My Review of the Best Bow Sights Available in 2017
A bow sight is critical and crucial for bow hunting. As a bow hunter, our #1 priority should to be as accurate as possible in order to make the most ethical shot. I was in the market trying to find the best bow sight available, which is why I’ve decided to do reviews on the best bow sight currently available in 2017 to see if I may be able to help anyone narrow down their search for the best bow sight. Although I wasn’t able to test all the available bow sights, as there are way too many. I’ve picked out a few that I think would make the best bow sight for me. When thinking about the best bow sight, I look at a variety of things like cost, material, key features, ease of setting up and cutting edge technologies.
My best bow sight may not be yours as your priorities will be different from mine. If you’re in the market for a new bow sight, read my full reviews on the best bow sight available in 2017.
Listed below are my review for The Top Rated Compound Bow Sights for 2017…..
Overview: This Apex Gear Attitude Micro 5 Pin Bow Sight is a machined aluminum sight featuring micro-adjustable windage and elevation. Reversible bracket allows for even more vertical adjustment. Pro Brite technology provides minimized pin gaps and maximum brightness. Illuminated level is 2nd and 3rd axis adjustable. It is a lightweight and compact bow sight. This bow sight comes equipped with a push button sight light which the individual archer can adjust according to shooting and lighting conditions.
- Lightweight and Compact
- Features Pro Brite Pin Technology
- Micro-adjustable Windage and Elevation
- Push Button Sight Light
This Apex Gear Attitude Micro 5 Pin bow sight was very easy to set up, just like all the other sights I’ve set up. I was shooting bulls-eye at 20 yards within minutes. The micro-adjustable windage and elevation made this step incredibly easy. I’m amazed how durable this sight is and feels. Also, I’ve had a few uh-oh moments and dropped the sight a few times and it’s still in tip-top shape. The windage and elevation adjustments are smooth. I wish they would have changed the Allen head lock screws on the adjustment knobs with wing nut style screws, so that you can release the knobs without the use of any tools.
The bow sight pins were bright enough for my liking, sometimes a little too bright; thanks to the Pro Brite pin technology. The push button sight light is definitely an added bonus. It comes with 4 settings. Off, bright, brighter, and brightest. I did find that at times I would accidentally hit the push button and turn the light on without knowing. I’d have to double check the sight light when putting it into my bow case just to be sure that the sight light doesn’t accidentally come on and drain the battery. This Apex Gear Attitude Micro 5 Pin bow sight is a very durable bow sight and it is a very easy sight to install and get sighted in.
This would be one of the best bow sight for a beginner archer. Heck, even a novice archer would love and enjoy this bow sight.
Here are a few Pro’s and Con’s about the Apex Gear Attitude Micro 5 Pin Bow Sight
- Compact and Durable
- Pro Bright Pin Technology
- Micro-adjustable elevation and windage adjustments
- Push Button Sight Light
- Smooth Adjustments
- Push Button Sight light may accidentally get pressed without you knowing, which can leave the sight light on and drain the battery
- Allen head lock screw could be changed so it can be tool-free
- Sight pins may be a little too bright for some individuals
Overall Rating: 7.9/10
(You can find more information or purchase this Apex Gear Attitude Micro 5 Pin Bow Sight Here)
Overview: The TRUGLO Carbon Hybrid Micro Adjust 5 Pin Bow Sight is the first and only bow sight constructed with the optimum combination of carbon composites and aluminum, providing an excellent strength-to-weight ratio making this a very durable bow sight. This bow sight has glow-in-the dark outer ring which helps when hunting during dawn and/or dusk. The tool-less micro adjust makes adjusting your windage and elevation very simple.
- Lightweight Carbon Composite and Aluminum Construction
- Unique Metal Pin Design for Increased Durability and Brightness
- Reversible Bracket for Increased Vertical Adjustment Range
- For Both Right and Left Handed Shooters
- Tool-less Micro Adjustments
The TRUGLO Carbon Hybrid Micro Adjust 5 Pin Bow Sight is a respectable bow sight. It has a ton of positive features that catches the eye, which makes this bow sight a part of my list as one of the best bow sight for 2017. First off, I love the fact that the outer shooter ring on the bow sight glows in the dark. It may not be a feature for every shooter but I feel that it helps with aligning your peep sight with your sight housing, especially when you’re shooting at dawn or dusk. Although I found that the sight pins are already bright enough for my liking, the 3-setting sight light is very convenient.
