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- Good beginner sight but poor quality lets it down Review by Richard Hardy
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Bought this for my son's bow. Poor quality of product resulted in the extension bar being slightly "twisted". Result is that the sight isn't truly vertical. Every time we adjust for distance, we have to adjust for left/right too because of the twist. If you can "set and forget" it should be fine but my son regularly switches between 10 yds and 20 yds and this is frustrating as it takes some time to dial back in. Next time round I'll spend a little more.
(Posted on 1/3/14)
- Inexpensive, simple and high quality. Review by JWA
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To be completely honest, the ratings of the different sights was really confusing. Without being able to see the different sights in person it's kind of crap shoot. This sight was for my daughter - and it's her first. I wanted a good, introductory sight that would teach her how to use a sight and would be durable enough to get the occasional bump and wouldn't come of sight once set.
First impression - out of the package: The all aluminum construction is solid. That's a fact. It might have been nicer to have all metal set screws, but the plastic knob screws are fine and don't feel cheap. Everything went together easily and was solid once tightened down. At 19 dollars, this is not going to look like some of the 200+ dollar instruments that are available for advanced archers. It is simple and solid...and it's 19 dollars! If your not expecting something that Brady Ellison would use you won't be disappointed.
Second impression - setting it up:
In the field this sight was easy to set up and was easily understood by my 10 year old daughter. Once set, things did not come loose and the occasional bump didn't wreck it.
There is micro adjust for windage, but nothing but a set screw for vertical adjustment. One could see this as a flaw, but I view this as something that my daughter will have to think about and learn well to use. It is easily adjusted - and it will be a bonus for her when we upgrade to a more sophisticated sight will micro-adjust on everything. One of the other reviewers really criticized this feature. If the set screw isn't cranked down it won't leave a mark and holds position fine. It sounds like his issues may have been a random production flaw that didn't allow it to work well.
Third Impression - using it:
My daughter has been shooting bare bow and doing well. Once we set up this sight and she got used to it, her groups got much tighter and she could get results from target distances that are farther than she's ever shot before. Has not loosened up and the overall weight is hardly noticed by my 10 year old daughter's arm.
I see no flaws with this sight that costs only 19 dollars. Quality construction, easy to use and solid. If you can't figure out your vertical adjustment without a micro adjust this is not the sight for you. If you are a beginner and need a solid, inexpensive sight that will put the arrows in the gold, this is a great option fpr a first sight that will allow you to learn all you need to know.
(Posted on 3/29/13)
- You get what you pay for Review by Jeffry Garew
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This sight is definitely one to skip. My daughter has been using this one sight for the past 4 months. The sight is held in place by a thumb screw. If not tight enough, it will fall off while shooting, to make it tight enough to stay up will actually score the aluminum rail it sits on making an accurate readjustment impossible as the screw will sink back into its last position where the scoring occurred. I have had to file the rail slightly with a dremal tool before adjusting. If you are looking for a cheap sight, then it would be worth it to upgrade to one of the systems that have teeth and screw to lock the vertical movement of the aperture in place.
(Posted on 3/4/13)