Sword Bow Sights

Sword Sights began as a family owned business and was run out of Danny and Sue Sword’s home in Jackson, Kentucky. As it continued to grow it was renamed Sword Acu-Site Inc. until it was purchased at the end of 2009 and moved to Northwestern Ohio. At this time it was renamed Sword Sights LLC. To this day, the company focuses on offering a vast array of compound bow sights catering to all archery needs, from the most competitive target shooting to the field. The Judge is a single vertical pin sight available in both .010 and .019. A 1.5” inside diameter round aperture also accepts a lens and retainer ring that are sold separately. This Sword bow sight is solid, machined aluminum and also features Sword’s Fast Track elevation technology. Windage and elevation scales are laser etched, micro adjustable, and tool-less. Third axis adjustments are also possible. A rheostat light kit is also included. The high and low light mounting system has a built in offset to extend the sight window. A yardage tape is also on a 45 degree angle towards the shooter. This bow sight comes in a matte black finish and is ambidextrous. It mounts with a fixed mounting plate. The Judge Pro comes in the standard set up and the 2.0 with the only differences being the diameter of the aperture and the mounting system. The Pro has a 1.5” diameter while the Pro 2.0 has a 2” diameter aperture. A dovetail mounting system comes on the 2.0 while the original is on a fixed mounting plate. All other features remain the same. These Sword bow sights are solid aluminum construction and feature Fast Track elevation technology. These sights are also single up-pin designs in a .010 and .019 diameter. Windage and elevation scales are laser etched, micro adjustable, and tool-less. Third axis adjustments are also possible. A rheostat light kit is also included. The high and low light mounting system has a built in offset to extend the sight window. A yardage tape is also on a 45 degree angle towards the shooter. These archery sights come in a matte black finish and are ambidextrous. The Jury comes in four designs the Jury 1.5, the Jury 2.0, the Jury Pro 1.5, and the Jury Pro 2.0. The differences are minimal and center around the aperture diameter as listed in the name of the sight. The other difference is the Pro 1.5 and 2.0 are on a dovetail mounting system while the other two are on a fixed mounting plate. These Sword bow sights are 5 pin designs available in .010, .019, or .029. The sights are 100% aluminum and feature Fast Track elevation technology. Windage and elevation scales are laser etched, micro adjustable, and tool-less. Third axis adjustments are also available. A rheostat kit is also included. The high and low light mounting system has a built in offset. A yardage tape is also on a 45 degree angle towards the shooter. These bow sights come in a matte black finish and are ambidextrous. The Maximus and Maximus Pro are the next series of sights and are the same with the exception of the mounting system. The Maximus uses a fixed plate while the Pro uses a dovetail bar. These archery sights are solid aluminum and are 5 pin set ups offered in .010, .019, and .029 in a 1.625” inside diameter aperture that accepts 1.75” lenses. Windage and elevation scales are laser etched, micro adjustable and tool-less. Third axis adjustments are also available. A rheostat kit is also included. The high and low light mounting system has a built in offset. They are ambidextrous and come in a matte black finish. The Titan and Titan II are most suited for competition shooting. The only difference is the Titan II offers a super micro windage bar while the Titan does not. Both offer a 1.5” Cyclops dual rod scope and solid steel up-pin in .010 or .019 thickness. A rheostat light kit is also included. The aperture will also accept a 1.75” lens and includes a lens retainer. Micro adjust elevation is available in either a 2” or 3.5” length of travel. Windage is also micro adjustable. Third axis adjustments are available. These compound bow sights come on a dovetail bar mounting system. Preprinted yardage tapes and a hard carrying case are also included. They are also ambidextrous. The Trident comes in a Competition design and a Hunter design, with the difference being that the Competition uses a single up-pin while the Hunter is a 5 pin set up. Both feature a 1.5” aperture that accepts a 1.75” diameter lens and includes a lens retainer. Micro adjust elevation is available in either a 2” or 3.5” length of travel. A rheostat light kit is included. Windage is gang adjustable. Third axis adjustments are possible. The sight is ambidextrous and is mounted using a dovetail system. Both versions include a hard carrying case and preprinted yardage tapes. The Centurion comes in three versions, the Centurion, the Centurion Hunter 1.5 and the Centurion Hunter 2.0. The Centurion is a single up-pin while the Hunter versions are 5 pin sights with two different aperture diameters. All other features are the same and include a rheostat light kit. Approximately 2” of elevation travel is possible. Third axis adjustments are available. Preprinted yardage tapes are included. All versions are ambidextrous and come in a matte black finish. The Apex 3rd Plane comes in two different aperture diameters, a 2” and a 1.5”. Both are 5 pin set ups. Windage and elevation scales are laser etched, micro adjustable, and tool-less. Third axis adjustments are also available. A rheostat kit is also included. The high and low light mounting system has a built in offset. The sights are on a dovetail bar mounting system and are ambidextrous. Finish is matte black. The Twilight Hunter comes in both a 1.5” and 2.0” aperture design. The features mirror that of the Apex 3rd plane, but the overall construction of the sight enables it to be up to three ounces lighter. They are also on a fixed mounting plate instead of a dovetail bar. A camo version of this archery sight is also offered in a right hand only set up with a 1.5” aperture. The Apex Hunter is a 4 pin sight available in .010, .019, and .029 diameter. It features a 2” internal diameter aperture with a high and low sight mounting bar with built in offset. Windage and elevation scales are laser etched. This Sword bow sight is compatible with the company’s new LED light. It is ambidextrous and has a matte black finish. The Sabre is a 3 pin sight available in .010, .019, and .029 diameter housed in a 2” aperture. Windage and elevation scales are laser etched. A high and low sight mounting bar with built in offset for an extended sight window is also included. It is also ambidextrous and compatible with the new Sword LED light. Finishes include matte black, Realtree AP and Muddy Girl.

