The range of quality bow sights for the bow hunter under $200 is extensive and represents a clear jump in quality and useful features.

The $100 - $200 price level for a bow sight is probably the domain of the intermediate level bow hunter who has had some experience and is looking to step up in functionality.

The sights listed here have been built with a few more features than the lower priced models and generally have a more solid construction.

If you are more of a beginner to the sport and are looking for the basic models that will help to get you started, you should check out the range of bow sights under $100.

Comparison List of Bow Sights Under $200

Make / Model

No. of








1 or 3













.010, .015, .019





3 or 5

.010, .019, .029






Description of Bow Sights Available for Under $200

Having had a chance to browse through the bow sights offered by manufacturers with an MSRP of under $200 we will now look at them in more detail.

Each of these brief bow sight reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the sight that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features.

It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its effectiveness.

Apex Gear Covert Pro Bow Sight

Product Features

  • PWR DOT LED Technology
  • Push-button brightness
  • Machined aluminum

This is a single pin bow sight without the existence of a physical pin. The bow uses the PWR DOT LED Technology to deliver a standard green LED dot.

The sight is simple to operate and tune with one hand adjustments possible.

It uses what it calls its Gravity-Line rotational adjustment which aligns the pin movement with gravity. It is 2nd and 3rd axis adjustable.

A push-button brightness system ensures that the sight LED dot is visible in all types of lighting.

This is battery operated which is given an approximate life of 700 hours.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Apex Gear website.

CBE Tactic Hybrid Bow Sight

Product Features

  • No of Pins: 1 or 3
  • Pin Fiber Size: .019”
  • Weight: 9.8oz
  • Floating pin with rapid stop
  • Elevation gang adjustment
  • Micro windage adjustment
  • Ambidextrous
  • Rheostat sight light

The Tactic Hybrid is modelled off the original Tactic model and has included a floating pin with a rapid stop feature to provide added versatility.

The sight is available with either a single pin or 3 pin sight housing and it uses a fiber diameter of .019”.

Pin brightness is enhanced by the 12” of fiber optics and this is all closely protected to ensure durability. A rheostat sight light keeps the pins bright in dim conditions.

The elevation and windage is achieved by gang adjustment and laser engraved markings helps to maximize the accuracy of the changes.

The sight mounting offers a range of positions and the design caters to both left and right handed bows.

The sight has an MSRP of $119.99.

Find out more about the company and all products available by visiting the Custom Bow Equipment website.

Buck Rub Gear Carbon Fixation Bow Sight

Product Features

  • No of Pins: 2
  • Pin Fiber Size: .019”
  • Fixed pin plus slider pin
  • Carbon construction
  • Universal light adapter
  • 3 feet of fiber optic per pin
  • Built in level

The Carbon Fixation bow sight is a highly adaptable sight that provides the versatility of both a fixed pin and adjustable slider in the one unit.

This enables you to dial in to your preferred hunting distance while allowing for the times where an unexpected opportunity can be taken.

The sight is lightweight at only 6.4 ounces and uses carbon construction for a soft feel finish while also providing strength and protection.

The pins consist of 3 feet of fiber optic each and are .019” in diameter.

The Quick Shot fiber optic yardage indicator marks help to keep your shooting set-up agile by making the dial adjustments fast and accurate.

It is compatible with both left and right hand bows.

It has a MSRP of $139.99.

For more information about the company and its range of products you can visit the Buck Rub Gear website.

HHA OL-5519 Optimizer Lite Bow Sight

Product Features

  • Pin Fiber Size: .019”
  • Scope Size: 1-5/8”
  • Leveling bubble
  • Mechanical rheostat for fiber optic brightness control
  • Tool free windage and elevation adjustment
  • Windage slider with brass pointer

The Optimizer Lite series from HHA has become the benchmark when it comes to single pin bow sights.

In this case the OL-5519 presents a fully protected fiber that is .019” in diameter and a scope aperture size of 1-5/8”. This sits pretty much in the sweet spot required by the majority of hunters.

It is smoothly adjustable with the windage and elevation able to be adjusted at the turn of easy to access knobs.

The sight tape uses the HHA patented R.D.S Sight Tape Technology that is water resistant to keep it fresh and visible through years of use.

It’s simple, it’s solid and it works consistently well in all conditions.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the HHA Sports website.

CBE CX-5 Hunting Sight

Product Features

  • Pin Fiber: .019”
  • No of Pins: 5
  • Weight: 9 oz
  • 12” fiber optics per pin
  • Machined aluminum construction
  • Second and third axis adjustment
  • Micro elevation and windage adjustment
  • Rheostat sight light
  • Carbon fiber extension bar

This is an extremely lightweight 5-pin bow sight featuring an extension bar made of high-modulus carbon.

