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- Superb! Review by Vik Chandel
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I bought this sight for my new bow. The old bow had hard- to-beat Shibuya RC520 so I was very apprehensive . But I wanted to take a radical path this time. I had heard that this was a good sight but I did not know that it would be this good. It is like a fine Swiss watch. It is beautifully made and I can tell a lot of thought went into its design and the execution is superb.
Everything that the others have pointed out regarding its ergonomics is absolutely true. It balances the bow beautifully! Absolutely neutral in your hand! Now there are some things to think about when you buy a sight that is this intricate. As I said before it is like a fine Swiss watch and as such the user must also take care of it accordingly, with respect, as it is also a delicate precision instrument. There are lots of moving parts but they are mostly metal so that does not worry me. However it uses 2 microscopic elastomers (O-rings) on the elevation block, and numerous thin Delrin-AF sliders and washers which will eventually wear out if the block has to be mounted before and after every shoot which is mostly the norm. However unlike the Shibuya the quick slide/detach lever is beautifully machined out of aluminum and the micro elevation threaded block inside the elevation block is made from brass unlike the Shibuya which uses Delrin. So in that respect both sights are equal. Extreme care must be taken to mount and dismount the block from the elevation Rod. If the user is careful, there is not much to worry about. The carbon extension rod is a bit on the thin side but very rigid. However if you are Ape fisted and wreck the Delrin parts, Angel has part numbers listed on the owners manual which helps. The sight pin block is light and beautifully machined. It functions very well. The included sight pin is also of top notch quality with metal housing unlike the one that comes with Shibuya. All this Japanese precision for $230 ? You can't beat that.
The only strike against it is that it only comes in black or silver. This is probably why it does not cost $300 since it is every bit as good as Shibuya. Ergonomically though it beats conventional sights hands down. It also looks radical on the range. Stands apart.
This is a lot of sight for the money. Worth every single penny!!
(Posted on 2/4/17)
- Beautiful workmanship Review by CG
Quality Price Value
This sight is an impressive piece of design, engineering and machining. There is so much attention to detail, ergonomics and convenience. All the old design flaws have been corrected; the spring loaded pin in the aperture block that used to vibrate now has a stronger spring and is cushioned by nylon washers and an o-ring. The knobs now have a smooth action, with loud clicks and just enough resistance. There is a small knob instead of a hex bolt for quickly adjusting the angle of your sight pin or to replace it with another sight pin. The vertical quick adjust has a large button for ease, and a knob for adjusting resistance to the point of locking it in place. Anything that requires a hex key to adjust in other sights have been replaced with knobs, so no tools required after initial setup and alignment.
I have zero regrets with this purchase, and would buy another if I ever get a backup bow.
(Posted on 4/29/16)
- Excellent Review by Razor Edge Archer
Quality Price Value
I ordered this sight simply because the design was eye catching and I was interested in how it would perform vs. your standard sight. It arrived to my shop in a lovely zipper case providing nice protection to the sight as well as a bag of wrenches and spare screws. Assembly was simple, the sight is well made and precisely machined. The parts are flush and accurate. When I mounted the sight on my Uukha recurve, I was very surprised to find that the balance of the bow shifted in a pleasant way. Having the heavier portion of the sight near the riser and having near nothing out front gave the bow more of a neutral balance and allowed me to get a better after shot reaction as well as get a better balance out of my V-bars. I think having the elevation of the sight on the riser is much better than the standard sight design. My only complaint with this however is that the aperture block vibrates slightly. I found that the aperture rod has a small amount of play in the threads. Nothing a little Teflon tape can't fix though. Overall this sight is an ingenious design and I think any serious archer should consider this sight over any other. I find it to be superior. 5 out of 5
(Posted on 3/21/16)