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AtA Length

< 31 "
31 " - 33.99 "
34 " - 37.99 "
38 "+

Draw Length

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20 " - 24.99 "
25 " - 29.99 "
30 " - 31.99 "
32" - 33.99"
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20 - 29 lbs
30 - 39 lbs
40 - 49 lbs
50 - 59 lbs
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Elite Ritual
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Elite Ritual Review

The Bottom Line:The Ritual is Elite's attempt at pulling all their most popular technologies over the years together into one package. When Elite started the shootability challenge, and started winning over a large number of shooters, this feeling is what people loved the most. The Ritual's draw cycle is exactly why people feel in love with Elite to begin with. The shock after the arrow is released in non-existent, and the 335 feet per second speed rating is pretty awesome with the forgiving specifications the Ritual was created on. Elite should look into their pricing a bit more to allow shooters to choose what they want from the factory for the same price as another model of the same bow, but the upgrade fee is not that much money and shooters will pay an upgrade fee on top of the $999 price tag. Overall, Elite has created a really outstanding bow based on what shooters demanded from the Outdoor Group. If someone is interested in the old school shootability and optimal draw cycle Elite made a name for themselves with, the Ritual will not disappoint... read full review

2018 Elite Ritual

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

33.25 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

300 fps - 345 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Enlist
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Elite Enlist Review

The Bottom Line:The Enlist is done very well, but it may seem a little too familiar for some of the diehard Elite fans. It may seem like this bow was already released by Elite, and honestly it is not much different from some of the older models like the Answer and Hunter. However, it is different than the rest of the 2018 Elite lineup, and the Enlist offers some diversity in the lineup as well. It also gives archers another high quality option, at a pretty affordable price of $749. For shooters interested in a solid limb, easy drawing bow, the Enlist is in a class of its own. For shooters wanting a speedier bow, or something with split limbs, the Enlist is not going to be very popular. The Enlist has a ton of features shooters will appreciate. However, it may not meet the needs of every shooter. Those willing to give the Enlist a test shot will be happy with what it has to offer, and it should be a popular model for 2018... read full review

2018 Elite Enlist

Brace Height

6.875 "

AtA Length

33.438 "

Draw Length

27 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

295 fps - 325 fps

Weight

3.95 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Echelon 39
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Elite Echelon 39 Review

The Bottom Line:The Echelon 39 is fully redesigned, basically from scratch, and the end result is an outstanding piece of equipment. This bow shoots like a dream, and has enough customization options to meet the exact demands of every shooter on the market in 2018. Shooters historically off the Elite band wagon in the past based on the high let-offs and solid back wall can now opt for lower let-offs and a cable stop feel for the back wall. There are three stabilizer mounting holes, 8 finish options, a new cam, a new grip, and a newly designed cable containment system, which aides in tuning the entire bow. Everything about the Echelon 39 screams shooter, and when given a test shot, it becomes very evident why some many people in the target world have taken the Elite challenge and never looked back. For anyone on the market for a 39-inch axel-to-axel target bow, the Echelon should get a long hard look, because it is one of the best shooting target bows on the market in 2018. The price tag is high, but so are the list of features and customization options available... read full review

2018 Elite Echelon 39

Brace Height

7.125 "

AtA Length

38.75 "

Draw Length

27.5 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

301 fps - 346 fps

Weight

4.7 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Victory X
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Elite Victory X Review

The Bottom Line:The Victory X is basically a Victory 37 from a few years ago, with limited finish options, and the lose of a front stabilizer mounting hole (it still has one mounting hole). However, the $949 price tag should be more than enough to get people on board with the new price for such an excellent rig. For shooters interested in getting started in the target archery world, it can be difficult to get started because the bows are generally over the $1000 mark. The Victory X has everything shooters need to become serious about the target world or archery. The engineering behind the Victory X, although slightly dated in comparison to the technology Elite offers in the new line up of 2018 bows, is tried and true. It is very difficult to find anything wrong with the Victory X as a target rig, and the reduced price tag should make a lot of shooters very happy... read full review

2018 Elite Victory X

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

37.125 "

Draw Length

38 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

307 fps - 337 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Echelon 37
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Elite Echelon 37 Review

