Trophy Ridge Micro Cypher 5-Pin Bow Sights
Save you're money
I bought this sight because it was supposed to be mircro adjustable. What a joke. The complete housing can be adjusted via a screw, but in order to use it, you have to loosen the entire housing. It then wobbles around like it's about to fall off. Also, if you move the sight one direction, and then need to reverse it a bit, you'll find you have to turn it back about 2 turns before the site starts to move again. So, say you're hitting a bit high, and you turn the adjustment screw 3 full turns. Now, you find you move just a bit too far and are hitting low. I would like to turn the screw back one full turn. However, the sight doesn't move until you've turned it 2 or more full turns. So, you move it back the other direction 3 turns to get it where you want it. Not intuitive at all. To be fair, they have set screws that allow you to remove this play from the adjustment, but there is a problem with that too. The screw has a flat side that allows the set screw to fit flush, as opposed to resting against a thread. When you get the set screw against this, it would work fine, the problem is that you then have all the play in the adjustment. When I bought the sight, the set screw wasn't on this flat spot, and as a result, the nut fell off and I had to get a replacement from TrophyRidge. This happened twice, and then I figured out that the setscrew had to be flush with the flat part of the screw.
Finally, the pins. Adjusting the pins is a nightmare. You have to loosen the pins almost completely in order to get them to move. And then, if you only move it a small amount (which is very hard to do), when you tighten the pin again, it wants to seat back into the spot it was originally. I've also found that the pins don't want to seat properly either. This results in the ends of the pins being closer or farther away from the peep than others that haven't been adjusted. When they tilt towards or away from the peep, they appear to be shorter than the other pins. Looking at my pins, the 2nd pin appears to have moved to the left of all the others and my 4th pin appears between the 2nd pin and the others.
I bought this sight 6 months ago as an upgrade to the sight that came with my bow. I spent a little over $100 and I regret that to this day. In just two days from now I'll be mounting a Spot-Hogg sight. I had to spend a bit more, but at least I'll get what I pay for. The TrophyRidge was a complete waste of money.
January 27, 2014
Not a bad sight...
I decided to upgrade my stock Trophy Ridge 5 pin sight to the Micro Cypher 5. I shoot well with my stock sight and really expected to see a difference in my shooting with the ability to make micro adjustments along with having smaller .19 pins. Fact is... I didn't see a difference. I am returning mine.
With all that aside, the sight is really lightweight and easy to setup. The micro adjustment does not click, but is easy to use without tools. The pins need tools to adjust and feel delicate. The fibers are real bright. I actually thought they were too bright where it creates a blur at 40 plus yards. It's a nice sight if you don't have one at all, but it wouldn't be my top choice.
March 23, 2013
Th bow sights are everything advertised & more. However, being almost 60yrs old I wish that it came with a choice of larger pins for the sight impaired. There needs to be a solution to this problem to keep us aging hunters in the game! With my vision I get double pins & some blur. If I correct that problem with glasses the target becomes blurry. HELP US OLD TIMERS Trophy Ridge!! PLease.
June 6, 2012
Bought this to replace my tru glo carbon xs had a problem shooting indoors the pins were not bright enough so I picked up this sight, very pleased pins are super bright even in low light. tool less adjustment made sighting it in quick and easy couldn't be happier plus like the larger diameter shooters ring as well
April 14, 2013