PSE Silverhawk Review

PSE Silverhawk

Average user rating

PSE Silverhawk Review4.854 out of 4 user reviews


  • Great for learning
  • Accurate
  • Consistent
  • Smooth draw


  • Could be quieter
  • Slow speeds


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Editors' review

The PSE Silverhawk is a very affordable, ready to shoot bow package. It comes with a quiver, arrow rest, and sights making it a great rig to get started with. You'll just need to pick up a few arrows, and you're ready to hit the field.


The Silverhawk employs a deflex riser. While this design makes the bow look very simple compared to the high end bows of today, the deflex riser actually makes this bow much easier to aim and hold on target. This, of course, helps any archer, beginner or advanced, to be a more accurate shooter.

Eccentric System

The draw cycle on the Silverhawk is very smooth, easy drawing and does boast a pretty good back wall. Upon release of the arrow there is a fair amount of noticeable vibration. The addition of a good stabilizer and string leeches will do wonders to calm down the vibes.

PSE Silverhawk vs. PSE Deer Hunter

When you look at the Silverhawk and Deer Hunter side by side there are some noticeable differences. The Silverhawk is longer axle to axle and has a deflex riser, while the PSE Deer Hunter is a bit shorter and employs a slightly reflexed riser. However, there is a little more to it than that. The Deer Hunter does allow for more adjustments and thus, can be suitable for youngsters. Were as the Silverhawk is well built for an adult just getting into the sport because of its ease to aim and hold on target.

Using the Silverhawk

The Silverhawk is best suited for learning. The beginning archer will find this bow to be very user friendly and easy to learn with, thanks to the very forgiving brace height and long axle to axle length. While this bow is not a speed demon, it is still suitable to take out hunting as long as you know your limits. Additionally, many shooters find this bow to be very adequate as a bowfishing rig.
Bow PSE Silverhawk PSE Deer Hunter
Version 2009 2012
Picture PSE Silverhawk PSE Deer Hunter
Brace Height 7.5 " 7.625 "
AtA Length 42 " 38.25 "
Draw Length 27 " - 29 " 24 " - 29 "
Draw Weight 45 lbs - 55 lbs 30 lbs - 65 lbs
IBO Speed 236 fps 257 fps - 265 fps
Weight 4.0 lbs 3.6 lbs
Let-Off 65% 65%
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For someone wanting to get into archery or just learn how to shoot, the PSE Silverhawk is a good option that will not break the bank. During its three year run (2007-2009) this bow was the most affordable in the PSE line-up. It may be questionable whether or not this makes the rig a very good value but the fact is, this bow is good for learning how to shoot along with being a decent first hunting bow, a good back-bow or even a good rig for bowfishing. Getting someone involved in archery is always a rewarding experience and with the Silverhawk it does not have to be an expensive one.
PSE Silverhawk Review4.854

User Reviews

  • 4 reviews
  • ( out of 4 reviews for all versions)
  1. i have taken several deer and elk with this bow and would recoment it to any hunter or archer

    Version: 2009 PSE Silverhawk


    Pros: easy to pull back and easy to shoot and tune

    Cons: your max range is about 25 or 30 yards

    Full review:
    i would recoment this bow to any hunter or archer who cannot pull a 60 or 70 lb bow a 55lb bow is bigenughf to take any northamerican hunting species all you need is a cut on contact broad head and a sturdy arrow practis practis practis a well placed shot through the lungs is more leathel than any amount of bow weight and fancy shooting

  2. Excellent Bow

    Version: 2009 PSE Silverhawk


    Pros: Very Accurate Bow, Smooth pull.

    Cons: very good bow

    Full review:
    I like the bow very much and it feels good in your hand like a glove. PSE makes good bows and they have been around awhile. I am using a draw weight of 55 lbs and have taken several deer with it. I paid $250 and am very pleased.

  3. Great bow bought it for my son for his first bow great pull

    Version: 2008 PSE Silverhawk


    Pros: Low priced and accurate

    Cons: nothing great bow to learn on

  4. Good Beginner Bow For Me

    Version: 2008 PSE Silverhawk


    Pros: Comfortable, easy pull, accurate, affordable

    Cons: a bit slow FPS

    Full review:
    I am a beginning archer. Over the course of about six months I have used the PSE Silverhawk to improve my archery skills at the range. I picked it up at a flea market for $35 and upgraded it for another $40-$50. As a beginner, I have no other bow to compare it to but have found it very easy to adjust and upgrade. It has been a great learning tool. I am debating getting another bow to hunt with but am almost confident enough to take this one hunting.

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