PSE X-Force Dream Season DNA Review
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Editors' reviewHunting bows are pushing the limit of short and lightweight. PSE has taken this one step further offering blazing 352 feet per second IBO speed to the equation. This bow has been completely redesigned creating its own platform down to the 7075 high-grade aluminum alloy riser. Center pull technology puts the nocking point in the middle of the bow improving tuning and shoot ability. This lightweight compact package is a pure hunting bow and will perform flawlessly for a long time. Shooters willing to give the draw a chance will quickly find out it shoots very well.
FinishThe PSE dipping process has never looked better. This year, PSE offers even more customization options for finish patterns sure to meet the needs of every shooter. Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity remains the camo pattern of choice for PSE. This pattern is also offered with a black riser and camo limbs for those wanting a half and half bow. Shooters can also get a solid black bow if they desire as well. The Black Skullworks pattern is amazing looking and makes the bow very pleasing to look at as well. Aside from these four options, PSE also has a variety of custom color options available for the first time ever. Skullworks camo is available in blue, red, and white. Target colors are also available in white pearl, red pearl, and blue pearl. If that is not enough, the DNA is also available in anodized finish patterns in burnt orange, stone grey, violet, forest green, and olive brown. However, the customization does not stop there this year. PSE also offers the limb pockets and cams in Matte Silver as well. The new limb band dampeners are also available in a variety of colors to choose from giving shooters a ton of variety.
RiserThe riser is made of lightweight, high-grade aluminum alloy. The forged riser offers superior strength in a lightweight design not offered by PSE in the past. The simplistic design of the riser makes the bow rather aggressive looking, and the lightweight package is welcomed with open arms. Weighing in at 3.7 pounds, the DNA competes with all of the lightweight models available on the market today.
The backstop 2 string stop system is fully redesigned as well allowing more adjustment options for shooters. The string stop system is rotationally adjustable, micro adjustable, and length specific so shooters can set it exactly where they want.
PSE has also added a flex cable slide that is different than anything they have offered before. This cable slide is made using the same process used to create the X technology limbs and functions as one as well. The cable slide has an adjustable bolt similar to a limb bolt that allows adjustment to account for different size shafts and vane clearance. As the bow is drawn, the slide flexes inward, not getting in the sight picture window. After the shot, the slide flexes back to its resting position. This reduces side torque by up to 30%, which will only help increase accuracy.
GripThe DNA uses the PSE B.E.S.T Raptor grip, which is an integrated part of the riser. The rubber-inserted grip can be red or black. This grip is a narrow grip, but it fits perfectly in the shooters hand and may be one of the industry's most repeatable grips available today. Although the grip feels great, it does get cold in certain hunting conditions. This is by no means a deal breaker, and is a little nitpicky, but the grip will be cold on long days in the stand. Overall, the B.E.S.T. grips have a wonderful feel and encourages proper hand placement.
LimbsThe DNA uses the x Technology limbs that have been used for several years. The split limbs are highly prestressed giving the bow a mean look upon first glance. The limbs are sure to withstand any normal shooting condition they can be put in, and are sure to withstand thousands of shots without any issues in terms of endurance. Limbs are adjustable in ten-pound increments and available in maximum draw weights of 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 pounds. The 5-pound increments is a great feature as well giving shooters even more options for a personal feel with their DNA's.
The Center lock 2 limb pockets are stronger, lighter, and more stable than ever before. The triple lock design forces the limbs toward the center of the bow making the shot repeatable time after time.
The limbs have new Vibracheck Limb dampening bands, which cover each limb individually rather than stretching over both limbs at the same time. These bands are also offered in a variety of color options for shooters who want to add a little color.