You can have the latest, largest bow on the market and it will not do you any good if you can not place the arrow where you want it. And the best aim of the bow is the one that does just that – it helps you to be more precise. You show, you shoot, you pierce your target. Hitting where you aim is important when you are just shooting at targets. But when you are in the bow hunting, then becomes absolutely critical. Ethics dictate that you know that your hunting equipment is well tuned and ready to swing. This is where a high-level scope makes things easier and much more accurate. Because once you have mounted your scope correctly, well, hit JUST where you are aiming with a bow is actually very easy. At least, it’s until the “bread fever” starts.
How to choose the best bow alignment
Determining the best arc alignment is a bit subjective in terms of features (like type of lighting, grids and such), but there is no oscillation when it comes to performance. The best archery areas are the ones that make looking at an arc a pleasant, efficient and accurate experience. If there is any inconsistency in accuracy, this area is what you should not take in the woods. So keep in mind the accuracy at all times when evaluating a scope.
The best bow extension for money: Vortex Crossfire II
Vortex Crossfire II. whirlpool
Call me a fanboy, but still there was not a Vortex optical offer that I did not like. I think this is because the Wisconsin based company knows how to do things right. They build great things at different prices – but they are all backed by the same unquestionable lifetime warranty.
The Vortex Crossfire II bow field is no exception and is the best bow space for hard-earned dollars. The 2-7 × 32 range has a length of 9.5 inches and has a standard tube size of 30 mm. It has 2.7 inches of eye relief and weighs 14 ounces.
The optics are bright, clear and offer dual red / green illumination. The network has target points of up to 100 yards. Zero Crossfire II at 40 yards, and holders will be located up to 100 yards. As with all Vortex offerings, this area is well built and tolerances are tight. You can feel the quality in your hand and the price makes it a really worthwhile option for your bow.
TruGlo Crossbow Best Field: 4 × 32 Compact
TruGlo Crossbow 4X32 compact field TruGlo
If you are looking for the best bow space on a limited budget, the 4 × 32 Compact from TruGlo is a good service space that will not break the bank. It lacks the overall build quality of the others on this list, but is mega-popular because of the bargain price. The range offers quite solid performance. This is the purpose I used on an older TenPoint arch before upgrading and I had a few complaints. I would not call this a real long-range option, but at distances of, say, 50 yards and below, it has been proven to be accurately reliable.
The illuminated model offers red or green options, and the BDC mesh makes the task of shooting longer distances a little easier with well-marked holders.
It is fully clothed and is glossy (though the optics are not in the class like the others on this list). Scope uses the easy-to-find CR2032 battery – a welcome feature given that many “bargain” items in this price range tend to use strangely sized batteries that can be hard to find in place.
Ravin Crossbow Best Field: Ravin 450
Ravin 450 Toni Hansen
So maybe you want one of the high-end Ravin bows, but your budget is a bit smoother … that does not mean you can not take advantage of some good Ravin good equipment.
The 450 range is excellent, though a bit costly. If you are shooting a bow you have had for several seasons and looking to improve, adding this to the top can be a difference. The facility features a grid with clear target points from 20 to 100 yards. It is bright and clear and the overall build quality is exactly what you expect from Ravin.
You can choose from red or green lighting and can choose your own lighting level in low light conditions. Arc alignment can compensate for speeds of up to 450 fps, so this is a space that will grow with you as you upgrade your arc.
Best high tech bow field: Garmin Xero X1i
Garmin Xero X1i Amazon
The Xero X1i is easily the most expensive bow object I have ever used. I only spent a short time with him during a demo session at a local dealer, but that was long enough to know that this arc stretch is extraordinary. It is also unlike any other available.
If you need a reason to justify the price, this is one: This is a dual-purpose tool. It is a stretcher and a laser spacer. Yes, the distance tracker is built exactly in the scope and works to perfection. The range finder is activated by pressing a button that is separate from the scope itself, allowing you to mount the button wherever you want in your bow. This makes it quick and easy to reach the range on your target without taking your hands off the bow.
When you cross the target, the scope automatically sets the target point where it should be for the distance. You only see one single target point that is calibrated exactly according to the speed and specifications of your bow. It is as simple as distance, close the target and press the trigger. The lighting automatically compensates for the amount of light available – so there is no more confusion with the lighting levels in the heat of the moment.
TenPoint Best Arc Area: EVO-X Marksman Elite
Elite EVO-X Marksman Amazon
I was able to spend some time shooting and learning about the EVO-X scoop line at the Show Archery Trade Association and was impressed by the specific thoughts and patterns of the bow. This makes sense given that TenPoint has been a leader in arc space for a long, long time.
EVO-X Marksman Elite is the best of the best in lineup. The range offers variable speeds as well as arrow drop compensation, which means you can use the range regardless of your bow speed or your preferred hunting arrow style and weight. This is a critical combination for reliable and repeatable accuracy over longer distances.
I am also a fan of network configuration. You get a common point for the usual distances of 20, 40 and 60 meters; illuminated points at 30 and 50 meters; and non-illuminated chevrons in the less common 70-, 80-, 90-, and 100-yard boundaries. It seemed to me that this configuration was easy to use and less confusing than other network configurations. Micro-adjustable turrets are also external, making adjustment in flight easy if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you use a rifle extension on a bow?
The short answer is… yes. The best answer is one question: Why would you want to? Perhaps in previous years, it could have made more sense. Not any more. Now, there are a number of extraordinary facilities created specifically for archery and archery. The list here gives you a great start. Trying to be content with a field intended for a rifle does not make much sense these days.
Question: Are bow and rifle straps the same?
Jo. They are similar in the same way that a Ford F-150 is like a Tesla. Both have four wheels. Both are intended for passenger transport. But they are two tools created for different jobs. An arch extension features personalized nets for arched use. Field rifles are intended to aim bullets that travel much faster and usually over much longer distances than archery belts.
Q: Can I put any scope in my arc?
Of course you can — as long as the sphere fits the rings, fittings, and configuration you have. Of course, you can also put ketchup on pizza. But why the hell would you do such a thing? Again, bow spheres are meant specifically for bows and there is no shortage of excellent options. Get a bow space for your bow and thank us later.
Final thoughts on choosing an arch object
Your bow alignment is an accessory to help you place the arrow exactly where you want it to go. Determining the best bow alignment is a personal decision based on what the shooter feels most comfortable with. There are scans with different magnification powers, lighting types and grids – but these features do not guarantee consistent shooting. Find a field with which you can shoot accurately and do not look back. Accuracy is the most important aspect when choosing a scope. At the end of the day, you only need the arrows to go where you thought.