The Best Bow Sights Available in 2017 – Reviews

What to look for to find the best bow sight for hunting

When you’re looking for a new sight, there are several things you’ll need to consider. Obviously price will be a factor, but you can usually spot the higher-end sights by what they are made of. Top end bow sights are generally made from Aluminium and are much more durable than their cheaper plastic counterparts. Mid-range sights are often a mix of the two materials.

You’ll also want to be on the look out for which features the bow sight has. The main ones to consider are:

  • Bubble Levels : These make it easy for you to tell when the bow is straight – just like the ones used in spirit levels.

  • Fibre Optic Pins : These are a feature preferred by many hunters. They are perfect for working in low light conditions, illuminating the end of the pin and allowing good accuracy from dawn to dusk.

  • Gang Adjustments : These adjustments allow you to move all the pins at once, for instance when adjusting for wind. You don’t have to painstakingly re-set each pin one at a time.

So, without further a-do, let’s take a look at the top 5 best bow sights for hunters like you.

Top 5 Best Bow Sights for Hunting

#1: Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Bow Sight Review

The Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Sight review was very easy to do – the question is where to start! The sight has loads of great features that are really simple to use. In fact, the makers of the Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Sight are so certain you’ll love it that it comes with a money back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with its awesomeness, just send it back.

The features include:

  • 5 adjustable pins to make target hitting easier
  • ​Hand adjustable windage and elevation
  • ​Locking system that doesn’t require tools
  • Patented retina lock technology

So what’s awesome about all that? The 5 pins make it easier for you to shoot accurately at different distances. The hand-adjustable settings (including locking system) mean that you don’t have to take tools out on the hunt. No faffing around, just adjust and shoot.

Above all that, the retina lock technology in the sight gives you feedback on your hunting. It’ll let you know if you’re torquing in the wrong direction, or even if you’re gripping the bow too tightly. Sounds crazy doesn’t it! But, far from being a nuisance, this enables the hunter to go from average to pro. It helps you build up muscle memory and improve the consistency of your shot. Kind of like having a mini-coach in your bow.

#2: Trophy Ridge React 5 Pin Bow Sight Review

The Trophy Ridge React 5 Pin Bow Sight comes up as a close second to the Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Sight. It has lots of good features and is made of a corrosion resistant co-polymer material. The most obvious difference in features is that the 5 pins are small. You don’t have to worry about them blocking your view, or getting in the way. For hunters who want the accuracy of 5 pin, but like an unobstructed view through the sight, this is your sight of choice.

The features include:

  • No tools required for micro-adjustment
  • ​More than one mounting hole
  • Rheostat light

Like the IQ Micro bow sight, the Trophy Ridge React has tool-less adjustment settings – no need to carry tools about any more! It has the versatility of several mounting holes and a rheostat light for better illumination.

The only thing to be careful of is the calibration. You’ve got to make sure that the 20 yard and 30 yard pins are exactly right, because all of the others depend on it. Once that’s done correctly, all the other pins adjust automatically saving you time and effort.

#3: Truglo Pendulum Adjustable Bracket Bow Sight Review

Here’s our review of the Truglo Pendulum Adjustable Bracket Sight…. Wait for it…

Did you hear it?

No – and you won’t hear this sight either. It is extremely quiet, making it the perfect choice for hunting. In particular, if you’re hunting from up high - this sight is designed with trees in mind. It takes all of the guesswork out of shooting from elevation. Want to use it in trees and on the floor? No problem: the pendulum can be locked in place for ground shooting.

The features include:

  • Single pin sight
  • ​Bubble level
  • Lightweight aluminium

#4: TRUGLO Archers Choice Range Rover Pro Green Dot Sight Review

Another sight from Truglo, its main feature is (unsurprisingly) a green LED dot aiming point. This means there are no pins, so no possible obstructions whilst aiming. We think this sight is great for hunting in all conditions, because it has 11 levels of brightness. Yes – eleven. This means you can be hunting from early morning to evening, whatever the weather.

Its features include:

  • LED aiming dot
  • ​Easy to adjust between left and right handedness
  • Very long life battery included

Don’t worry about the LED failing on you. The battery included has an exceptionally long life. Many users have said it has lasted them well over a year – just remember to turn it off when you’re not using it!

#5: Trophy Ridge Mist 3 Pin Bow Sight Review

The Trophy Ridge Mist 3 Pin sight is a great beginners’ sight. If you’re looking for a first upgrade from standard sights that come with a bow, then this sight is for you. It’s great for a budget buy, or for getting your kids into hunting – but remember it’s made of plastic, so might not withstand rough-handed children.

The features include:

  • Very bright fibre-optic pins
  • ​Bubble level
  • Multiple mounting holes

Conclusion

We’ve reviewed five great bow sights for you, that perform well in a variety of conditions. Our best in review is clearly the Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Sight, but the other sights are definitely worth a look. For tree-stands and stealth, the Truglo Pendulum Adjustable Bracket Sight is a no-brainer. For beginners, the Trophy Ridge Mist 3 Pin sight is a good place to start.

We hope we’ve helped and happy hunting!

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