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Titanium Xtreme Bow Sight by Archer Xtreme Product Review

by Dustin DeCroo 18. April 2012 06:40
Dustin DeCroo

Every year I find a bowhunting sight that I like enough to use for the rest of my life, but each January my curiosity overwhelms me and my Mathews takes on a new look. This year my sight of choice is still unofficial, but the two competitors are the AXT (Archer Xtreme) Carbon Carnivore and the AXT Titanium Xtreme bowhunting sights. As of right now, the Titanium Xtreme is mounted on my new Heli-m but I can’t say for sure which one will be there come the Fall 2012.

Let's take an in-depth look at the Titanium Xtreme bow sight by Archer Xtreme.


The Titanium Xtreme bow sight by Archer Xtreme

The Titanium Xtreme (XT) bow sight is constructed of the strong, ultra-light material we all know as Titanium. The Titanium XT is built on the successful Carbon Carnivore platform with some minor changes. The first, and most obvious, is the switch from carbon fiber to titanium. Titanium is twice as strong as aluminum and 45% lighter than steel. The benefits of titanium (aside from a stronger and lighter material) are that titanium, unlike steel, will not rust and is not easily corroded.

Product engineering never ceases to amaze me in the archery industry. The Titanium Xtreme bow sight is the first sight constructed of titanium and is without question on the cutting edge. The Titanium Xtreme is a “no nonsense” sight. Bow manufacturers are producing light weight bows for back country minded hunters and Archer Xtreme is the front-runner for this trend when it comes to archery accessories. The Titanium XT design is super light weight with unnecessary material cut out around the sight housing and mounting bracket. There is only one slight change that may be beneficial to the design of the Titanium Xtreme and this would be to add a little bit of material to mounting bracket in the X-axis. This would provide a little extra rigidity to the sight and offer archer's some additional peace of mind.


The Titanium Xtreme sight is a light weight, well designed bow sight with clearly defined laser etched graduations and micro adjustment for fine tuning.

The Titanium Xtreme includes all the features that bowhunters expect out of high-end hunting sights. Tool-less windage and elevation adjustment are micro-adjustable. The adjustment knobs produce a very tight and audible “click,” when adjusting the sight housing there is no guessing as to how much adjustment you’re making. The sight housing adjustment blocks are also laser engraved for accurate adjustments. Around the large 2” sight housing is the HV Fiber Guard Ring system, this is a colored sight ring for proper peep sight alignment of the sight housing. The Fiber Guard Ring color can be ordered in fluorescent red, orange or green.


The adjustment knobs allow you to feel and hear each click while adjusting your sigh for windage and elevation.

The Titanium Xtreme includes five .019” diameter pins that come in green, red and yellow super flex fiber-optic. The sight pins of the AXT Titanium Xtreme sight incorporate C.C.P. (Center Core Pin) technology which is a tubular pin with the fiber optic running through the middle, this allows the fiber to be 100% protected at all times, eliminating the issue of broken fibers. The sight pins have an additional 8” of fiber for light accumulation in low-light situations that is neatly stowed out of the way down and around the sight mounting bracket with the Fiber Harness bracket system. Absolute Zero pin-gap spacing is possible for today’s high-speed bows.


Archer Xtreme's Titanium Xtreme sight uses Center Core Pin technology to protect the fiber optics.

One feature that is particularly nice to see included on a high-end bow sight, is the rear mounted LED pin light. The light sits at the very back of the mounting bracket where the sight mounts to the riser of the bow, turning the light on is simple and discrete.


The Titanium Xtreme comes with an LED light already mounted to the sight.

Archer Xtreme’s Titanium Xtreme sight is right/left hand adjustable by reversing the mounting bracket and replacing the bubble level to the top of the pin guard.

All in all, the sight is an excellent choice for the bowhunter looking for a performance driven bow sight. I used the Titanium Xtreme sight to take down my first animal with my Mathews Heli-m, a Rio- Grande turkey in Oklahoma. If you’re looking for a high quality sight to dress up your new bow or simply to upgrade the sight on your old favorite, the Titanium Xtreme by Archer Xtreme is worth a serious look.


My first animal of 2012, an Oklahoma turkey. My sight on this trip was the Archer Xtreme Titanium Xtreme.

Check back next month to see a review of the Carbon Carnivore by Archer Xtreme. You can also watch a video review of this sight and other Archer Xtreme products by clicking here, Archer Xtreme Products 2012.

2011 Mathews Retailer Business Show Keeps Growing

by Todd Graf 2. January 2012 03:09
Todd Graf

Even before I saw the attendance figures for the annual Mathews Retailer Business Show, I knew I was witnessing the company’s biggest, most successful show in its four-year history. This exciting three-day event has grown big-time since its launch in 2008.

