TruGlo Brite-Site Xtreme
Are you using the Brite-Site Xtreme site on your bow? How do you like this sight? Is it easy to adjust the pins? Leave your comments below.
Buy the TRU Glo Brite Site Xtreme Bow Sight
- Large circular field of view.
- Aperture has a 2” inner diameter.
- Lightweight composite pin guard.
- Glow-in-the-dark shooter’s ring helps align peep sight.
- Level with two vertical bars.
- Adjustable for left and right handed shooters.
- Markings for elevation and windage.
- Available with light or TFO pin.
The first bow that I bought had a sight that looked like it was from the 70′s. I knew right away that I would have to upgrade to a new sight. Like many of my purchases I like to base my decision mainly on price. I’m always looking for a usable item at a great price.
I visited one of the Archery shops on the way home from work one day to get a sight. The first thing that I asked Wally (he’s the owner) was: “Which sight is good and cheap?” His first response was the TruGlo. I think it cost around $35 bucks. I said “great” and walked out the door with it. I didn’t even look at what the model was until just before writing this review. It is the Brite-Site Xtreme with five pins, a light, and a level.
Let me preface this by saying that I am still using this sight. I attached this sight to the PSE Nova that I was using. Over the 8 or so months that I have used this it has slowly fallen apart. I’m not sure if this is because of the vibration of the PSE (Which; by the way was terrible) or because the Brite-Site Xtreme is just a poor sight.
The first thing that fell off was the level. Then the light kept backing out. I eventually put loctite on the light to keep it from backing out. This worked OK until the cap over the batteries backed off and let the batteries fall out. To me this is not a good design when you have to loosen the battery cap to turn off the light and tighten it to turn it on.
Adjusting the pins requires an allen wrench. I’m a great proponent of the tooless adjustment design. After having adjusted the pins over the time I’ve had this sight it became harder to move the pins up and down without them trying to seat back in there previous location.
I am now using this sight on my Mathews Mission Maniac bow. After using it on this bow I noticed another problem. The Maniac is a much faster bow than the PSE that I was shooting. This meant that I had to move the sight out as far as possible so I could get a bigger gap between my pins. I moved it out as far as I could but it didn’t make much difference in the gap spacing. This may not be a problem for people that have slower bows.
What I like about the TruGlo Brite-Site Xtreme sight:
I like the fact that it was cheap. The pin brightness is also good both in the daylight and when using the light (before I lost the battery cap.)
What I don’t like so much:
The overall construction could be better. It is slowly falling apart. Others may not run into this problem if they have a smoother shooting bow.
For the price it’s a just OK sight. As I stated before, I’m still using it although I may be in the market for a new one.