LAST UPDATED: May 8th, 2015
Every off season I seem to find an excuse to replace at least one, if not four or five, of my bowhunting accessories. This year I decided to cut back a bit and stick to just two new items; my arrow rest and my sight. After looking over the sight selection at the ATA show back in January I settled on the new Armortech sights by Axcel.
The one item that I really like the most on this sight are the completely protected pin fibers. From end to end, the fibers on the Armortech are entirely covered to ensure that they will not break. Over the past 4 years I’ve managed to break fibers on 3 different sights (a Cobra and two Copper John’s) and I finally decided that enough was enough. The metal housing on the back of the pin keeps your fiber completely enclosed for maximum security. This really comes in hand if you’re clumsy like me and seem to get your bow caught up in every branch and brush pile you walk within 10 feet of.
The completely “armored” pins are the biggest reason I chose this particular sight for my bowhunting duties.
Another great feature that sold me is the tool-less micro-adjustability. With a quick turn of the wing nut to loosen the scope you can micro-adjust the sight with a few clicks of the adjustment knobs. Speaking of which, I really like the audible and solid “clicks” when you are adjusting things. It makes it much easier to keep track of how much you’re adjusting things in case you go too far and have to move back.
A small turn of the wing nut to loosen the scope, and you’re micro-adjusting in no time – no tools required! However, if you want to adjust pins individually you do need to loosen them with a tiny allen key first.
The last really cool feature on the Armortech sight is the hourglass shaped scope window. The “Venturi” shape provides a completely circular sight picture even if you’re slightly off-center. This, of course, helps you to be more accurate.
I elected to go with the 4 pin .019 model. I really only use two pins when bowhunting so any more than that is just extra.
A couple other notable points about the Axcel sights are as follows:
The Axcel HD models include a built-in Mathews Harmonic Damper
All models feature 2nd and 3rd axis adjustments
Available with .019 or .010 pins
Interchangeable for RH or LH shooters
Built-in bubble level
After several months of shooting this site I’m very impressed. Going back to .019 pins has really helped my accuracy, and I can’t say enough good things about the micro-adjust and armored pins. The one downfall of this sight is that it is a bit pricey, but like anything in life you get what you pay for. This sight is extremely well built and I have a feeling is going to last me quite a long time.
If you’re interested in a new sight, I highly recommend checking these out. We have them available in the Bowhunting.com shopping cart, and you can click here to purchase one.
One last thing to note – all Axcel products are machined and assembled right here in the USA. In this tough economy it’s nice to know you’re giving back to the country we all love so much!