For almost a year we have been hearing about Sure-Loc’s new bow sight. Pictures of the target model have been floating around the internet and up on Sure-Loc’s website for months but the above photo is the first we have seen of the prototype prototype hunting sight.
For those unfamiliar with this sight, this new sight is dubbed the Carbonic after the unique carbon wrapped aluminum dovetail and tower. Sure-loc reportedly solicited design input from John Dudley and Levi Morgan who at this point are unarguably two of the best archers on the planet and have been at the apex of both the target and hunting worlds for a number of years.
The Carbonic sight features:
6” carbon fiber dovetail mounting bar with machined aluminum inset
Matching carbon/aluminum tower with integrated frame level
Quick adjust elevation button located at the front of the tower
.002” windage and elevation adjustments
Zero “backlash” windage tread system designed to eliminate the play found in competitors
Micro adjust 2nd and 3rd axis
Laser etched aluminum elevation plate
Positive click extension and elevation positioning
Interchangeable top and bottom knob positions
The scope (featured in all of the photos you see) is also a hybrid carbon/aluminum design that features a removable carbon sun shade. The scope features a single pin that can be mounted at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions as well as 45 degree angles granting the shooter more pin positions options than any other sight currently on the market. The scope can also accept older lenses styles.
Sure-Loc is also going to be providing a budget model of the Carbonic called the Fury which shares all of the same features as the Carbonic but with an aluminum tower that does not have the integrated frame level and the quick adjustment elevation button is located on the side of the tower rather than the front. The Carbonic’s carbon fiber wrapped tower also allows for greater customization of vertical mounting position to the mounting bar vs. the aluminum tower on the Fury which is limited by scre holes. According to Sure-Loc’s website both sights will weigh in at 9.2oz and available in red, green, blue, grey, and orange color variations.
There isn’t much that has been confirmed about the hunting scope aside from the fact that it will be available in a 5 pin. Judging by the photo posted on Levi’s Instagram page it the sight will feature micro-adjust pins (pretty standard this day and age), large level, and appears to be a funnel like shape to aid the shooter with identifying when they may be torquing the front of their bow.
Not the most ground breaking developments and Levi even mentioned in his post that this was a prototype and more work was to be done but it at least means that Sure-Loc and their parent company FeraDyne are moving forward with this project and we the consumers can look forward to another high end scope offering sometime in the relatively near future.
The release date for these sights have been repeatedly pushed back due to production issues related to the sights unique carbon wrapped aluminum frame design. Representatives from both FeraDyne and Sure-Loc have repeatedly said that they don’t want to release this sight until they are not only confident in its consistent production quality but also at a competitive price point. Personally I think all of the features this sight will bring to the table will be worth the wait and I am excited to get my hands on one.
For more photos and info check out https://www.feradyne.com/
And below is a video of Sure-Loc's Matt Haas and John Dudley of Nock On TV talking over some of the finer points of both the Carbonic and Fury.