Make Every Shot Count With The World's Most Accurate Bow Sight From SURE SIGHT

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    Make Every Shot Count

    Whether you are a novice, intermediate or
    a professional archer,

    Sure Sight will improve your averages
    and boost your confidence.



    Blue Wildebeest Bow Hunting With Sure Sight Bow Sight by SURE SIGHT posted Jul 29, 2019 at 4:38 PM


    About Us

    Realizing a need to quickly and accurately present a shooting solution on a compound bow for both hunting and target shooting, we set out to do just that.

    Our company “Sure Sight” was founded in the process of developing our automatic bow sight over a five year period, a journey which has had many electronic, mathematical, hardware and technical challenges. A specialist dedicated project team of technical designers, software engineers and engineering plastic specialists have been part of the project development team with the founding members, from infancy to completion.

    Our goal to produce a top class, reliable and user friendly bow sight that would not only make archery easier, but would improve your confidence and accuracy by at least 50%, has resulted in forming a company based on good Biblical business ethics and trust. With this foundation we are not only proud, but it is our pleasure to bring to market a quality sight designed and manufactured by a South African company to endure the harsh African and other demanding international hunting conditions.

    Our adopted slogan, Champions keep playing until they get it right – not only suits the ethos of the archery and hunting fraternity but explains our journey in creating this remarkable product.

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    New Release V6.1

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    What Makes The Sure Sight So Accurate And Amazing To Use ?

    Its not only it’s ability to quickly range and present the correct shooting dot with a resolution of only 0.5mm, but the tiny, very visible blue shooting dot itself.

    In bright sunlight, when conditions are really good for the optics on a conventional adjustable
    single pin or multi-pin sight, you still have the issue of the pin-arm’s cluttering a portion of your target, making it hard to distinguish your exact point of aim. This problem is exaggerated when you use any pin-sight in low light conditions. The addition of a sight light often helps to alleviate the problem, but you still have to navigate around the pin arms.
    Using a Sure Sight gives you the advantage of having a clear view of your target, with only a distinct shooting dot visible.

    Due to popular request we have now released a second version of our sight THE (V6.1)

    The V6.1 incorporates an adjustable single pin, as well as a multi pin configuration which automatically sets your 20/30/40/50 and 60 yard pins, eliminating the frustration of spending hours setting your individual pins.
    The V6.1 has no laser or rangefinder, so if you have a trusted rangefinder or shoot at known distances, your V6.1 will present you with the correct clear shooting dot by simply inputting your target distance, or you can switch to a multi-pin configuration with one press of the trigger button

    Below are realistic day light and low light representation's of a conventional pin sight compared to a Sure Sight V6.1 single pin adjustable or multi-pin configuration

    Day Light Conditions

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    Notice your clear view (no cluttering) of the target with the Sure Sight, and Because the pins are selected by your shooting program you are confident that they are set up correctly, "and as a bonus you will have saved yourself hours of frustration!"

    Low Light Conditions


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    Adding to the cluttering on a conventional sight you will notice the inability to distinguish your
    exact point of aim, as compared to the distinct shooting dot of the sure sight. And what's more,

    the shooting dot's are only visible from the archers line of sight, and the brightness is also adjustable to suit your own needs and environment. In many cases hunters have either lost their prize or simply not been able to take a shot because of the uncertainty in these types of conditions.
    These low light conditions are not only at dusk or dawn, but are also common on an overcast day or in a forest or dense bush environments.

    If you prefer to use a single pin adjustable sight, you can switch between modes, and simply enter in your known distance, and your single pin will present its self in the correct position.

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    With graduations of 0.5mm between shooting pin positions, you will be able to shoot up to 120 yards with extreme accuracy, and because the target is no longer cluttered you will also be able to position your shooting pin on the exact point of aim and that is what makes the SURE SIGHT SO ACCURATE AND AMAZING TO USE.


