Burris Oracle Bow Sight Provides Exact Point of Aim, Ranges to 500 Yards

The Oracle ranges targets out to 500 yards and provides a point of aim.

Rifle hunters have long been accustomed to the very latest in modern technology. Between 12X scopes, range-finders, and red dots, hunting with the ol’ powder and ball is almost too easy these days.

That hasn’t been the case for bow hunters, until now.

Burris recently announced their brand-new Oracle rangefinding bow sight, a one-of-a-kind device that provides both the exact distance to the target and exact point of aim. We got our sweaty little fingers on it at this year’s NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, and it looks like it could be a game-changer.

The device mounts to the bow in the shooter’s line of sight, and the shooter aims by aligning the rear peep sight with the green light that appears in the rangefinder’s circle. To calibrate, the shooter first sights in the Oracle at 20 yards and two farther distances.

The rear peep sight eliminates bow grip torque and the need for a string peep sight. It also improves visibility in low light.

Once the device has calculated the trajectory curve, shooters simply aim the Oracle at the target and press the activation button to determine the range, which appears on the display. The device then calculates trajectory and moves the green dot up or down in the circle.

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The Burris rep demonstrated for us, and the Oracle appeared to calculate the range correctly. Only more testing can verify the accuracy of its trajectory calculations, but given Burris’ reputation, the Oracle likely works as advertised.

It worked like a charm in the NRA convention hall.

In the event that the device malfunctions on a big hunt, the Oracle also includes a 20-yard fixed pin.

The rangefinder is constructed entirely of aluminum, and the computer can store two different trajectory curves to compensate for different arrows or draw weights. It’s also right or left hand compatible, water resistant, and can accommodate arrow speeds between 200 and 400 fps.

Burris has long been a leader in range-finding technology, and they’ve applied their expertise to this cutting-edge bow sight.

The Oracle can detect reflective targets up to 500 yards away and deer up to 200 yards away.

The Burris rep told us the device should begin shipping at the end of this month.  MSRP is $799.  Visit BurrisOptics.com to learn more.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Mick Springer June 11, 2019, 5:21 pm

    Best bow sight I’ve ever had. Most of these comments are a little concerning…..It’s a bow. Come on guys. It’s a freaking bow. And I’ve shot deer at 88 yards because that is as far as my bow will set up for. If I had a bow that would shoot further I’m sure I could get out to 100. Great job Burris Guys.

  • HK December 10, 2018, 10:56 am

    Who would take a bow shot at an animal more than 100 yards away and expect a clean kill? You’d have to be really good at reading the wind to take a shot like that. It may be able to give you an aiming point for 500 yards, but how practical is that?

  • Vike Mike May 14, 2018, 1:50 pm

    They didn’t even mention the weight, guessing no one will be interested in a 3 lb computer on their bow.

  • Thomas Gilbert May 14, 2018, 1:11 pm

    NFW! Even if the dot goes to the bottom of the circle sight it won’t go 500 yards! The trajectory for that distance, the bow would probably have to be on a 45 degree angle up in the air!

    • Doc Cypress December 10, 2018, 2:29 pm

      Not only that but it’s not even capable of targeting anything beyond two hundred yards unless it’s reflective

  • Michael Christensen May 14, 2018, 12:30 pm

    That MSRP is outrageous! Who would pay for it at that price?

  • survivor50 May 14, 2018, 7:14 am

    You’re going to need a Roman Ballista to shoot 500 yards…
    A vehicle towed, crew served bow, with LASER ranging…yeah…I could see that …

  • Leon W Jester, Jr. May 14, 2018, 4:47 am

    Five hundred yards with a bow is for the kind of massed fire used at Agincourt and Crécy. Also, you’d better have a long bow with a 125lb.+ pull.

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