11 Best bow sights

11 Best Bow Sights For Hunting

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Bow sights are integral part of hunting experience. Methods of sighting, in fact, are not new; we humans have been looking for ways to make aiming easier for us since we started using bows itself.

With more understanding of mathematics behind the aiming and improvements in our manufacturing technology, the bow sights we get in the market are highly advanced equipment that make art of targeting super simple.

There are also different bow sights in the market for various purposes and preferences. Ranging from as simple as a scale, they can go to technological marvels with features such as digital targeting, auto-setup, auto-targeting, and form & anchor correction.

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Here are 11 best bow sights for hunting in decreasing order of priority.

S. No.

Bow

Name

Features

Rating

Check prices

1.

IQ Bow Sight Micro 3 or 5 Pin with Retina Lock Technology

  • Target autolock

2.

Trophy Ridge React H5 5-Pin Bow Sight

  • Pin setup automated

2b.

Trophy Ridge React Pro 5 Pin Bow Sight

  • Pin setup automated

  • Aluminum body

3.

HHA Optimizer Sight 5519 1 Pin .019 RH

  • Vertical pin

  • Durable

4.

TRUGLO Carbon XS Lightweight Carbon-Composite Bow Sight

  • Lightweight

  • Durable

5.

Trophy Ridge Volt 5 Pin Bow Sight

  • Price-performance ratio

6.

TRUGLO Range-Rover Series Single-Pin Moving Bow Sight

  • Vertical pin

  • Works smoothly

6b.

TRUGLO Range-Rover PRO LED Bow Sight

  • Single dot on glass

  • Clearest view

7.

Trophy Ridge Fix Series Sight

  • Multiple options to choose from

  • Price-perfomance ratio

8.

Trophy Ridge Pursuit Vertical Pin Bow Sight

  • 1 Vertical pin

  • Durable

  • Works smoothly

9.

Trophy Ridge Drive Slider Bow Sight

  • Vertical Pin

  • Durable

10.

Trophy Ridge Mist Bow Sight

  • Value for money

11.

TOPOINT ARCHERY 3 Pin Bow Sight

  • Value for money


11 Best Bow Sights For Archery

1. IQ Bow Sight Micro 3 or 5 Pin with Retina Lock Technology

Number of pins3, 5, 7
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightNo. Sold separately
Price$$
IQ Bow Sight Micro 3 or 5 Pin with Retina Lock Technology

IQ Bow Sight is amazing when it comes to assisting the hunters with its Retina Lock Technology.

It can sense inconsistencies in form and anchors, and provides instant feedback so that archer can correct them for accuracy and close group shooting.

It is a right-handed sight with 5 fiber optic pins of 0.019” diameter .

With all aluminum construction the sight is quite sturdy and weighs 7.4 oz, which is pretty lightweight. It has multiple bow and quiver mounting points that suits majority of equipment an archer may use.

The adjustments are easy to learn. The small size of the pins allows a very precise aiming and shooting experience.

It features tool free micro adjustment knobs for elevation and windage. It has adjustment markings and fine tuning it is hassle free experience.

It provides an easy sight picture and has bright pins. The retina lock adds another dimension to all of it, making this sight a very reliable companion.

Overall, with its solid construction and clean usage, it is quite a quality product.

Note: It does not have a Rheostat light included with the sight. The compatible light accessory S15000 is sold separately by IQ.


2. Trophy Ridge React H5 5-Pin Bow Sight

Number of pins5
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightYes
Price$$
Trophy Ridge React H5 5-Pin Bow Sight

The coolest feature of Trophy Ridge React is its React Technology. It lets you set the other pins automatically at fixed yard gap after you set your 1st and 2nd pins.

For example, if you set first two pins on 20 yards and 30 yards, then rest of the pins will auto set themselves at 10 yards difference; that is, at 40, 50 and 60 yards.  

The drop between 20 and 30 ultimately determines the drop between 30 – 60 with mathematical precision.

With its copolymer construction, it is quite sturdy and durable sight, and can take some beating on the field.

