As a continuation of our guide for choosing the best left-handed compound bow, we created this guide for choosing the best left-handed bow sight to go along with that new bow of yours. One of the inherent problems with buying a new compound bow is the cheap accessories that come with it. Chances are that once you advance a couple of levels, you’ll want to upgrade. As for veteran bowhunters and archers, you’ll want to upgrade right out of the box.
Also, this guide is great for veteran bowhunters and archers who want to upgrade their existing optics. In this guide, we included single-pin, dual-pin, 3-pin, and 5-pin sights w/ options to boost the pin count to 7. Depending on your planned uses, 5-pin is more than enough for bowhunting. In fact, a lot of seasoned bowhunters end up switching to single-pin sights to clear out the clutter from their field of view (FOV).
Lastly, unlike compound bows, left-handed bow sights are a lot easier to track down, which is good news for lefties. Ahead of our reviews, let’s quickly review some of the key features to consider.
How to Choose a Left-Handed Bow Sight
Below is a list of factors to consider:
- Number of Pins – More pins are convenient for bowhunters and archers who don’t want to make adjustments on the fly. The ability to set 3 or more pins in 10-yd increments makes things easier for new bowhunters. However, more pins equal a more obstructed view. For this reason, as you advance, you might want to reduce your pin number.
- Pin Size – The most common pin sizes are .010 and .019. Clearly, the larger the pin the easier it is to see. Depending on how good your eyesight is, you might find that larger pins are better for you. On the other hand, a bowhunter with good eyesight might prefer to use .010 pins for better accuracy. Additionally, there’s the option to use illuminated pins, though, it’s important to consider your state’s laws for sight lights. The good news is fiber optics do not count as lights. The key takeaway is that choosing pin size is important.
- Weight – If you want to keep your overall bow weight to a minimum, then be sure to double-check the weight of the sight. We know this sounds obvious, but we’ve seen more than enough instances of buyer’s remorse to know this point is important.
Now, it’s time to check out your best options.
Best Left-Handed Bow Sight Reviews
Let’s start with the sights with the most pins and work our way down to the best single-pin left-handed bow sight to cap off the guide. Also, this makes it easier for you to navigate if you already know how many pins you want.
#1) Trophy Ridge React Pro Bow Sight
If you prefer to use sights with 5 pins or more, Trophy Ridge manufactures the best 5-pin left-handed bow sights. First, the React Pro is an excellent choice for bowhunters with a suitable left-handed compound bow. Trophy Ridge aptly named this model because you’ll have it dialed in in no time at all. Whether you’re hunting deer, elk, or other big game, the React Pro will allow you to stay focused without making adjustments when it comes time to take your shot.
The secret sauce in the React Pro is the React Technology that only requires you to adjust the first two pins. Once you adjust the second pin, the remaining pins automatically adjust simultaneously. For us, this is one of the biggest selling points of the React Pro to save time while improving accuracy. Next, the React Pro features a third-axis adjustment for improved accuracy when shooting from extreme angles.
Several final highlights are the lightweight yet durable solid aluminum construction, bright fiber optic yardage indicators for clearer vision at first & last light, and the glow-in-the-dark ring to avoid having to use a bow light. Finally, Trophy Ridge backs its optics with a limited lifetime warranty for that extra peace of mind.
- React Technology requires you to sight in just 2 pins to calibrate all 5
- Tool-less, micro-click windage & elevation adjustments similar to a scope
- Rugged construction
- Lifetime warranty
- Perfect for bowhunters who don’t want to make adjustments during high-pressure moments (easily sight in out to 60 yards)
- Easy installation
- 3rd axis adjustments
- You may find that five-pin is too cluttered for you
#2) CBE Engage Hybrid 3-Pin Bow Sight (CBE-ENH-3-LH-10)
If you prefer a 3-pin left-handed sight with .010 pins, the CBE Engage Hybrid is an excellent choice mainly because of the bright pins. Just be sure to choose model CBE-ENH-3-LH-10 that’s made for lefties. Also, there’s the option to get this model in .019 pin size if you prefer larger pins. The model number for that size is CBE-ENH-3-LH-19.
First, the advantage of choosing this model over a 5 or 7-pin sight is less clutter. As a result, you get a more unobstructed view of your target, especially if you choose the smaller .010 pins. So, target shooters, bowhunters, and 3-D archers will all find that the Engage Hybrid is perfect for those activities.
Regarding key specs, the Engage Hybrid features 3rd axis adjustment, micro-click windage adjustments, a dovetail mounting system, laser-engraved aluminum sight yardage scales, and a fluorescent peep alignment ring. All in all, the CBE Engage is user-friendly, built for accuracy, and performs well in both low-light & sunny conditions.