It’s a heck of a show for archery retailers. It’s very business-oriented, and it’s held in early December each year at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. This year it attracted more than 400 retailers and 150 exhibitors, including more than 100 Lost Camo licensees. That’s nearly a 50 percent growth in show exhibitors from a year ago, and a whopping 112 more exhibitors than the inaugural show drew in 2008.


Companies such as KTech Designs make a variety of high-quality accessories specifically designed to compliment your Mathews bow.


It's great to see new companies like Archer Xtreme pushing the sport of archery to new heights with their cutting edge designs and materials.

Matt McPherson, Mathews’ founder and president, reminded us of the company’s philanthropic work, too. “Not only do Lost Camo licensed products give Mathews retailers a unique and exclusive product to help their business, but 100 percent of the Lost Camo proceeds help people less fortunate around the world,” Matt said. “That’s in addition to the funding Mathews and Mission have been doing for years for those less fortunate."

I attended the show all three days with Justin Zarr and several other staff members from our Bowhunting.com crew. Let me tell you, we scrambled the entire time to make sure we saw the latest bowhunting gear from Mathews and all the other exhibitors. In fact, this year’s show was so large it was held inside “the bubble,” a giant building with an inflatable roof. This mammoth building is the Chula Vista convention center’s largest venue.


A view from inside "The Bubble", where several hundred people spent nearly 3 days conducting the business that keeps our industry running.

During the show we worked extensively with Corrine Bundy, Mathews’ marketing communications specialist, on several video promotions for Mathews’ products. By the show’s final morning on Day 3, Corrine knew without doubt that the show was Mathews’ best yet.

“It was a great success for us,” she said. “This was the fourth straight year of growth for the show. That kind of growth helps us carry out our mission for the show, which is to give retailers the tools they need to be as successful and profitable as possible.”


Here Justin and I are working with our cameraman, Nick and Brandyn, along with Corrine Bundy to film a Holiday Gift Guide for the Mathews and Lost Camo websites.

While walking the show we saw a variety of innovative new products that will be hitting the market for 2012.  Many of those products are geared towards accessorizing, and colorizing, your bow setup.  Mathews has done a great job at offering colored accessories for their bow for several years now, and many manufacturers are following their lead with colored accessories of their own.  One of the companies leading the charge in that arena is Pine Ridge Archery, who now has a variety of bow accessories in 8 different colors.  From peep sights to kisser buttons and even a new stabilizer, it's never been easier to customize your bow setup any way you please.

Another interesting new product we came upon is the iBowsight.  If you want to talk about innovation and technology in archery, this is it!  The iBowsight uses a custom-designed bracket to hold your iPhone 4 or 4s and turn it into a full-fledged bow sight.  Simply purchase and install the app on your phone and then mount it to your bow and you're off.  The iBowsight may not be for everyone, but there's no doubt it' sure to fuel plenty of conversations.  Click here to read a full review of the iBowsight.

In addition to a busy show floor, Mathews also delivered an impressive seminar lineup featuring industry experts to teach everything from bow tuning to retailing tips. And for evening entertainment, Mathews provided plenty of laughs from comedian Tim Hawkins.


Love it or hate it, the iBowsight is certainly a unique product.

As always, I was impressed with both the Mathews and Mission bow lineups, and think everyone will be impressed with the Heli-m. This bow gives you a super smooth draw and is the lightest bow ever offered by Mathews. Plus it’s loaded with Mathews technology like the Reverse Assist Roller Guard, Harmonic Damper Lite, Harmonic Stabilizer and Geo Grid Lock Riser.

But I gotta tell you, one of the most amazing spectacles was the shoot-off tournament where about 500 people tried shooting bull’s eyes with Mathews’ Genesis bow. This is the bow used by thousands of youngsters nationwide in the National Archery in the Schools Program.  Each show attendee was given one arrow, courtesy of Easton Archery, and had to try and shoot the foam bull's eye of a metal target.  If you made it into the foam you advanced to the next round.  If you missed, you were out.  And no, I didn’t win the event! I missed my first shot to earn an instant disqualification. Justin made it to the second round, but failed to advance to the third round. After 4 rounds of shooting we finally had a lucky winner, who got a free antelope hunt from our good friends at Table Mountain Outfitters.


The aftermath of the Iron Buck challenge. 


It's always great to see kids who are enthusiastic about archery and hunting.  Remember, they are the future of our sport!

Our next stop will be the ATA Trade Show, which runs Jan. 10-12 in Columbus, Ohio. As always, we'll be doing our best to cover the hot new bowhunting and archery products that are hitting the shelves in 2012.  So be sure to keep an eye on Bowhunting.com as we'll be updating the website directly from the show to bring you the hottest new products before anyone else.




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