The quality of material and construction is reflected every time you use it.

It is easy to setup, and react technology makes it one of the easiest sights to set up.

There are no individual moving pins. If you move one, the rest will follow in sync. It may feel like you have less control over the setting, however this sight is mathematically accurate and precise. So instead of losing control, this sight is actually automating the process of setup.

The micro adjustments for windage and elevation are tool-less and smooth.

It has relatively clear view with all three lighting options, namely, fiber-optic pins, illuminated sight ring, and rheostat light.

It is easy to use and remains zeroed in once you set it up.

All in all, this sight maximizes the usage time and reduces the setup time to the minimum. It provides a very consistent experience, and is sturdy enough to last you years, if not decades.

One drawback, if you may call it that, is that it only works best with high speed bows. Bows with speed over 250 fps (basically all types of compound bows, and a lot of recurve bows) are able to maximize its react technology, below that, it may be a bit inaccurate.


2b. Trophy Ridge React Pro 5 Pin Bow Sight

Number of pins5
Pin size0.010”, 0.019”
Rheostat lightYes
Price$$$
Trophy Ridge React Pro 5 Pin Bow Sight

Trophy Ridge React Pro is a more advanced version of Trophy Ridge react. It has everything that React has, and some additions.

There are 2 big difference between them:

  1. React Pro is all aluminum body, making it much sturdier than Reach which has copolymer construction.
  2. It provides more variety when it comes to choosing initial configuration for your sight. Such as, it also comes in 0.010” pin size.

Once more, the React Technology is again the best feature this bow sight offers. You are able to automatically adjusts all five pins to the optimal location with mathematical precision.

Rest of the features like easy correction with advanced tool-less micro-click windage and elevation adjustments, bright fiber-optic pins, green ring on sight, and rheostat light are same as the React version.

If you have narrowed down your choice to this sight and a bit more to splurge, React Pro will be a very good investment for a long term.


3. HHA Optimizer Sight 5519 1 Pin .019 RH

Number of pins1 vertical pin
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightNo
Price$$
HHA Optimizer Sight 5519

HHA Optimizer is going to give you a very smooth and sturdy experience. It is one of the sights you can totally rely on regardless of the condition.

It is made of 100% machined aluminum, making it quite durable. The pin is very reliable and built to last a lifetime.

It comes with very easy to understand and follow instructions. HHA provides quite an exhaustive sight tapes.

Setting and adjusting the sight is relatively simple. It also provides tool free micro adjustments for windage and elevation, making it incredibly easy and precise sight to use.

It is amazingly accurate and durable sight. It remains stable with no vibrations and excellent adjustability.

The pin is fiber optic, and quite bright. The green ring on the periphery helps with the sighting more easily.

It does not have rheostat light included, but there is a placeholder for it. There is a slot for lens as well. If you need extra magnification, and your state allows it, you can go for that option as well.

All in all, this is quite a sturdy sight that will remain faithful and accurate no matter the condition you use it in.


4. TRUGLO Carbon XS Lightweight Carbon-Composite Bow Sight

Number of pins4
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightYes
Price$
TRUGLO Carbon XS Lightweight Carbon-Composite Bow Sight

TRUGLO Carbon XS Lightweight Carbon-Composite Bow Sight is one of those sights that have the best possible specifications compared to the price. It is truly one of the sights that provides much more functionality and usability for what is charged.

One of the best features of this sight is that it is very durable, and also very lightweight. Its carbon-composite construction makes it so.

It has reversible mount design for use with left- and right-hand bows and high or low anchor points. It has multiple mounting holes so you can choose from variety of mounting positions for the sight.

It has four, fiber-optic, 0.019” pins. It is really easy to install and stays tightened. Adjusting the sight is also not that big of a hassle, and once set, it stays zeroed in.

It has large circular field of view. Its aperture has 1.8″ inner diameter, making it quite roomy and clear. Despite 4 pins, because of the wide view, it is easy to work with and does not feel crowded and stuffy.