- .010 and .019 pin sizes available in left-handed models
- Nice bright pins that perform well in all light conditions
- 3rd axis adjustments
- Micro-click windage adjustments
- Very user-friendly for all skill levels
- Extremely versatile
- Murkier warranty terms than Trophy Ridge
- You might prefer a sight with a larger housing
#3) Spot Hogg Double Pin Fast Eddie XL
Now, if you want to clear out your view and go with one of the best bow sight brands, then be sure to check out the left-handed Fast Eddie XL. Make no mistake, this is a choice bow sight among veteran bowhunters because of its durability, clear view, and spot-on accuracy. Compared to our first two picks, the Fast Eddie XL gives you the option to use it as a single-pin or use the double-pointer for a double-pin configuration.
Next, the Fast Eddie XL sports a heavy-duty yet lightweight 6″ dovetail bar and bow mount. Plus, the Fast Eddie XL is built for silent operation with its quick-release locking yardage knob and click-free yardage adjustment wheel. You’ll also find 2nd and 3rd axis tool-less micro-adjustments and an upgraded yardage dial with an improved grip.
A couple of final highlights are the durable 6061 aluminum construction, variety of pin sizes, and Spot Hogg is well-known for great customer service & warranty support. Finally, if you prefer a smaller sight than the Fast Eddie XL, the standard Fast Eddie is also available left-handed.
- Durable construction built to outlast inferior models
- Cleaner view than 3 and 5-pin sights
- Dual vertical pin & pointer is a nice unique feature to have at your disposal
- Stealth, quiet operation
- Excellent for both bowhunting and target shooting
- The need to rely on sight tape
- No optional lens
- Not the most beginner-friendly to calibrate
- Too heavy for some (check out the non-XL if you’re concerned)
#4) HHA Optimizer Lite Ultra Sight (DS-5519-LH)
Right here is the best single-pin left-handed bow sight currently available. The HHA Optimizer single-pin sight has been one of the overall best bow sights on the market for some time now, and its innovative design continues to shine. While it might seem intimidating at first if you currently use a 3-pin or 5-pin sight, don’t worry because there’s almost no learning curve.
Presently, there are several versions of the HHA Optimizer available, and the Ultra Sight model DS-5519-LH for lefties is our current favorite. The key feature of the Ultra model is the yardage dial that allows for quick adjustments down to the yard. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to quickly go from 20 to 40 to 60 yards, which is right in the sweet spot for bowhunting. Plus, archers will find that the unobstructed view is quite nice during target practice or competition.
As we mentioned in the introduction, most people who switch from multi-pin to an HHA single-pin sight never look back after the switch. As for the build quality, this sight is built like a tank with 100% machined aluminum, and it comes backed by HHA Sports’ 100% lifetime warranty.
- Rock-solid aluminum construction
- A mostly unobstructed view
- 100% lifetime warranty
- Yardage dial for quick adjustments down to the yard
- Impressive accuracy at long range
- Requires a bit of patience to sight in at first
- Nothing else
#5) Trijicon AccuPin Bow Sight
We saved the most innovative, accurate, and clearest left-handed bow sight for last. Trijicon’s AccuPin is one of the more advanced sights you’ll find that requires no annoying sight tape to operate. At first glance, you might think it’s digital, but it operates on Trijicon’s dual-illumination, battery-free system. With this system, you get a near 100% unobstructed view and a crystal-clear aiming pin with a triangular aiming tip.
Compared to 3-pin and 5-pin sights that interfere with your FOV, the small triangular tip on Trijicon’s sight is lightyears ahead. Once you sight it in, the tip makes zeroing in on quarry easier than ever before. The only other sight on the market that compares is Garmin’s Xero digital bow sight, yet the Trijicon sight does not require batteries. Plus, you don’t have to worry about its legality for hunting since it’s not digital.
Several final highlights of the AccuPin are the BowSync tech for exact synchronization with your bow & arrow speed, a laser-etched dial for easier adjustments than sight tape, and the illumination conforms to Pope-Young Club regulations. Overall, this is an advanced bow sight built for the serious bowhunter or archer.
- An even clearer view than the HHA Optimizer
- Battery-free illumination
- Laser-etched dial equals no sight tape required
- Precision accuracy by syncing your bow/arrow speed with the sight
- Lightweight at 10.9 oz
- Extra-bright pin with a triangular tip
- Excellent for archers who want to extend their range
- Green pin only, no red
- No 3rd axis adjustment
- Higher upfront cost
There are certainly plenty of options for lefties in the bow sight department, and we’re confident that these models are the best left-handed bow sights on the market. Upgrading your sight from a stock sight is one of the easiest ways to improve your accuracy and extend your range. We’ve seen archers and bowhunters get out to 60 yards by upgrading to a clear single-pin sight.
For beginners and new bowhunters, you might find that it’s best to stick with a 3, 5, or even 7-pin sight to get the hang of using a sight. However, once you improve as a hunter or archer, you’ll appreciate the unobstructed view provided by sights with fewer pins. As far as top bow sight brands, Trophy Ridge, Spot Hogg, HHA Sports, and Trijicon are all top-notch optics brands that stand behind their products.