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how to: Setup your new Bow Sight

So you just got your new bow sight (hopefully from S&S Archery) and you’re ready to get it setup.  In this article we’re going to take you step by step through the process that we use to set up our bows.  We’ll also be using some videos that we’ve created to help…

Trophy Taker Option 6

Option 6 Sight Review

Option Archery Option 6

We have been looking at Option Archery ever since we saw their products at the ATA show in January 2016.  Option Archery is a company that isn’t afraid to think outside the box and their ingenuity shows that in their new product offerings.  But it takes more than ingenuity to make a…

Fast Eddie XL

Spot Hogg Fast Eddie XL Review

Fast Eddie XL Review

Here is the down and dirty on the Fast Eddie XL

(you can find info on the new 2017 line up here)

Spot Hogg

As I have said before Spot Hogg is known for bombproof archery gear. And having almost 30 years in the industry they know what works and what doesn’t. Some…

spot hogg fast eddie xl

Spot Hogg Custom Sights -How to

Spot Hogg Custom Sights

3D season has already started here in Idaho, so what better time to continue with our 2 part series on building custom sights at S&S Archery. This week we will focus on Spot Hogg Custom Sights. You can find out how to build a Black Gold Custom Sight here.

Black Gold Custom Sights

Black Gold Custom Sights -How to build yours

Black Gold Custom Sights at S&S Archery

We do a LOT of bow sights at S&S Archery.  Why?  I think there are 2 reasons. The first is because we KNOW them.  If you call us and ask a question, we don’t have to send the call to a tech or back to the…

Outdoor Edge Razor Pro

Outdoor Edge Razor Pro Review


I have a confession to make. And I hope my man card is not in jeopardy.

YES, I can back a boat down a boat ramp with ease, and YES I hunt solo and pack out my own elk, hell I even built my own shelving in my garage last year. Having said all that,…

TightSpot Quiver Hood

TightSpot Quiver 2016 Review

2016 TightSpot Quiver Review

Don’t buy a TightSpot Quiver just because it’s the best quiver on the market. Buy it because it will make you a better…

Hilleberg Enan

Hilleberg Enan. Solo Bomber. 2 pounds.

A 2 lb, bomb-proof, solo backcountry tent?
The Hilleberg Enan.

Aug 29th, 2015.

The night before opening day.

I’m 5 miles in, 9,500 ft, sitting on the top of my favorite ridge, glassing up a decent 6×6 bull who is pestering a small herd of cows.  Not the biggest bull obviously, but…

ATA Show 2016

ATA Show 2016

Hey Insiders!

Steve and I just got back from the ATA (Archery Trade Association) Show in Louisville, KY.  Its a ton of fun, and full of the newest gear from all over the country.  All the major bow manufacturers are there, along with other vendors of bow sights, rests, releases… you get…

Corrugate Guide Pants in the Field

First Lite Corrugate Guide Pants Review

First Lite Corrugate Guide Pants

Here at S&S Archery we get a lot of calls from hunters asking for advice on products.  Some of the questions are tough, “How should I tune my bow for broadheads?”, and some of them are super easy.  One of my favorite easy questions is “What hunting pants do…


The Perfect Western Hunting Bow Sight?

Black Gold Ascent Verdict Review

For 2016 Black Gold Archery sights has just released their new line up and in that continues to be the Ascent slider sight. Now renamed the Black Gold Ascent Verdict.   The Ascent has been an extremely popular sight and for a good reasons, its a GREAT sight and affordable.  Two…

Orion coolers 45 with poles attached

Orion Coolers


If you’re like me you’ve seen a lot of the “expensive” coolers out there for a while on the market but couldn’t imagine spending that kind of money on just a cooler. I have a perfectly good Coleman cooler that seems to work fine, why spend the money on something 4…

Ripcord ACE fall away rest

Ripcord Ace Arrow Rest

New for 2015, Ripcord arrow rests has come out with a fall-away rest called the Ripcord ACE. The Ripcord ACE is a cable-actuated rest that, like other fall away rests, is held up in the upright position by the down cable in the last few inches of your draw cycle. However, the…

black gold sights

Black Gold Sights for 2016

Black Gold Pure Gold 5 Pin

Pure Gold 75
Picking up the New 2016 Pure Gold 75 sight from Black Gold, the first thing I notice is the solid and refined…

Swarovski EL Binoculars

Swarovski EL Binoculars Review

Quite possibly the best hunting binoculars you can buy

Swarovski EL Binoculars Review

Friday morning Steve comes into my office with a green case in his hands.  He drops it on my…

First Lite Fusion Camouflage

New for the fall of 2014 First Lite Wool hunting clothing has come out with their own camouflage pattern; called Fusion.  This pattern was built and designed exclusively for First Lite.  I was able to see this pattern almost a full year in advance of it coming out and I was extremely excited…

Vortex Razor HD 50mm Spotting Scope review

Over the last year I have been able to get some extensive time glassing behind the Vortex Razor HD 50mm spotting scope.  Coming from a lightweight backpacking perspective I had been a fan and personal user of the Nikon ED50 spotting scope that has been on the market for a long time.   If you…

4th of July Sale!!

Hunting season is 6 weeks away for some of the western states.  If you are still needing to add a few things to the gear list for this fall you better jump on this sale from

10% of everything on the site and 15% off all First Lite gear.  Time to gear…

New Firstlite Gear for 2014

Back in 2007 Firstlite made a name for themselves by being the first company to bring high-end merino baselayers to the hunting world.  We quickly recognized the performance attributes of merino and have been huge fans of Firstlite ever since.  In 2013 Firstlite introduced their first outerwear pieces; the Uncompahgre Puffy, the …

Rapid Release Binocular Tripod Adapter Review

As a life long mule deer hunter and a guy who loves to spend days with my eyes buried in my binos; I’m a little embarrassed how long it took me to realized the benefits of putting my binos on a tripod.  I always assumed resting my elbows on my knees offered a stable enough view for…