It has optimal lighting options, making it neither dim nor glaring while using it. Fiber-optics pins, and glowing in the dark hood ring.

There is a rheostat light with a small push-button, for extra light if you need it.

Its ease of use, durable and quality construction, light weight, and most importantly its price makes it a superb companion for new and seasoned hunters alike.

Things to note:

The rubberized plastic bends/warps when you tighten the adjustment screws on the sight.

Be very careful when tightening the screws and nuts on the pins since they can dig into the plastic that holds them in place. Tighten snug not tight.


5. Trophy Ridge Volt 5 Pin Bow Sight

Number of pins5
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightYes
Price$
Trophy Ridge Volt

Trophy Ridge Volt has one of the best price-to-performance ratios. It is modestly priced for the durability, reliability and functionality it offers.

It is a copolymer construction. It is a solid built with easy to adjust design.

Any surfaces that might be subject to wear from tightening adjustment screws are made of metal.

It has reversible mount design and can be used with left- and right-hand bows. It means it is ambidextrous (universal) sight and with a little tweak can be used by left and right-handed people alike.

It is very versatile in mounting positions with three different spots on the bracket.

It has five fiber-optic 0.019” pins, a precision installed bubble level for properly aligning shots, a green hood ring for easy sight acquisition, and a rheostat light for low visibility light conditions.

Unlike some more expensive ones, it does not have any technological hacks to automate the pin setup. You will have to set each pin individually.

You will also require tools to adjust the sight, however the setup itself is not that tedious.

This sight is easy to sight in and works great. It given the confidence to shoot much farther distances. The pins are very easy to see even in low light conditions.

It is relatively lightweight, thus, does not adds to the bow. You will find it suitable for target shooting as well as for hunting.

It however has couple of drawbacks. It may not be the most durable one out there. Reportedly, it also has some issues with light and batteries at times.


6. TRUGLO Range-Rover Series Single-Pin Moving Bow Sight

Number of pins1 vertical pin
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightYes
Price$
TRUGLO Range-Rover

When it comes to single pin sights, TRUGLO Range-Rover provides an unparalleled experience.

The sight is equipped with extra-long, fully protected with wrapped fiber, ultra-smooth bracket. This helps in easy one-hand adjustment.

Sight housing accepts 1. 87″ Scope lens (sold separately).

It is an ambidextrous (universal) sight and with a little tweak can be used by left and right-handed people alike.

It has tool-less yardage and windage lock. After the initial adjustments, you will only require one hand to dial the sight to your desired settings.

There are laser markings for windage and elevation adjustments, with remarkably precise micro-adjustable elevation tuning, giving hunters an extra edge in difficult conditions.

The package includes over 80 pre-marked yardage tapes so you can choose which suits you best based on your bow speed and arrangement.

The ultra-smooth bracket for easy one-hand adjustment makes using this sight a delight.

It has a clean, circular sight picture with all-metal pin. A rheostat light is included with the sight.

The yardage-stop (at the end of the scale) is adjustable, making yardages a bit more flexible for the long-range shooters.

Overall, this is a very well-designed sight that won’t disappoint you.

Drawbacks:

The bolts and screws need to be tightened more. Better yet, they need to be glue bound to get the job done. Otherwise, this sight has tendency of loosening at times.

Instructions provided are not up to the standard. But you can get plenty help on YouTube.


6b. TRUGLO Range-Rover PRO LED Bow Sight

Number of pins1-Dot
Pin sizeN/A
Rheostat lightIlluminated dot
Price$$$
TRUGLO Range-Rover PRO

TRUGLO Range-Rover Pro is a more advanced version of TRUGLO Range-Rover. It has everything that Range-Rover has.

The biggest difference between them, however is that instead of vertical pin, Range-Rover pro has an illuminated dot on a clear glass. This makes it remarkably accurate and much clearer while using it.

Without the distraction of pins, this sight is far more superior when it comes to aiming at a target.

If you have narrowed down your choice to this sight and a bit more to splurge, Range-Rover Pro will be a very good investment for a long term.


