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31 " - 33.99 "
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20 " - 24.99 "
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20 - 29 lbs
30 - 39 lbs
40 - 49 lbs
50 - 59 lbs
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PSE Ferocity
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PSE Ferocity Review

The Bottom Line:The Ferocity is a nice shooting compact bow. The Ferocity binary cam system delivers everything newer archers want in a hunting bow, has a great deal of draw weight and draw length adjustability, and is affordable for just about anyone wanting to get started. The Ferocity is priced extremely well at on $449, and can be fully set up from the factory two different ways to provide shooters everything they need right out of the bow to start shooting. PSE has really delivered again creating a bow that checks a ton of highly sought after hunting bow specifications, while keeping the final price cheaper fully set up than a bare flagship bow. It is very hard to find anything wrong with this bow. For those on the market for a compact hunting bow, without the need to have the latest and greatest riser technology, the 2018 PSE Ferocity should be on the list of bows to test shoot before deciding which one is right... read full review

2018 PSE Ferocity

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

30.75 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps - 328 fps

Weight

3.5 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE React
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PSE React Review

The Bottom Line:The React bow is a great value at $799. Shooters are getting the Evolve Cam System, in a high let-off, long brace height package for hunters wanting the best feeling draw cycle without breaking the bank. there are some compromises in regards to the riser technology, but there is nothing subpar, just less advanced engineering. For those wanting a new hunting bow at a more reasonable price point, there may not be a better value in 2018 than the PSE React. This bow truly competes with the Pro Series models featuring this cam system, has optimal hunting specifications, and feels really good in hand. It is one of the lightest, highest performing aluminum riser bows in the PSE lineup. It shoots unbelievably well, and will make a ton of shooters very happy this year... read full review

2018 PSE React

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

322 fps - 330 fps

Weight

3.9 lbs

Let-Off

80% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Xpedite
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PSE Xpedite Review

The Bottom Line:Speed sells, and when packaged with such great features like the Xpedite, it should be even easier to sell. 360 feet per second is marketable to a large audience of hunters, and 360 feet per second with the Evolve Cam System is marketable to even more than speed freaks. This cam draws super smooth, has a favorable feel, and is adjustable in every way possible with a bow press. 25% of let off adjustment while being around the 350 feet per second mark and higher is insane, and the feel is the same familiar feel as the Evolve from last year. The brace height may be a little short, but anything lost in forgiveness because of a shorter brace height is arguably made up with the quicker speeds. The 4.4-pounds is a touch heavier than some other similar sized aluminum bows, but in the end ounces are more than likely not going to make or break a decision. The MSRP tag of $1099, is expensive, but that is how much high quality bows from a solid company cost in 2018. The pros far outweigh the cons for anyone in the market for an impressive shooting speed bow. Anyone looking for a 360 feet per second speed rated bow, or a shooter wanting to fling the heaviest arrow possible while still maintaining as much speed as possible should take a long serious look at what the Xpedite offers. This PSE bow is insane... read full review

2018 PSE Xpedite

Brace Height

5.25 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

352 fps - 360 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Carbon Air Stealth EC
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PSE Carbon Air Stealth EC Review

The Bottom Line:This is a great bow, and will win over a ton of faithful followers after getting a chance to spend some time on the range with one. The largest downside to the Carbon Air Stealth is going to be the $1500 price tag. Is it worth the extra money? For some shooters, it absolutely will be. Unfortunately, for other shooters, the price alone is going to make it a no go for them. The Evolve Cam System on such a lightweight carbon riser makes this rig the ultimate hunting bow though. With almost the perfect specifications for an overwhelming majority of the hunting community, and the ability to make so many customizations to the feel of the draw cycle, the PSE Carbon Air Stealth is going to be hugely popular for 2018. The grip and the overall looks seem to be polarizing features on the bow as well. However, most shooters will not choose to eliminate a bow based on looks alone, and the grip fits well in the hand of shooters who are willing to adjust to the added girth. Overall, the Carbon Air Stealth is going to be a super popular hunting bow for PSE in 2018... read full review

