Best Bow Sight for Hunting

Best Bow Sight for Hunting

If you’re planning on shooting with a bow from a long distance, you’re going to need a bow sight.  While you definitely can shoot without a bow sight, it’s really difficult to do this accurately -- especially from a long distance -- without a bow sight.  And it’s really not recommended.

After all, we all want to be able to shoot accurately and professionally, don’t we?  That’s the great thing about bow sights.  They allow us to do this from a long distance.  They allow us to do something that we really can’t without a little aide.  Both beginners and pros can benefit from bow sights, for obvious reasons, but there are always some that seem to be better than the rest. 

Whether it’s because they have added technology, they’re made a bit different, or they’re just a fan favorite, some bow sights are at the pinnacle of the list.

And now that 2018 is among us, we’ve decided to narrow down the best of the year (so far). 

Here are our top choices.

Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Sight

Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Sight

The Field Logic IQ 5 Pin Sight is possibly the best on this list.  While this is a more expensive product on this list, it is well worth the money (especially if you plan on using this product consistently).  This bow sight is great for all hunters (not just for beginners, not just for pros) and is even good for someone who is just starting out in the game.  This bow sight comes with trademarked technology that you really won’t get anywhere else -- and that’s what makes this so great.  The tech really does help you become a better hunter.  We're serious.  It’s that good.  Plus, it’s available for both left hand and right-handed users, which is always a plus.   

To keep things simple, here area few pros and cons of this bow sight:

Pros

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    Very comfortable to use
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    Easy to adjust
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    The bow sight comes in five pins, and fiber optics are also included
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    Trademarked technology helps with the overall usage of the bow sight

Cons

  • Occasionally, the casing on the side can crack
  • More expensive because of the trademarked technology
TruGlo Carbon XS 4 Pin .018

The TruGlo Carbon XS 4 Pin has incredibly clear sight and is incredibly affordable.  If the bow sight we talked about above is too expensive for you (which we get -- it’s pricey!), then this is the next best thing.  But just because it’s affordable doesn’t mean the bow sight is bad.  It’s not!  It’s a great product, and while it’s not as fancy or technologically savvy as the Field Logic one we talked about above, it still gets the job done and leaves you with accurate shots. 

Additionally, this bow sight is quite lightweight -- which is great for those hunters who hate when bow sights are too heavy and mess with the balance of their bows

To keep things simple, here are a few pros and cons for this bow sight:

Pros

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    Inexpensive
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    Very lightweight; perfect for hunters who don’t want the balance of their bows affected in any way
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    Easy to use and improve accuracy from up close and from a long distance
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    Very adjustable

Cons

  • Sometimes, this bow sight does not adjust or compensate for the distance between 30 and 40-yard shots, which can mess with the accuracy
Trophy Ridge 5 Pin Bow Sight

The Trophy Ridge 5 Pin Bow Sight is lightweight and very accurate.  This bow sight works for both right-handed and left-handed hunters.  It is really easy to use -- even easier to mount -- and has such a stable and secure design and build that it can last for a long time, even if you are out in the field hunting consistently.  The one thing that makes this model stand out is its accuracy.  It’s quite great, and we highly recommend thinking of this bow sight if you’re looking for ways to improve your overall accuracy.  

To keep things simple, here are the pros and cons for this bow sight:

Pros

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    Great to use in a variety of scenarios and situations because of its flexible design
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    Very accurate
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    Very easy to mount
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    Designed to be long-lasting, even when out in the field hunting for a longperiod of time

Cons

  • Can mess with the balance of your bow as it is slightly heavier than other Trophy Ridge bow sights; may take some getting used to, then, if you are used to previous Trophy Ridge models that were more lightweight
HHA OL-5519 Optimizer Lite .019 5500

This HHA OL-5519 model is great for a variety of reasons, but mainly because it’s a great tool for beginners to use.  Not only does it come with incredibly easy and understandable instructions to help get everybody caught up to speed on their new bow sight, but it also is very, very great at being an accurate and precise bow sight.  It’s possibly one of the easiest bow sights to use.It’s very durable (so you don’t have to worry about possibly having to buy a new one), it’s super easy to install, and it’s just an all-around great product.  Some people don’t like it because you have to manually adjust the yardage each time, but this conreally depends on who you are as a hunter.  It might not bother you at all!

To keep things simple, here is a list of pros and cons for this bow sight:

Pros

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    The bow sight is very durable
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    Can be used effectively and efficiently in lower lighting settings
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    Very easy to install
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    Very easily mounted on literally almost all compound bows
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    Very easy to adjust, including adjusting the pins and making sure they are precise

Cons

  • It can take more than a few seconds to do yardage changes (as you have to do this manually), so this may not be the best thing to use if you need to do quick shots and change the yardage quickly (and often)