Best Bow Sights Under $200 That Are Worth Your Time

Achieve noticeable results in accuracy and target-acquisition with a top-notch bow sight. Check out the best bow sights on the market for under $200 that will boost your performance.

Every archer knows the significance of a world-class pin bow sight in their hunting pack, but did you know that you can find cutting-edge features for a price you’re willing to pay? Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, there’s no need to spend more than $200 on a high-quality sight. Today, I’m listing out the most economic sights that will blow your mind. You’ll be surprised by the fantastic value of these models that will satisfy your hunting or target practice needs.

In case you’re not already familiar, a pin bow sight is an attachable tool for your compound bow that allows you to hone in on your target. There are two types of pin sights – a single, moveable pin and a fixed, multi-pin system. The pins are “housed” by a ring. Each pin is set at different yardage in a multi-pin sight, usually separated by degrees of 10. The pin for your closest distance will be at the top of the ring, and the pin for your farthest distance will be at the bottom. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of pin sights, and which works best for you comes down to personal preference. Whichever pin sight you prefer, correctly adjusted and sighted pins are going to improve your target acquisition and improve your form drastically.

The sights on this list are mostly for .019″ pins, but sights do come in a variety of sizes. The most common pin sizes are .010″, .019″, .029″ and .040″. A .019″ pin is considered mid-size and will have broad usability. In general, pins with a smaller diameter are better for long-distance shooting and will enjoy better performance when there is optimal lighting. In contrast, a larger pin will work well for short-range, low-light conditions or archers with fading eyesight.

Other features to examine your bow sight for is the amount of control you have to adjust your sight. It is becoming more common for high-quality sights to allow tool-less adjustments or provide easy-to-use tools for the many dials. Some archers enjoy being able to tinker with the second and third axis for extreme precision. In contrast, others find this process burdensome and aim to make these adjustments as little as possible. If you are interested in sights with adjustable second and third axes, check for micro-click technology so that you can hear or feel each MOA rather than guess how much you’ve adjusted the sight.