2018 PSE Carbon Air Stealth EC

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

334 fps - 342 fps

Weight

3.2 lbs

Let-Off

80% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Ramped
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PSE Ramped Review

The Bottom Line:The PSE Ramped has a lot to offer shooters wanting a compact, lightweight bow at a really great price. It is worth noting a short 30.75-inch axel-to-axel bow with short limbs may not be for all shooters. However, for those wanting a great draw cycle in a small-framed rig, the Ramped may be perfect. Arrow speeds of 318 feet per second is not fast, especially with a brace height of 6.5-inches. Despite the slow speeds, 80% let-off and a smooth draw cycle are really easy to get used to. It would be nice for PSE to offer more than two finish options, but it is a great touch to have two accessory packages to choose from. With the Ramped bow and all the wonderful shootability characteristics, perhaps the best thing about it is the suggested retail price of only $399, which can go to $549 if the field ready accessory package is chosen. For shooters not interested in the latest and greatest technology, but really wanting a great shooting bow, the Ramped may be one of the best bows on the market, and defiantly worth a test shot... read full review

2018 PSE Ramped

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

30.75 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps - 318 fps

Weight

3.5 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Shootdown
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PSE Shootdown Review

The Bottom Line:The Shootdown is a target bow caught in the middle of the very diverse PSE lineup. The Shootdown fits between the Evolve 35 multipurpose bow and the Perform-X 3D target bow. For some, the decision is going to be a difficult one to make with some many features and specifications being shared. For others, the 37-inch axel-to-axel measurement is the new sweet spot for target bows, which can make the traditional riser design on the Shootdown a winner for many. The mini Evolve Cams are a great target cam system for how great it feels, and how adjustable it is especially when considering the let-off range. The moveable pockets and tunable cable slide system make tuning an easy task and allows shooters to specifically match their exact set up. For a bare bow price of $1299, shooters should expect to see more finish options than the three offered, although they are well done. For shooters wanting a new target bow, the Shootdown is a good option... read full review

2018 PSE Shootdown

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

37 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

326 fps - 334 fps

Weight

4.7 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 75%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Carbon Air Stealth SE
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PSE Carbon Air Stealth SE Review

The Bottom Line:The Carbon Air Stealth is a dream bow for anyone wanting the benefits of a high performance bow in addition to a carbon riser. This is a rare cam system, which continues to perform better as the let-off increases, and has a large variance in the let-off size to give shooters the feel they really want on the back end. The SE version provides more favorable performance with cams specifically engineered for shorter draw lengths. The lightweightedness of the 3.2-pounds bare bow is really nice and will allow shooters to add weight exactly where they want it for stabilization without getting too heavy to tote around. The price tag is the scariest part about this 2018 PSE with a suggested sticker of $1499. However, this is the going rate for full carbon risers on the market today. Those with a pocket book large enough to purchase the Carbon Air Stealth may find themselves parting with some money after feeling how great this bow flings arrows... read full review

2018 PSE Carbon Air Stealth SE

Brace Height

5.875 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

24 " - 29.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps - 340 fps

Weight

3.2 lbs

Let-Off

80% - 90%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Perform-X 3D
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PSE Perform-X 3D Review

The Bottom Line:The Perform-X 3D is a well designed 3D bow and will not let shooters down. It performs flawlessly with the shoot ability of the Evolve Cam System, has favorable specifications for 3D shooters, tons of color options, and a giant let-off range to choose from. The price tag is scary, and when looking at hunting bows in the PSE line up with the Evolve cam, the specifications of the 3D are comparable, although the shoot through riser is a solid advantage for some target folks. If shooters can get over the price tag, and the similarity of a hunting bow with a smaller price tag, the 3D may be a serious contender for the 3D guru. There are no concerns with the performance, steady hold on target, and feel of the bow after sending arrows downrange. From that perspective, the Perform-X 3D is pretty flawless. The price is going to have many shooters looking at a different bow... read full review