The Bottom Line:The Echelon 37 is an outstanding target bow with the ability for shooters to tune it exactly how they want. Although it will still have an Elite draw cycle, the ability to adjust the let-off from 75-90%, in addition to choosing which draw stop style to use (limb stop or cable stop) is really outstanding, and something that may open up the customer base a bit for Elite since they have historically only offered a limb stop aided back wall. The feel of the new technology and integrations into the Echelon 37 are great, and this bow is a flat out shooter. For those wanting any extra edge they can get, the ability to fine tune everything about this bow should gives shooters a competitive edge in the target world. The price is expensive, and the black limbs only are kind of a drag. However, winning target archery competitions can help offset the cost of the bow, and black limbs may not matter much when standing at the top of the podium. Shooters have more say than ever before in regards to how the Echelon 37 shoots and feels, and with some much customization, Elite really has made a target bow for everyone based on how they set it up... read full review

2018 Elite Echelon 37

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

37.125 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

298 fps - 343 fps

Weight

4.6 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Option 7
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out of 1 review
Elite Option 7 Review

The Bottom Line:The Elite Option 7 is a great bow with a favorable axel-to-axel measurement, a forgiving 7-inch brace height, and an IBO rating with 332 feet per second of acceptable performance. For some shooters in love with Elite, the Option 7 has many of the shootability characteristics from previous model years. The split limbs and tunable roller guard system are sure to go through a great deal of scrutiny since it is something Elite has not done in the past. With that being said, shooters looking at the Option 7 as a legitimate bow choice will find it performs well. The $1199 price tag is going to limit the number of shooters even considering the Option 7, and virtually every major bow manufacturer has a bow similar in specifications to the Option 7. So shooters on the market for a bow like the Option 7 will have many really great options, and many with smaller price tags, to choose from. The bottom line is the Elite Option is a flat out shooter for some people. Shooters will just have to be willing to pay a premium amount to shoot the 2017 Option 7... read full review

2017 Elite Option 7

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

302 fps - 342 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Tempo
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out of 1 review
Elite Tempo Review

The Bottom Line:The Tempo is a true do it all bow, which is not as easy as it sounds. The size, specifications, speed, and shootability all need to be just right in order for the same bow to be used for every style of archery from five spot to tree stands. The Tempo fits the bill in every area, and fits a large range of shooters from 28-32-inches. For shooters with a longer draw, there are really limited choices of bows. The Tempo is a welcomed addition for those longer draw archers. The negatives associated with the Tempo are truly nitpicking a nice shooting bow. The price is comparable with other high-end models, the slower speed is not too noticeable for most shooters, and the heavier mass can actually be a pro for some shooters. The Tempo is worth an honest shot, especially for shooters wanting one bow to do everything... read full review

2017 Elite Tempo

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

28 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

305 fps - 345 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


Elite Impression
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Elite Impression Review

The Bottom Line:The Impression is a nice looking bow, which shoots very well. For female shooters, the Impression offers all the technology and desirable specifications desired for every style of archery. The $999 price tag is acceptable for female shooters wanting a bow that can do it all, with some of the best technology offered by the company. However, that is a decent chunk of change, and may be too pricey for some to seriously consider. With all the finish options, the Impression can be completed a variety of ways so shooters have a sense on personalization with their bow of choice. Although this bow is the same as the Elite Emerge, it seems to be better marketed to female shooters instead of still growing shooters because grown adult shooters are less likely to need a larger draw weight range... read full review

2017 Elite Impression

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31.875 "

Draw Length

24 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

20 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

265 fps - 305 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 88%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


Elite Emerge
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Elite Emerge Review

The Bottom Line:For a smaller archer bow, Elite did a nice job keeping the technology on their upper end models consistent with what is standard on the Emerge model. For a true growing shooter bow, the limbs ten-pound increments are far from ideal, the weight is perhaps too heavy for young shooters, and the axel-to-axel measurement may not be different enough from other Elite bows to be a realistic option for shooters. The $999 price tag may be a bit steep for the intended audience as well. Despite the negatives in the design of a growing archer bow, the Emerge shoots exceptionally well, holds on target great, and will give younger shooters all the advantages of a high-end bow. Those shooters able to commit to a 10-pound draw weight range should give the Emerge a shot. If shooters are not able to stay in a 10-pound range, the bow may get pricey having to purchase different limbs as the shooter gets stronger... read full review

2017 Elite Emerge

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31.875 "

Draw Length

24 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

20 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

265 fps - 305 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 88%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


Elite Revol
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Elite Revol Review

The Bottom Line:The Revol is a nice shooting bow for anyone, but should appeal the most to shooters looking for a rig that can do it all. Simply swapping out a few accessories to go from indoors shooting on the line to heading out to a tree stand to hunt is a nice confidence boost being able to be comfortable with only one rig. The specifications are not mind blowing, but they are just right for most styles of archery. The MSRP tag of $1399 is extremely high for an aluminum riser bow, and Elite has out priced many potential buyers based on sticker shock alone. For those willing to ante up the premium price suggested by the Outdoor Group, the Revol is a shooter, and will serve its purpose as an all around bow very well. However, shooters do not need to spend this amount of money on a high quality, do it all bow... read full review