    For those who would like to use the Sure Sight and do not have the need for the fully automatic functions, can now purchase the sight without the laser and rangefinder at less than half the price. And when you are ready for an upgrade, you simply need to send the sight back to us, where we will do the conversion.
     
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    SURESIGHT Testimonials

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    Hi there, my name is Martin, I started bow hunting approximately 18 months ago. I would consider myself an average beginner bow shot. I enjoy not only the hunting part, but also shooting my bow for relaxation after work or weekends. I preferred a one-pin sight up until now, I found it more accurate than multi-pin sights, however, it is time consuming to adjust for various distances. In 2017 I went for my first bow hunt where I shot two buck, a Gemsbok at 18 meters and a Rooibok at 15 meters. I felt a bit rattled every time, having to try quickly and get the distance with my range finder and then swapping back to the bow.

    During the 2018 Hunt Expo, I decided to look at the new Garmin sight. When I had a view of it, I decided to wait because I felt it was overpriced, a bit bulky and it also seemed rather complicated to set up.

    In July 2018 we planned another hunt in Kalahari, the Thursday before the hunt a colleague of mine told me about a new sight developed in South Africa, that can not only do what the Garmin sight can do, but even have better capabilities than the Garmin sight. I decided to give Roger and Bevan at Suresight a call that afternoon. They invited me to come and look at their new product.

    I was not sure what to expect when I drove to their premises. I arrived at their premises late in the afternoon and they immediately offered to fit one of their earlier prototypes on my bow so that I could try it out. I was a bit sceptic as it was late in the afternoon, there was not a lot of daylight left and I was leaving the next morning for my hunt. I had just set my current one-pin sight up the way I preferred, but I decided to go for it in anyway.

    To my utter shock and surprise, it only took 30 minutes to mount the sight and have the basic settings sorted. In another 10 minutes the final settings were done, and I was ready to start shooting. I immediately felt very comfortable with the site and was very impressed how easy and uncomplicated it was. Within the first 10 arrows I was already shooting the same groupings I shot previously with my one-pin sight. It just got better and better, shooting from any distance accurately became as easy as pushing a button, getting the laser on the target and off you go.

    Bevan and Roger then suggested I keep the sight on my bow and go and try it out for the hunt. I felt as excited as a kid on Christmas eve.

    The next morning long before the first sun, we took the long road to the Kalahari. Seven Hours later, including two hours on a very bumpy and dusty gravel road, we arrived at our destination. As one does, out came all the rifles for the traditional sight setting and brag rights as to whom can kill the bullseye and gong the best at long range before the hunt. We were a group of around 16 hunters and everyone stood around the shooting range waiting patiently to get their rifles sighted.

    I decided It would be a good idea to get my new Suresight re-sighted as well, because surely it would need a lot of readjustment after the gruelling drive, but to my surprise, the first shot I took at 20 meters I found the bullseye without any issues, so did the second and third shot. The Suresight felt like a trusty old friend and I felt at ease from the word go. It was not long before I noticed a small crowd that had gathered around me, almost like everyone was hypnotised by the beautiful green laser coming from my new friend. Of course, everyone had to have a look and a try. They had a lot of questions, I suddenly, sounded and looked like the pro I most definitely was not.

    The next morning it was time for the big hunt to begin. By 09h00 we were in the hide and ready to seize any opportunity that came along. The conditions were far from perfect, windy as hell and blowing right across us. Low and behold, in came a group of Rooibok, but alas, we were asked not to shoot any Rooibok as the farmer was trying to build up his stock. It did not stop me, from testing if the beautiful green laser would affect or scare the buck in anyway. Sure enough, the herd of buck did not even flinch as I ran the laser up and down and across the herd.

    After no more action in the morning session we packed up, went for lunch and then went straight back to the hide after lunch, hoping that the wind would die down a bit. Unfortunately, the wind did not die down, if anything, it had just intensified. The wind made all the animals skittish and we saw no more action for another 2 hours at the watering hole.