The carbon fiber bar serves two significant purposes: the first is the weight reduction but the second is added stiffness.

Other components such as the dovetail mounting brackets, sight housing and adjustment rails are all made from machined aluminum.

The sight pins are clearly visible in all types of light conditions including low light due to 12” of fiber optic per pin as well as a rheostat light.

The sight is micro adjustable multiple mounting positions for elevation and windage along with second and third axis adjustment.

All of these features give the bow hunter who likes to be in control of their set-up the ability to fine tune the sight to the exact specifications they need.

The bow has an MSRP of $169.99.

Find out more about the company and all products available by visiting the Custom Bow Equipment website.

Viper Sidewinder Bow Sight

Product Features

  • Pin Fiber Sizes: .010”, .015” or .019”
  • No of Pins: 1
  • Weight: 7.5oz
  • 6016-T6 aluminum housing
  • 2” Aluminum Aperture Housing

This is a single pin bow sight that is designed to offer something for the hunter as well as a competition shooter.

A significant feature is the thin, low-profile pin that in no way obscures the target. The stainless steel pin provides complete encapsulation of the 24 inch fiber.

You have a choice between .010”, .015” or .019” fiber diameters.

The pins are protected by a hard-coat, anodized 6016-T6 aluminum housing that measures 2” in diameter and includes a bubble level.

It offers fast elevation adjustments with a rear-mounted four winged knob elevation system operates smoothly on Delrin gears.

It has an MSRP of $169.99.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Viper Archery Products website.

Trophy Ridge React H5 Bow Sight

Product Features

  • Pin Fiber: .019”
  • No of Pins: 5
  • React Technology
  • Toolless micro-click windage and elevation adjustment
  • Dual-axis adjustment

This is the bow sight that introduces Trophy Ridge’s React technology.

The process of pin adjustment is reduced to moving just 2 pins and then the React Technology takes over to automatically sight in the pins. This means once you have sighted in the first 2 pins, the rest are done for you.

The sight is made from a lightweight Ballistix CoPolymer system to provide a higher than expected level of strength.

It comes with a rheostat light to enable shooting in low light situations.

You can also dial in to exact distances with the tool-less micro-click adjustments for both windage and elevation. Add to that the dual-axis adjustment for better performance over longer distances.

The sight has an MSRP of $179.99.

Find out more about the brand by visiting the Trophy Ridge section of the Bear Archery website.

Spot Hogg Grinder Micro MRT Bow Sight

Product Features

  • Solid 6061 Aluminum Construction
  • Pin Fiber Size: .010”, .019” or .029”
  • No of Pins: 3 pins, 5 pins or 7 pins
  • Precision level
  • Gang Adjust
  • Micro Pin Adjust
  • Weight: 7.8oz

The Spot Hogg bow sights are among the most reliable, toughest and all around best bow sights on the market.

The Grinder is one of the most approachable as far as price is concerned and is a great way to “get to know” the Spot Hogg quality.

The Grinder is described as a set and forget bow sight that enables you, once the sight is aligned, to trust that it will be ready to use.

It is rugged and durable. It is easy to adjust featuring durable gang adjustment.

If you are looking specifically for a sight under $200 you’re going to find the 3 pin sight to fit your budget. The 5 pin and 7 pin models are slightly over the $200 mark.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Spot Hogg website.

Black Gold Widow Maker Bow Sight

Product Features

  • Pin Fiber: .019”
  • No of Pins: 4 or 5
  • PhotoChromatic Technology
  • SkyCoil
  • Inch Wheel gang adjustment
  • 2” sight window
  • Machined aluminum sight guard

The Widow Maker features the pin brightening technology that is also used in the more expensive sights in the Black Gold range.

The PhotoChromatic Technology serves to darken the window in bright light conditions helping to make the pins more visible.

In dim conditions the SkyCoil has great light gathering capabilities to brighten the pins when it is dark.

Gang adjustment can be made using the Inch Wheel for micro horizontal and vertical adjustment.

The Sight window housing is made from machined aluminum and it’s a good size at 2” in diameter. Not only that but there is a range of 7 different colors for the fluorescent scope ring.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products available by visiting the Black Gold website.

If you’re looking for a good quality bow sight that has been built with more of the useful features to give you adjustability and a clear picture you’re looking at this mid-priced level.

The sights examined above are intended for use by hunters who have a reasonable level of bow hunting experience.

Those who are comfortable with making adjustments and need a greater level of durability will appreciate many of the features that come with the sights.

Hunters who are new to the game or those who are operating on a tight budget will appreciate that there is also an extensive range of sights for under $100.

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