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New Bow Sights & Arrow Rests for 2023

Bows are great, but they're nothing without top-notch sights and equally productive rests. The new year brings plenty of both!

New Bow Sights & Arrow Rests for 2023

(Photo courtesy of Tim Kent)

On The Horizon — Rocky Mountain Horizon Series Sights

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Rocky Mountain Horizon Series Sights

For 2023, Rocky Mountain brings its A Game to a new series of high-end bow sights. The Horizon Series consists of a 5-pin fixed model, 1- or 3-pin Driver Sight and a 3-pin Dovetail unit (the bottom pin is a floater) complete with a Mathews Bridge-Lock-compatible dovetail mount. All the sights feature machined, aircraft-grade aluminum mounting brackets and sight housings, sight light compatibility, toolless adjustments, laser-etched windage and elevation marks, second- and third-axis adjustments and a bubble level. The ultra slim, .019-inch pins are 50 percent thinner than some other pins and, when coupled with a dual-track retention system, produce a tight pin stack resulting in a large field of view/sight picture. The 5-pin and Driver sights are designed with four sight-mounting positions, left- and right-handed compatibility and a changeable plastic pin-housing ring (orange and green included). Additionally, Driver sights feature gang elevation adjustments, smooth-operating ergonomic yardage adjustment dial and a forward-facing sight tape. Rocky Mountain’s 8.5-ounce Dovetail mount sight (right-handed only) is equipped with an anodized aluminum sight ring (changeable with orange and red options), forward-facing sight tape, 2.125-inch-diameter pin housing and smooth and ergonomic yardage adjustment dial. The 5-pin has a 2.125-inch pin housing and weighs 9.6 ounces, while the Driver pin housing is 1.75 inches and weighs 11.5 ounces. $99.99-$249.99 | feradyne.com/rocky-mountain

Integrate Seamlessly — Vapor Trail GI8 Series

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Vapor Trail GI8 Series

Vapor Trail has added to its popular arrow rests with the GI8 Series, a pair of heavy hitters that attach to any bow and feature the patented Integrate Mounting System that brings better fit and streamlining to arrow rest attachment. The GI8 Series models are the most compact and lightweight rests Vapor Trail has ever produced; the series includes the standard Gen Integr8 and Gen Integr8 X. Both units feature a full-capture carbon cage with overmold wrap that is made with proprietary, vibration-dampening material and comes in 14 color options. Gen Integr8 rests, which weigh only 3.6 ounces, employ a free-floating launcher arm that supports the arrow through 70 percent of the shot cycle for better downrange accuracy. The Gen Integr8 X model weighs in at 4.1 ounces and includes a bottom limb adapter and micro-adjustable windage and elevation tuning. A bottom limb adapter can also be purchased to upgrade the standard GI8. Both units include a shelf pad, limb pad and activation cord, and they are made in the USA. $199.99 (Gen Integr8), $249.99 (Gen Integr8 X) | vaportrailarchery.com

Feature-Packed Aiming — AXCEL Armortech Lite Carbon Pro Hunting Sight

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AXCEL Armortech Lite Carbon Pro Hunting Sight

The Armortech Lite Carbon Pro Hunting Sight is lightweight, compact and packed with features that bring precision and accuracy to the shooter. The new sight uses a rigid carbon dovetail mounting bar with a bracket that allows for a secure connection with any bow. Another feature is complete sight-leveling capabilities with true second- and third-axis adjustments. A new windage bracket design allows for more travel in windage adjustment, and a locking lever secures windage and elevation settings. AXCEL outfits the sight with its AccuStat II Scope and individual, micro-adjustable pins. Archers can choose 3-, 4- or 5-pin configurations and .019-inch or .010-inch pin diameters. Each pin contains 24 inches of ultra-flex durable fiber, and the sight has a sliding rheostat cover that allows you to adjust pin brightness. The sight accommodates right- and left-handed shooters. $444.99 | axcelsights.com

Redline Your Rig — Redline RL-2 DTM Sight

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Redline RL-2 DTM Sight

For 2023, Redline Bowhunting is excited to add the all-new RL-2 DTM to its comprehensive line of bow sights. Available in 1- and 3-pin configurations, this dovetail-mount slider sight sports a sleek profile in a lightweight, rugged platform that is compatible with Mathews Bridge-Lock risers. The RL-2 DTM brings precision to the table with first-, second- and third-axis adjustments. A .019-inch fiber optic pin is featured on the single-pin model, while the 3-pin has two, .019-inch pins filling the top two spots and a .010-inch floater pin in the bottom spot, helping reduce target obstruction at further distances. An ultra-smooth yardage wheel, tool-free locking adjustment knob and precision windage adjustment, along with an adjustable yardage pointer and included yardage tapes, allow an archer to dial-in his or her rig to perfection and lock it down. The fiber optics are enclosed in a clear, protective ring that enhances pin brightness, while the included Rheostat Light adds control to pin brightness in low light. A Quick Acquisition RL Sight Ring and bubble level round out the package. $239.99 | redlinebowhunting.com