    At last a beautiful Springbok ram made an appearance, but it was clear that he was very weary with the wind blowing so strong. For almost 2 hours he teased us, walking up and down, then going down for a light afternoon nap, getting up for some grooming, then strutting up and down again, just staying out of range all the time.

    Then at last, he came a bit closer, in a flash I had the laser sight on him, 34 meters, I looked at my hunting partner, an experienced bow hunter of 17 years. He shook his head and said it would be a very difficult shot in this strong cross wind, but then he said the words I wanted to hear “But if you feel comfortable and confident, then go for it”. Did I feel confident, hell yes, I did, with my new trusty friend, I sure did. Yes, I took the shot, and even to my own surprise, the most perfect shot, straight through the engine room, through the heart and lungs, through and through. Perfect kill shot.

    That night around the braai, my hunting partner could not talk enough about THAT perfect shot. And the star of the show, my new old trusty friend - Suresight. Suddenly, I was a suresight sales person, everybody wanting to know, how do they get their hands on their own trusty old friend.

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    On Monday, 17 September 2018, my husband gave me the excellent news - I was going to shoot my first Kudu!!

    He had seen a beautiful Kudu bull on a property where he hunted with clients & he wanted me to shoot it. He went on to say that this property had really thick brush & a lot of thorny bushes, which meant that walking & stalking would be next to impossible, thus we would have to put up a blind. I have never shot from a blind & immediately thought that I would love to use a bow! There was just a slight problem - I had never shot with a bow before & didn't even own one.

    Luckily my husband was able to arrange a bow that I could borrow to practice & even hunt with.The idea was for me to take a few shots to see whether I liked it, then practice & decide whether I would shoot the Kudu with the bow or rather with a rifle (which I have more experience with).

    On Tuesday, 25 September, I took my first shot with a Bowtech Destroyer 350 set at 40 pounds. The bow was fitted with a new automatic bow sight called a Sure Sight.

    To be honest, before I took the first shot I was nervous about two things (with the little knowledge I had on bows).

    1. That I wouldn't be able to draw 40 pounds.

    2.That I wouldn't know which sight pin to use when I aim.

    Thank goodness the 40 pounds ended up being much easier than I anticipated!

    As for the sight - well that was a "no-brainer". How amazing to just push a button, range your target with the laser & "Bob's your uncle"!! I'm pretty sure that using the Sure Sight as a beginner has spoiled me for life - I wouldn't want to use any other sight ever! It is so quick & easy, user friendly & in no way confusing at all.

    My first few shots felt a bit shaky, but I hit the target & quite liked the feeling of shooting with a bow.

    On Wednesday & Thursday I practiced, shooting 6-10 shots each day at 15 yards with field points. On Friday I took 12 shots at 20 yards using broad-heads. On Saturday, 29 September, we were in the blind by 09:30 - sight ranged at 17 yards from the feed.

    We barely got settled in when the first Kudu cows arrived at the feed, followed by some younger bulls & then the big bull.

    At first he was out of sight for me, but my husband could see him coming closer & closer to my viewpoint. I thought that the moment I see him, he may be too big & that I would get too excited & nervous to shoot, but when he finally stepped into view it was just amazing! Such a majestic & beautiful creature, I was in awe. I took a few deep breaths & just watched him.

    At first he stood to the left of the feed, broadside, perfect for a shot! Unfortunately though, there were several other animals behind him & couldn't take the risk of the arrow passing through & wounding another animal. So, we waited. After about 10 minutes, he got spooked & jumped to the side. When he returned to the feed, he moved in on the right hand side & was slightly quartering towards us. We waited for another 15 minutes before I asked whether I could take a shot.

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    My husband leaned over to see the bull from my point of view, then explained where I should aim.

    I lifted the bow, took a deep breath & drew my bow slowly to make as little noise as possible. It felt surprisingly steady.

