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Garmin xero bow sight
Looking for pros and cons from people who have used Garmin's Xero A1 bow sight.
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.
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
I think he wants to get rid of it at a decent discount....I`ll check and pm you. You never know.
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
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. :-)
Didn’t even think about fog, that’s the kind of input I am looking for. Thanks
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.
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.
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.
the Burris takes it one step further and lights up the correct "pin" so no pin counting.
Thank you bowmanmd for the link and review
"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.
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.
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.
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.