Option Archery Sight Installation and Operation

Option Archery Sight Installation and Operation


Here is our quick guide on how to set up and adjust your Option Archery bow sight. Included are installation and operation instructions that explain the use of the Option 4, 6, or 8 sight from start to finish. Sight tape instructions, 2nd / 3rd axis and warranty, are also covered.

1 - Bolt your new sight to your bow. We have provided two sets of mounting screws  (A) and (I), for use  with, or  without, the included quiver adapter (J) With or without using the quiver adaptor, you will have the option of mounting to the bow in one of two positions.  for most bow setups you will want to mount to the bow using the bottom hole, and the 2nd hole from the top. But if you have a low peep height, or want  your sight lower  for any reason use the top hole and second from the bottom. It is fine to use Loctite on these screws if desired, but heavy Locticte can be very hard to  remove later.

2 - Rough Adjust Windage and Elevation: You may want to adjust the windage to get your sight set for approximate centershot before you start shooting. To adjust either the elevation or windage gang adjustment(s) you will need to loosen the lockdown bolt (F) or (H), then adjust by turning the appropriate micro-knob (G) or (B). Make sure to tighten the lockdown screws again. If you need to adjust either the windage or elevation more than the micro-drive allows, you can remove the lockdown screw (F) or (H), and move it to the next hole. 

3 - Check/Adjust Mover Pin to Align with Fixed Pins: We assemble the sight to have the mover pin set to line up with the fixed pins (for windage), but each of us hold our bows slightly differently, so you will need to check this. Adjust the mover pin so that it is directly in front of one of the fixed pins, then draw your bow and see if the pin is lined up perfectly (left and right) with the fixed pin behind it.   If it is slightly to one side of the fixed pin, open the pin guard, and loosen the small set screw (O) that locks the mover pin (the mover pin will need to be near the middle of the vertical travel range to access the set screw).  Now you can move the pin left or right and lock the set screw down again.   Make sure you have the pin facing directly at your eye also.   This adjustment will only need to be made once for each bow/shooter.  

4 - Level the Sight to Your Bow for 2nd Axis: Your sight comes roughly adjusted for 2nd axis, but now is a good time to check this. The goal is to have the level bubble centered when your bow is vertical. If you don’t have leveling devices available, you can usually use the side of your riser as a reference, or on cam designs that have the bowstring leaving the cam at the same position (same distance from the limb) you can also use your bowstring as a vertical reference. 2nd Axis is adjusted with the 4 screws (C) that attach the mover pin guard to the windage bracket. By loosening either the top two (or bottom two) screws, and tightening the other two the sight is leveled.  Once leveled snug all four screws down securely, no need to over-tighten.

5 - Sight Mover Pin in for 20 yards: If you want to use our provided “sight in tape”, cut one of them out of the sight tape page provided. Adjust the moveable pin all the way to the top of its travel range, or wherever you want your 20 yard mark to be, then install the sight in tape so the 20 yard reference lines up with the indicator blade (M). The blade is adjustable vertically for fine tuning, by loosening the lockdown screws (I). Now shoot at 20 yards, using the windage and elevation gang adjustments to move arrow impact until you are on target.  We have a “zero stop”, available upon request, that will make the pin stop much closer to the middle of the sight window.   NOTE: if your sight is more than 3/8” above, or below, the “zero” setting for elevation, you may want to move the sight head to the next set of adjustment holes where the 2nd axis adjustment bolts attach the windage block to the sight head.



6 - Sight Mover Pin in for 50 yards/Pick Sight Tape: Now step back to 50 yards and move your mover pin down until you are in the spot again. Now, look at where your indicator pin is pointing on the sight-in tape. By looking at exactly where in color band the indicator blade is, you will be able to select the correct corresponding sight tape. Now you can cut that sight tape out using the red outline as template for size (assuming your 20 is at the top of the mover pin travel range). We have not pre-cut the tapes to allow you to customize if you want the 20 yard setting somewhere other than the top of movement range. Remove the sight in tape and install the new tape.

7 - Set Your Fixed Pins: After you have confirmed that you have the right sight tape installed for your mover pin, you can set your fixed pins using the mover pin as a reference. Simply set your mover pin to the desired yardage, then open the pin guard and adjust the fixed pin using screws (K). Close it again and check to make sure you have it perfectly aligned (you will want to double check this at full draw, looking through your peep). You can set your fixed pins for any yardages you like. If you find that the pins will not go close enough together to accommodate the speed of your arrow, it does not void the sight warranty if you need to put more bend in the pins. We offer sight pin bend customization also if you want to send the sight in to the office.  If you do bend the pins yourself, we recommend padding the jaws of a pair of needle-nose pliers and use them to bend the pins. After bending you may need to adjust slightly for individual windage of the pin, by loosening set screw (D).

8 - Sight in Your 3rd Axis: Leveling your sight for 3rd axis will give you confidence for up and down hill shots. Assuming you do not have a 3rd axis leveling device, this sight allows you to sight in your 3rd axis. Using either an uphill or downhill target, shoot your first arrow aiming at the spot making sure the level bubble is level. If your impacts either left or right, simply loosen the screw (P) on one side of the bubble slightly, then tighten the other screw the same amount. Continue to adjust in small increments until your arrow impacts the center. Be sure to snug both screws down once the 3rd axis is sighted in.

9 - Tension Adjust for Moveable Pin adjustment: If you want to increase (or decrease) the resistance on the moveable pin adjustment knobs, there are a couple ways to do this:  First, you can loosen the set screw on one of the adjustment knobs, then squeeze the knobs toward each other with either more or less tension. Then lock the set screw down again. Second, you can loosen the two screws (Q) that attach the moveable pin bracket to the adjustment cylinder.  Push the moveable pin fiber guard end of this bracket tighter against the surface that the felt pad (on the back of the fiber guard) slides against, to increase resistance. Snug down the two screws when done.

10 - Maintenance: Your new sight will be virtually maintenance free, and is covered by a bumper to bumper lifetime warranty, but if the mover pin ever gets 'gummed up' or if you feel any 'grittiness' you may need to clean the drive system. Simply loosen the set screw in one of the mover pin adjust knobs and remove the knob. This will allow you to remove the helix drive rod and clean or lube with quality dry / graphite lube. Optional light(s) may be attached for mover pin or fixed pins using (E) and (N)