standard bow sights are known to slow down the overall maneuverability of the bow. I dislike such large heavy-duty accessories, which make me less mobile with my bow when I am out in the wild tracking game.

A bow sight should be lightweight as well as durable, and the TRUGLO Carbon XS boasts the perfect balance between the two.

My Experience.

A few months ago, I had gone on a trip with my friends to the Riata Worldwide Hunting and Fishing. I thought of taking a light and durable bow sight along, and that was when I came across the TRUGLO Carbon XS on Amazon.

And though it wasn’t rated as highly as the rest of the multi-pin sights on the list, I still decided to give it a go when a friend of mine told me that it was worth a try.

The TRUGLO Carbon XS was able to give me an amazing experience in the Riata Worldwide Hunting and Fishing. It’s incredibly lightweight design hardly added much weight to the bow, and I did not have to slow down my progress to compensate for the weight of the sight.

But, even though lightweight, the Carbon XS is quite durable, and it was able to keep up with me, no matter how rough I was with handling it.

Moreover, the TRUGLO Carbon XS comes with a reversible mounting position, which I found to be quite useful. One of my hunting pals had broken his sight on the trip, and I had decided to lend him mine.

As he is left-handed and me being right, he would have had trouble with the adjustments if it were a standard sight model. But with the amazing reversible feature, the TRUGLO Carbon XS was able to help out with his hunts perfectly.

What could have been better?

The TRUGLO Carbon XS is best used for targets that are closer. The range of vision is not all that much, so I will not be recommending it for professional use.

The pins were difficult to adjust as well, but I slowly adjusted to it over time.

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Pros:

  • Lightweight yet durable design, which will not slow you down in any way.
  • Illumination feature which you can switch on and off for better visibility.
  • Reversible mounting feature to cater to both hand styles.

Cons:

  • Pins are difficult to adjust and lacks range.

10. IQ Bowsight Micro 3 or 5 Pin

IQ Bowsights 3-Pin Micro Bowsight with Retina Lock...
  • RETINA LOCK TECHNOLOGY - Controls muscle memory, form and...
  • MICRO ADJUST KNOBS - Allowing quick and simple adjustment of...
  • RIGHT HAND, 3 PINS - .019 Fiber Optic Pins. Stack tight...

The IQ Bowsight Micro 3 or 5 pin Compound Bow Sight is all about offering shooters multiple pin options and an extended range on all shots. It’s a great sight model for shooting stationary and moving targets at a variety of ranges and can fit the needs of both beginners and adept bow enthusiasts rather well.

My experience.

Every time I talk about Field Logic’s IQ series of bow sights with my friends, I often start the conversation with their revolutionary retina lock technology. It’s an incredible feature to have for a bow sight and is one of the reasons why these sights are so very popular today.

The retina lock technology aids shooters by not just improving their aim but extending their shot range as well.

Distances that were previously not reachable by 5 pin sights are now very easily and clearly seen with this model. The other aspect of the technology, which quite impresses me, is the perfect alignment system.

It offers improved accuracy with every draw as it helps the shooter control not just the consistency, but muscle memory and form as well. This allows the archer to shoot at longer distances, which would have been impossible previously.

Moreover, the IQ Bowsight Micro 3 or 5 pin Compound Bow Sight is also incredible from an elevation. Because of the adjustable 2nd axis, the sight makes sure that your aim is level by taking into consideration the height from which you’re shooting.

This makes the bow a great choice for shooting from treestands. If the sight is leveled a the correct position while you’re holding the bow at the natural cant, then the 2 axis should generally be at the 0⁰ position. If not, then you can just go ahead and adjust it; it’s that easy.

What could have been better?

Durability is an issue for this bow sight model. It’s an amazing choice for perching on a location and shooting far away projectiles, but I will not recommend it for hunting or any other bow using activity where you constantly have to be mobile.

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Pros:

  • Comes with a retina lock technology that not only improves accuracy but range as well.
  • Adjustable 2nd axis makes it easier to shoot from an elevation.
  • Multiple pin set up to have an easier time aiming targets at a variety of distances.

Cons:

  • Not as durable as some the multi-pin sights on the list.

11. TOPOINT Compound Bow 5 Pin Bow Sight

TOPOINT ARCHERY 3 Pin Bow Sight - Fiber, Brass Pin,...
  • Material:6061-T6 aluminum
  • Fiber optic diameter:0.029" color:red,green
  • Level with two vertical bars

Bow sights are not exactly the most budget-friendly bow accessories that you will have in the market. But if you’re looking for the most affordable yet reliable option out there today, then I don’t think you will be able to do better than the TOPOINT Compound Bow Sight.

