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Product Model: Covert Pro
Type: Dot sight
Number of Pins: 1-pin
Pin Size: Unknown
Best Uses: Target shooting, 3-D Archery, Hunting
Apex Gear Covert Pro Bow Sight Review
What is the Covert Pro?
It looks like a bow sight, but it has an illuminated, center dot cross-hair sight and even a turret on top that all resembles that of a rifle scope.
However, it’s a bow sight.
The feature the Covert Pro is known for is its LED single pin technology. You have a wide and clear field of view with the advantages of a single pin to make all your shots with the long-range slide.
The center “power dot” is the aiming point, and it has green illumination with up to 11 brightness settings. However, each time you increase the brightness level, the aiming dot will grow in size. The illumination knob is the turret on the top of the sight housing, and it’s very tactile-like with “clicks.”
The gear-drive elevation dial is ultra-smooth and adjustments can easily be made with one hand. Simply loosen the locking knob in front of the yardage tape and then turn the dial.
To make things quiet in the field, the bracket has been dampened to eliminate noise when you reach your travel stop. This means you won’t hear clanging metal components, clicks, or chinks when you bottom out. When your dial stops, it’ll stop in the same position every time.
You also have vertical and horizontal sight housing tilt adjustments, 2nd and 3rd axis adjustments, and a glow-in-the-dark shooter’s ring. For all the Covert Pro offers, you’d think it would be a heavy beast of a sight, but it’s not. It’s machined aluminum, so it’s ultra-strong and super lightweight.
Most buyers have been sold on the single illuminated center dot tech. It’s easy on the eyes, easy to use, and it has a huge field of view. However, some legitimate complaints include cheap set screws that worries users, and some quality control issues.
- Illuminated center dot
- 11 brightness levels
- One hand dial adjustments
- 2nd/3rd adjustable axis
- Cheap hardware
- Quality control issues
Apex Gear Covert Pro Q&A
Yes. The reticle is built into the sight, so the cross hairs will still be highly visible if you choose to use it without illumination or if the battery dies.
The Covert Pro has recently been upgraded. Older models required depressing the dial to change the brightness level. Now, the newer Covert Pro requires only a simple click/turn of the knob adjust brightness.
Over 120 pre-marked yardage tapes are included with the Covert Pro bow sight. They do come in various yardage increments to suit your preferences for sighting-in. However, some buyers have said their bow sight came without yardage tapes.
A quick call to the company explaining this and they had yardage tapes in the mail within days.
Apex says the tape is rear-facing, but it’s more in a side-facing direction. It’s not difficult to see, but it may be something to think about.
Yes, and the adjustable max yardage stop must be installed. This component stops the aperture from being in a low-profile position that obstructs the arrow from its flight path. Install the yardage stop with the aperture in its lowest position that doesn’t obstruct the arrow.
The bow sight requires one CR2032 battery to work. Unscrew the illumination knob and insert the battery with the positive side facing out. Replace the knob and screw in again.
One battery has an approximate life of 700 hours. The bow sight will also shut itself down after four hours if the illumination is on but hasn’t been adjusted within that time period.
The bow sight does not have a magnified lens. However, the sight is threaded to accept a 2x magnifying lens kit.
The Covert Pro comes with a neoprene lens cover for protection during storage or when you’re not using it while in the field.
- Illuminated center-dot technology with 11 brightness settings
- Tactile rotating click knob for brightness control
- 2nd/3rd axis adjustments for dead-on shots no matter the angle and distance
- Ambidextrous bow sight for both left and right-hand shooters
- Over 120 yardage tapes included
Our Verdict on the Apex Gear Covert Pro
Narrowing things down, the Apex Gear Covert Pro is a dot-sight done well. It’s simple in function and has been executed well. You will have to work a little harder to understand the instructions and be patient to make all the adjustments with tools.
But, if you’re a fan of the single pin with improvements in field of view and visibility with an ultra-smooth slide, you’ll be a fan of the Covert Pro.
A very comparable bow sight is the TRUGLO Range Rover Pro. It almost has the exact same features as the Covert Pro, and a very similar price tag. However, it lacks 3rd axis adjustments, but it does have tool-less windage and yardage locks – check out our review of the Range Rover Pro here.
These two bow sights are eerily similar, but one of them is priced slightly less. Are you out to save some money or splurge a little?
Staying within the Apex Gear family, you’ll come across their Covert 1-pin bow sight. It’s a single adjustable pin, but there’s a catch. You can switch out your .019 pin for a .010 pin for when you’re in the mood to take those extra-long distance shots.
Curious about Versa Pin technology? Check out our full review on the Apex Covert here.
After this full examination, we’ve determined the Covert Pro is a bow sight that has some rifle scope features. It’s not a bad mix, since both devices aim to get you dead-on with every shot. To have some advanced features for less than $200, Apex Gear fits the bill.