I love the fact that it has 3 settings. I’ve shot other bow sights equipped with a sight light that only has one setting and it’s usually either too bright or not bright enough. I do want to mention that the sight light has malfunctioned on me a few times. I thought maybe it was just a battery issue but after a few shots it started working again. This happened on and off throughout my shooting sessions. The sight does have a large field of view, meaning it has a large sight housing which provides high target visibility. Having a larger sight housing when hunting can make a world of difference.
This bow sight is reversible so it will fit both right and left handed archers, which is a plus if you decide you want to sell the sight in the future.
Here are a few Pro’s and Con’s about the TRUGLO Carbon Hybrid Micro Adjust 5 Pin Bow Sight:
- Lightweight and Durable
- Extra-long fibers for maximum pin brightness
- Tool-less micro adjust
- Large sight ring that provides large field of view
Overall Rating: 8.2/10
( You can find more information or purchase this TRUGLO Carbon Hybrid Micro Adjust 5 Pin Bow Sight Here )
Overview: This sight has been one of the most talked about bow sight in the market. This Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Micro Bow Sight is meant to increase your range and confidence. The Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Micro Bow Sight offers Retina Lock Technology which provides instant feedback that will identify the slightest torque or anchor point change. It comes with micro adjustment knobs which allow you to make quick and easy adjustments of the elevation and windage to the precise positions. It has dual position mounting which gives you the ability to mount your sight to your preferred shooting style. The tool-free locking knobs allow you to lock your elevation and windage positions in place without using any tools. This bow sight is available in 3 pin, 5 pin, or 7 pin.
- Retina Lock Technology
- Micro Adjust Knobs for Windage and Elevation
- Built-in Sight Level
- Tool-free Locking Knobs
- Adjustable 2nd Axis
- Rheostat Sight Light (Sold Separately)
- 19 Fiber Optic Pins
- Weighs 7.4oz
First off, I’ve heard so many good things about the Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Micro Bow Sight. Therefore, I had to get my hands on one and see what the rave is all about. I’ve had several people tell me that this is the best bow sight currently available. Just having the bow sight in my hand I can tell that it is very sturdy and durable. I was impressed by the first shot.
After a few shots I could start to see improvements not only with my shooting form but my arrow groups got tighter as well. Shooting at 50 yards now felt more like 30 yards. The retina lock technology will let you know whether your form is off or inconsistent. It’ll also let you know if you torque your bow one way or another. All of these will help you correct your form and be a more accurate archer. And as a bow hunter, accuracy is everything.
For me personally, the sight pins were not too bright or as bright as I would like them to be. That can be resolved with the rheostat light, which can be purchased separately. I did have a little trouble setting the retina lock as it kept getting loose on me after a few shots. Since this bow sight provides feedback that lets you know if your form is off, it can be very frustrating and could be time consuming. But if you take your time and slowly correct your form, you’ll see that the results are worth the time. The retina lock did take a little time getting used to but after shooting with it for awhile you’ll start to get a feel for it and you’ll start double checking it before the shot without realizing. Overall, I’m very impressed with this sight.
In conclusion, I wouldn’t hesitate using this as my go-to bow sight come hunting season.
