I worked with Rob and he was extremely helpful and informative on helping me order a custom sight from Black Gold. The quality of workmanship and materials in the machined aluminum parts and adjustability is excellent. All of the adjustment mechanisms are built to tight tolerances and work as expected. The yardage adjustment wheel on the right is easy to locate and the gearing is built tight enough that the lockdown can be backed off (which is something I wont have to worry about loosening and stripping out if kept locked down). I really like the 45 degree sight tape area on the left side of the sight which makes it easy to pick up the sight bubble level and sight pin easily. The pins are the brightest I've seen.
While being told the manufacturing and shipping time would be 4 to 5 weeks. it took 9 weeks to receive my sight. When I called Black Gold for an update, they were a little short with me and said they could provide no information on sights ordered through S&S Archery?? I know times are very tough right now for small businesses with the Covid issue and perhaps I was being impatient. The instructions are printed on the backside of a thin cardboard 5x10 included in the packaging. To get all of the information you need for adjustments its best to go on line to review several YouTube instructions. ( S&S has the best instructions for this sight on line.) I think a couple of good quality hex wrench tools could have been included.
I was expecting the 1st and 2nd axis adjustments to be dead on from the factory, but they were quite a bit off. They were easy to adjust in and I enjoyed doing it. I knew I would need to adjust the 3rd axis based on my particular draw and pull on the bow. They do send a lot of sight tapes (54), however, there's only one for the particular speed of your bow. If you mess that up you will need to order a new one. The photo chromatic cover for my pins was put on crooked and I'm not sure I should try to straighten it. The top 2 pins are .019 and I may send it back to have all of them at .010 (the .019 are just a tad bright for me). The #5 pin ( the one I'll use for a floater) is dimer than the others, I may have it replaced. All in all I'm happy with the sight, it will take some time for me to get the pins where I want them. Hopefully I wont have to wait another 9 weeks without shooting if i decide to send it back.
Cant say enough about SandS archery's help with this sight. After speaking to Rob I ordered the Black Gold Acsent Verdict. I love that I could order the smaller pin sizes for longer distances and choose the color of pins that works for me. The sight was easy to install and set up. The photo Chromatic shell is magic. I've used a lot of sights over the years but this sight is the best of the best
Great sight. Well built.
After hearing great things about Black Gold sights, doing hours of research and examining quality of the product I decided to have S&S custom build a sight for me. I have only shot Spot Hogg products in the past. I love Spot Hogg and their products but I was looking for something of equal build quality, design, and features in a lighter package. I decided on an ascent verdict 3 pin - green .019, yellow .019, green .010, 2” housing, fully micro adjustable, and 4” dovetail. I’m not sure about the 2” housing yet and I do miss the MRT ring that spot Hogg offers. Highly recommend micro adjust windage, elevation and pins.
This was my first transaction through S&S and I could not be more pleased with the service and product.
I called and talked to Rob at least 2x with questions a out choosing the right sight for me and both times he answered my questions easily and with great knowledge. I will order all my sights from Rob from here on out. Thanks for everything Rob.
Now the sight. This is my first dovetail sight. I havent had a chance to take it hunting yet with this crazy spring going on. But I am hoping to practice some social distancing turkey hunting in the near future.
Setting up the sight is easy with the PDFs Rob created. I have owned nothing but Spot Hogg sights so it was a little hard taking this step to a BG Ascent Verdict 5 pin. After putting it on my bow I knew Rob didn't steer me wrong. Dont hesitate on making the switch. Give Rob a call if you have any questions.