Ripcord Arrow Rests
Garmin xero bow sight
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Skippy 06-Aug-19
JTV 06-Aug-19
Franklin 06-Aug-19
Skippy 06-Aug-19
Franklin 07-Aug-19
Bou'bound 07-Aug-19
Brotsky 07-Aug-19
Skippy 07-Aug-19
Trial153 07-Aug-19
BowmanMD 07-Aug-19
Franklin 07-Aug-19
Huntcell 07-Aug-19
Skippy 07-Aug-19
Olink 07-Aug-19
wyelkhunter 07-Aug-19
Trial153 07-Aug-19
Demuth 07-Aug-19
From: Skippy
06-Aug-19
Looking for pros and cons from people who have used Garmin's Xero A1 bow sight.

From: JTV
06-Aug-19
nope, out of my price range ...

From: Franklin
06-Aug-19
Skippy....if you`re serious about the sight I might have a friend who bought one by mistake....long story. He has never used it and may be looking to get rid of it.

From: Skippy
06-Aug-19
I have a buddy that has one on his bow. I shot it and it’s pretty cool not having to worry about the range. I shot a target everything from 20 out to 60 and it’s spot on. Price would be the determining factor I’m not sure I want to drop that much money either

From: Franklin
07-Aug-19
I think he wants to get rid of it at a decent discount....I`ll check and pm you. You never know.

From: Bou'bound
07-Aug-19
Just got back from a hunt. Guy in camp swore by it on the way in. Just got it not too long ago. Best investment in archery he ever made he said.

Started shooting in camp and was spraying arrows a foot or more low at Under 20 yards. Did not know what was going on. lo and behold after two low shots on game two days later and a manually adjusted third shot at 22 yards that found he mark he finds out it was out of calibration.

No thanks for me. I can miss at a much lower cost than that thing sets you back

From: Brotsky
07-Aug-19
Does it work in the fog? Most rangefinders struggle in those conditions, have to imagine this is the same?

Bou, I saw something similar at a 3D shoot this summer. After the guy lost his last arrow he decided maybe the sight wasn't for him. :-)

From: Skippy
07-Aug-19
Didn’t even think about fog, that’s the kind of input I am looking for. Thanks

From: Trial153
07-Aug-19
Th best sight I ever used in so far as accuracy and functionality. User error is user error and it happens everyday with all manner of sights. How many misses are because the guy shoots the wrong pin? too many to count.

The Garmin once set up and sighted in is game changer . If they were legal in all the states and places I am hunting and if P&Y excepted entries with the use use of the sight I would still have it.

From: BowmanMD
07-Aug-19

BowmanMD's Link
I posted on my impressions on the sight after using it last year. Definitely not perfect, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons in my mind.

From: Franklin
07-Aug-19
Trial hit on my buddies problem....legal in all states. Like everything bowhunting, you have to match your gear to the conditions. You don`t own one pair of hunting clothes or boots. Under the right circumstances I think it would be a plus.

From: Huntcell
07-Aug-19
the Burris takes it one step further and lights up the correct "pin" so no pin counting.

From: Skippy
07-Aug-19
Thank you bowmanmd for the link and review

From: Olink
07-Aug-19
"The Burris takes it one step further and lights up the correct "pin" so no pin counting." The Garmin only displays one pin which is properly placed for the distance to the target. Where the Burris has a fixed number of leds to light up to use as the aiming pin, the Garmin projects a dot onto the glass in the sight (i.e. the pin is always in the proper location down to the yard. Because the Burris has a fixed number of leds, this may not always be the case depending on the speed of your bow.

From: wyelkhunter
07-Aug-19
They are not legal everywhere so you need to check. Not legal in CO, ID, MT, SD and there may be others. Just passed in WY. Reviewed both Burris and Garmin and in my opinion, the Burris was a much better hunting option.

From: Trial153
07-Aug-19
you don't have to worry about it in the fog. If its too foggy that range finders aren't working just switch the sight to fixed pins . You will have all the fixed pins that are set. As far as stepping up and making a shot with this thing you be hard pressed to find better one step option. If you had a single pin dial up you'd range, set you pin then shoot. With that Garmin all that is one step and your looking at single pin for the exact yardage.

Like I said if it was legal everyplace I was hunting and if it was allowed by P&Y I would have one on every bow I own.

From: Demuth
07-Aug-19
I ran one all last fall while hunting whitetails and it worked fantastically. So simple to use once I figured out how to set it up, the instructions kinda sucked. Pin brightness adjustment, and as mentioned earlier you could always run it like a regular fixed pin sight.

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