7. Trophy Ridge Fix Series Sight

Number of pins3, 5, 7
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightYes
Price$
Trophy Ridge Fix Series Sight

What makes Trophy Ridge Fix Series Sight special is that it ticks all the boxes that are required for a fully functional sight, making it a complete sight. It has everything, albeit of modest quality.

It is a solidly built sight with 3/5/7 pins of 0.019” size. These are fiber optic pins and quite bright to use in any kind of light.

Other then installing the sight no other tools are needed. It is easy to install and adjust.

An on-board tool (it stores on the sight) is used to make micro-adjustments for both windage and elevation, giving you a dependable precision at all times. It is easy to make these adjustments on the fly: no more wrenches to carry around.

One thing that this sight does really well is taking care of the visibility during dark hours.

The pins are fiber optic, thus glow during low light. The green hood ring on the periphery of the sight gives it enough visibility for easy usage.

Rheostat light installed can be adjusted for the brightness to your convenience. It also suits any shooting condition you may find yourself in.

The sight stays zeroed in, giving you a very dependable experience.

In all, this is quite an all-rounder sight with very decent features to go along with it.


8. Trophy Ridge Pursuit Vertical Pin Bow Sight

Number of pins1 vertical pin
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightYes
Price$
Trophy Ridge Pursuit

If you are in the market for a vertical pin bow sight, Trophy Ridge Pursuit is a complete package that can’t be overlooked.

It has durable construction with 100% engineered aluminum. Furthermore, it has Delrin bushings that create smooth, quiet movement with no metal-to-metal contact.

That means there will be minimal wear and tear even after years of usage.

It sports high-performance 0.019” vertical pin that allows for sight’s ultra-precise adjustments.

There are no yardage tapes. That means you will have to do some manual work to get it set up. Or you can order and use some pre-made tape out there. HHA EZ tape kit, or TRUGLO Range Rover Tapes may be your go to choice for that.

It is quite easy to adjust the sight, and if you have appropriate sight tapes you will be able to set it up with a couple of readings only.

Adjusting for windage and elevation on the fly is a breeze. It is quite a smooth and effortless experience to operate the slider mechanism of sight for different yardages on the field.

It has relatively clear view with all three lighting options, namely, fiber-optic pins, illuminated sight ring, and rheostat light.

It is easy to use and remains zeroed in once you set it up.

This sight stays accurate for even longer distances (over 80+ yards) easily. Whether it is target shooting or hunting, this sight will serve its purpose well.

All in all, this is quite a well-built and functionally superior sight that can be used for years.


9. Trophy Ridge Drive Slider Bow Sight

Number of pins1 vertical pin
Pin size0.029”
Rheostat lightYes
Price$
Trophy Ridge Drive Slider Bow Sight

Trophy Ridge Drive Slider Bow Sight is a no-frills complete sight without a big price tag.

It is an all metal body, and feels quite sturdy and durable.

It has nylon bushings that create smooth, quiet movement with no metal-to-metal contact. Thus, the wear & tear is quite low even with extended periods of usage.

It has one vertical 0.029” pin. The pin itself is extremely bright.

Slider locks in place and does not move when shooting.

It is relatively easy to install; however, you will require Allen key, but after that you only need to operate the adjustment knob to dial and set the sight.

Adjustable indicator pin allows for ultra-precise adjustments to compensate for uncertain environmental conditions.

There are no yardage tapes. That means you will have to do some manual work to get this baby set up. Or you can order and use some pre-made tape out there. HHA EZ tape kit, or TRUGLO Range Rover Tapes may be your go to choice for that.

It has relatively clear view with all three lighting options, namely, fiber-optic pins, illuminated sight ring, and rheostat light.

It helps properly align shots with the precision installed bubble level.

The sight is lightweight and does not adds to the weight of the bow. It stays zeroed in once set up and functions smoothly.

Overall, it is clear and solid sight that holds alignment well. It is simple to operate and will serve well in the field.