2018 PSE Perform-X 3D

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

36 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps - 338 fps

Weight

5.0 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 75%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Perform-X
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PSE Perform-X Review

The Bottom Line:The Perform-X is a high end target bow, specifically designed for indoor spot leagues. Although this bow could transition for some shooters into a 3D bow as well, the Perform-X will more than likely be most comfortable shooting spots, and for that the 40-inch axel-to-axel is very beneficial. The grip fits well in the shooter's hand, the Evolve cam system is outstanding and has some built in customization features shooters will appreciate, and it flat out shoots. The price tag is scary, and quite honestly is sure to eliminate some potential buyers from sticker shock alone with a suggested retail of $1699. However, for serious target archers, especially those expecting to take home an over sized check every weekend, the shoot through Perform-X may be the bow that gets them there. The color options are great, and they all look nice. The black limbs are a little boring, but most target bows across the industry have them, so it is a pretty standard look. Any shooter interested in a hardcore target bow, owe it to themselves to give the Perform-X a go. However, shooters must be willing to explain to their significant other why a bow purchase of $1699 is necessary... read full review

2018 PSE Perform-X

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

40 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

324 fps - 332 fps

Weight

5.2 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 75%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Stinger Extreme
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PSE Stinger Extreme Review

The Bottom Line:Every year, PSE designs a wide range of bows to meet the needs of any shooter wanting a new rig. The Stinger Extreme is a bow designed for newer shooters or those on a strict budget. The 8 finish options goes against the norm of budget friendly models being limited to the choices offered, and each of them are well done. The 9-inches of draw length adjustment fits shooters from 21-30-inches, and the 32.5-inch axel-to-axel measurement and 7 1/8-inch brace height is easy to get used to. Shooters can opt for purchasing the Stinger Extreme as a bare bow or with three separate accessory packages ranging from $299 to just under $500 for the best accessory package. Shooters wanting the latest and greatest technology will more than likely not be interested in this model, but those with limited funds, or just trying out the sport should be thrilled to see how great the Stinger Extreme performs for the price point it is offered at... read full review

2018 PSE Stinger Extreme

Brace Height

7.125 "

AtA Length

32.5 "

Draw Length

21 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

308 fps - 316 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Phenom XT
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PSE Phenom XT Review

The Bottom Line:The Phenom XT is a great offering to the target community. Archers just getting started with target shooting may be a bit overwhelmed and sticker shocked to see what some high-end target models sell for. The Phenom XT shoots exceptionally well, and has a suggested retail of only $699, which is less than many hunting rigs. As a target bow, the Phenom's lightweight 4-pound bare bow frame is sure to win over a lot of believers. The balance of that weight is great as well because shooters are able to get stabilizer weight directly where they want it to be without needing to level the bow off first. The Phenom is slow, which may not be a huge deal for indoor spot shooters, but those with aspirations to use this rig as a 3D bow, may need to practice on their yard judgment to eliminate any errors which will not be corrected by fast arrow speeds. It may be slightly disappointing for shooters with a shorter than27.5-inch draw length because the Phenom XT does not dip under that. However, the Phenom SD could be exactly what those shooters are wanting. For a budget friendly target rig, the Phenom XT is exactly what it is advertised to be. For those wanting the latest and greatest target archery technology, the Phenom XT will not be the bow of choice. For those just beginning in archery, wanting a lighter weight target option, or those just not willing to spend big money on a target bow, the Phenom XT is fantastic... read full review

2017 PSE Phenom XT

Brace Height

7.625 "

AtA Length

35.5 "

Draw Length

27.5 " - 33 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

307 fps - 345 fps

Weight

4 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
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PSE Bow Madness Epix
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PSE Bow Madness Epix Review

The Bottom Line:The PSE Epix is an amazing bow for any price, but when considering the $599 price tag, the Epix is exceptional. It features all the specifications shooters want in a mid sized hunting bow with 340 feet per second arrow speeds, 80% let-off, 4-pound bare bow weight, and tons of technology that adds to the great feel. 2017 gives PSE some new advances in technology, which are not featured on the Epix. However, the technology used is still well thought out and performs great. Left-handers are going to be disappointed, but the right-handed shooters will love what the Epix offers. For a budget friendly hunting bow, the Epix deserves a test shot and an honest consideration for anyone on the market for a new bow in 2017... read full review

