One of the most intriguing new bow sights for 2019 is the new Burris Oracle rangefinding bow sight. It created a lot of buzz at the 2019 ATA Show and has raised a lot of eyebrows ever since. It’s another high-tech and sophisticated bow sight, but it seems to be addressing some of the problems and issues evident in other bow sights before it. Take a closer look at the sight in our Burris Oracle Bow Sight Review.
Unboxing the Burris Oracle Bow Sight
Digging into the contents of the box can be a bit overwhelming at first. The Oracle is pretty much a machine. It’s got parts, pieces, a battery and even a laser. If you’re looking for a plain and simple sight without the bells and whistles, this is not your bow sight. But if you’re drawn to the tech side of bowhunting gear, and want to try a new way to simplify the process of ranging your target, even at full draw, read on.
What It Does
The Burris Oracle bow sight was designed to instantly give the shooter the exact distance to the target and exact aiming point. The concept is pretty slick in that it allows you to say goodbye to guessing, hoping and praying that you got the right distance to the target. It also eliminates pin-gapping or floating a pin on your target. You get the distance you need, put the pin on the target and shoot. It also makes using the wrong pin a thing of the past.
How It Works
How It’s Built
Knowing the bow sight will take its fair share of abuse from the bowhunter, Burris designed the Oracle to be built with all aluminum construction to handle whatever you dish out. As mentioned above, there is no glass in the design of this bow sight. The result is weatherproof performance. There’s no glass to fog up, get scratched or glare in the sun. It’s also built with locking micro adjustment knobs, a fail-safe 20 yard fixed pin, and 2nd and 3rd axis adjustments. The sight is available in right and left hand models.
The sight seems to be solid in design and construction. But should you ever have an issue, the company offers what they call their Forever Warranty. It’s a no-questions-asked warranty that will repair or replace the Oracle if it is damaged or defective. The warranty even covers the electronics.
Benefits of the Burris Oracle Bow Sight
The process for sighting in the Oracle has its fair share of steps. We could probably spend a whole article on the ins and outs of getting it dialed in, but the short version is that you’ll sight in your bow at 20 yards using the precision micro-adjustment locks and dials. Next, you align the sight’s laser rangefinder to your 20-yard pin with the included red laser that mounts on board. Once completed, you’ll need to calibrate the sight by sighting in two additional distances. One at 30 yards and one at 40 yards. After the calibration process is complete, you’re ready to shoot.
The included owner’s manual and setup instructions make the process of setup and sighting in much easier than can be explained here. Yes, it seems like a lot at first glance. But, the step by step instructions greatly simplify the process.
Burris Oracle Bow Sight Review – Conclusion
The Oracle is slick. After giving it a closer look, it is not some hokey gimmick like others we seen over the years. It’s a well designed machine that will help you you range your target and give you the exact pin to use. Just know, this beefed up technology will come at a price. The Oracle sells for $799 at Lancaster Archery Supply. The sight also comes in a little on the heavy side. It weighed in at 1.1 pounds on our LCA Bow Scale. For a comparison, we weighed the HHA Optimizer Lite bow sight. It weighed in at .5 pounds. With that said, you must keep in mind, this is a sight and rangefinder built in one. There’s a lot of technology packed in to this small little package. Give it a look at your local archery dealer or visit them online at www.burrisoptics.com.