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AtA Length

< 31 "
31 " - 33.99 "
34 " - 37.99 "
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Draw Length

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20 " - 24.99 "
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32" - 33.99"
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20 - 29 lbs
30 - 39 lbs
40 - 49 lbs
50 - 59 lbs
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Ross Headhunter
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Ross Headhunter Review

The Bottom Line:With all of the stiff competition in the archery industry, Ross does an impressive job making a class of their own with bows like the Headhunter. For roughly 3/4 of the price of a typical flagship bow, this compound will let you focus on quality accessories, and has the means to impress in the spectrums of both functionality and simplicity. If it isn't the quality Limbsaver supression system, extremely solid back wall to the draw cycle, and advanced Binary two track cam system that turns heads, the fact that this bow is made in the USA is ultimately all you could ever look for in a solidly designed, all-in-one hunting bow. It would be a shame if you let the small name or small price avert your eyes from this all-inclusive workhorse of a compound... read full review

2014 Ross Headhunter

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2015
Specs were not changed


Ross XD
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out of 1 review
Ross XD Review

The Bottom Line:Ross truly listened to what shooters have been asking for over the last couple of years, and that is a shorter, lighter bow that produces decent speeds. The XD is exactly that. Although there is a major push for this bow, there are some shooters that desire a longer axel to axel measurement and a little more weight. For shooters like that, the XD is not for them. However, for the bow hunter interested in achievable IBO speeds of 320 feet per second, combined with a longer brace height of 7.5-incehs all in a lightweight package, the XD is a wonderful option worth a test shot... read full review

2012 Ross XD

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

30.5 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

3.16 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012
Specs were not changed


Ross HIT
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Ross HIT Review

The Bottom Line:The Ross HIT and the HIT Competition are great options for shooters interested in a target bow. Although other models may offer for tuning options for the average tinkerer, the HIT has an adjustable back wall that can change the feel of the draw somewhat. With great looking specs on paper, the bow performs very well also. A forgiving 7-inch brace height, 332 feet per second, and a shock free release make the HIT a very desirable target bow for shooters looking in the $799 price range... read full review

2012 Ross HIT

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

36.5 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps

Weight

4.12 lbs

Let-Off

80

Manufactured: 2012
Specs were not changed


Ross Just Like Dads
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Ross Just Like Dads Review

The Bottom Line:Ross did a great job creating a youth bow with the Just Like Dad's model. The ability to change with growing shooters is the biggest advantage of the bow. With 30-pounds of draw weight adjustability and 10 inches of draw length range, the Just Like Dad's is sure to last a long time. Combined with a manageable cam system, and a 27-inch axel-to-axel measurement that is a comfortable size for all ranges of the available draw lengths, the Just Like Dad's is a bow anyone looking to get younger shooters started should take a serious look at... read full review

2012 Ross Just Like Dads

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

27 "

Draw Length

18 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

20 lbs - 50 lbs

IBO Speed

282 fps

Weight

2.96 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012
Specs were not changed


Ross Crave 31.5
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Ross Crave 31.5 Review

The Bottom Line:Overall, the Crave 31.5 is a a nice shooting hunting bow. Although the draw cycle is a little stiff, it is not a deal breaker. The IBO speed of 335 feet per second is a nice number, and the dual draw stop posts contacting both limbs makes a great feeling back wall. Ross seemed to take note of the new trend for bows to be lighter in overall mass and shorter in axel-to-axel measurements. The Crave 31.5 addresses both trends. Shooters in the market for a reasonably priced hunting bow should find a Ross Crave 31.5 and try it out... read full review

2011 Ross Crave 31.5

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

31.5 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

335 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2012
Specs were not changed


Ross Crave 33.5
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Ross Crave 33.5 Review

The Bottom Line:The Ross Crave offers a lot for a decent MSRP of $749.99. Those shooting the Crave will love the smooth draw cycle and solid back wall. Holding on target is effortless, and the shot is finished with a dull thumb noise and no hand shock at all. Some shooters are leery about shooting a bow with a brace height under 7-inches. However, the 335 feet per second combined with a smooth draw may make a believer out of some of the naysayers. The ability for the Crave 33.5 to be a multipurpose bow may entice shooters to try out the bow. Be careful when test shooting this bow because shooters may like it enough to buy it... read full review

