I was in the market for a new sight a few years ago and shopped and shopped and shopped and did even more research. Back then, I couldn't justify the price of the Spott Hogg to my wife, but my pro shop down here put me on to Black Gold. I'll have to look at what model it is, but it was a basic (mid-grade) 5 pin sight. Its probably closest to today's Rush model. It may sound hokey, but I love the photochromatic feature that dulls your pins in high light situations. I've also had light to my pins before I could see the elk I was after. I have several friends who have the BG Ascent and love it. I absolutely love my BG. Rather than spending the money to upgrade, I had a 6th pin installed. I had one issue with the photochromatic piece, and their customer service was great. It will be hard to get me to switch to anything else!