Here are a few Pro’s and Con’s about the Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Micro Bow Sight:
- Retina Lock Technology helps by showing your inconsistencies and if your form is off which leads to better accuracy
- Tool-free locking knobs and micro adjustments makes adjusting the sight a breeze
- Light Weight and Durable
- Easy to see retina lock- Just center the dot and make the shot
- Sight pins may not be too bright for your liking
- Double checking the Retina Lock will take a little time getting used to
- The retina lock may be a distraction as it will be another thing you have to focus on before making the shot which makes the shot take longer to execute
- Retina Lock housing may come loose (May just be the sight I have)
Overall Rating: 8.9/10
( You can find more information or purchase the Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Micro Bow Sight Here )
Overview: TAKE YOUR ACCURACY TO THE NEXT LEVEL with React® Technology. This innovative sight utilizes mathematical precision to quickly and accurately sight-in for unparalleled performance when it matters most. With the React Technology, you can sight all 5 pins in mere minutes. This Trophy Ridge React H5 5 Pin Bow Sight features a tool-less micro-click windage and elevation adjustment which provides quick and precise adjustments. This bow sight comes equipped with a rheostat sight light which can be adjusted to each individual archer’s liking and shooting conditions. The bow sight will come will all mounting hardware and rheostat light battery. The Second-axis adjustment helps the archer strengthen accuracy over longer distances.
- Mathematical Precision of React Technology Automatically Adjusts All Pins to the Optimal Location
- Make Easy Corrections with Advanced Tool-less Micro-click Windage and Elevation Adjustments
- Adjust Brightness to Suit Any Shooting Condition with the Rheostat Light
- Reduces Vibration While Maintaining Light-weight Strength with Ballistix Copolymer Construction
- Strengthen Accuracy Over Longer Distances with Second-Axis Adjustment
This Trophy Ridge React H5 5-pin Bow Sight is one of my favorite bow sights that I’ve tried. I love the React Technology. It makes setting up this bow sight a breeze. With the React Technology, all you have to do is sight in 2 out of 5 pins and all your other pins are set up automatically and accurately too. I was skeptical at first about the react technology and how precise it’ll be. After setting my 20 yard pin, I moved to 40 yards and sighted in my 40 yard pin. Now it’s time to test out my 30 yard and 50 yard pins to see if they were indeed accurately set (I did not have access to 60 yards at my local archery range).
To my surprise I was right on with both my 30 yard and 50 yard pins. Setting up this bow sight literally took me less than half an hour. My groups were tight and good all the way out to 50 yards. I have not had the need to use the rheostat light as the pins were bright enough for my liking. This Trophy Ridge React H5 5-Pin bow sight utilizes Ballistix CoPolymer® construction to give you a lightweight sight with great strength that resists and reduces vibration which is a plus. This bow sight does feel a little cheaper than some of the other bow sights I have shot in this price range. However, with how easy this bow sight is to set up and how accurate I am with this bow sight, it makes the sight well worth the money.
Trophy Ridge does make a similar bow sight with a solid aluminum construction. It’s called the Trophy Ridge React Pro 5 Pin bow sight. It comes with the same React Technology and features as this bow sight. It is well worth the upgrade if you have the extra cash.
I do want to mention that I did have a little issue with the adjustment knobs. They were getting very hard to turn after awhile. Not sure if that’s due to sweat on my hands but I did have trouble trying to make adjustments as those knobs were very hard to turn/loosen. I honestly did not expect much out of this sight but after a few days it’s starting to grow on me. The ease of setting this bow sight up with the React Technology and with how accurate I am with this bow sight, I would have to rate this as my #1 for the best bow sight of 2017 (so far).
Finally, you can’t go wrong with this Trophy Ridge React H5 5-pin bow sight or the Field Logic IQ 5-Pin Micro bow sight. But this could be my go-to sight come fall.
Here are a few Pro’s and Con’s about the Trophy Ridge React H5 5-Pin Bow Sight:
- React® Technology
- Tool-less and micro-click windage and elevation adjustments
- Available 2nd Axis Adjustment
- Rheostat Light which helps during low lighting conditions
- Ultra-bright pin
- Material feels cheap
- Adjustment knobs can be hard to turn/loosen
Overall Rating: 9/10
(You can find more information or purchase the Trophy Ridge React H5 5-Pin Bow Sight Here)
In conclusion, these are my reviews of these best bow sight(s) currently in 2017. Your mileage will vary with each compound bow sight. I hope that the information I have provided will help narrow down your search for a new bow sight. May your arrows fly straight and true!
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