2017 Elite Revol

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

35.125 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

293 fps - 343 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 75%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Option 6
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Elite Option 6 Review

The Bottom Line:The look and feel of the Option 6 is most definitely Elite. However, the new adjustable roller guard system, split limbs, and faster 342 feet per second speeds really challenge what people have gotten used to from Elite in the past. The engineers did a nice job keeping the Option 6 a very shootable bow, and the increased performance is greatly appreciated for shooters wanting something a little quicker than the standard Elite offerings in the past. The price tag of $1199 is perhaps too high for an aluminum riser bow, and that may turn people away from Elite without even shooting the bow against the competition. In addition to the high price tag, there is a ton of competition when looking at a 32-inch axel-to-axel hunting bow shooting over 340 feet per second. The Option 6 is a great shooting bow, but it has a lot of competition, and many of those models are less expensive as well. Elite has marketed the Option 6 as an all around bow, good for all styles of archery, and that may help some shooters justify the price hike. For someone wanting a high end performance bow, the Option 6 is a great choice, but it has stiff competition as well... read full review

2017 Elite Option 6

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

302 fps - 342 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Impulse 34
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out of 1 review
Elite Impulse 34 Review

The Bottom Line:The Impulse 34 is a newly designed bow in response to the criticism of previous offerings being too slow. The 34 shoots a respectable 340 feet per second, while maintaining the draw cycle shooters have come to love with Elite. For those wanting a truly multipurpose bow, the Impulse 34 is one bow deserving of a test shoot. With 50-pounds of draw weight options, new camo patterns, two grip choices, and the ability to tweak the back end of the draw cycle, the Elite Impulse 34 can be personalized a great deal for each individual shooter. The price tag of $999 is a bit easier to justify knowing the Impulse 34 can truly do everything... read full review

2016 Elite Impulse 34

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

307 fps - 347 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Impulse 31
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out of 1 review
Elite Impulse 31 Review

The Bottom Line:The Impulse 31 is what shooters have been begging for from Elite for a while now. The IM cams are a typical Elite drawing cam system, with the majority of the increase in speed coming from a shorter brace height than years past. 343 feet per second will not set any records, but it does make Elite competitive in the speed department with any non-speed bow for 2016. The 31-inch axel to axel may not be short enough for some hunters, but many requested it, and Elite delivered. The new finish options are a welcomed addition as well, but those liking the previous offerings, the option is still there. To be honest, it is very difficult to find anything wrong with the Impulse 31. Everything with archery boils down to personal preference, and the Impulse 31 may not be what every shooter is looking for. However, anyone saying the Impulse 31 has major flaws is not speaking the truth. The Impulse 31 is a job well done by Elite to provide a bow many shooters are interested in. The $999 price tag is fair when compared to other flagship bows, but may not be doable for some shooters. For those wanting a faster, shorter Elite, it has arrived... read full review

2016 Elite Impulse 31

Brace Height

31 "

AtA Length

6 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

300 fps - 340 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Energy 35
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out of 10 reviews
Elite Energy 35 Review

The Bottom Line:The Elite Energy 35 is one of the most ideal bows in archery. It is touted as "probably the most shootable bow ever." The innovative Caged Riser is the first thing usually noticed about this bow, and quite honestly, can throw you off. Once you feel this rig, pull it back, and release that first shot, you are sold. This rig is strong, fast, and accurate, and the draw cycle is quite possible the smoothest available, and the shot is deadly accurateWith a 35" ATA, 7" brace height, 24.5" - 31" draw length, and a variety of peak draw weights, this bow will fit virtually any shooter, and definitely will fit into any situation. If you are looking for a rig that will get you noticed and step up your game, this could be it. From the 3D range, target range, or any hunting situation, this rig will satisfy almost everyone... read full review

2014 Elite Energy 35

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

34.75 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

297 fps - 337 fps

Weight

4.5 lbs

Let-Off

80%+

Manufactured: 2014 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


Elite Energy 32
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out of 6 reviews
Elite Energy 32 Review

The Bottom Line:The Elite Energy 32 is a new hunting bow that is ideal for any archery situation. It is part of the 2014 lineup and is being marketed as one of the most shootable bows ever made. The innovative Caged Riser design going to give the shooter "braggin' rights," it makes up for in a smooth, quiet, and accurate shot, time after time.With a 32" ATA, 7" brace height, 26" - 30" draw length, and a variety of peak draw weights, this bow will fit virtually any shooter. If you are looking for a rig that will "follow you into battle," this could be it. From the 3D range, target range, or any hunting situation, this rig will satisfy almost everyone... read full review

