5 Best Single Pin Recurve Bow Sights

Getting the right single pin recurve bow sight can make or break your archery accuracy. It simplifies the process of getting your sight properly calibrated and can make it easy to adjust your sight mid-hunt or practice session.

Many try to over-complicate the process of getting a proper bow sight. Although multi-pin sights have pros of their own they are much more expensive and don’t offer much more usability.

5 Best Single Pin Recurve Bow Sight

Here is a list of the best single pin recurve bow sights available today.

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1.    TRUGLO Pendulum Ultimate Treestand Bow Sight

Made from CNC machined aluminum, the lightweight Truglo Pendulum offers the best of both worlds. Being designed as a pendulum sight, the Truglo automatically adjusts for shots taken from raised positions.

This will find favor among tree stand hunters. So will the automatic distance compensation feature. This feature delivers consistently accurate shots up to 35 yards.

The sight is equally at home in the hands of ground hunters. Simply lock the pendulum and you have a conventional one-pin sight. With the pendulum locked, the sight has plenty of range available and with a faster bow can shoot up to 80 yards.

The pin is easy to adjust and the extra long protected fiber provides a brighter pin. Although the sight does not have micro-adjustment feature, the slide is well marked and does enable very small adjustments. A unique feature of this sight is the assortment of pre-marked yardage tapes. This enables hunters to easily move between shot ranges.

Designed for ease of use, the sight can be fitted and adjusted manually and no tools are required. The sight incorporates a spirit level to ensure perfect alignment. It is also easily adapted for right handed or left handed use. With a removable LED sight light and glow in the dark shooter’s ring, the sight is also very well suited for use in low light conditions.    

What we liked

  • Automatic range compensation up to 35 yards
  • Adjustable for right or left-handed archers
  • Lockable pendulum for tree stand or ground shooting
  • Quiet operation
  • Extremely wide range of pre-printed yardage tapes

What we didn’t like

  • Pendulum bracket is a little flimsy

A very versatile sight for all users and all applications. However, ideally designed for hunting due to the pendulum function’s automatic elevation and range compensation.  

2.    Huntingdoor Archery Recurve Bow Sight

The Huntingdoor Recurve Bow Sight is super simple yet functional. Made from alloy steel, this sight will provide years of trouble free service.

The simple bracket makes the sight very easy to attach and remove. The simplicity of the mounting bracke also ensure a tight fit that will not move around or rattle on the bow.

Featuring easy thumb and forefinger adjustment, this is a great entry-level sight. The sight is adjustable vertically as well as laterally. Numbered scales make it very easy to record or remember settings for different distances or shooting stances.

The sight is easily reversed for left-handed use. The simple fixed pin means that there are fewer moving parts that can wear out or break. Priced at the lower end of the scale, this is a great addition to any archer’s setup.    

What we liked

  • Simple and durable all metal construction
  • Easy manual adjustment requires no tools
  • Basic functionality at a basic price
  • Generous range both vertical and lateral

What we didn’t like

  • Sold without instructions

Although somewhat basic, does what it says on the can. A no-frills budget level sight that will improve shooting accuracy with the minimum of fuss and effort.

3.    SOOHUPET Archery Recurve Bow Sight

Available in six eye catching colors, the Soohupet Recurve Bow sight is an attractive addition to any bow. This, however, is not just all beauty and no brawn.

With its dovetail construction, all the parts fit neatly and snugly together. Hard plastic pads eliminate friction to allow smooth and accurate adjustment.

Once adjusted and fastened, this sight stays where you set it. All the components fasten down tightly to ensure they will remain in place even under harsh conditions.

Set in a good sized peep ring with a white rim, the red fiber optic sight pin is easily visible against any background. The pin itself is fixed and therefore less prone to breaking. Recessed within the peep ring, it is also somewhat protected against bumps and snags.

The sight is suitable for both right handed as well as left handed archers. Adjustment requires no tools. With generously sized and textured knobs adjustment is effortless.

The graduated scales are clearly marked and the intervals are fine enough to allow precision setting and consistent accuracy.

Backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, and priced around the middle of the range, this sight is a must have accessory in your bow case.

What we liked

  • Attractive yet durable construction
  • Three way adjustment
  • Easily adjusted for left handers
  • Smooth and secure adjustment
  • Lightweight and easy to carry

What we didn’t like

  • No instructions provided

Whilst appearing like a fashion accessory, this sight will hold its own against the best. And, at a very moderate price, it offers superb value for money.

4.    ISPORT Archery Recurve Bow Sight

Featuring a durable all aluminum machined construction, the ISport Recurve Bow Sight does everything a bow sight is supposed to do. And it will continue to do so for years to come.

The simple universal mounting bracket attaches with two screws. Installation is quick and easy and you can be up and running in a matter of minutes. The flat bracket ensures a secure fit that will not budge while the lightweight construction has almost negligible effect of the weight of your bow.

Adjustment is quickly and easily done by hand. The vertical slide is well-marked with minor ticks that allow fine adjustment for greater accuracy. The scale provides plenty of range for all archers and bow types.  

The sight is can be reversed to accommodate left handed archers. It is well priced and a perfect entry level or beginner’s sight.

What we liked

  • Lightweight but durable aluminum construction
  • Easily reversible for left handed use
  • Worm gear driven windage adjustment for precision setting
  • Small size will not snag or impede movement
  • Generous range on both axes

What we didn’t like

  • Signs of poor finishing in places

Function over form, this sight is all work and no play. The simplest of designs but easily as capable as far more elaborate sights. A valuable addition in any situation.

5.    e5e10 T Shape Recurve Bow Sight

Made from impact and corrosion-resistant ABS material, the e5e10 Recurve Bow Sight is a true workhorse in the budget recurve bow sight stable. Suitable for all weather conditions and able to comfortably withstand the harshest treatment, this sight will outlast most.

Adjustable in both vertical and horizontal axes, the sight offers ample room for users of all ages and skill levels. The vertical scale is molded into the bar and will ensure accurate and consistent settings for a long, long time.

Although the sight lacks micro-adjustment, the fine graduation on the vertical axis and closely threaded worm gear on the vertical axis, allow for some fairly fine adjustment.

Flipping the site for lefthanded use is a matter of a few screws and a minute or two.

What we liked

  • Extra heavy-duty ABS material construction
  • Wide adjustment range to suit all archers and bows
  • Left and right hand compatible
  • Supplied complete with all parts and accessories
  • Corrosion-free brass and steel worm gear and knobs

What we didn’t like

  • Despite being a very basic, budget bow sight, it was difficult to find anything not to like.

Overall, the e5e10 is a great sight and perfect for beginners due to it’s ease of use. It’s also ideal for more active archers due to its high strength construction.

Pros and Cons to a Single Pin Bow Sight

Here are the pros and cons for getting a single pin recurve bow sight verses getting a multi pin bow sight.


  • More affordable
  • Clear sight of vision
  • Simplifies the shooting process


  • May take longer to adjust.

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