Back view with speed selection lever
Very compact and amazingly light
Adjustment rheostat and weaver integral mount
Front side view
The TRUGLO unit in action
here to see the picture gallery (including reticle images at various settings)
Images of product on Excalibur Vixen are for
pictorial purposes only, actual test performed
on TenPoint Stealth X2, Barnett Predator and
Excalibur Equinox with Flemish String
Another industry first from TRUGLO
Once again TRUGLO proves to
be the most innovative crossbow optics
manufacturer introducing a new open design red
dot with trajectory compensation and dual color
The new red dot scope comes packaged in a
blister clear plastic package that also contains
the instruction manual, lens cover, Allen
wrench, limited lifetime warranty card and a
lens cleaning cloth.
The unit is ready to install right after you
take it from its package, the CR 2032 battery is
already installed, and all the locking screw are
already in place in the integral weaver mount.
You just need to slide it onto your crossbow
scope mount and fasten the two Allen set screws.
You are free to position the scope in the most
comfortable position as eye relief is not a
concern for this optic.
Balance is not an issue either as the new TRUGLO
unit weights a scant 4.1 ounces , as you
assemble the unit onto your crossbow you will
not notice any difference both in balance and
The TRUGLO TG8350C4 is really is really an
amazing unit, it is small and very compact and
weights next to nothing. It really makes sense
to use this scope on light crossbow setups in
order to keep down weight for example when you
have to walk a long distance to reach your
The unit assembles in seconds, just two screws
to set, thanks to its integral weaver mount,
then turn the unit on and start the tuning
First off you need to know your arrow speed ,
using a dial you can select between four arrow
speeds A,B,C,D that correspond to 300, 325, 350
and 400 FPS. As usual, there are two screws to
regulate windage and elevation. The regulation
screws have an audible click and one click
corresponds to 1 inch at 100 yards. The
regulation margin is 30 inches at 100 Yards
Each arrow speed selection corresponds to a
different dot spacing to compensate for
different arrow drop.
Dots cannot be individually adjusted.
The four dots (20,30,40 and 50 yards) are fixed
in size (5MOA) but can be regulated in both
color (red or green) and brightness in 5 steps
for each color. Red and green dots provide
different contrast in order to suit personal
preferences and different target illumination
conditions. The variation between high (5) and
low (1) setting is enough to provide a visible
dot in full sunlight while not being distracting
in lower light conditions.
The 5 MOA size dot is “about just right” except
at the longer distances (50yards) where it may
just cover a little too much of the target, but
at this point you can change reduce the
brightness or switch to green color in order to
have an apparently smaller dot.
The sight window is 34mm wide by 24mm high, and
is wide enough for an ample field of view while
being unobtrusive during transportation. The
target side of the lens is coated to prevent
unwanted reflexes that might spook your game.
The TRUGLO TG8350C4 is available in Black (the
one we reviewed) and in APG Camo (TG8350C4)
and it is covered by a Limited Lifetime
Warranty. The black unit retails for $75
and the camo is about $15 more
The unit is sturdy and reliable as it withstood
a few occasional incidental drops without a
glitch and without losing its settings. We
tested the Black version, the TRUGLO unit is
also available in APG Camo, and the finish so
far proved to be scratch resistant. During
transportation you may slide on the lens the
provided lens cover to protect the scope.
The new TRUGLO Trajectory compensating dual
color red dot sight is really an amazing scope:
it is small, compact and very functional, the
dual color illumination is both an innovative
feature and a useful one allowing you to set
scope brightness according to your preferences
and lighting conditions.
The ability of compensate for different arrow
speeds will make the TRUGLO Scope an appealing
choice for most of the crossbows on the market.