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Best Single Pin Bowsight for Hunting: Top 3 in 2017

Hunting sights need two things – silence and accuracy.

Without both, you’re going to scare your target or miss entirely and then there would be no point!

Single pin bow sights are much easier to use than multi-pin and this means that they’re far more popular.

Here’s the best single pin designs out there.

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The Top 3 Best Single Pin Bowsight for Hunting

HHA OL-5510 Optimizer Lite 5500 .010 Sight (Black)

HHA OL-5510 Optimizer Lite 5500 .010 Sight

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from 18 customers. Click the image for prices and reviews!

Pros:

The ultra bright pin and rheostat combination is stellar and you can adjust the yardage up to 80 yards, an impressive amount compared to many other sights. It’s a solid construction that’s also pretty light so you’ll barely notice it affecting your balance at all. HHA is a well-known brand and it’s really not particularly expensive for such. The windage adjustment is tool-less and the yardage is controlled by a microdial and the elevation via slide which makes adjustments quick and easy.

Cons:

The sight is only fixed for left or right so you can’t change over. There’s no fiber optics which means you have to have the light for low light situations and the sight ring doesn’t glow in the dark as a compromise either, though you may feel you don’t need it. Physically there’s not a lot of bad to say about this sight, however the price might be prohibitive for a lot of people as HHA is known to be costly.

Why It’s the Best:

The super bright pin just doesn’t have any other competition. It’s simple to adjust and very quiet, especially compared to the Apex. The light construction also means it won’t throw your balance off like a heavier sight might. Ideal for someone who wants to upgrade from a basic sight and doesn’t mind paying for a better brand.

Price: $$$

Specifications:

Right or Left: CustomBlack
Third Axis adjustmentPin size: 0.010
Rheostat and LightGreen Sight Ring
Tool-less adjustable windage and elevationAluminum Construction


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Apex Gear Covert 1-Pin Sight .019″ / .010″

Apex Gear Covert 1-Pin Sight .019" / .010"

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from 22 customers. Click the image for prices and reviews!

Pros:

The most interesting thing about the Apex is that you can change the pin color with a simple knob adjustment. The pin has an optional red, yellow or green setting so you can deal with changes in lighting and terrain and still see clearly. The yardage is a simple adjustment that can be done with one hand and there’s also a rear facing yardage tape too. The windage is adjustable with a micro-dial and there’s a simple slide track for elevation. Another bonus is that it’s also adjustable from right to left. This is a bargain for the amount of adjustments you can make to it so it’s good for a first sight.

Cons:

You can get a magnifying diopter but it’s separate, however it’s under $50 so it’s pretty cheap and worthwhile if you want to improve your view. The slide track isn’t the quietest, it’s noticeable/rattles, and the yardage wheel isn’t very smooth so that might put you off a little. It’s also very hard to fine tune unless you really want to spend a lot of time on it.

Why it’s the Best:

The customization options are the winner here, there’s just so much you can change out and adjust. If you want to be able to tweak as you go then this is the sight. The color changing pins are a unique and useful feature. The noise is a bit of a problem, but you’re compromising by getting a very very cheap sight in comparison to the CBE or the HHA.

Price: $$

Specifications:

Right or Left: Adjustable
Third Axis adjustmentPin size: 0.019/0.010 choice
Color changing pinGlow in the Dark Ring
Tool-less adjustable windage and elevationAluminum Construction
Rheostat and LightCase Included

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CBE Tek-Hybrid Adjustable Hunting Sight – 1 Pin Housing-RH-.010  

CBE Tek-Hybrid Adjustable Hunting Sight

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Pros:

There’s a reason the CBE is priced heads above the others. While this is still a fairly basic CBE sight (and you can tell by the price) it’s got a lot to offer. The 1” of fiber optics makes the pin super bright and having the option to swap out to multiple pins is very convenient especially if you want to swap from big to small game or vice versa. The oversized knob makes yardage adjustment easy and the unit is designed to stay silent and tight. The rheostat does well and definitely improves on the fiber optics in low light.

Cons:

You can’t swap out to thicker pins like the Apex so if the 0.010 is too small you’re out of luck. It’s fairly light but noticeably heavier than the Apex (though if you compare it to a Spott-Hogg it’s minimal). Even with the rheostat and the large amount of fiber optics the pin is still pretty dim in low light, it’s very noticeably dimmer compared to the HHA which is clearly brighter.

Why it’s the Best:

The CBE is undoubtedly the quietest of these and the option to change to multi-pin is really nice if you’re changing from one prey to another. The pin lacks the brightness of the HHA but it’s still bright enough from the rheostat and fiber that it’s not a real compromise. It’s much the same as the other two here to be honest, but it’s sturdier and quieter than the Apex which is why it’s preferable unless you’re on a tight budget.

Price:$$$

Specifications:

Right or Left: CustomBlack
Third Axis adjustmentPin size: 0.010
Fiber OpticsOption for Multi-pins
Tool-less adjustable windage and elevationAluminum/Stainless Steel Construction
Rheostat and LightCase Included

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Conclusion:

The HHA is the favorite simply because the pin is so bright and the quality of the construction is obviously in a different grade compared to the Apex and while you’re paying for it, you’ll also get an extended use time.

The HHA is also the most comfortable to mount on the riser and despite being a little overpriced you’ll be paying a lot more for the same quality if you want the customization options that the Apex or the CBE offer.

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