One of the big trends that emerged from the 2013 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show in Louisville, Ky., was the advent of super light bow sights with simple but highly effective new technologies.
A good example is the Trophy Ridge React, a five-pin sight that automatically sets the last three pins once you’ve dialed it in on the 20- and 30-yard settings. The React is also made from Ballistix copolymer that offers the strength of aluminum at a fraction of the weight (10.3 ounces). We also got a glimpse at some other great sights that are new for 2013.
Archer Xtreme AX Driver 1
For those of you who like the simplicity of single-pin sights, Archer Xtreme has introduced the brand new AX Driver 1. A .019-inch single-pin design offers target-sight accuracy and a precision vertical drive system with key sight features that are required to make longer than average shots.
A large sight housing offers an unmatched field of view of the target down range. The fast and effective Elevation Drive Gear system provides smooth, pinpoint range adjustments. Available in blackout with red accent knobs.
Archer Xtreme AX Driver 4
Archer Xtreme is back in a big way for 2013 with its AX Driver 4 bow sight—a .019-inch, 4-pin design that offers the best of both fixed-pin and movable sights. Bowhunters can cover four shorter yardages with the four pins and tackle longer shots using the EDG system, which allows you quickly dial the bottom pin into position for extended ranges. This extremely versatile, movable sight is lightweight and compact.
Packed with features, such as Center Core Pin stainless steel tube pins for strength and protection, it provides the dependability of a fixed-pin setting and the long-range accuracy of a movable pin.
Armortech HD Vision
Axcel Sights believes that in order to fully trust your bow sight, you first need to be able to see exactly what you’re looking at. That’s why the new Armortech HD Vision offers a massive, two-inch housing for optimal view of your game animal.
True Center Vision technology ensures a completely circular sight picture, even when being viewed slightly off center. And like the original ArmorTech, the strength, stability and durability of this sight is second to none.
The hunting sight with target sight accuracy just got more attractive and accurate. The Ascent Ambush has more range and adjustability than traditional single-pin hunting sights on the market.
Features include first- and second-axis adjustment, a rear-facing sight yardage tape and sight is now lens adaptable. You’ll also find it easier than ever to line up your pin guard in your peep in low light with Black Gold’s interchangeable fluorescent sight rings that are available in nitrous green (standard), atomic yellow, piercing pink, radical red and wicked white.
Carbon Blade from FUSE
The new Carbon Blade sights from FUSE Accessories are equipped with an adjustable sight rail, built from the revolutionary Carbon Blade frame for the ultimate in strength and low weight.
Third-axis leveling and bright, steel-encased .019-inch fiber pins in 3-, 5- or 7-pin configurations are standard. Available in micro (M-Series) or standard (G-Series) gang adjust and in Realtree Xtra, AP, Max-1 and Black Out.
The new 2013 CBE Tek-Hybrid is the ultimate sight for the hardcore bowhunter. Features include the exclusive, rapid-drive elevation system for quick and precise vertical adjustment, a fiber management block with a rheostat light and a rearview sight tape display so you can make your fine adjustments without moving your bow. Sights come with Rhino Pins and are available in 1-, 3- or 5-pin configurations with built-in third-axis adjustment.
Cobra Double Tine
Cobra Manufacturing’s new Double Tine is a single-pin, movable scope sight. As part of the company’s Buckhead Series, the sight is a tough, CNC-machined aluminum unit with a metal protected pin and hooded guard for added strength and fiber protection in the field.
The Double Tine features a 1.9-inch inner diameter housing for a very large field of view and proper peep alignment. Other features include a sight ring for quick target acquisition and a rheostat light positioned to reduce pin glare In low light.
Trijicon AccuPin Sight
Trijicon hit the archery market in a big way last year with the AccuPin single-pin movable bow sight, featuring Trijicon’s exlusive dual-illumination (fiber optics and tritium phosphor lamp) system and the amazing AccuDial pin adjustment wheel that automatically calibrates range settings from 20-80 yards for any bow/arrow combination. For 2013, Trijicon has added a larger, easier-to-see level and nylon patches on every adjustment screw for even easier operation.
Trophy Ridge React
Simplicity is key. That’s what makes the new React Sight from Trophy Ridge so great. What’s unique about the React is that the pins will literally sight themselves in.
All you need to do is get the 20- and 30-yard pins properly tuned using the micro windage and elevation adjustments, and the bottom three pins will automatically move to 40, 50 and 60 yards via the master adjustment knob on top of the device. The sight is calibrated to work regardless of bow model or arrow speed. If you do things right, you can have a brand new rig sighted in and ready to roll in 10 minutes.
Weighing 10.3 ounces, the React is constructed from Trophy Ridge’s exclusive Ballistix copolymer that offers the strength of aluminum at a fraction of the weight. The React also sports a rubberized finish, .019-inch fiber-optic pins, rheostat pin light, sight level and reversible mounting bracket.
MSRP: $149 (black) or $159 (camo)
TruGlo Archer's Choice Range Rover
TruGlo teamed up with Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo to create the new Archer’s Choice Range Rover single-pin adjustable sight. The Range Rover is TruGlo’s brightest single-pin sight ever, featuring fully wrapped fiber and a single, .019-inch pin inside a 1.8-inch housing that accepts an optional scope lens.
One-handed yardage adjustments are a snap thanks to the super smooth bracket and CNC-machined, precision linkage system. A glow-in-the-dark shooter’s ring helps align the housing with your peep sight. Other highlights include a second- and third-axis adjustable level, adjustable yardage stop for setting maximum range, laser-etched windage and elevation adjustment marks and multiple quiver-mounting options.
The Range Rover fits both left- and right-handed bows and comes with more than 40 pre-marked yardage tapes for simple setup with virtually any bow/arrow combination.
MSRP: $89.99 (standard) or $119.99 (micro-adjust windage)