Single Profile, Double Dots — Black Gold Mountain Lite Dual Trac Bow Sight

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Black Gold Mountain Lite Dual Trac Bow Sight

Black Gold offers dual aiming points in a single-pin profile with its Mountain Lite Dual Trac, a bow sight designed for maximum visibility and maneuverability. The company’s designers built the new sight on the popular Dual Trac platform that not only puts two aiming points in a one-up pin profile but also incorporates Pro Pin Technology and PhotoChromatic Technology. These two features bring a narrower throat and profile to the pins, plus pin brightness that automatically adjusts based on ambient lighting conditions. Versatility and fast target acquisition are designed into the Dual Indicator system that clearly shows the two yardages your pins are set for on your included sight tapes, while standard windage and elevation gang adjustments reduce the overall weight of the sight. The Mountain Lite Dual Trac also offers three-axis adjustability. $339.99 | blackgoldsights.com

RYZ Up! — HHA Tetra RYZ & Tetra Max RYZ Sights

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HHA Tetra RYZ & Tetra Max RYZ Sights

This year HHA is adding two new sights to its popular Tetra Series — the Tetra RYZ and Tetra Max RYZ. Both models can be chosen with one of four mounting bases — Short Dovetail, Long Dovetail, Hoyt Picatinny and Fixed Hunter, with the dovetail versions compatible with the Mathews Bridge-Lock mounting system. RYZ sights feature two aiming points contained in a single pin structure protected by the company’s A.R.M.O.R. pin-protection technology. Pins are available in .010- or .019-inch diameter and are housed in a 1.625-inch diameter scope that is also home to a bubble level and rheostat sight light. HHA has outfitted the new sights with long-range, water-resistant yardage tapes that allow archers to take advantage of the Range-Dial-Shoot (R.D.S.) Technology and reach out past 100 yards with to-the-yard accuracy. The new Infinite Adjust System and large yardage adjustment wheel with 2.1 inches of travel work together to extend the archer’s possible range. Each RYZ sight includes an Infinite Adjust Plate to allow for independent elevation and second-axis adjustments, as well as additional windage on all inline sight mounting options. RYZ sights are available in right- and left-handed versions and carry HHA’s lifetime warranty. $319.99-$509.99 | hhasports.com

High-Performing Sights — Black Gold Pro Hunter HD Streamline Series

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Black Gold Pro Hunter HD Streamline Series

These new 3- and 5-pin sights have micro-adjustable first and third axes and adjustable second axis for precise sight-to-bow alignment for the utmost in accuracy and consistency. Pins measure .019-inch and have a narrower throat, with perfectly matched pinheads to minimize overall profile and target blackout; a photochromatic shell auto-adjusts pin brightness based on ambient light for perfect pin clarity in every situation. The Dial of Death instantly brings the sight to predetermined yardage positions and is coupled with a single indicator needle; 54 sight tapes are included. Pro Hunter HD QuickLink is compatible with Hoyt’s In-Line Picatinny sight-mount system, and the HD Dovetail works with Mathews’ Bridge-Lock system; both models bring the sight mounting in line with the riser’s centerline and eliminate excess weight. $339.99 (3-pin) and $359.99 (5-pin) | blackgoldsights.com


Keep On Trekking — CBE Trek & Trek Pro Sights

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CBE Trek & Trek Pro Series

CBE’s Trek and Trek Pro bow sights are designed to offer accurate aiming points at any distance and in any light condition while remaining easy to operate. CBE added first-, second- and third-axis adjustments to both units. Two floating pins, coupled with dual-yardage indicators, allow an archer to quickly acquire the target with one of the set yardages or use the Rapid Drive technology to dial in yardages that can exceed 100 yards. The Trek Pro is 41mm lens compatible, offers micro-adjust for individual pins, has a sliding fiber-optic rheostat and mounts with a Carbon Fiber extension dovetail sight bar. The Trek attaches with CBE’s Smart Mount bracket system. Both units are outfitted with CBE’s Blade Pin design (.010- or .019-inch diameter head), have 12 inches of fiber optics and include a rheostat pin light; they’re available in 1-, 3- or 5-pin configurations. $249.99 (Trek) and $329.99 and Up (Trek Pro) | custombowequipment.com

