Parker Bow Reviews

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Parker Kodiak
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2013 Parker Kodiak

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps
Weight
3.75 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Parker Kodiak Review

The Bottom Line: The Parker Kodiak was introduced as part of the 2013 lineup. With a 30" ATA and a 7.5" brace height, not only is this bow a good fit into any archery situation, it is smooth, forgiving and accurate. The solid one-piece machined riser, the extreme parallel limbs, and the single-cam setup produces a respectable 320 fps IBO. The bow looks good, feels good, and shoots good.This rig is priced at the lower end of the price range of compound bows, but this shouldn't be reason to overlook this bow. With an adjustable draw length of 26" - 31," this bow is in line with the normal expectations of bows, as well as the draw weight range of 50# - 70#. To achieve this, the bow must be ordered with either 60# or 70# peak weight limbs, which can be adjusted downward by approximately 10#. The Kodiak does have a tendency to torque in the hand at shot, but has very little vibration regardless. One archer even commented that he shot several rigs to include PSE, Hoyt, Bowtech, and Matthews yet chose the Kodiak over them all...read full review

Parker Velocity
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2012 Parker Velocity

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
30.125 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
315 fps
Weight
4.15 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Parker Velocity Review

The Bottom Line: Although the Parker Velocity bow is a nice shooting bow for all archers, the Velocity really makes a great option for those just getting started. New archers will have the luxury of high-end accessories at an affordable price. Shooters will also have the option to buy completely set up from the factory with everything they need to get started. Despite the IBO speed of 315 feet per second and a thick handle, the Velocity draws great and offers lots of customization in the draw cycle not seen with other budget bows. For $399, shooters may struggle to find a better shooting rig. Those interested in getting started in archery, or not looking to spend a lot of money owe it to themselves to give the Velocity a test shot...read full review

Parker Python
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2012 Parker Python

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
325 fps
Weight
4.25 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Parker Python Review

The Bottom Line: Although shooters may pass up the Python because it is classified as a "budget bow," shooters are given tons of really nice high-end features. It is truly spectacular how great this bow draws and shoots. With desirable hunting specifications, good speed, and the ability to personalize the draw many shooters will be able to get over the lack of finish choices offered on the Python...read full review

Parker SideKick
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2008 Parker SideKick XP

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
18 " - 28 "
Draw Weight
20 lbs - 50 lbs
IBO Speed
fps
Weight
3.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Parker SideKick Review

The Bottom Line: Parker has designed a bow specifically for youth and women that has the same quality and technologies as their best-selling adult bows... the Sidekick Extreme. This rig has a smooth draw with very little break-over at transition, and only a little vibration. The outfitted package with peep, rest, quiver, and string stop can be purchase for only $359. This is about $100 less than similar bows.With two weight ranges of limbs, and ten inches of draw length adjustment, this is a very good bow for the beginner and the youth. The lighter set of limbs can be adjusted to 40#, which is more than enough for younger archers. It offers the perfect combination of mechanics to learn proper technique and get the feel of the "bigger bow feel" for when they get older. Women will have to find what weight they shoot at and decide which limbs they will need, whether maxing out the lighter limbs, or turning the heavy set all the way back. It is also an excellent bow for women, or even men with smaller hands as a good bow. The versatility of this bow makes it a good choice...read full review

Parker Inferno
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2010 Parker Inferno

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
30.375 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps
Weight
3.75 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Parker Inferno Review

The Bottom Line: Parker has come a long way in creating a user-friendly smooth drawing compound bow. The smooth drawing cams shooting up to 330 feet per second may be enough to cancel out the hand shcok and bulky grip. The Inferno is offered at a great price and features high-end technology and shootability. With lots of adjustability and the options to fully accessorize the Inferno from the factory, for the same price as most high-end bows, the Parker Inferno should not be overlooked. With the mass of 3.75 pounds and a 30 3/8 axel-to-axel measurement, the Parker Inferno would do a great job as a new hunting bow...read full review