    A moment later I squeezed the trigger & let the arrow rip through the air! What an amazing feeling!

    The arrow hit 3 inches below the center of the body, on the shoulder with a complete pass through, hitting both lungs.

    The Kudu ran about 70 meters before he went down. By 12:00 we had him loaded & were heading home.


    What an amazing experience!


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    Earlier Tests On Sure Sight Version 4

    Sure Sight asked Harry Marx, who is the president of SABA (South African Bowhunters Association) If he would test the earlier Version, V4 bow sight. This version had the range-finder and green laser in a separate compartment. Harry published this article in the "Africa's Bowhunter magazine.

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    Our Story

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    Champions keep playing until they get it right.


    This has certainly been the premise for our story and Sure Sight.
    Ours is not a "quick fix story" from a hair brain idea. Sure Sight was developed after researching a definite market need. We then took the concept and developed the engineering solution and hardware until we got it right, and fit for use according to the market needs and demands from bow hunters. It took just over five years for our engineers, software designers, industrial designers, tool makers, injection moulders and material experts to develop and then perfect our product – SureSight.

    This well-priced, easy to use, fully automatic bow sight is the result of an extensive and long term commitment to R&D. The entire process started in 2013 when one of the founding members of SureSight, Roger Macdonald bought his first bow, a Martin Magnum – Tracer and took part in a morning shoot with friends. “I was new to the sport and had to determine distances by using a range finder and then estimate distances between pins. It was difficult to get a kill shot and this left me feeling rather despondent. When looking for other alternatives, I was told about single pin bow sights that could be adjusted to the correct height. While this appeared to be the better option, it was a time consuming process that allowed for errors.”

    When examining his options, Macdonald imagined how inaccurate, time consuming and difficult it must be when hunting with a bow. “One has a small window of opportunity to measure distance, adjust the pin to the correct height or select the correct shooting pin on a fixed pin sight, draw the bow, aim, and then release the shot. The longer it takes you to do this and the more you have to move in order to set up a shot, the less likely you are to shoot the kill shot on your target. An animal will bolt at the slightest movement and will seldom remain still for an extended period of time. A skilled archer, using SureSight can range, draw and shoot the arrow within 3 seconds of ranging the shot.

    The archer can follow a moving target and release the shot immediately.
    “For a viable solution, one would have to measure an accurate distance between yourself and the target and then use that value in a complex mathematical digital program that would then select the correct shooting pin. A range finder and laser spotter would then have to be integrated somehow and all data would have to be communicated within split seconds while aiming the sight at the target or animal. This would have to be done for every arrow weight, arrow velocity, pull strength and accurate distance measured for every shot,” explains Macdonald.

    The engineering solutions, software, math integration and hardware solutions were onerous. Determined to solve this problem, Macdonald then approached a good friend of his - John Tait, who specializes in integrated engineered software design. Over the next five years, they would develop five prototypes before creating SureSight.


    Sure Sight V1 is born.

    SureSight Version 1 – This was a contraption with little boxes glued and screwed together. A stepper motor was used to move the shooting pin up and down based on a reading received from a range finder. A processor chose the level of the pin based upon the range finder’s readings. When testing the contraption, a wall was used as a back-stop (to range at). Version 1 was a remarkable success as it allowed a person to hit a target at a distance between 10 and 50 meters without readjusting the program.

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    Version 2

    SureSight Version 2 – The next step was to combine the laser pointer and range finder into a common package. A complex software program, tackled formulas for different bow types, pull strengths, arrow weights and shooting heads. A new PC board was created. The shooting pin was able to adjust to increments as small as 0.1 mm. After a significant amount of research on all prior work done on bow sights, a patent was registered.

