Trophy Ridge Hit Man 5 Bow Sight
Probably one of the most accurate site I've ever used! Keeps its accuracy even after being in truck over a long trip,
March 2, 2014
Good Solid sight but could use improvements
Been using this sight for 2 years now so I have a lot of experience with it. First off its very solid and well worth the 69.99. For the money I doubt you'll find better. For your information I use mine pretty much exclusively for hunting and limited 3d throughout the summer.
The pins are extremely bright. Too bright actually. Generally the pins are bright before shooting light and still light well after shooting light which is nice because you don't need the light but in the middle of the day especially if your not under shade they are too bright. You get the halo effect which can block out a target.
No markings for moving individual pins. This is a pain for when you accidentally slide the pins too far and are trying to figure out where you where. Would be nice if it had markings similar to the horizontal and vertical gang adjustment. Generally though once you get them set you don't need to deal with this again. I just noticed this in summer when I was playing with different arrow set ups. Markings would have been nice.
Difficult to change fiber optics. I like all green pins in my sights. So I called up Trophy Ridge and they sent me the fiber. Got it in 2 days free of charge. Good on them. But its a pain to change and near impossible to get the end in the pin the same size as the rest.
On the upside the fibers are well protected so you don't have to worry about them breaking so if your not looking at changing colors I wouldn't worry about how difficult they are to change.
The light in mine was made of aluminum as well. Another reviewer stated his was plastic so Trophy Ridge may have changed that in the last 2 years. Not sure. Batteries go dead quick though and actually I don't even have batteries in it because I don't use it. Don't need it with how bright the pins are.
Lastly is this sight is on the heavy side. Doesn't really bother me and once its on the bow you probably won't notice it but if your looking to keep your set up as light weight as possible you may look at another option.
I gave it 4 stars because of price point. If it was in the 85-110 range it would get a 3 and cheaper than 60 would give it a 5. This is a solid sight that I would not hesitate to buy again if I was on a tight budget and needed a replacement ASAP.
October 30, 2013
Great Sight / Bad Light
Just got the Hit Man 5 . Love the sights very well made.The only problem i have is the light is cheap plastic and the light don't work like advertised . Should have better light since the sight is well made. Other then that one problem.I'm very well pleased with it
January 3, 2013
I purchased this sight because my old one had the unprotected fiber optics that kept breaking. The upgrade was well worth the time to resight my bow. The .019 pins are very bright and the light that come with it works very well. The larger sight window makes this sight good for hunting and target shooting. I hunt hard and the all aluminum bracket and housing make this a very durable sight that won't break or be affected by the weather. The price is also very resonable considering the quality of this product.
November 1, 2011