10. Trophy Ridge Mist Bow Sight

Number of pins3
Pin size0.019”
Rheostat lightNo
Price$ – one of the lowest
Trophy Ridge Mist Bow Sight

Trophy Ridge Mist is another one of those value for money sights with decent specifications and function.

It is all plastic body that may feel lacking in durability.

It has three horizontal .019” fiber optic pins with adequate visibility.

Design-wise, it has reversible mount design for use with left- and right-hand bows and high or low anchor points. It has multiple mounting holes so you can choose from variety of mounting positions for the sight.

It is easy to install and set. Like other sights with same price-range, it lacks any auto-set feature and you may have to spend some time to adjust the sight manually.

It has a precision installed bubble level for proper shot alignment.

For low light conditions, it has fiber optic pins and a green hood ring, however it lacks rheostat light.

It works accurately after initial setup and does not move after tightening. It is simple to work with and provides a clear target picture with three pin system.

Drawbacks:

You get what you pay for so it’s not the best sight out there but it gets the job done.

It is a plastic body that may feel not so quality. It is not the most durable one out there. But for the price, asking for more will be asking too much.


11. TOPOINT ARCHERY 3 Pin Bow Sight

Number of pins3
Pin size0.029”
Rheostat lightNo
Price$ – cheapest option available
TOPOINT ARCHERY 3 Pin Bow Sight

TOPOINT archery’s 3 Pin Bow Sight is the most inexpensive but functional sight you may find.

It is an aluminum construction with three fiber optic pins of 0.029” diameter.

Some of the predrilled holes are a little rough and had to be cleaned out, but the sight is of decent quality.

It is an ambidextrous (universal) sight and with a little tweak can be used by left and right-handed people alike.

It comes with a bubble level, and markings for elevation and windage.

Fiber optic pins will be able to cater to most of the low light shooting. It doesn’t come with a rheostat light, however, there is a slot to fit a rheostat light, in case you want to do so.

As they say, you get what you pay for. This sight is good for its purpose; however, it is not the most durable one out there.

It may hold itself for a long time but there are no guarantees.

Most people who have used this sight have had pleasant experience with it.

If you are just getting into the game and you are cautious not to splurge a lot on accessories, this can be your first sight.


Know Your Sight

Sight has one single purpose, and one purpose only. Sights enhance the shot accuracy. They are an aiming device. Everything on the sight contributes to this purpose. Let’s look at some of the components that you may usually find on a sight.

Bubble levels:

Bubble level is a small vial on the sight. Depending on the design and type of the sight, it may be outside the sight housing or inside it.

Bubble level indicates whether the orientation of your sight (and by extension your bow) is correct in reference to the target.

Bubble level is filled with liquid, and there is a small air bubble in it. If that air bubble is centered, then your bow and sight are in correct alignment. Otherwise they are out of sync and you may need to adjust your posture, or check whether your sight is correctly installed.

Read: How important is the bubble level?

Rheostat light:

You may not have the best light conditions possible for your shooting. If you are shooting in dusk, dawn or in a cloudy weather, you will face the issue of insufficient light.

Pins in the sight are very small. Without sufficient light you won’t be able to see them clearly. If the pins on the sight are not visible, it defeats the entire purpose of the sight itself.

Rheostat light eliminates this very issue. It lights up the aperture/housing, making the pins more visible to you when you take the aim.

Read: Best Bow Sight Lights – 2020 Comparison Review

Sight tape:

Sight tapes are mostly for movable sights (single pin vertical sights). Basically, sights have markings. But the sight manufacturer does not know how to adjust 20-yards, or 60-yards for you on the sight when they are manufacturing it.

So, they usually mark it with lines or may leave it blank white.

Instead, they provide sight tapes. Sight tape is a handy reference strip that indicates different yardages. These are mathematically calculated.

You can put on the scale of the sight and dial the sight to the yardage you need quickly using that tape.

There are usually multiple sight tapes provided for many combinations the sight can be dialed to.

You set your sight to a couple of yardages (i.e. 20 & 30 yards), and then match your readings with the correct sight tape and paste it on the indicator needle for your reference.