EZV Bow Sight

An EZV bow sight has been the answer to many archer’s struggles with consistency. Venator Gear is located in Belgrade, Montana. Established with the sole intent of changing the world of compound bow sights, the company’s innovative design is like no other in the archery world. The company is still small and focuses entirely on its flagship product backed by an impressive guarantee and return policy as well as exceptional customer service.
The EZV Sight is a V-shaped bow sight that both ranges distance and aligns aiming point with precision shot placement all at once. It is an ambidextrous sight and its mounting bracket comes in two colors; black and camouflage. The EZV bow sight is a sightless pin, eliminating the risk of pins breaking at a critical moment in the archer’s hunt. The design of the sight insert eliminates the need for range finders while also doing away with human error as it pertains to ranging distance. The EZV sight is ideal for many types of game including: deer, elk, moose, antelope, caribou, bear and turkeys. Five easily interchangeable V inserts are also included with the sight mount. These are tough, weather proof poly-carbonate that are adjusted in five feet per second intervals to match each shooter’s bow trajectory for a mathematically custom fit. Inserts snap in to place and are one thousand times stronger than fiber optic pins. The inserts are also available in neon chartreuse for low light visibility. The EZV bow sight also has a bubble level for precision shooting. All of this comes in at an extremely lightweight 6.9 ounces. The key to this design is the V insert. As its name implies, this archery sight has an open V shape as the sight guide instead of pins. These inserts also have various tick marks on them, allowing the shooter to use them as traditional compound bow sights, although it seems as though that would not be necessary. Aligning the vital area of the target inside of the V should be just fine. This makes the entire shooting process not only easier, but more accurate and dependable. Fourteen different inserts are available, designed for bows with speeds ranging from 245 feet per second to 320 feet per second. The company offers a chart as well as instructional video on this topic as well as on how to adequately sight in the insert. If all this fails and an accidental purchase is made with the wrong size inserts, the company offers a free thirty day exchange on inserts. A sight for crossbows is also in development, but has not yet made it to market. It promises to offer the same benefits as the original EZV archery sight, with a few obvious differences. First, it comes with a universal pica-tinny rail mount. Second, it will include ten inserts instead of five to make up for the fact that crossbows often have much greater feet per second ranges. The unobstructed open sight picture alleviates target panic, and the lack of a scope lens does away with fogging and icing over. Venator Gear goes out of its way to help ease the fears of crossbow shooters that are used to using magnification by explaining the effective ethical ranges of most crossbows and the lack of an actual need or ability to shoot beyond sixty yards. The crossbow sight will also come with a lifetime warranty. Both sights are made and packaged in the USA.

