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Old 01-02-2019, 02:59 PM   #1
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Anybody currently using the Garmin Xero A1 ??
looking for someone who is currently using one to get some honest feedback

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Old 01-02-2019, 04:05 PM   #2
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Honestly ....cost too much
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:10 PM   #3
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I recently got an A1i. I’ve only got about 100 shots thru it but so far I really like it. Having a clear sight picture is very nice. The process of ranging and having the pin pop up is about 3 seconds, but that’s the initial range—after that, the pin is there until you need to re-range another target.

The setup was surprisingly easy. I’m thinking this will be a game changer for western hunting where you are moving around a lot. If you hunt over a feeder or from a tree stand where you can easily know your ranges, it might be a bit much.

I still need to get a lot more time behind before I can leave a better review, but from the few reviews I’ve read, the A1i seems to be the ticket over the A1. Good luck.
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:20 PM   #4
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I got the A1i this past summer. It took a little time to get used to but I love it. Easy set up, can set it to “pins” mode, and it’s a real game changer when stalk hunting. One bull elk and one pig have been taken; hopefully more to come soon.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:05 PM   #5
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Just got the A1 but have not put it on yet. Looking forward to trying it!
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:12 PM   #6
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I recently got an A1i. Iíve only got about 100 shots thru it but so far I really like it. Having a clear sight picture is very nice. The process of ranging and having the pin pop up is about 3 seconds, but thatís the initial rangeóafter that, the pin is there until you need to re-range another target.

The setup was surprisingly easy. Iím thinking this will be a game changer for western hunting where you are moving around a lot. If you hunt over a feeder or from a tree stand where you can easily know your ranges, it might be a bit much.

I still need to get a lot more time behind before I can leave a better review, but from the few reviews Iíve read, the A1i seems to be the ticket over the A1. Good luck.
Gamechanger for states that allow it. Some states don't allow electronic devices on archery equipment though.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:27 PM   #7
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Got the A1i for Christmas. Very impressed to this point. Set up was easier than expected. Did not have a shooter come in last weekend of season but have taken several pigs love not having to fumble with a range finder. went from a single pin which i had several animals spook and run out of set sight distance which meant letting off and adjusting the sight. NO more of that just a simple push of a button. the sight is quite longer than my single pin and have yet to find a case to fit it in.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:06 PM   #8
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Gamechanger for states that allow it. Some states don't allow electronic devices on archery equipment though.
Most states do not. I thought about the purchase but the review I read were pretty bad.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:10 AM   #9
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Most states do not. I thought about the purchase but the review I read were pretty bad.
Right now I can find only 8 states that this sight is illegal. I may have missed some though.

I think once they see that this sight does not shoot a beam or light like a red dot or others and basically operates like a normal range finder, it will be legal to use almost everywhere. Just my opinion.

I got mine for the spot and stalk Cape Buffalo hunt that i am going on in the next couple of years.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:35 PM   #10
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Picked up a A1i and have it installed about to begin setup in the next week or so.... first test will be in south Texas in March on a Javi hunt....
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:22 PM   #11
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Please keep me updated !!!
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:26 PM   #12
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Right now I can find only 8 states that this sight is illegal. I may have missed some though.

I think once they see that this sight does not shoot a beam or light like a red dot or others and basically operates like a normal range finder, it will be legal to use almost everywhere. Just my opinion.

I got mine for the spot and stalk Cape Buffalo hunt that i am going on in the next couple of years.


What states did you find where this is legal?
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:57 PM   #13
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I've owned the A1i for about 7 months. Killed 3 deer with it this past season. Absolutely love the sight.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:09 PM   #14
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CO is one state where it is not legal . It falls under the lighted pin deal .
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:34 PM   #15
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what bow case do you use with your Xero A1i?
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:41 PM   #16
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Most of the western states that consume most of my hunting time, it’s illegal in.
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