Parker Blazer
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2010 Parker Blazer

Brace Height
7.75 "
AtA Length
32.5 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
295 fps
Weight
3.85 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Parker Blazer Review

The Bottom Line: Parker priced the Blazer at $299, which is a great value for this bow. There is nothing fancy about the Blazer, but it performs well and shoots accurately. Those wanting a rig with new technology and impressive speed will have to keep looking. However, shooters just starting out in archery, or not interested in spending much money can get this bow relatively cheap, especially if they choose the Outfitter Package for the accessories. For the price, the Blazer is a nice option and should be given a test shot...read full review

Parker Wildfire
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2007 Parker Wildfire XP

Brace Height
7.88 "
AtA Length
31.25 "
Draw Length
24 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
300 fps
Weight
3.8 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Parker Wildfire Review

The Bottom Line: For those or a strict budget or just getting in to archery, the Wildfire Extreme is a super bow. Although there are faster single cam bows, the 7.75-inch brace height combined with an 80% let off makes this bow easy to shoot and very forgiving. For $399 bare bow or $499 fully set up, the Extreme is one of the best values available and will not disappoint in accuracy or performance. The Wildfire Extreme is also one of the lightest adult bows produced. Archers in the market for a bow under $500 should give the Wildfire Extreme a chance and see if it right for them...read full review

Parker Ambusher
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2010 Parker Ambusher Z28

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
28 "
Draw Length
27 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps
Weight
3.5 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Parker Ambusher Review

The Bottom Line: The Parker Ambusher is an older bow from the 2010 lineup. With a 28" ATA, 7.5" brace height, single-piece limbs, and adjustability offer the shooter a very nice 320 fps shooting platform. This bow is accurate and forgiving, and will fit very nicely in a tree stand, ground blind, or on a 3D course. It also feels good in the hand and is a smooth drawing rig.The Ambusher has two draw weight ranges; 50# - 60# and 60# - 70# in draw lengths of 27" - 30" and fits most shooters. The bow was priced well when it was introduced to the archery community, and has retained its value well. The bow can still be found online ranging from $375 - $600 fully loaded. The bow did have some noise and vibration when new, but a quality stabilizer would eliminate almost all of it. If this bow is purchased today, it most likely will come with a stabilizer and other noise/vibration dampening equipment. If the shooter is just starting out, this bow is priced right and is a good bow to consider...read full review

Parker BlackHawk EZ Draw
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2009 Parker BlackHawk EZ Draw

Brace Height
7.375 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
285 fps
Weight
3.85 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Parker BlackHawk EZ Draw Review

The Bottom Line: The Parker Blackhawk EZ Draw was the flagship bow for Parker in 2009. This bow was chock-full of new technologies when it was initially put on the market. At the time, many archers that had shot the Blackhawk described it as the "best bow that Parker has ever put on the market." With the EZ Draw cams, the one-piece composite limbs, and the machined aluminum riser, this is good bow for anyone on a budget looking a good rig. With a couple of additions to assist in silencing this bow, it can be very quiet with almost no hand shock. It will work well in a treestand, a ground blind, or on the 3D/target range. This bow was good enough as a compound bow that Parker later on came out with the Blackhawk as a crossbow...read full review

Parker Buck Hunter
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2004 Parker Buck Hunter

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
35.5 "
Draw Length
27 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
286 fps
Weight
3.6 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Parker Buck Hunter Review

The Bottom Line: Parker Bows has created a top notch performer for the range, target, or woods. Utilizing a simple, efficient dual cam system and a plethora of draw weight and length options, this is the perfect bow for beginning archers or seasoned professionals alike. It may not be the quietest, but the money saved versus buying a more expensive compound can be utilized towards higher quality accessories to complement any bow. All in all, if you are at all looking for a reasonable bow to try before fully delving into the sport of archery, do yourself a favor and check out the Buck Hunter by Parker Bows...read full review

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