A New Bow Sight Win: UltraView’s UV Slider w/UV3XL SE Scope

Bow sights have come a long way, and I’m thrilled to report that innovation hasn’t been stunted. Enter a 2024 bow sight must-have—UltraView’s UV Slider w/UV3XL SE Scope.

by Jace Bauserman

My positive experience with UltraView’s release, The Hinge 2, left me eagerly awaiting their new sights. This release was not just a fancy-to-do new tool but a trusted companion during my turkey-season hunts. 

I smiled when I opened the box containing a customized soft case containing UltraView’s UV Slider and UV3XL SE Scope. Sleek, streamlined, and sexy, this sight appealed to me. 

I always like to mention aesthetics. While aesthetics mean nothing in the woods, it doesn’t hurt to outfit your favorite vertical rig with sexy accessories that perform like a champ. 

Though the UltraView UV Slider w/UV3XL SE gets an A+ in the looks department, how would it perform? 

Let’s find out!

The Build

The sight comes in two pieces—the Rack & Rail and Scope & DualDial Assembly. This excited me, as I hate accessories requiring extensive assembly.

After lifting the Locking Lever, located on the inside of the DualDial, I placed the scope on the assembly rack. When doing this, be sure the guide pins line up in the proper tracks. A glance is all that’s required. Now slide the Scope & Dual DualDial Assembly until it clears the spring-loaded latch. You will hear an audible click when you clear it. 

With the Scope & DualDial mounted in the rack, use the DualDial to work the scope up and down the rack to check for proper alignment and smoothness. I promise you’ll find no humps or bumps, and up/down movement is smoother than silk. 

I also recommend opening and closing the Locking Lever. The elevation adjustment is 100 percent locked down when closed—there is no slop! 

Mounting the sight to your bow depends on your mounting system. For my Hoyt Alpha X, I opted for the Picatinny Mount. A Bridge-Lock option is available for Mathews goers, and a standard Side Mount is also available. 

With the sight mounted on my bow, I tinkered more with the DualDial, which controls elevation adjustment. I’m also a massive fan of the micro-click windage adjustment the sight offers. The Windage Lock is conveniently set inside the DualDial. Pull out the black-knob Windage Lock to unlock it. Clockwise rotation moves the scope to the right, and counterclockwise rotation moves the scope to the left. After making adjustments, push the Windage Lock inward, and you’re all set. 

The sight offers first-, second-, and third-axis settings. Though my third axis required a slight clockwise turn of the third-axis screw, which rotated my Scope & DualDial in a top-down way, the first- and second-axis settings were spot on. Adjusting these axes is elementary.

The sight has a QuickBreak feature. The QuickBreak allows you to quickly remove your Scope & DualDial from the rack to add another scope style. To do this, lift the Locking Lever and locate the small silver latch at the bottom of the rack. Press and hold the latch down while using the elevation dial to walk the scope down and off the rack.

Sighting In

Before we dive into the sight-in process, this sight requires one of the most extensive sight-in processes that I’ve tested. However…my sight tape was spot-on out to 100 yards when I finished. That is the first time ever, and I’ve tested thousands of bow sights, that I’ve achieved a perfect sight-in after following the manufacturer’s instructions. 

First, sight in at 20 yards. However, don’t do this with your top green pin. Instead, sight in at 20 with your middle (yellow) scope pin, which will be your 30-yard pin. Once dialed at 20 yards, pull the Set sight tape from the included tapes and position it on the outside of the rack. You’ll see a flat surface and a black calibration indicator. Set the 20-yard mark parallel to the calibration indicator.

With your Set sight tape attached, sight in at 60 yards with the same middle scope pin. Spend some time at both distances. I highly recommend making this a most-of-the-day deal. Take breaks in your shooting, and then resume shooting from both distances, especially 60 yards, to ensure you’re dialed in.

Once dialed at 60 yards, read the number on the Set tape. That will be your permanent sight tape. However, don’t attach it yet. There’s more to do.

First, remove the 3-pin cartridge. To accomplish this:

  1. Loosen the most forward set screw (silver) on the left side of the scope housing.
  2. Don’t remove the screw; loosen it.
  3. Use your hand to push the cartridge out the front of the housing. 

Set your housing (pins facing you) on your sight tape. Align your 30-yard pin with the 30-yard mark on the tape. Next, align your 40-yard pin and then your 20-yard pin with the corresponding sight-tape marks. The sight allows individual pin movement and an Allen wrench is includedYou mustn’t move your 30-yard pin.

 

Now install your tape.

While still sighted in at 60 yards, align your middle (yellow) pin with the 60-yard mark on your tape. Now, unlock the sight, slide your top green indicator to the 20-yard mark, and individually adjust your 30- and 40-yard pins to match the tape. 

You will also notice a bottom Bonus Pin. This pin was not designed to be sighted in with the tape. Instead, it’s for fun long-range shooting. As I tinkered, I noted what yardage this pin would work for with my sight tape set at certain distances. It’s a valuable addition, for sure.

I spent the remainder of the day shooting the sight. I found my sight tape to be deadly accurate out to the tested distance of 100 yards. Another win, was that when the shot broke, there was no buzz, hum, or clank. The sight is 100 percent slop-free. Adjustments are absolute and exact, and though I would like to see UltraView increase pin brightness, the sight does come with one of the most advanced scope lights I’ve used. To turn on the UV3XL SE light, press and release the button (gold) above the UV icon. Use the Power & Light Level (forward of the UV label), Dim Light (left side), and Brighten Light (right side) to make lighting adjustments. The sight also comes with extra batteries. 

Final Thoughts

I’m impressed with UltraView products. This new, innovative sight comes with interchangeable White Viz sight rings and is a no-doubt bow sighting system win. Plus, if you’re unsatisfied with your purchase, send it back to UltraView within 14 days, and they’ll repurchase it from you. That’s manufacturing confidence, which is something I admire. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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