2014 Elite Energy 32

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31.75 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

293 fps - 335 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

80%+

Manufactured: 2014 - 2016
Specs were not changed


Elite Spirit
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Elite Spirit Review

The Bottom Line:For Elite's first production at a women's bow, the Spirit is a really well engineered piece of equipment that truly can do it all. The longer brace height and axel-to-axel measurement along with decent speed and a fabulous draw cycle make the Spirit a bow that can be owned for a very long time. The $899 price tag may be hard for some to justify, but the multipurpose functionality and quality may help some feel more comfortable in paying a premium price for a premium bow. The Spirit and its adjustability in draw weight and draw length could be the only bow one would need as it is great for a beginner as well as a fantastic upgrade to a newer model for shooters just looking for something different. The Spirit cam is designed for short draw performance and truly deserves a test shot from any ladies looking for a new bow... read full review

2014 Elite Spirit

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31.875 "

Draw Length

24 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

20 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

264 fps - 307 fps

Weight

3.9 lbs

Let-Off

80%+

Manufactured: 2014 - 2016
Specs were not changed


Elite Synergy
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out of 6 reviews
Elite Synergy Review

The Bottom Line:It is not a secret Elite has no interest in the speed game, but as far as the Synergy is concerned, that is the only negative to speak of. With that in mind, 325 feet per second is still enough speed for North American big game hunting. Elite has produced a bow that flat out shoots, it forgiving, easy to manage, and extremely accurate. For those wanting a great shooting bow that will last a very long time, Elite has a fantastic rig in the Synergy. Those wanting pure speed may not be impressed. For anyone wanting a shootable bow with one of the best draw cycles available, the Synergy is worth a shot. The $949 price tag is not cheap, but it does seem to match what most flagship bows are getting from customers... read full review

2007 Elite Synergy

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

27 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

326 fps - 336 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2007 - 2016
Specs changed, see full specs


Elite Answer
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out of 2 reviews
Elite Answer Review

The Bottom Line:The Answer is Elite's response to customer feedback over the last few years. This bow seems to take everything shooters found really great about all their bows and puts all these technologies into one really great shooting bow for 2012. The Answer offers really great speeds, and smooth draw, one of the best back walls offered, and a silent release. The finish options are really great and are sure to offer many shooters exactly what they are looking for. The Barnsdale limb adjustable and options is very welcomed, but it would be nice to have a little wider range of draw lengths to accommodate more shooters. Overall, the Elite Answer deserves a test shot for anyone in the market for a new hunting bow... read full review

2012 Elite Answer (smooth mods)

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33.5 "

Draw Length

27 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

327 fps - 330 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

80%+

Manufactured: 2012 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


Elite Pulse
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out of 2 reviews
Elite Pulse Review

The Bottom Line:The Elite Pulse is a speed bow with an extremely smooth draw cycle and rock solid back wall. Typically, archers interested in speed had to compromise with a harsh draw cycle and a short valley. The Pulse does not have either of these issues associated with many speed bows. For shooters interested in a multipurpose bow that can be used in the field and on the course, the Pulse is a wonderful option. Although the bow does have a bit of handshock and noise after the arrow's release, this minor problem can be remedied with string silencers and a front mounting stabilizer. Those looking for a speed bow without the draw cycle of a speed bow may find the Elite Pulse exactly what they are looking for... read full review

2011 Elite Pulse

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

34.25 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps - 343 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

80%+

Manufactured: 2011 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


Elite Pure
User rating:
out of 1 review
Elite Pure Review

The Bottom Line:The Elite Pure offers versatility for shooters who participate in a variety of shooting types. For those shooters with a long draw, or those in the market for a longer axel-to-axel bow, the Pulse may be the bow for them. With fast speeds of up to 330 feet per second, a seven-inch brace height, and an extremely smooth draw, the Elite Pulse has a lot to offer target shooters and hunters alike. The minimal hand shock noticed while shooting bare bow is easily fixed by adding a front mounting stabilizer, which the majority of shooters use anyways. For shooters interested in either a hunting bow or a target bow, there may be better options. However, for those looking to get the best of both worlds, the Elite Pure may be a perfect option... read full review

2011 Elite Pure

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

36 "

Draw Length

27.5 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

326 fps - 330 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

80%+

Manufactured: 2011 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


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