Founded in Alpharetta, Georgia in 2008, Axion Archery has quickly grown into a worldwide company recognized not only for its compound bow sights, but its line of stabilizers, rests, and quivers, all while maintaining reasonably priced, top quality products. While Axion doesn’t offer an extremely large selection of compound bow sights, the selections available should suit the needs of nearly any archer whether they are an avid hunter, a competition shooter or just an average shooter on the range. The Axion Vue is a five pin sight with a selection of either .09 or .19 pin thickness. Construction of this Axion bow sight is solid, CNC machined aluminum, weighing seven and a half ounces. It can also be mounted either left or right handed. The two inch pin housing also includes a Glo Ring for easy target recognition and blue rheostat light. Adjustments for windage and elevation are laser etched. Mounting holes are staggered for added adjustability. A red sight level is also included. Finish options for this archery sight include: black, Lost Camo, Lost XD, Realtree Xtra, and Highlander. The Axion Vue Micro Adjust is an advanced version of the Vue. All features remain the same, but the Micro Adjust offers tool free micro adjustments.The GLX and GLX Micro are the next set of Axion bow sights. Once again, the only difference is that the Micro offers tool free micro adjustments. The following features are standard on both sights. Five easy change pins are encased in a two inch housing with Glo Ring and can be either .09 or .19 in diameter. The sight can be mounted both left and right handed and is of a solid CNC machined aluminum weighing in at around ten ounces. Windage and elevation adjustment markers are laser etched. The mounting holes are staggered, giving the shooter added adjustability. Both Axion bow sights also include a Mathews Harmonic Stabilizer. Color options are a bit more limited, coming in black, Lost Camo, and Lost XD. The Axion Soul Hunter comes in a three and five pin arrangement with a .19 thickness. It is considered the lightest of the Axion bow sight family, weighing only six ounces. Construction is CNC machined T6061 aluminum. A sight level is included as well as an adjustable blue rheostat light. It can be mounted ambidextrously. Windage and elevation adjustments are easy and markers are laser etched. The precision aligned pins are encased in a two inch housing with Glo Ring for easy target acquisition. The Soul Hunter comes in a variety of finishes, including: black, Lost Camo, Lost XD, Muddy Girl, Realtree Xtra, and pink. The Axion Shift is the company’s only adjustable single pin sight. It weighs seven and a half ounces. Pin options are .09 and .19 diameter. The sight also accepts most 1 5/8 inch lenses. Mounting is ambidextrous. Most one piece quivers can also be mounted directly to the sight. Four different pin orientations are available. An adjustable blue rheostat sight light is also included, along with a level. Printed sight tapes also come with the sight. End of travel stops are also included for low light conditions. This archery sight also offers third axis adjustments. The sight ring offers a few interchangeable color options, namely blue, green, red, purple, and pink. Color options for this Axion bow sight include: black, Lost Camo, Lost XD, and Realtree Xtra.
Apex Gear is based out of Richardson, Texas. As a dedicated archery retailer, it offers not only a nice selection of sights but also stabilizers and several other accessories. Warranties vary from product to product, but Apex does stand by their compound bow sights with customer service available should the need arise.The Covert Single-Pin is Apex’s first offering. Adjustments are smooth and can be made single handedly. The patented Gravity-Line rotational adjustment system aligns the pin movement with gravity. It also includes 120 pre-marked yardage tapes that are placed in a rear facing orientation for easy adjustments. Second and third axis adjustments are made even easier with an illuminated level. End-of-travel stops have also been dampened. The yardage pointer and micro push button light are also adjustable. Versa-Pin technology is also included, allowing the shooter to change pin color and thickness easily in the field. The Covert Four-Pin offers everything the Covert Single-Pin offers, but is a multi-pin version of the previously mentioned Apex bow sight. The Covert Pro is very similar to the Covert Single-Pin, the major difference between these two archery sights is that it does not have a pin, instead offering an illuminated reticle with a 700 hour battery life. It only includes 60 yardage tapes and does not include Versa-Pin technology. The Atomic Rover, offered by Apex bow sights, is also a single pin sight that comes in .010 and .019 diameter. All adjustments can be made with one hand. A detachable quiver mount is also included. Vertical adjustments make this sight compatible with virtually every bow. The sight offers high visibility levels with a glow in the dark shooter’s ring and yardage tape. The design is very lightweight and CNC machined. Aperture diameter is 1.8 inches internally. A micro push button light is also included. The Accu-Strike comes in two models: the XS and the Pro Select. Both of these Apex bow sights offer several of the same features. Both come with a Tru-Touch soft feel coating. The pin design allows for easy replacement when necessary. Both have a high visibility level. A