Video Review: Trophy Ridge React Bow Sight

By Will Brantley writes Brow Tines and Backstrap

Check this deal out. It's called the Trophy Ridge React bow sight, and it's about the neatest gadget I've seen here on the first day of the 2013 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show in Louisville, Kentucky. This sight addresses the issue of fixed pins and bows of varying speed. Let's say you have a short draw length, light draw weight bow set up for your son, for example. It launches arrows at 240 feet per second, but in order to dial in the third, fourth and fifth pins out to 40, 50 and 60 yards, you have to adjust each of them individually. You're talking substantial shooting time there.

This sight handles the long-range adjustments automatically. Simply sight in your 20- and 30-yard pins, and the gaps for the 40-, 50- and 60-yard pins are then automatically, and mathematically, set. The sight is calibrated for bow speeds ranging from 240 to 330 feet per second.

It's a system that's easier to understand by watching it, rather than reading about it. That's why we filmed the video with David Hahn, product engineer at Trophy Ridge. This sight retails for $149.99 in black, and $159.99 with a Realtree finish.