2017 PSE Bow Madness Epix

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps - 340 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE Beast EXT
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PSE Beast EXT Review

The Bottom Line:Simply put, the 2016 PSE Beast EXT was perfectly named. The bow matches everything shooters with a draw length out to 33-inches would want. The frame is long, the weight is heavy, the looks are aggressive, the arrows hit hard, and the customization of the cams is not something longer draw archers are used to having available to them. For anyone 28-33-inches, the Beast EXT would make a wonderful target rig. For shooters over 31-inches, the Beast is an additional bow in a market that has very limited choices. When mixed with the ability to make tons of adjustments on the draw cycle, PSE has really hit a homerun on the Beast EXT and what it has to offer for its target audience. Those really wanting a new target rig, or long draw shooters sick of squeezing into a bow not designed for them will have a lot to think about when looking through the 2016 models. The MSRP of $999 is a bit pricey, but it is also the going rate for bows with this much technology and incorporated engineering. The Beast EXT shoots great, looks good, and customizes giving every shooter a bunch of options... read full review

2016 PSE Beast EXT

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

38 "

Draw Length

28 " - 33 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

342 fps - 350 fps

Weight

4.8 lbs

Let-Off

80% / 65%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE Full Throttle
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PSE Full Throttle Review

The Bottom Line:Speed bows do not get the attention they deserve for the simple reason they are not giving a fair shot. Most shooters are going to walk in to a pro shop, take the Full Throttle off the shelf and test it out set at the same poundage as the bow they have at home, and walk out of the store complaining at how overpriced and hard to draw it is. Unfortunately, those shooters are missing the biggest advantage of shooting a speed bow, and that is the option to significantly decrease the draw weight and maintain the same solid performance. Shooters seriously interested is trying out the speed demon Full Throttle should have the speed of all the bows they are considering set the exact same and shoot them that way. Of course a Full Throttle is going to draw a bit differently than other bows, it is shooting 20 feet per second faster than most other fast bows on the market. Realistically, the Full Throttle can be shot 10-15-pounds lighter than what shooters are used to and still shoot the same speed. The Full Throttle is a great shooting bow in all areas, and deserves a test shot... read full review

2014 PSE Full Throttle

Brace Height

5.25 "

AtA Length

33.25 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

362 fps - 370 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2018
Specs were not changed


PSE Fever
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PSE Fever Review

The Bottom Line:The Fever is designed to get shooters started in the archery world, but also features enough performance to be used as a hunting bow for younger shooters. This bow has a ton of adjustment available, and is easy to change from one setting to another, without needing a bow press. Just a quick reference to the tuning chart and the cam system, and a few tools, and everything can be adjusted. The Fever's ability to be comfortable for the entire 17.5-inch draw length range is a testament to how serious PSE is at getting younger people involved in the world of hunting. For a bow to have this much built in adjustment, shooters could potentially shoot this bow only through their teenage years. For that much to be offered at only $299 is truly amazing. PSE also offers the Fever fully rigged with the factory accessories for only $379. Again, this value is outstanding, and should allow many youngsters the opportunity to get started in the world of archery. PSE has designed a really great bow to get the next generation interested in archery, without compromising anything in the process. For anyone needing a bow to grow with a shooter, the Fever may be a great choice... read full review

2014 PSE Fever

Brace Height

6.375 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

11.5 " - 29 "

Draw Weight

29 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

296 fps - 304 fps

Weight

3.6 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE Drive
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PSE Drive Review

The Bottom Line:PSE has produced a compact bow with a forgiving brace height of 7.5-inches capable of 326 feet per second with hunters in mind. Going against the lightweight bow trend, the Drive's 4.6-pound weight will be welcomed by some and rejected by others. The bow is as silent and shock free as they come, and holds on target like a much longer bow. With tons of customization options straight from the factory at an extremely affordable price, the Drive is hard to overlook for shooters wanting a new hunting bow... read full review