Read: Sight Tape Selection For Single-Pin Slider Sights

Number of pins:

Pins in multiple pin sights can be set to different distances. Thus, with one setting of the sight you can target different yards depending on which pin you use for aiming.

But, there’s a catch. With more pins, you add chaos to your aiming and shooting. It is very common to aim from the wrong pin.

Multiple pins also obstruct your view, and reduces the clarity sometimes.

On the other hand, you have to dial in the single pin sight every time you need to target a different distance.

Having too many pins is definitely not good, but using multiple pins is not bad in itself. Using 3-5 pins is alright, but more than that can be detrimental to your archery.

Diameter/size of the pins:

Smaller pins are more accurate, while larger pins are vague. You can pin point better at larger distance with smaller pins compared to larger ones.

However, smaller pins are also not very easy to work with. Larger ones are easy to spot and aim through, but you have to strain a bit to aim through smaller ones.


Types of Bow Sights:

Fixed pin sights

These are arguably the most common sights in the market. They generally have multiple pins you can aim from. Most common variations are sights with 3 and 5 pins.

They are easy to adjust; however, you can’t do it on the fly. These are called fixed pin sights because once you set them up you would want to keep them set in that position. Changing their position requires some experimentation, and sometimes tools.

Some multiple pin sights make it very easy to adjust with mathematical precision. They have auto-set function to adjust your sight to different yardages. For example, if a 5-pin sight has auto-set function, you only need to lock in first 2 pins, rest of the 3 pins will automatically set themselves with 10-yard difference between them.  

Once they are adjusted, they are pretty accurate and easy to use.

The drawback that many people face with multiple pins is that they bring chaos to the shooting experience. You can easily aim via a wrong pin and mess up your shot. Multiple pins also come in your way when you are trying to aim through a pin.

Read: How to Sight in Your Compound Bow With Multi-Pin Sight

Movable sights

These sights have only 1 pin. The reason they are called moving sights is because when you dial the sight to change the yardage, the entire housing unit moves while the pin inside it remains fixed.

To set these sights, you lock it for different yardages and mark it on the adjustment pointer needle.

The easy way to set these sights, however is to set two different yardages, and match your settings with a pre-made yardage tape – either provided by the manufacturer of the sight, or custom-made tapes you purchase from the market. With this, you will only need to spend effort on couple of readings, the rest would be pretty much auto adjusted for you with mathematical precision.

These sights are pretty easy to use. To adjust to a particular distance, dial your sight to your pre-set setting for that distance. However, every time you need to shoot a particular distance, you need to manually adjust the sight. Fixed sights on the other hand have couple of pre-set distances for you to shoot at.

Movable sights are a bit more flexible to use in comparison, and a single pin is much clearer and easier to use.

Pendulum or tree-stand sights

Pendulum sights have a moving vertical pin. They are most appropriate for tree-stand shooting, and for uneven, erratic places.

The disadvantage of other sights is that although they are good for different distances, they may not show the same accuracy at elevated angles.

Pendulum sights shine in this area. They are able to adjust to the changing elevations, and steep angles, thus providing more accuracy in this kind of terrain.

Read: The 5 Best Bow Sight For Hunting: Improve Your Aim


Choosing the right bow sight

Purpose

Like all things in archery, sights also vary based on how you intent to use them.

Your purpose and the environment you are going to use it in, will determine what kind of sight is most suitable for you.

If you are searching a sight for hunting, there is only 1 variable that you may need to consider, what environment you are hunting in.

Forest hunting:

Forests are dense with lots of obstructions. Hence, you will not be hunting targets father than 20-30 yards. In this case, you don’t need a highly adjustable sight, a simple fixed sight shall work just fine in this environment.

Plains & Fields hunting:

Here you may have long stretches of open spaces and little obstructions. You will (and in some cases have to) hunt targets at a longer range, say 40-60 yards. So, the sights that will be most appropriate will be those that can be adjusted more finely, easily and for longer distance. A fixed sight with narrow pins, or a movable sight shall work well in this environment.

