PSE Bow Reviews

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PSE Bow Madness Epix
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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%
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

PSE Phenom XT
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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%
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

PSE Beast EXT
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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%
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

PSE Full Throttle
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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%
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

PSE Drive
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out of 11 reviews

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%
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

PSE Mini Burner
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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%
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

PSE Brute Force Lite
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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%
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

PSE Carbon Air 32 ECS
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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%
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

PSE Phenom SD
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2017 PSE Phenom SD

Brace Height
6.625 "
AtA Length
36 "
Draw Length
23.5 " - 28.5 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 60 lbs
IBO Speed
308 fps - 316 fps
Weight
4 lbs
Let-Off
75%
PSE Phenom SD Review

The Bottom Line: The Phenom SD should appeal to a lot of shooters on the market for a target bow. Shooters with a limited budget, weaker shoulders, or short draw folks should really give this bow an honest look. It lacks some of the technology PSE has to offer for 2017, but nothing about the bow feels like a budget bow, and it shoots very well. From a specification stand point, the Phenom SD is comparable to many high end models, and the $699 price tag gives shooters just starting out in the target archery game a lot of room to add the necessary accessories to be competitive. It would be nice to see a heavier limb choice, but 50-pound limbs on an indoor bow will do just fine. Overall, the deflexed riser Phenom SD is a solid performing bow at a great price. Shooters wanting to get a lighter weight target bow, those just getting started in the target world, or those not able to afford a target bow over $1000 should be stoked to have such a wonderful option available for only $699...read full review

PSE Xpression 3D
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2016 PSE Xpression 3D

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
36.5 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
324 fps
Weight
4.7 lbs
Let-Off
65, 75%
PSE Xpression 3D Review

The Bottom Line: 3D archery is becoming more intense every year in regards to competition and the folks working to fine tune their skills are getting better and better. The Xpression 3D is going to eliminate all excuse a shooter may have for not becoming a better shooter. This bow is designed to offer shooters some customization and adjustment, a perfect tune, and specifications that are almost perfect on paper. In hand, the Xpression 3D feels and looks elite and shooters are able to make it into exactly what they desire. For the serious 3D shooter, PSE really has a bow worth looking into with the Xpression 3D. Of course, a bow like this is going to come with a premium price, and the Xpression 3D MSRP of $1399 is exactly that. However, anyone wanting a bow that will leave out all excuses and leave the end results up to the shooter, the Xpression 3D is a hard bow to pass up...read full review

PSE Xpression
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2016 PSE Xpression

Brace Height
7.125 "
AtA Length
40 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
308 fps - 316 fps
Weight
4.9 lbs
Let-Off
65, 75%
PSE Xpression Review

The Bottom Line: The 2016 Xpression is a great target bow and has a lot of features catering towards shooters being able to get a fully set up bow to truly match their shooting style and preferences. The Xpression is direct competition to the Dominator, which many shooters have grown to love, so it may be a hard sell for some to give up their trusted bow for a newly designed one. Those wanting a high-end target model with lots of adjustment should take a hard look at the Xpression. The look of the riser design may be off putting to some, but others are going to love how unique it is and how well it functions overall. For shooters toeing the line and expecting to stand on the podium, the Xpression should get a serious consideration. Although the MSRP of $1399 is competitive in the target archery world, it is still fairly expensive for many shooters. With that being said, it is a complete redesign from the old target lineup and many will argue well worth the expensive price tag...read full review

PSE Carbon Air
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2016 PSE Carbon Air

Brace Height
6.125 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
24.5 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
332 fps - 340 fps
Weight
3.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
PSE Carbon Air Review

The Bottom Line: The Carbon Air is not the first carbon bow from PSE, but it is the most recent, and probably the only known carbon bow from PSE. Many shooters on the market today would have no recollection of the 1996 PSE carbon design, but it is fair to mention PSE is not just joining the party in regards to the benefits. The HD cams are a very popular system for PSE, and the 340 feet per second speed rating is a good performance point to be in the carbon riser market. Forum members are begging PSE for a carbon bow that is even faster or having a longer axel to axel, but for a new carbon bow, the Carbon Air is a great compromise of all specifications. It is worth noting again $1499 is a steep price for many shooters, but the Carbon Air shoots well enough, and is marketed toward enough shooters it will do very well in the premium hunting bow market. Although some testers will notice a slight vibration if shooting the Carbon Air without any accessories, try the rig fully set up in order to give it a fair shot...read full review

PSE Brute Force
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2016 PSE Brute Force

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
31.25 "
Draw Length
25 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
324 fps - 332 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
PSE Brute Force Review

The Bottom Line: With 80% let-off, and speeds up to 332 feet per second, and a 7-inch brace height, the Brute Force really is a tempting bow on paper in regards to performance, specifications, and forgiveness. Consider the bare bow price of only $450, and it is very difficult for shooters to not give the Brute Force an honest shot at being their new hunting bow. PSE is known for making high quality bows at a variety of price points for different shooters, and the Brute Force is the latest example of that. Those wanting a short axel-to-axel bow really need to give this bow a try. Shooters will be hard pressed to find something they do not like in the Brute Force bow, especially for the price...read full review

PSE Inertia
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2016 PSE Inertia

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
31.125 "
Draw Length
29 " - "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps - 348 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
75%
PSE Inertia Review