2013 PSE Drive

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

30.5 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

318 fps - 326 fps

Weight

4.6 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2013 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE Mini Burner
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PSE Mini Burner Review

The Bottom Line:The PSE Mini Burner XT is an upgrade to an older youth bow, but offers more draw length adjustment, and the option of a 50# limb set, which equals about 10 fps more. Although PSE offers this rig with the option of 20#, 29#, 40#, and 50# limbs, the 50# limb set offers draw weight adjustments from 10# - 50#, making it the best value overall. The bow can be set to approximately 4# draw weight with the 20# limbs, but the string is has almost no tension on it. With a 26 1/2" ATA, 7 1/2" brace height, and a lot of adjustability, this is a very nice bow to start the youngster out on. Set at 50# draw weight and 28" draw length, this "youth" bow can send an arrow downrange at a very nice 276 fps... read full review

2011 PSE Mini Burner

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

26.5 "

Draw Length

16 " - 26 "

Draw Weight

10 lbs - 40 lbs

IBO Speed

253 fps - 261 fps

Weight

2.5 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE Brute Force Lite
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PSE Brute Force Lite Review

The Bottom Line:The Brute Force Lite is a solid hunting bow. After looking at the price tag, it becomes one of the best values on the market for a compact hunting bow. It should appeal to brand new shooters, shooters with some growing left to do, or those just looking for a bow a bit easier on the shoulders. The MH cam system won a lot of people over last year, and the use on several models in 2017 really shows how great of a system it is overall. The Brute Force does not feature any of its own exclusive technology, but for those wanting a bow for $449, there is not much else on the market that compares to how high quality this thing is. Shooters looking for a low cost, high performance, well thought out hunting bow should give the Brute Force Lite a try. It even has some package options straight from the factory worth looking into as well... read full review

2017 PSE Brute Force Lite

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

30.5 "

Draw Length

25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

324 fps - 332 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017
Specs were not changed


PSE Infinity
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PSE Infinity Review

The Bottom Line:The Infinity is a great bow, which looks like other PSE models. For a budget-friendly entry bow, the high let-off, forgiving brace height, and compact design is comparable to what many demand in a hunting bow. Shooters must purchase the bow in one of two package options, which should be fine for most beginning archers just looking to get started. With a $499 or $599 price tag depending on which accessory kit chosen, shooters should feel great about the kind of bow they are getting for the price they are paying. The single cam is a nice feeling cam system overall, but 325 feet per second is pretty slow for 2017 standards. All things considered, the Infinity is a wonderful option for those just getting started in hunting with archery equipment. The adjustment options make this a great mid range youth model as well. The Infinity does not feature any new PSE technology, but is hard to beat for those on a tight budget... read full review

2017 PSE Infinity

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

317 fps - 325 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017
Specs were not changed


PSE Carbon Air 32 ECS
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PSE Carbon Air 32 ECS Review

The Bottom Line:The Carbon Air 32 ECS is the ultimate carbon riser hunting bow from PSE. It is lightweight, compact, high performing, easy to shoot, and packed with the latest technology PSE has to offer. Everything about this bow is great for those on the market for a hunting bow. However, the price tag is massive, and will more than likely cause shooters to choose another bow. For $1499, shooters could easily purchase two more budget friendly rigs, or completely outfit the aluminum riser Evolve, which features almost identical specifications aside from the riser material. It is a shame to see the price so high on a bow that so many shooters would purchase at a lower price. With that being said, carbon is a more expensive product, and with that comes a premium price. Shooters with an unlimited budget, and the need to have carbon, will find the Carbon Air 32 ECS is a great bow... read full review

2017 PSE Carbon Air 32

Brace Height

6.375 "

AtA Length

31.5 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

334 fps - 342 fps

Weight

3.3 lbs

Let-Off

80% - 90%

Manufactured: 2017
Specs were not changed


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