The HHA DS-5019 Optimizer Lite Ultra 5000 may be a mouthful, but it is also a superb sight with many desirable features. It is a cousin of the number one ranking HHA sight and shares many of its attributes with a few noteworthy exceptions. Most notably is that this DS-5019 is somewhat more expensive and uses a revolutionary dial system for the yardage tapes. If you are willing to spend the money for a quality sight then you will be in for a treat with this single-pin DS-5019 Optimizer.
Optimizer Lite Ultra Important Specs
This HHA sight is designed for both ethical bowhunting and winning 3D tournaments. With completely tool-less micro windage and elevation adjustments you get precision over your settings for 3D shooting and ease of use while out in the field hunting game. A green sight ring makes it easier to take aim and acquire targets. The single .019” diameter pin is extremely bright, to the point it has been described as almost too bright. The fiber optic does best in higher ambient lighting, but will suffice in low light. If more lighting is required there is a hole in the housing for a light attachment that is sold separately by HHA. Also sold separately is a compatible Lens Kit B from HHA that provides four times the magnification.
Awesome Features of the Optimizer Lite
The most interesting feature of the DS-5019 Optimizer Lite is the yardage dial system. A gear driven wheel controls the yardage dial, making it possible to very precisely control your accuracy by the yard. Turning the dial raises and lowers the sight accordingly and feels like a very smooth adjustment method. Combined with this dial is the patented pre-printed yardage tapes, in which the archer sights in at 20 yards and 60 yards and is set through 20 yards to 80 yards. Very simple and user friendly, this is a great system and the yardage dial is a revolutionary concept not seen in many other sight products.
Accuracy Using The Optimizer Lite Ultra
Accuracy is one of the most important aspects when considering a sight. The DS-5019, with its superior build quality and dial system, is impressively accurate. Prepare yourself for some unexpectedly tight groupings. What were once your 20 yard groups will now be your 60 yard groups, it is that accurate and easy to use. Up to 80 yards you will have great accuracy, based on your skill and the capabilities of your compound bow.
Optimizer Lite Construction
This sight is built tough with a 100 percent fully machined aluminum construction and made in the USA. Weighing in at 10.4 ounces it is a bit heavy but absolutely durable. At a glance it looks both rock solid and ruggedly pleasing to the eye. It will withstand many seasons of hunting without fail. The sight housing is 1 ⅝” diameter and the pin has 3” of fiber optic cable. The pin is protected by indestructible A.R.M.O.R. technology. In addition, the sight supports mounting a quiver, although the bracket for it is not included.
Optimizer Lite Ultra Review Conclusion
For the price you are getting a really high quality and high performance sight. It is completely tool-less and super simple to adjust and use. The integrity of the construction is top notch and all aluminum, made in the USA. The pin is ultra bright and easy to see in most lighting situations. However, also for the price, you would expect an included light or a rheostat housing. This is a small gripe, but something to be aware of. All in all, it is a stellar product and you truly are getting what you pay for. This sight is an investment in your archery and will be a fine addition to any build. Whether for hunting or 3D shooting, you can’t wrong with this HHA sight.
Sight in at 20 yards and 80 yards
Holes for mounting a quiver
Green sight ring
No rheostat light included