Single Pin Hunting Sights Buying Guide

Displayed in the table below is a selection of some of the more popular single pin bow sights currently available from the top sight manufacturers. The list is not exhaustive and new sights will be added as they are released.

To help you in your selection we have also included some extra information about each sight which will enable a better comparison to be made.

In order to cover as many manufacturers as possible we have included a single model from each maker and this model has proven to be one of the best selling sights from each. You can click on the top of each column to sort the table in different ways which may also prove to be helpful in comparing the sights.

Single Pin Sights
Fiber
Diameter
(Inches)
Aperture
Size
(Inches)
Housing
Material
Rating
Price
Apex Gear Atomic Rover

.010, .0191.8CNC Machined Aluminumn/r$$
Archer Xtreme Driver

.0192.0Machined Aluminumn/r$$$
Black Gold Ascent Ambush

.0191.75Machined Aluminumn/r$$$
HHA Optimizer Lite
Ultra DS-5519


.010, .019, .0291.625Machined Aluminum5.0$$$$
Spot Hogg Hogg Father

.010, .019, .0292.375T6061 Aluminumn/r$$$$$
Trophy Ridge Pusuit

.0191.375100% Machined Aluminum3.86$$
Sword Centurion

.010, .0191.5100% CNC T6061 aluminumn/r$$$
TruGlo Range Rover

.010, .0191.8100% Machined Aluminum4.75$$

Displayed in the table above are 5 columns

  • Make and model of each sight as well as an image (click to view more details or purchase).
  • Pin fiber size options available for the sight
  • Diameter size of the housing aperture
  • Where possible we have given the material used to make the housing
  • The rating has been derived from the customer reviews that are left on Amazon.com. Not all products have been reviewed and this is reflected in the table by the n/r.
  • Price - These are approximate prices on Amazon.com. The prices can change frequently depending on availability, special discounts. etc. Generally speaking: $ = under $50, $$ = $50 to $100, $$$ = $100 to $200, $$$$ = $200 to $300, $$$$$ = over $300

Advantages of Using a Single Pin Sight

When you talk to hunters who use single pin bow sights they often cite a number of reasons why they prefer them to multiple pin (or fixed pin) sights.

  • Clear sight picture
  • Greater adjustability
  • Better in low light
  • You won’t have to decide which pin to use
  • Set the pin on a known distance and adjust from there

Single pin bow sights are often also referred to as moveable pin sights. They are designed so that the pin is easily adjusted which gives the hunter the option of quickly changing the pin before each shot.

A single pin sight will be equipped with a system of brackets and sliders to operate the pin adjustment. You can also expect to find yardage marks laid out on the sight broken down into small increments. This graduated scale will allow you to quickly dial in a known distance, say, 30 yards with great accuracy.

Where the moveable pin sight will hold sway over a fixed pin sight is in the versatility the shooter will be given in setting the pin. In many cases it is simply a matter of moving the pointer to the distance marker and the sight has been adjusted.

Disadvantages of Using Single Pin Sights

Naturally, using a single pin sight is not for everyone. Hence the many different types of fixed pin sights that are available for sale.

Where the moveable sight pin can prove to be difficult to use is when you are shooting over unknown distances. The success you will have with your single pin sight will depend heavily on your ability to judge distances. This will come down to a lot of practice.

In terms of using single pin sights for hunting, this has only really started catching on in more recent times. The larger, less cluttered field of vision is preferred by hunters, as is the fact that there is less confusion over which pin you should use.

What a lot of hunters don’t wish to be bothered with is the need to reach out and adjust the sight before each shot. When there is only a limited amount of time available to take the shot, there is a desire to simply aim, draw and fire rather than twiddle a knob first. Hunters are overcoming this problem by setting their pin to a frequently used distance such as 25 yards and then making their own adjustment from there depending on the distance of the target.