Just like hypnotherapy, archery can also help you relax your mind and keep focused. If you think that you’re already in that stage where you need a bow sight, you might be wondering about the type of sight that you need to buy or the model of the sight that you need. Choosing a sight can be confusing because there are literally hundreds of options available in the market today. What you really need to know is that there are three types of basic sights and there’s a good brand for every type.
The Open Ring
With this kind of sight, you need to line up your target until you see it in the middle of the ring. This is a cheap and reliable type of sight for recurve bows. Most experts would say that this kind of sight is good for short range shooting because when your target is too far, it’s hard to properly align it to the open ring. However, there are specific types of open ring sights that has a workaround for this problem.
The German made Ambo Iris open ring sight is very stable and unique. The multiple movable iris can narrow down the open ring’s size which is very helpful when you’re trying to focus on a target that is far away. Another great open ring sight is the Werner Beither sight tunnel. It comes with inserts of different shapes and colors so you can choose one that does not distract you or that blends into the background perfectly while taking a shot.
In general, the open ring type of sight is best for beginner archers because it makes the aiming process easier and more natural.
Type two: The Pin Sight
The only downside with this type of sight is that it’s hard to mount it on wooden bows. You need a metal riser so you can easily use this type of sight but if you don’t, you may have to drill holes on your bow. There are 2 types of pin sights; the single and multi pin.
The single pin sight is best for still targets whose distance is fixed from where you stand while the multi pin sight is good for moving targets because you can choose from the pins that is best for the specific distance of your target. If you wish to use this kind of sight for your bow, the best thing that you need to look for is good craftsmanship and stability of the sight.
This is the most expensive of all available types of sights around usually retailing up to a few hundred dollars. Target sights allow you to have windage and vertical alignments. It can also be combined with other types of sights for your recurve bow to give you the most excellent accuracy.
However, you need to have the skills required to use this kind of sight. If you want to get the best value for your money, you need to be an experienced archer. The Sure Loc Supreme 550 is the best target sight in the market today. It is lightweight, simple and it will not confuse you if you’re new to target sights.