The Bottom Line: PSE has really packed a great deal of technology into the $799 price tag of their 2016 Inertia bow, which shooters of all abilities will truly appreciate. For those wanting a compact hunting bow with exceptional performance, the Inertia is certainly worth a test shot. The designed ability to tweak the back wall feel of the bow is well received by shooters because it allows them to be more conscious of the specifications they like rather than the back wall feel, since the Inertia allows for that to be fully customized. Some shooters may not like the idea of possibly needing to drop down in draw weight to feel more comfortable with the stiff draw cycle. However, with the exceptional performance of the bow, dropping down even 10 full pounds will more than likely still outperform the bow shooters are replacing at a heavier draw weight. Although some may think of this as a negative, it should not be because lower draw weight is easier to manage and if it still outperforms at a lighter poundage, it is an upgrade all around. The Inertia is a great hunting bow, and for the price, it should be on the list of many shooters to try out for 2016...read full review

PSE Phenom DC
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2016 PSE Phenom DC

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
36 "
Draw Length
27.5 " - 33 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 60 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps - 328 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
75%
PSE Phenom DC Review

The Bottom Line: PSE has introduced the Phenom DC for two specific types of shooters wanting a new bow. Longer draw archers that want a larger framed bow, and shooters interested in getting started with target archery on a bit of a budget. Target archery is expensive to get into, and will more than likely require a different sight than shooters use for hunting, a different rest, longer stabilizers and weight and perhaps an addition of a side or back bar, different arrows, and more than likely a different release. All of those accessories require some experimentation to get set properly, and it can get fairly pricey. PSE knows this, and producing a budget friendly bow with the Phenom DC is a perfect idea. For an MSRP of $699, the Phenom DC is literally half the price of some other target bows on the market for 2016. Consider how well the Phenom DC shoots, how easily it tunes, and its ability to be used for any style of archery and PSE clearly has a winning design worth a test shot. The Phenom DC is a heck of a deal, and will allow many shooters to get into target archery for a relatively small price point and still be competitive...read full review

PSE Bow Madness 32
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out of 1 review

2015 PSE Bow Madness 32

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
32.375 "
Draw Length
24 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
332 fps - 340 fps
Weight
4.1 lbs
Let-Off
80%
PSE Bow Madness 32 Review

The Bottom Line: The Bowmadness 32 is a great bow! Unfortunately, with a $599 price tag, and it being sold in a variety of box stores, the 32 may not get the attention it deserves from those interested in a new hunting bow. Granted, there are some missing features shooters could get with a Pro Series bow, but from a performance stand point, PSE did not cut any corners on the Bowmadness 32. Those looking to upgrade to a feature loaded rig will feel great about purchasing the PSE Bowmadness 32 and experiencing what engineered performance feels like...read full review

PSE Bow Madness 30
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2015 PSE Bow Madness 30

Brace Height
6.5 "
AtA Length
29.75 "
Draw Length
23.5 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
322 fps - 330 fps
Weight
3.8 lbs
Let-Off
80%
PSE Bow Madness 30 Review

The Bottom Line: PSE really designs a bow to match the needs of every shooter. The PSE Bowmadness 30, although a bit on the short side for some, will be perfect for others looking into a shorter axel to axel hunting bow for 2015. The simplistic based performance offered with the hybrid cam system will be wonderful for those wanting the most out of their bow without the trade off a a harsh draw cycle and an unforgiving brace height. As with any Mainline series bow, there are a few technologies not included, but PSE has done a great job with everything the Bowmadness 30 has to offer all for a price less than $500...read full review

PSE Bow Madness 34
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2015 PSE Bow Madness 34

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
34.25 "
Draw Length
24.5 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
24.5 lbs - 30.5 lbs
IBO Speed
334 fps - 342 fps
Weight
4.1 lbs
Let-Off
80%
PSE Bow Madness 34 Review

The Bottom Line: PSE is known for offering something for every shooter. The Bowmadness 34 is not necessarily a budget bow, but it fits comfortably in between a beginners model and the flag ship models. Those looking to upgrade, or just wanting a really high quality bow without the price tag will find a lot to like about the Bowmadness 34. It shoots great, can be used for hunting or 3D, and has an MSRP of $699. It is really hard to find anything wrong with the 2015 PSE Bowmadness 34...read full review

PSE Dominator Max MD
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2015 PSE Dominator Max MD

Brace Height
7.125 "
AtA Length
40.25 "
Draw Length
24.5 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 60 lbs
IBO Speed
308 fps - 316 fps
Weight
75% lbs
Let-Off
4.6
PSE Dominator Max MD Review

The Bottom Line: The 2015 PSE Dominator Max MD is a redesign of the Dominator. The Centerlock limb pockets and the Fourth Generation X-Tech limbs, combined with the Mini Evo cams make this a very accurate and fast bow for the competition shooter. The shorter power stroke and the smooth draw make it very shootable, and the new polymer backstop for a solid back wall only enhance the comfort and feel of this bow. The Dominator Max MD only offers the shooter two peak weight limb sets - 50# and 60# - which reduced some of the capability as far as weight range goes, but the increased accuracy makes up for it. This bow is worth a look for anyone looking for a competition rig...read full review

PSE Premonition HD
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2015 PSE Premonition HD

Brace Height
6.25 "
AtA Length
30.625 "
Draw Length
24 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
337 fps - 345 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
80%
PSE Premonition HD Review

The Bottom Line: For the price point of under $600, it will be difficult to find a compact bow with the exceptional speed the Premonition HD has. PSE is the leader in speed, and they are able to offer speed in price ranges where it is generally not as popular. The compact design and ease of adjustment makes the bow a great one for shooters with a little growing left. The Stiletto finish option also makes the bow wonderful for female shooters as well. For a hunting bow, the Premonition is hard to look past, especially for those wanting something smaller. Although the Premonition HD does not have all the bells and whistles other Pro Series bows have, it still utilizes great technology and engineering...read full review

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