The Mist is an affordable Trophy Ridge 3 pin sight that is best suited for beginners and budget setups. It brings to the table all of the basics and is a fully functional and accurate sight that will improve your accuracy. It lacks many of the features found in more expensive products, but it will get the job done and is a decent option for the hunting season if you are in a pinch.
Trophy Ridge Mist 3 Pin Sight Details
With 3 adjustable fiber optic pins this sight has a relatively clear picture. Each pin is a standard .019” in diameter and well lit. The top and bottom pins are green and the middle pin is red, creating some distinction between them.
The pins are adjustable with an allen wrench, which may be tricky while out in the middle of a hunt. A green glow in the dark sight ring helps focus and target faster. Also included is a bubble level, found on the bottom interior of the sight housing. The pins are light gathering fiber optics and provide high visibility.
There is a threaded hole in the sight housing for the addition of a pin light, which does not come included with the Mist. The sight itself can be installed multiple different ways on the riser due to its versatile mounting holes. If flipped upside down it can also be installed on a left handed bow, which will put the level at the top of the sight housing.
The Mist is plenty accurate once it is sighted in, but there isn’t anything special about it. There are no yardage tapes or sighting tricks or micro adjustments here. Sight in your three pins, adjusting them with an allen wrench, and you are set. Accuracy from here depends on the skill of the archer and their compound setup. The bubble level and green sight ring are a small boon, but that is the extent of bells and whistles.
Trophy Ridge Mist Construction
This Trophy Ridge 3 pin sight is very lightweight due to its construction. It is made entirely out of plastic with no metal or machined parts. Unfortunately, for this reason, it is also rather weak and can easily be broken or accidentally detached from the bow’s riser. There are issues with the sight moving while shooting, cases where the screws are not long enough and come loose, and instances in which the sight has completely fallen off unexpectedly.
It is recommended to use longer and higher quality screws that will hold the sight on better. Also, take great care when tightening the pins. It is possible to over-tighten them, which will cut into the plastic and make further adjustments impossible.
The sight looks good and will make an aesthetically pleasing addition, however it is cheaply made plastic and should be treated carefully. For the price, do not expect much in terms of durability or longevity from this sight. It is possible to install a quiver to the sight, although it is recommended to keep in mind the aforementioned durability critiques.
Trophy Ridge Mist Review Conclusion
Ultimately, the Mist is a reasonable Trophy Ridge 3 pin sight if you are looking for a quick and affordable option to get you or your beginner up and running. It will suffice for practicing at the range and a season or two of hunting, but I would not advise putting much stock into it. This is a barebones, all plastic, and no frills sight that will get the job done on a budget. Nothing more and nothing less. Trophy Ridge also makes a single pin and a 5 pin sight if that is more of what your are searching for
Affordable budget sight
Great replacement for stock package sights
Threaded hole for attaching a light (the light is not included)
Cheap plastic construction
Poorly made screws
Easily falls off of bows
Sight may move when shooting
Allen wrench required for adjustments
- Over tightening the pins will cut into the plastic and made further adjustments impossible