ascent mountain lite

Black Gold Ascent Mountain Lite

Black Gold Ascent Mountain Lite 

Before we get to the Black Gold Mountain Lite, we need to look at our favorite sight, the Black Gold Verdict.  Why is it our favorite? Simple. Its pins are the brightest of all hunting sights…



Razor UDH 10x42 review

Vortex Razor UHD 10X42 Review

Vortex is one of the most loved brands in hunting optics, and quite possibly the entire hunting community. And for good reason. Top shelf customer service and VIP no fault lifetime warranty, Vortex is known for great glass at a great price. Do you want the best binoculars for your dollar? Then…



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2019 Optics Demo Results

S&S Archery lets YOU decide “What’s the best rangefinder”?

Our annual optics demo at the NW Mountain challenge @ Tamarack, Idaho is a perfect example of why you should consider S&S Archery when purchasing your backcountry hunting gear.  Where else can you…



sight in a black gold sight

How to Sight in a Black Gold Adjustable Sight

Sighting in a Black Gold Sight -Updated for Dual Indicator Sights

-Find our notes on setting up your Dual Indicator at the end of this tutorial

Sighting in a Black Gold sight should be easy, but for some it can be confusing. Hopefully we can make this simple. These steps are specifically for the Black…



Black Gold Sight need more left

Help! I need more left windage on my Black Gold sight!

More Left!!

Are you trying to setup your Black Gold sight, and finding that you need more left windage?

This is a problem that is becoming more common with increasing riser widths. But fear not, most of the time there is a reason why you need more left windage, and it has more…



Whats the best stabilizer for your hunting bow?

Do you REALLY need a stabilizer on your hunting bow?

A good stabilizer performs 2 jobs. Primarily its purpose is to stabilize your bow, and to slow down the movement of your pins.  When you’re aiming with a pin that…



XCM525c removed legs

First Look at the Promaster XC-M 525c tripod

Promaster XC-M 525c Tripod

Hearing that Promaster was coming out with a new series of mobile carbon tripods was both exciting and scary. S&S Archery is always staying on…



tightspot rise hook

TightSpot Rise – A Whitetail Hunter’s Quiver

Don’t Treestand hunters need a quality quiver?

Tightspot has a new, high quality quiver out for 2019 aimed at treestand bow hunters. And why not? Don’t treestand hunters need a good quality quiver? Tightspot is well known to western hunters as being the best quiver to keep arrows when attached to your bow. 

Tightspot Rise



Fast Eddie XL Double Pin

Spot Hogg Fast Eddie XL Double Pin

Spot Hogg Fast Eddie XL

It’s been a couple years since we took a good hard look at one of our best selling bow sights, the Spot Hogg Fast Eddie XL. New bows are arriving and it’s time to make changes to our gear, so it’s a perfect time to take another look!



New Slik Tripods for 2019

2019 Tripods from Slik for Backcountry Hunting

Out with the old Slik tripods, and in with the new? Well sort of. We have been carrying our 2 favorite Slik tripods for years. Actually for 8 years!  Even when Slik decided to drop them in 2014, we reached out and asked if they would continue…



Black Gold Pro Review

Black Gold Pro

Black Gold Pro
Weight Matters

This time of year most manufacturers are releasing new products for the upcoming year. Every year we find something exciting to talk about, and for 2019…



Garmin Instinct

Garmin Instinct Review. Tough AND smart.

The Garmin Instinct
Who says tough can’t be smart?

Hey, I’ll admit it. I’m one of “those guys”… I have to have the latest greatest techy gear no matter what the cost. And that is why I currently have a Garmin Fenix 5x plus on my wrist… Um..Well, ok… I USED to be one of…



Carbon Backcountry trekking poles

S&S Archery CL Backcountry Trekking Poles

A note from the owner on why we developed our own backcountry trekking poles-

At S&S Archery we have been using trekking poles for probably the last 5 years or so…



Swarovski SLC’s or EL’s Which are the Best Hunting Binoculars?

Which are the Best Hunting Binoculars?

Get a group of dedicated hunters together for more than a few minutes and invariably the best hunting binoculars will become the topic of conversation. And yet, with so much focus on this topic, very few agree on what is the best make and model for our application. Many would agree…



2018 Optics Demo and Binocular Shootout

2018 S&S Archery Optics Demo

Our 2018 Optics Demo at the NW Mountain Challenge 3D Shoot turned out awesome!  The weather was great in Tamarack Idaho.  And the setting was high mountain timber, perfect for testing out some high end spotting scopes and binoculars from Vortex, Kowa, and …



2018 Tightspot Quiver

2018 Tightspot Quiver

What’s new for the 2018 Tightspot Quiver? The most trusted, tightest fitting, and most adjustable quiver on the market just keeps getting better and better. When you make…



2018 Spot Hogg Updates

2018 Spot Hogg Updates

 

2018 Spot Hogg Sights and Releases

What is new in 2018 for the toughest line of bow sights on the market?

Hogg Mob Double Pointer

New for 2018 …



The Perfect Western Hunting Bow Sight, made Perfecter…

S&S Built Black Gold Verdict Bow Sight

We are constantly trying to find outstanding backcountry gear that offers value and performance. While that may sound easy enough, throw in durability, excellent customer service, and of course lightweight. Now you have a pretty tall task.  Fortunately the Black Gold Verdict falls right in line…



2018 ATA Show Highlights

The Best of the 2018 ATA Show

The ATA show is the annual archery trade show usually held back east.  Its one of our favorite events where we get to see our friends in the industry, talk to potential vendors and check out all the new gear.  We’ve picked out our favorite gear highlights of the…



2017 gear Quivalizer with molded hood

New Quivalizer with a Molded Hood

Updated lighter weight Quivalizer with molded hood

I have been using the original Option Archery Quivalizer for a couple years now.  Not only for target and 3d shooting but also for hunting. If you read my original review from 2016 HERE, you’ll find that not only did it improve my…