Torch 2 Pin Bow Sight – My Favorite Sight
I like to think I keep things simple. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, I live and die by this saying. Hell I ran an old 88 Chevy s10 from my first truck, through college, and for a total of 10 years before ever upgrading! At some point however I believed it started doing more harm than good, specifically in the hunting gear department.That all changed once I started working in the hunting industry, paying more attention to gear, and made connections with some very experienced men and women. One recent change I made was my bow setup, and more specifically my bow sight, switching from a traditional multi pin non moving sight to a hunting slider bow sight. This is a review of the Torch 2 Pin Bow sight from Redline Bowhunting.
Now, I’ve run a few sights in my day, everything from trophy ridge and dead ringer to even a sword, but I have generally kept it pretty simple, and once I was set, again I didn’t change a thing. I upgraded my bow to PSE EVO XF 30 this past year (2022), a super lightweight bow for not being carbon and I loved the small axis for mobile, public, saddle hunting. I wanted to outfit it with lightweight bow hunting accessories to keep the entire setup as light as possible.
Redline Bowhunting is a relatively new bow hunting company on the market, but boasts some pretty incredible accessories that do not break the bank. All of their products are tailored for carbon, or lightweight builds, and they are built pretty darn tough! Originally I got the Rl-1 Carbon 3 pin Slider bow sight on my first order, in addition to the Rl-1 3 arrow quiver and a stabilizer setup. The RL-1 3 pin slider bow sight was a great sight, and it allowed me to have 20, 30, and 40 yard pins with the ability to stretch to 50 and 60 if needed. However, something new and shiny caught my eye…The Torch sight was released last year at ATA and I just had to have it.
Redline Bowhunting Torch Sight
Ignited from guts, passion, and sleepless nights – the Torch is a sight that can match your aggression in the woods ounce for ounce, yard by yard. We didn’t settle until every aspect of the sight was fit for any range, any scenario, and any hunt. Whatever you throw at this sight, it will throw flawless performance back, just as we intended.
Torch 2 Pin Bow Sight Offers
The Torch bow sight – coming in at $279.99 actually boasts some impressive features for such a low buy-in. Its comparisons in the market can go for as much as double its value so you really are getting a good deal. This includes a vertical 2-stack pin, with a .019 top pin and a .010 bottom pin that is adjustable. This is perhaps the biggest deal, I feel like to each their own, but setting a sight up for a 20 and a 30-yard pin, with the ability to slide quickly to my 40/50 is NICE! Especially coming from a guy who has run triple or 5 pins for most of his bow-hunting career! The vertical stack on the pins is just like looking down a gun barrel, and the fact that it is adjustable makes it very customizable to what you want out of your setup.
The sight housing can hold lenses and is outfitted with a USB rechargeable 4-stage sight light. It has all 3 axis adjustments, comes with 20 metal double-sided sight tapes giving you 40 total to sync with your setup, and comes with sticker tapes, dual indicators for both the metal tape (left side) and the wheel yardage indicator (right side) for your sticker tapes. This means if you’re running on either side of your bow you can see where their pins are holding for the yardage. Brass self-lubricating micro adjust and overall smooth /effortless adjustments round the sight out to be an extremely nice option at such a low price point!
Now to get into all the finer details.
Torch Bow Sight Specs
Here are all the specs and details on the Torch 2-Pin Slider Hunting Bow Sight from Redline Bowhunting.
- USB Rechargeable Integrated 4 Stage Sight Light
- Right/Left Dual Yardage Tapes
- Brass Self-Lubricating Micro Windage Adjustment
- Dual Vertical Pins [.019th ] & [adjustable .010th ]
- Metal Tape Yardage (comes with 40 metal yardage tapes)
- Dual Gear Driven, Ultra Smooth & Precise Wheel Driven Slider
- Quick Flip to Adjustable Hard Stop Sets on Wheel Slider for Quick Yardage Selection 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Axis Adjustments
- Bubble Level (comes with 3 – Green/Red/Blue)
- Sight Weight: 11 oz for Fixed Bracket and 13 oz for Dovetail
- Battery Life: 8 Hours Straight Run Time
- Recharge Time: 1 Hour
- Capable of accepting a 44.5 mm lens
I ran this sight hard in Kentucky and Indiana public land. Now when I say hard, I mean pushing 200- 400 ft of elevation, through briars, saplings, and dry creek beds. Let me tell you this sight took a beating and still currently is! Recently in fact, in late October of this year (2023)I fell on a rock in a dry creek bottom after a bit of rain walking into my setup. My entire body weight fell on the sight and hit right on the windage knob! The paint chipped on the knob and it bent just a bit, but the sight was still spot on, and everything was tight. I simply bent the knob back and continued on with the hunt confident the sight was still accurate (checking the zero on it once I got back home).
This site has been dropped, poked, prodded, and everything but broken. Long ago I expected to see pins busted out, or something wrong from the sheer amount of abuse I put it through, but I have been very pleasantly surprised. Moreover, I absolutely loved switching from a 3-pin horizontal stacking sight to a vertical 2-pin. This felt like switching to a rifle scope in my opinion, my groups got tighter on my left and right, and overall I felt like my shooting confidence went way up.
Overall, the Torch Bow sight is one of the best slider bow hunting sights for the money. It has a single-pin slider feel but gives you the dual-pin option to make it more applicable to hunting. For a guy running hard in public and looking for a lightweight build, I can’t think of another sight that comes to mind at this price point boasting this many features that are as reliable as this has been for me. It made me more accurate just from the pin configuration and has held a zero for now going on 2 years, with plenty of abuse! Another point to add to this Torch 2 Pin bow sight review by Redline Bowhunting is that I also have a few more bow accessories from Redline, and they are also optimally performing. Another impressive accessory for them that you have to try, especially if you are counting oz, is the Redline Bowhunting Rl-1 3 Arrow Quiver.
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Weston Schrank is a hunting industry professional with years of whitetail management and hunting experience in the Midwest. He is currently expanding that experience in the mobile hunting world, and the world of western hunting.