    Version 3

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    SureSight Version 3 – While version 2 was cumbersome, version 3 was re-designed for commercial purposes – focusing on accuracy, consistency, power efficiency and durability. This new design incorporated the range finder and laser pointer in a separate housing, with the PC board battery and an LCD display as well as a more elegant stepper motor in the other. Extensive testing was done to find the best quality and colored lasers so that one could quickly and clearly see a laser on a target in bright sunlight at up to 100 meter distance. The laser dot was tested on various types of animals – Buffalo's, Impala, Eland, Zebra, Waterbuck, Hartebees, Mountain Reedbuck, Kudu, Giraffe, Warthogs, Bushpigs and Wildebeest etc. We had to make sure that these animals did not react to the laser being shone on them. Lastly version 3 was given to a Seppie Cilliers who has broken world records in archery, he is a three times World gold medalist and a two times Commonwealth Games medalist. He successfully tested version 3 up to an 80 metre distance with great success.

    Version 4

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    Sure Sight version 4 - It was now established that the sight should have no mechanical working parts, and should present a shooting dot as well as shooting information within the same sight window, this is because once a shooting dot is displayed, you would not want to divert your gaze from the shooting window to view the information. the sight should also have a shooting resolution of no more than 0.5 mm, and present the dot within a sight window that allows you clear vision of the target.


    By January 2016 we had developed and assembled the new concept, that needed to be extensively tested, which we did over the following 8 months. We thought it would now be a good idea to see what the response would be from the public and members of the archery and hunting futurnity, and the best place to do this would be at a SABA shoot (South African Bowhunters Association). We approached Harry Marx, who is the president of this association to get his views on the sight and inquire if the sight would be allowed in a competition. Harry agreed to shoot the sight in the next competition himself, which was such a success that Harry wrote an article on the sight, which was published in the Africa’s Bowhunter magazine December 2016

    Version 5

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    Sure Sight version 5 - The comments we had at the SABA shoot were very good, many people were excited to see a product that would guarantee the correct shooting dot on any target or prize, except the fact that the sight was too big and bulky.

    At this point we realized that we need to have all the components packaged in a smaller more compact housing, to achieve this we would need a much smaller rangefinder that could still deliver the accuracy we require, as well as the tooling for a moulded housing. We found what we believe to be the world’s smallest rangefinder that delivers accurate readings within 1 cm range. We packaged all the components in a smaller and more compact housing and proceeded to test the sight.

    Version 6

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    SureSIght Version 6 – By now the product had been tested by many serious to average archers and hunters with great, positive feedback. While every effort had been made to make the product compact, it was still too big. Our R&D team had to completely rethink the design and worked closely with an internationally recognized injection moulding and mould making company. This version is now 25% more compact than version 5. Tree stand angled shooting is automatically calculated into the software to compensate for the angled shot variation and both left and right sights are available. The new brackets and casings allow for the product to be universally mountable onto any bow within five minutes.

    Within 30 minutes the SureSight can be mounted and set up onto any compound bow and can be shot / hunted with consistent accuracy from 10 to 120 yards without changing any setup on the bow or sight.


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    I have the V6.1 sight on my Mathews Traverse and the more I play with it the more I like the flexibility it gives me. In South Africa we do a lot of hunting utilising hides. With a conventional sight I always struggled to see the sight pin due to the big contrast in light. Even with the sight light on, the pin was never bright enough for me to see it clearly. It cost me an animal and till this day I still feel bad. O Boy did SureSight changed that! Firstly, the blue dots is more visible for my eye and you have 6 levels of brightness. Now the "pin" is always visible.
    I also use different arrow setups for hunting and 3D shooting. With SureSight it is a breeze changing "Sight tapes" In less than 30 seconds I can adjust my sight from shooting 275fps arrows to shooting 318fps arrows.
    Hide hunting I will use the single pin mode but when walk & stalk hunting, I will use multi pin mode.

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    Awesome Stuff Vick, Glad to see you getting adventurous with you Sight. See you at the next SABA comp (y)
     
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