Article Date: Monday, October 24, 2011
By Bob Humphrey
Long-time industry leaders in illuminated riflescopes, Trijicon has brought their "Brilliant Aiming Solutions" to the archery world with the Trijicon AccuPin, a single-pin adjustable sight with some neat innovations. One of those solutions is a high-contrast triangular aiming point, which has proven more accurate in firearms. Another is a clear pin. In this configuration, the aiming tip points to your target instead of obscuring it, addressing a serious concern for many bowhunters.
Sight pin acquisition and aiming speed are enhanced with Trijicon's dual-illumination, battery-free system, which uses a combination of large diameter fiber optics and self-illuminating tritium-phosphor lamp, so the aiming tip is always visible under virtually any lighting conditions (with no need for batteries or "re-charging").
The single pin is housed in a high-impact shade shield with hi-visibility aiming circle, and is adjusted using the AccuDial yardage adjustment system. By following simple instructions, Trijicon's BowSync technology enables you to synchronization your sight to any bow-arrow combination. Then, the laser etched dial makes field adjustments fast and easy.
I had a chance to use a prototype last fall. For such a complicated piece of equipment, set-up was so quick and easy I was actually a bit nervous that I'd done something wrong.
The pin was indeed bright - from 20 feet up in my treestand I could see it glowing on the ground, yet was not so bright it obscured the target, even in low light. Available in Black, Mathews Lost Camo and Realtree AP.