reversible bracket offers greater vertical adjustability. The overall design is CNC machined and lightweight. The Pro comes in a three and five pin setup while the XS only comes in a five pin setup. The Pro also is entirely tool-less and has an extended bracket as well as a glow in the dark shooter’s ring. If a micro push button light is desired, the shooter can opt for the Bone Collector Accu-Strike, which includes this as well as a four pin design and is a bit less heavy. The Attitude comes in a three and five pin setup. An Opti-Choice pin selector is available on the five pin version, allowing the user to illuminate individual pins on three different brightness levels. This Apex archery sight also includes Gravity-Line rotational technology and an illuminated level. The bracket is reversible. Windage and elevation can be made in either standard or micro intervals, depending on the shooter’s preference. The Bone Collector DDP and Gamechanger are also very similar. Both are tool-less and offer ultra-fine click adjustments for windage and elevation. The fibers are encased in steel. The adjustable level also has two vertical bars. A reversible bracket offers increased vertical adjustability. The aperture offers a large field of view with a two inch inner diameter. The shooter’s ring is glow in the dark and a micro push button light is included. The DDP is a four pin model while the Gamechanger is a five pin. The Gamechanger also allows the shooter to change pin color without changing pins as well as Tru-Zero pin design to minimize pin gaps. The Gamechanger also comes in a standard edition instead of a Bone Collector edition. The Tundra series are a set of three pin compound bow sights. It is a tough composite material that is also lightweight. It is coated in the Tru-Touch coating and includes a high visibility level. A reversible bracket offers increased vertical adjust-ability. The shooter’s ring is glow in the dark and has a 1.8 inch inner diameter.
The Trijicon bow sight has far exceeded the industry’s expectations by offering some of the most advanced features among superior products in the archery world. Trijicon was founded in 1981 by Glyn Bindon and has become a world leader in optics. Their most notable accomplishments include work with both tritium and advanced fiber optics. The company is headquartered in Wixom, Michigan and holds the main contract for the United States military in sight distribution. The company also boasts a Made in America guarantee that says the majority of their products, including all of their sights, are designed, engineered and machined at the facility in Michigan. The main focus of the company is rifle and pistol sights, but they do offer a selection of Trijicon bow sights and mount options as well. The Trijicon AccuDial is not a full archery sight, but is a mount offered in both right and left-handed configurations. It comes in a matte black finish and weighs eight ounces. The solid, aircraft grade aluminum makes the mount operable in extreme temperatures varying from -31°F to 176°F. Long term usability is also not of concern as this mount has been tested up to 200 G’s of force. Bow speed adjustments can be made from speeds of 245 to 335 feet per second. Target range adjustments are made in one yard increments at distances measured up to 80 yards. The patented BowSync Technology has a variable transmission enabling exact range adjustment and synchronization of any bow/speed combination. Adjustment dial marks are laser etched to add accuracy and dependability to the mount. The Trijicon bow sight mount accepts the Trijicon AccuPin, side mounted apertures and scopes using #10-32 studs or sights with Weaver or Picatinny bases if a rail adapter is purchased. The Trijicon AccuPin comes in two mount setups, the dovetail and rail grabber (for Weaver and Picatinny rails). The remaining specifications remain the same between the two models. This Trijicon bow sight weighs 2.29 ounces and comes in a matte black finish. Construction is also of aircraft grade aluminum coated in a weather resistant anodized coating. Functional temperatures range from -51°F to 176°F. It is a single pin archery sight using both fiber optics and tritium as an illumination source with a green, triangular reticle pattern all placed in a two inch housing with a 1.77 inch sight window. Trijicon claims that the single pin offers improved visibility, pointing directly at the target instead of obscuring it with other pins. Shock testing has been done on this family of compound bow sights and have shown functionality up to 350 G’s. The dovetail mount version fits on the AccuDial, but can also be mounted on many other sight mounts available. This bow sight also boasts being the brightest on the market and being Pope and Young legal. Trijicon also offers an AccuPin/AccuDial combo package in both a left and right handed setup. Total weight for the package is 10.29 ounces. As before, the sight itself is a single pin with a triangular reticle pattern and tritium/fiber optic illumination source. The entire product has an anodized, matte black, coating that protects against corrosion and outside elements. Adjustments can be made in one yard increments up to a tested 80 yards. Trijicon also offers an ACOG style scope that does not fit into the category of compound bow sights, but is worth noting. All of the company’s products are tested tough and as such all Trijicon archery sights come with a lifetime guarantee.