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.
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.
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.
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.
Features include first- and second-axis adjustment, a rear-facing sight yardage tape and sight is now lens adaptable. Youâ€™ll also find it easier than ever to line up your pin guard in your peep in low light with Black Goldâ€™s interchangeable fluorescent sight rings that are available in nitrous green (standard), atomic yellow, piercing pink, radical red and wicked white.
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 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.
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 Ridgeâ€™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)
One-handed yardage adjustments are a snap thanks to the super smooth bracket and CNC-machined, precision linkage system. A glow-in-the-dark shooterâ€™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)
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