My Experience.

I had encountered the TOPOINT Compound Bow Sight in the fair, the same place where I tried out the Trophy Ridge Volt 5.

It’s a great budget-friendly option to learn on, easy to use, and you can either practice with it to improve your aim or take it out on short hunting trips. For the price that it comes in, this is perhaps the best bow sight model that you will find in the market today.

However, with a 3-pin setting, it’s better not to expect a lot of accuracy and durability from the TOPOINT. The build construction is indeed not the greatest, but I honestly was not bothered by it, as the price is too low to be expecting anything more than that.

But the TOPOINT still comes at a steal in my books. It’s quite beginner-friendly and comes with easy to use adjustable settings, making it perfect for those who are still new to hunting and shooting with a bow.

The fair personnel defined the sight rather nicely to me at the time. To him, the sight was a bow accessory ‘to aim, and shoot…you cannot go wrong.’

Moreover, the TOPOINT is made from a 66061 T6 Aluminum. Though it may not be the toughest build material for a bow sight, it’s still reliable enough to keep the TOPOINT reliable and long-lasting.

It makes sure that the sight doesn’t corrode even when it’s used under wet conditions. The elevation and windage also come with markings, making it even easier for beginners to use.

What could have been better?

Though incredibly easy to use, the TOPOINT compound bow sight is not all that easy to mount. I had some difficulty getting it on my compound bow, but I got the hang of it after a point, so it’s honestly not a long term problem.

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Pros:

  • For the price, it’s one of the best compound bow sights in the market.
  • Easily to adjust windage and elevation comes with markings.
  • A great bow sight for beginners who’re still new with bows.

Cons:

  • Lacks accuracy and durability when compared to other models on the list.
  • It’s difficult to mount the sight on compound bows.

12. TRUGLO Pendulum Ultimate Treestand Bow Sight

Truglo Pendulum Adjustable Bracket 1-Pin Sight .019"...
  • EXTREMELY quiet. The most advanced treestand sights...
  • Automatically compensates for distances of up to 35 yards.
  • Pendulum can be locked in place for ground shooting.

If you typically use your bow from an elevated plane, then it’s always preferable to go for pendulum bow sights, because of their amazing equalizing factor. And in the category of pendulum sights, the TRUGLO Ultimate Treestand Bow Sight is going to be my favored choice.

My Experience.

I often participate in Treestand bow competitions, and perhaps for a year now, this model from TRUGLO has been my constant go-to every time I decided to shoot projectiles from an elevation.

Now, in my books, the TRUGLO Ultimate Treestand Bow Sight is one of the best single pin bow sights in the market. However, it’s not as popular as some of its other competitors because of its steeper learning curve and how it caters mostly to professional users than beginners.

What I love the most about this bow sight is the design. The build is incredibly sophisticated, and the exceptional body detail coupled with the precise build construction makes it very attractive to look at.

But, this attention to detail is not limited to the design of the sight alone. A lot of care goes into making the aim and the single pin as well, which allows the TRUGLO to have a much-improved accuracy than the rest of the competition.

I have seen many professionals shy away from a pendulum bow sight as they tend to emit a lot of noise. However, such is not the case with this TRUGLO model, it works silently and gives me one of the best aiming accuracy a single pin sight can provide.

Another impressive factor of the TRUGLO Ultimate Treestand Bow Sight is how it makes shooting targets within the 35-yard mark effortless. It is designed with an automatic system that compensates for distances of up to 35 yards, making it quite hard to miss anything within that range.

What could have been better?

As I have mentioned, the TRUGLO Ultimate Treestand Bow Sight is not all that easy to use. Even with the 35-yard auto compensation system, it takes a significant amount of time and effort to master. So it’s best used by professionals and adept bow shooters.

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Pros:

  • For a pendulum bow sight, it hardly emits any noise.
  • Has an auto compensation system for up to 35 yards.
  • Attractive design with special emphasis on aim to improve accuracy.

Cons:

  • Hard to use and master; not fit for beginner bow enthusiasts.

Buyer’s Guide: Picking the right Bow Sight.

With my top list done and dusted, I would like to suggest a few tips that you need to keep in mind before investing in the bow sight of your choice.

So what are some of the bow sight basics to know and look out for?

In terms of Pins and Sights.
Fixed Pins.

Fixed Pin bow sights are one of the most common models that you will come across in the market. They are primarily made of 3 to 5 pins, which will help any shooter target projectiles in a variety of distances.