CBE Sights

CBE Archery, located in Clay City, Kentucky, is a dedicated manufacturer of compound bow sights. CBE has a proven track record on the competition archery ranges, CBE has used the innovations it has developed to also create a line of accurate, dependable, and long range capable hunting sights. The Vertex Target is a single pin, dovetail style mount competition sight with pin options of .010, .019, and .029. It comes in both a left and right handed mount setup. The vertical travel adjustment is three inches. Micro click elevation adjustments of .002” are easily managed with both a top and bottom knob. The scope mount is detachable. Dovetail elevation is controlled with a gang adjustment marked with laser etchings. The patented Quad Track stability alignment eliminates nearly all rocking and rattling. A micro adjust windage unit with laser engraved markings and indicator window is also included. The extension bar has multiple locking positions, all of which are laser marked. Both the windage and elevation adjustments also have locking knobs. First and third axis adjustments are center pivot and a second axis scope adjustment is also standard. Color options for this CBE sight are: black, green, titanium, blue, purple, pink, orange, and red.
The Vertex 3D series comes in two formats, the Micro Click and the Rapid Travel. All features of these compound bow sights are the same as the Target series, with a few exceptions. Vertical travel adjustments have been reduced to two inches. The Micro Click offers micro click adjustments on both windage and elevation adjustments. The Rapid Travel offers faster elevations adjustments than the Target. The TEK Target is the economical option within the CBE archery sight family. It comes with CBE’s patented Rapid-Drive elevation system. Dovetail elevation is controlled with a gang adjustment marked with laser etchings. Windage adjustments are micro and marked with laser etchings. Both the windage and elevation can be locked with locking knobs. A custom extension bar comes marked with various locking positions for easy adjustability. The shooter can also opt for an optional third axis attachment. The included scope leveling unit also has locking screws. This sight only comes in an anodized black finish.
The TL-3 is CBE’s first hunting sight. It is an ambidextrous, 3 pin sight (.019 diameter) made of rugged synthetic materials. CBE’s ArmedGuard technology offers increased brightness and protection for pin fibers. The dovetail elevation gang adjustment has laser engraved markings that make for easy visual adjustments. CBE has also re-engineered its Smart Mount positioning holes for added convenience. The Quick Slide windage unit also has laser engraved markings and an indicator window. All bolts are stainless steel to prevent rusting. It comes in an anodized black finish.
The SL-4 offers all of the same features as the TL-3 with the exception that it is a 4 pin sight. It also does not include some of the more precise features of the TL-3. It is not fully micro adjustable and does not feature CBE’s stay tight design features. The TEK Hybrid sight from CBE comes in two forms, the Hybrid and the Hybrid Pro. The main difference between the two sights is that the Hybrid Pro offers third axis leveling while the Hybrid does not. The following features are offered on both types of CBE sights. Pins come in a 1, 3, and 5 pin set in thicknesses of either .010 or .019. Interestingly, the sight heads are interchangeable, making the switch from a single pin sight to a multi pin sight quick and easy. The indicator needle comes to a fine point and is stainless steel. The entire construction of the sight is fully machined aluminum. CBE’s ArmedGuard technology is also featured on this sight. An over-sized, ergonomic 4-point Rapid Drive knob makes for a secure, easy grip. Yardage is fully micro adjustable and offer superfine precision. The entire design utilizes CBE’s stay tight features and tool free adjustments. An enclosed, adjustable rheostat also makes pin visibility better while reducing residual light that can cause game spooking. This archery sight only comes in an anodized black finish.
The Sniper Pro XD is the final offering within the hunting style of CBE sights. It is an ambidextrous 5 pin sight offered in both a .010 and .019 diameter. It is an ultra-light, compact design machined from aluminum that offers nearly all of CBE’s custom features. ArmedGuard technology and third axis block adjustment come standard. A dovetail gang adjustment with laser engraved markers is also featured. The extension bar is 3.5 inches. An enclosed, adjustable rheostat light is also included. All bolts are stainless steel, eliminating rust.C C