The top bow sight manufacturers have been busy improving on their original high-end bow sight designs and have begun concentrating on making it even easier for the shooter to tune and set the sights. Dialling in your pins to the required distances has been made increasingly easier with more precise micro-adjustability built in to some of the new releases.
Listed below are some of the newest hunting bow sights that have been released for the 2013 season. This guide should provide you with just enough information to lead you to want to find out more. The basic specifications for each sight have been provided as well as some information about what has been introduced with each new model.
Trophy Ridge React
The new React by Trophy Ridge has been created to make it easier than ever before to sight in your pins. The sight is a fixed five pin sight but the pins are gang rigged so that when the first pin has been sighted in, the other pins have been moved to the next distances. This process is a toolless sighting system and has been called Smart Pin Technology by Trophy Ridge and they assert that it makes it virtually impossible to be inaccurate.
The other notable feature of the React is the material that it has been constructed with. It is a Ballistix Copolymer which is a type of plastic rubber and it is lightweight, strong, durable and very quiet.
Housing: 2 ½”
No of Pins: 5
Pin Size: .019
CBE Tek Hybrid
One of the highest tech bow sight manufacturers in the market is Custom Bow Equipment (CBE) and the hi-spec Tek Hybrid has been redesigned for the 2013 season. This is a quality bow sight with enormous adjustability that has gone through a bit of tweaking.
The sight is completely micro-adjustable with precision down to the yard. It uses a Stay Tight™ design which ensures the sight is kept close to the bow to eliminate the possibility of noise. It has rapid-drive elevation for fast vertical adjustment and a 45 degree rear view tape display so that the fine adjustments may be made without having to change the position of the bow.
No of Pins: 1, 3 or 5
Pin Size: .010 or .019
Archer Xtreme AX Driver
The AX Driver series of sights by Archer Xtreme is available with either 1 or 4 pins. This design has been created to offer the archer the best of both worlds, either a movable or a fixed-pin option. Shorter yardages can be dialled in with the four pins while longer shots are covered by the EDG system, an easy to use knob that dials the bottom pin into position.
Center Core Pins use stainless steel to protect the entire length of the pins giving you a reliable fixed-pin or movable pin sight, depending on your preference. Where the sight really wins out is in its weight with the 8oz making it one of the lightest of the high-end sights.
No of Pins: 1 or 4
Pin Size: .019
Axcel Armortech HD Vision
The Armortech range of sights from Axcel Sights has been knocking it out of the park for some time now with tough, high precision sights. The addition of the Vision provides the shooter with an even larger field of vision thanks to the two-inch housing.
Add to that the company’s True Center Vision technology which provides circular vision no matter whether the target is viewed perfectly centered or slightly off-center.
No of Pins: 4, 5 or 7
Pin Size: .010, .019 or .029
Axion Vue & Vue Micro
The Axion Vue Micro is a fully CNC machined aluminum design fixed-pin sight available with 3, 5 or 7 precision pins that use bright ultra-protected fiber optics. The sight has also been designed as a micro adjustable sight that enables extremely precise tuning that is both easily accessible and quick to use.
The sight uses solid lock down windage and elevation and reference marks that have been laser engraved. All of these features are built into a frame that is incredibly light at only 7.5oz for the base model and 9.0 for the Micro.
No of Pins: 3, 5 or 7
Weight: 7.5 oz or 9.0 oz
Pin Size: .009 or .019
TruGlo Rival FX
The TruGlo Rival FX is a fixed pin sight consisting of five .019” diameter fibers with light. The sight introduces Truglo’s new Fiber X-Change that makes it much easier to replace the fibers should you need to or if you simply want to change fiber colors. It can be done without having to change the pin placement an innovation that TruGlo has favored by making it part of the sight's model name.
The sight also has a micro-adjustable toolless design and a reversible bracket for greater vertical adjustability. The push button that is used to operate the light may be removed when it is not needed. The finish options are also expanded with black, Realtree APG, Realtree Xtra and Lost Camo all available.
No of Pins: 5
TruGlo TSX Pro Series Micro Adjust
The TruGlo TSX Pro Series Micro Adjust bow sight has been designed using the award winning Tru-Site Xtreme series as inspiration. The design has been popular and this sight has had the new micro-adjust feature that enables ultra-fine click adjustment for elevation and windage to be made. Adjustment is tool-less and easy to locate and use quickly when the pressure is on.
The sight comes complete with all of the features that has made TruGlo one of the leading sight manufacturers. The components are coated in the Tru-Touch soft feel technical coating and the pins are bright and protected at every opportunity. The finish options are also expanded with black, Realtree APG, Realtree AP, Realtree Xtra and Lost Camo all available.
No of Pins: 5 or 7
There is a clear improvement in the innovative nature of the new season bow sights and they are almost exclusively designed to make the hunter's job even easier. The complaint that fixed-pin sights are simply too fixed has been listened to and companies have tried to deal with it.