Dialed-In Digitally — Trophy Ridge Digital React One-Pin Sight with Bridge-Lock

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Trophy Ridge Digital React One-Pin Sight with Bridge-Lock

Trophy Ridge has taken its popular and innovative React Technology to the next level by introducing the Digital React One Pin with Bridge-Lock. This sight features a vertical React pin available in either .010- or .019-inch diameter. Digital React utilizes Trophy Ridge’s patented React Technology that mathematically adjusts pins and yardage indicators to be spot-on at any distance. Powered by Trophy Tech, this new digital component is engaged when the main adjustment wheel is turned, lighting up the LCD Screen showing every yardage mark at precise yard or half-yard increments. It also sports a full suite of features, including customizable screen colors, brightness, distance increments and up to five profiles that can be saved for unique arrow setups. Third-axis leveling is also featured in this unit that’s designed specifically to be compatible with Mathews Bridge-Lock Technology. $399.99 | beararchery.com/pages/trophy-ridge




Light The Torch — Redline RL-Torch 2-Pin Sight

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Redline RL-Torch 2-Pin Sight

Redline built the Torch bow sight platform to perform at any range, in any scenario and on any hunt. Both fixed- and dovetail-mounting options are available, with the fixed weighing in at 11 ounces and the dovetail checking in at 13 ounces. Both units feature a USB rechargeable, integrated four-stage sight light that has an eight-hour run time and one-hour recharge time. The Torch Series sports brass, self-lubricating micro-windage adjustment; dual gear-driven, smooth slider with wheel drive; and dual vertical pins (.019-inch fixed and .010-inch adjustable). Hard Stop presets on a wheel slider offer quick yardage selections; right/left dual yardage tapes, a bubble level and first-, second- and third-axis adjustments complete the package. $299.99 (Fixed Mount) and $319.99 (Dovetail) | redlinebowhunting.com

Incredible Cuztomization — Dialed Archery ARXOS Sight

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Dialed Archery ARXOS Sight

The customizable ARXOS hunting sight gives hunters the flexibility to look at the type of hunt they’re going on and adjust to fit that style. The VOID design allows for incredibly accurate movement of the Angled Elevation System (AES) platform, as well as gives users a choice on where they want to mount their yardage tapes, with inside and outside frame-mounting options selected at the time of purchase. The AES also allows the archer to achieve further yardages before running into vane-clearance issues. By angling the elevation rail, the ARXOS is able to shorten the amount of space needed on the sight tape, which means less dial travel when adjusting yardages. The sight features adjustable pin brightness, second- and third-axis adjustment and comes in both dovetail-mount and Picatinny-rail mounting options. Both 1- and 3-pin configurations are available; sights feature a Cerakote finish and can be color-customized. $500 and up | dialedarchery.com

A Great Rest Gets Better! — QAD Ultrarest Integrate MX

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QAD Ultrarest Integrate MX

The Integrate Mounting System (IMS) now comes standard on most new bows, creating a demand for more IMS-compatible arrow-rest options. For 2023, Quality Archery Designs (QAD) is responding to this growing demand by offering its popular ULTRAREST Integrate MX with new colors and features, including a tweaked launcher area and enhancements that will make the near-silent rest even quieter than ever. The rest, of course, will also come with the many QAD features bowhunters have come to love, including precision micro-click adjustments, drop-away technology, full containment, no bounce back design, total fletching clearance and a tough, machined metal launcher. QAD rests are made in the USA and backed by a lifetime warranty. $269.99 | qadinc.com

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Ride The Rails — Spot-Hogg Fast Eddie PM

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Spot-Hogg Fast Eddie PM

Spot-Hogg continues to enhance its Fast Eddie sight series in 2023 by adding a “Pic-Mount” bar designed to make sight mounting easier, improve bow balance and reduce sight weight, since no mounting block is needed. The new Fast Eddie PM is compatible with bows fitted with a Picatinny sight rail on the riser and is available in choice of sight housing. It features second- and third-axis leveling, quick-and-easy yardage dial, horizontal micro-adjustment, multiple pin configurations and more. As with other Fast Eddie sights, it’s machined from 6061 aluminum and finished with a tough fade-, chip- and scratch-resistant Type II anodized coat, making it capable of hunting as hard as you do. $289.99 and up | spot-hogg.com

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