Uneven surfaces:

The environment you choose to hunt may have contours and natural barriers like small dips and elevations. You may also prefer a tree stand hunting in these kinds of uneven surfaces. A pendulum sight that mitigates the effects of elevation is most appropriate in this environment.

Mixed environment:

It is an amalgamation of forest, trees, and plains. So, the range may wary quite considerably. In this case, you will require a sight that is highly customizable, with variety of configurations accessible to you instantly. A 5-pin sight, or a movable sight with excellent and fast dialing system are ideal choices in this kind of environment.  

Read: Best Bow Sights for 2020 – Single & Fixed Pin Bow Sight Reviews

Easily Adjustable

When you will first install your bow sight, you will need to adjust it according to you. You see, you first set the sight based on the distance, and then you remember or note down the readings. (You can also keep the sight set for that particular distance).

Whenever you require to sight for a particular distance, you set your sight for that distance and take a shot. But not all goes according to the plan. You see a slight deviation, which means you have to make some minor adjustments to correct the aim. This can happen due to various reasons like weather and wind conditions, elevation, environment, etcetera.

Thus, it is always a boon to have a sight you can adjust easily.

Easily Installable

When you first install the sight, you need to adjust the pins for different distances. Easily installable and adjustable sight helps ease the process.

There are also times when your sight may get dislocated due to any number of reasons; bumping into a tree, storing the bow with sight on etc. In that case, it helps to have an easily installable sight, especially when you are outdoors. A sight that needs minimal or no tools to install and adjust is ideal.

Works in Different Conditions

You may not get the ideal lighting condition at all times. It may be cloudy, dusk, dawn or the forest may be dense enough to block the light.

In this case, having a sight that has an option to mitigate, or marginalize this problem is the difference between a successful or unsuccessful hunt.

There are three ways a sight helps in this aspect. The tips of pins can be fiber optic, and glow in the dark.

There is also internal and external rheostat light. It is a mild light that lights up the housing area of the sight.

The housing area itself can have a fiber optic lining that makes it easier to spot and aim through.

Read: The 7 Best Bow Sights For Hunting – [2020 Reviews]

Durability

This goes without saying. Everyone wants durable gear at all times.

But it is especially true when you are dependent on the gear out in the woods.

Sights, like all things, comes in various shapes, sizes and materials. A good quality sight has to be sturdy so that you can rely on it without worry.

There are various types of materials used in sights. Metal and plastics. Metals are obviously sturdy, but they may get a bit bulky. Plastics come in different forms, there are some good plastics out there, and sights from them can be very durable.

Durability is one of the few things in sights that you will see getting better with price. The pricier the sight is, chances are, more durable it will be. But that’s not a rule, there are exceptions in the market to prove this statement wrong.

Price

Needless to say, this is one of the most important consideration while buying anything.

Prices of good sight can vary from $10-$800+. But price does not mean more accuracy. Regardless of price, sights will be accurate in their own right, after all that’s their purpose.

Price differentiates in other aspects. Features, durability, ease of use and adjustment, and sometimes taking over the manual human-driven tasks and automating them. There are sights these days that are pieces of advanced technology.

There are lots of good sights in the market, and more you will pay, the more features you may get.

One thing however will remain true at all times. Expensive equipment will not be substitute for good skills. A skilled archer will be able to use an inexpensive and simple sight in a much better way compared to a novice with all the best gear in the world.

However, if you are price conscious, do your research and look for features that will support your archery most. Pick a sight that fulfills those criteria’s, while leaving not-so-necessary bells and whistles. This way you will be able to maximize the price to quality ratio for yourself.

Read: 13 Best Bow Sights 2020: Pick A Single-Pin or Multi-Pin Sight for Hunting?


Conclusion

The most important takeaway while buying a bow sight for hunting is to buy something that fits you for your particular situation. More often than not, the “BEST” bow sight may not be the best fit for you.

While gear makes hell lot of a different, but it is only half of the equation to be a good archer. The other half is your form.

So, before you buy your gear, do your research well. Know what you are doing. And always remember your form.

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