And in my experience, most sight models use the bottom pin to shoot projectiles at longer distances, while the top pin is best suited to go for targets that are closer.

Fixed pins provide a lot of versatility when it comes to increasing and decreasing the shooting range of the bow. The more pins a sight has, the more versatile the range options will be.

So if you love using your bow to shoot at multiple distances, then fixed pin sights are the best choice to go for.

However, do keep in mind, that more pins that a sight has, the more difficult it will get to remember the shooting distances that each of them have been calibrated for.

Moveable Pins.

The moveable pin bow sights will fit the needs of intermediate bow users the best. So, if you’re quite familiar with shooting both moving and stationary projectiles at a distance, then this sight model can be the ideal pick.

The primary difference between the fixed and moveable sights is that the latter has only one pin in it. You will just have to adjust the housing of the bow sight to be able to accurately shoot at the target.

This makes the moveable pins much harder to use, as it will require a considerable amount of muscle memory to master it.

However, what I love about the moveable pin models is that it’s incredibly fun to use once you get the hang of it. Pulling off a successful shot is incredibly rewarding with this, and it gives one a sense of satisfaction with every use.

In the professional bow shooting scene, some of the best sights on the market today comprise of single pins. They are used quite extensively in competitive games as well as in hunting.

Pendulum Sights.

For those who shoot in rough and uneven terrain, going for the sights that support a pendulum mechanism, could be the ideal choice indeed.

Even when I am firing from an elevation, the pendulum feature will quickly equalize the bow sight and takes in the height to keep my shots accurate.

The pendulum type of bow sights is mainly used during hunting in the wild than for competitive shooting. The terrain in the wild is never truly flat, so shooting at large distances gets rather difficult with other standard sights.

Exclusive sights for competition.

These types of bow sights are used exclusively in competitions and by professionals for various shooting sports. The competitive sights are all about providing the user with a higher level of control.

It’s much more maneuverable as well and can be mounted on the bow easily and without much hassle. However, these models are quite expensive and out of reach for most average users.

Durability.

It’s no news that bow sights often undergo an incredible amount of stress during shooting, irrespective of the surrounding environmental conditions.

Because of this very fact, it’s important to go for bow sights, which are made as durable as possible. It should be designed to cope with heavy-duty shooting without compromising on the accuracy in any way.

A sight model made out of aluminum is lightweight, durable and lasts much longer than the other standard models.

But if you want to go a step higher, then it’s better to go for something that’s made out of ballistic co-polymers. They are even lighter, comfortable in the palms, and incredibly durable.

Single Bow Sight.

Most bow users tend to prefer single sights over their multiple counterparts. The simplicity and ease of use of the single sites are what makes these models so very popular among both newer and adept bow enthusiasts.

My huntin’ pals prefer them as well, as these sights only use one pin to aim at the target. They can quickly make adjustments to the housing and get the desired range even when the bow is drawn.

The single sights are much lighter, and I love just how accurate they can be even under a variety of environmental conditions. The sights don’t clutter the shooter’s view and provide more peripheral review and improve the aiming accuracy.

Multiple Bow Sights.

Multiple bow sights, though not as easy to use as the single ones, come with a lot of versatility to aid the shooter’s accuracy at different ranges.

As it comes with a lot of pins, you will be able to dedicate each of them to particular shooting distances. You will not have to make a different adjustment every time and have a much easier time shooting at stationary targets over a variety of ranges.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Q1. What is the best bow sight to get for hunting?

If like me, you love to hunt for game ever so often, then it’s best to go for a pendulum bow sight. Pendulum sights offer superior accuracy and stability on uneven surfaces and elevations, which is ideal for shooting in the wild.

Q2. What bow sight should I go for in competitive shooting games?

When it comes to picking the best sights for professional bow shooting, I would recommend the competitive ones, as they are particularly designed for that purpose. They offer a high level of control but are a bit more expensive than the other standard models in the market.

Q3. I am a new bow user. Which sight should I go for?

If you’re quite new to using the bow for either projectile shooting or game hunting, then it’s better to go for a sight model which has a lot of convenient and user-friendly features. Ease of use should be what you’re looking for the most and preferably go for a model that comes with a user manual.

Happy Hunting!

Though formerly considered to be just accessories, bow sights have steadily grown in importance as devices which are a must-have for shooting targets over great distances.

But picking the right bow sight that can fit your purpose can be difficult. So, I hope that my list and guide today was able to help you out with your choices.

Till next time!