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Elite Energy 32
User rating:
out of 4 reviews

2014 Elite Energy 32

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
31.75 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
293 fps - 335 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
80%+
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

Elite Energy 35
User rating:
out of 2 reviews

2014 Elite Energy 35

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
34.75 "
Draw Length
27 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
297 fps - 334 fps
Weight
4.5 lbs
Let-Off
80%+
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

Elite Spirit
User rating:
no user reviews

2014 Elite Spirit

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
31.875 "
Draw Length
24 " - 28 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 60 lbs
IBO Speed
264 fps - 307 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
80%+
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

Elite Answer
User rating:
out of 2 reviews

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%+
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

Elite Pulse
User rating:
out of 2 reviews

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%+
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

Elite Pure
User rating:
out of 1 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%+
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

Elite Hunter
User rating:
no user reviews

2011 Elite Hunter

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
31.75 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
319 fps - 323 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
80%+
Elite Hunter Review

The Bottom Line: The Elite Hunter is a great hunting bow. The almost 32-inch axel-to-axel measurement makes it very maneuverable in all hunting situations whether in a blind, stalking, or sitting in a treestand. With an extremely forgiving brace height of 7.5 inches, hunters will be very pleased as well. The draw cycle is very smooth as the 80% letoff comes to rest at a very solid, draw stop aided back wall. The lack of creep forward allows hunters to settle in on their target without fear of the bow wanting to take off. The finish options available are sure to offer shooters a variety of looks that are sure to match the style and preference of most shooters. Although the Hunter speeds are not the fastest by today's standards, those who give the Hunter a try are usually willing to sacrifice the speed for its shootability...read full review

Elite Judge
User rating:
out of 3 reviews

2010 Elite Judge

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
34.875 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 90 lbs
IBO Speed
343 fps - 347 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Elite Judge Review

The Bottom Line: no editors' review yet

User Reviews:

  • The Elite Judge is an all in one bow. by Rednek Booda Outdoors from Kerens, Tx
  • Very impressive speed bow with a smooth draw, great... by Red Lion Archery from Red Lion, PA
  • One of the best speed bow's ive ever shot! by Zack Beam from Alabama
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Elite XLR
User rating:
no user reviews

2009 Elite XLR (Rev cams)

Brace Height
8.5 "
AtA Length
37 "
Draw Length
29 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 90 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps - 320 fps
Weight
4.25 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Elite XLR Review

The Bottom Line: The XLR makes a solid option for longer draw shooters. There is a huge draw weight range, module cams, a forgiving brace height, and decent speeds with the XLR. For some shooters, it may be one of the only bows matching the specifications they need, but shooters will not feel like they are settling on a bow just because of limited options. The Rev cams have a solid back wall and make the XLR a lot of fun to shoot...read full review

Elite Z28
User rating:
out of 4 reviews

2008 Elite Z28

Brace Height
8 "
AtA Length
32.5 "
Draw Length
27 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
60 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
326 fps - 336 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
60% - 80%
Elite Z28 Review

The Bottom Line: no editors' review yet

User Reviews:

  • My Favorite Hunting Bow by Wesley Collins from Tulsa, OK
  • The Z28 is the smoothest drawing bow I have shot in 30... by Ed Tippett from Somerset, KY
  • Top quality, very forgiving, very accurate,possibly the... by Tony Gould from Rochester NY
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Elite GT500
User rating:
out of 2 reviews

2008 Elite GT500 (Revolution Cam)

Brace Height
7.125 "
AtA Length
34.875 "
Draw Length
27 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 90 lbs
IBO Speed
336 fps - 346 fps
Weight
4.1 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Elite GT500 Review

The Bottom Line: The Elite GT500 is a very adjustable all around bow suitable for different types of archery. While first models were cam specific, the latest modification has a modular-adjustable performance system capable of generating respectable speeds. With wide ranges of draw length and draw weight adjustment, this bow will fit different shooters including big game hunters. This is a steady and great holding bow that is a fairly stiff (but smooth) on the draw with a little hump at the end. The back wall is rock solid due to the two draw stops the performance system is designed with. The valley is good and allows for creeping a little without the bow wanting to take off. Overall, the Elite GT500 is a great all-around bow suitable for all types of archery including hunting, 3D shooting, and spot shooting...read full review

Elite GTO
User rating:
no user reviews

2008 Elite GTO

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
33.125 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 100 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps - 350 fps
Weight
3.15 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Elite GTO Review

The Bottom Line: The Elite GTO is an Elite fan favorite and has been for a while, with really great qualities that go well with a multipurpose bow. Combined with arguably one of the best warranties offered in the archery business, the Elite GTO is sure to be an option for many shooters interested in a high performance hunting bow, or those interested in improving their 3D target scores. Like every decision in the archery world, personal preference should play the most important role in deciding if the GTO is the right fit. However, it at least deserves a shot...read full review

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