Stuff That Works: Truglo Slider Sight and BOA Release Strap

Among the umpteen bow sights I received in the mail this fall was Truglo's Archer's Choice Range Rover Bow Sight ($123; truglo.com). I got this one for use on a South Dakota hunt, and I've left it on my bow because I like it. Here's why: The range, ease, and precision of adjustability is excellent. You get a full 2 inches of fixed elevation adjustment on the scope, which allows you to take full advantage of the slider's already generous up and down range. The company says you can shoot from 20 to 100 yards with this single-pin slider, but if you really bottom out the scope and shoot a reasonably fast bow, you can get more. Also, the windage adjustment features very positive and precise clicks; it's one of the best I've used. Unlike many sliders, this one has a simple, straightforward quiver bracket that requires no spacers or other jury-rigging. I'd like to see a bigger adjustment knob on the slider arm, but otherwise this a well-designed, lightweight, solidly made sight at a fair price.

I've also been shooting Truglo's Nitrus release ($99), which features a new patent-pending BOA Closure System. I will say that I've not been wild about the BOA lacing system on boots and wading shoes because (a) if it breaks, you're screwed, and (b) sportsmen tend to walk through stuff were breakage is a real risk. But that isn't apt to be a problem on a release strap. Here, the BOA system gives you a near-instant perfect fit with infinite adjustability (unlike a buckle). It's a little noisy, but probably less so than Velcro, and you can just stuff your hand in your jacket before you crank it down. And if you do break it somehow (or you want to retrofit your old Truglo release), you can buy a replacement strap with the BOA system for about $40.