2011 Ross Crave 33.5

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

33.5 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

335 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2012
Specs were not changed


Ross Carnivore 31
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out of 3 reviews
Ross Carnivore 31 Review

The Bottom Line:The 31 is the shortest axel to axel bow available in the Ross Carnivore lineup. It features a butter smooth draw, silent release, and an overwhelming feeling of "wow." For a short bow, the Carnivore 31 performs like a much longer bow accuracy wise, but some shooters may not appreciate the heavy overall weight of the bow. The biggest negative, and one that cannot go without mentioning is the grip. It is terrible. With everything else being so well done on the Carnivore, the grips should be made of a more comfortable material and have a better look. Shooters interested in a new compact hunting bow should give the Carnivore 31 a serious try... read full review

2009 Ross Carnivore 31

Brace Height

7.38 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

318 fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2009
Specs were not changed


Ross Carnivore 34
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Ross Carnivore 34 Review

The Bottom Line:The Ross Carnivore is an extremely smooth drawing bow, that produces decent IBO speed and allows shooters enough adjustability to be able to customize the bow to fit their shooting style. All draw length modules are included in the same module, and moving the draw stop post will change the let off. The bows overall weight of 4.8 pounds may be a deal breaker for some, but it helps the Carnivore hold very well on target and cancels out the majority of the noise and vibration. Shooters wanting a new hunting bow that can be used on weekend 3d shoots will love the smooth drawing Carnivore and the adjustability options it has to offer... read full review

2009 Ross Carnivore 34

Brace Height

7.38 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

318 fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2009
Specs were not changed


Ross Carnivore 37
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Ross Carnivore 37 Review

The Bottom Line:The Carnivore is a hands down shooter. The draw cycle is the stand out component of the bow because of how smooth it feels and how great it performs. For shooters interested in getting started in target archery, but not wanting to spend the major coin many of these rigs cost, the Ross Carnivore 37 may be a great place to start with the $699 price tag. The hunting industry has been moving toward shorter axel-to-axel bows for a long time, but those shooters longing for the days of longer axel-to-axel compounds will love the idea of being able to use the 37 as a multipurpose bow as well. For longer bows like the Carnivore 37, the overall measurement can be looked at as a huge positive, or a big negative. The final decision will come down to what the shooter demands most... read full review

2009 Ross Carnivore 37

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

37.1 "

Draw Length

27 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2009
Specs were not changed


Ross Cardiac 31
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Ross Cardiac 31 Review

The Bottom Line:The Ross Cardiac 31 is backed by a huge name in the archery world, so shooters nervous about what they are getting should be comforted to know Bowtech has a part of this model. It is hard to find anything negative about the bow other than some appearance issues mentioned and the relatively slower speeds produced. However, hunters wanting a compact bow will love how smooth the Cardiac 31 is and how great it performs. Those interested in a new hunting bow should give this one a try... read full review

2008 Ross Cardiac 31

Brace Height

7.19 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
Specs changed, see full specs


Ross Cardiac 34
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Ross Cardiac 34 Review

The Bottom Line:It cannot be overstated that the Ross Cardiac is a smooth drawing, smooth shooting piece of machinery. With the potential to be a multipurpose rig, shooters will love its versatility as well. Hard pressed to find anything wrong with the Cardiac, many feel the 320 feet per second speed is a bit on the slow side for a bow in this price range. However, after shooting the bow, many of those people are impressed with how great the draw cycle is and how cleanly the arrow release feels. Those interested in a bow that can do it all on a bit of a budget should give the Cardiac a test shot to see if it is the bow for them... read full review

2008 Ross Cardiac 34

Brace Height

7.19 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

312 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
Specs changed, see full specs


Ross Cardiac
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Ross Cardiac Review

The Bottom Line:The Ross Cardiac is not for shooters interested in raw speed. For everyone else, this bow is a surprisingly good shooting bow. With lots of added features and bow hunters in mind, those looking at a new hunting bow should give the Cardiac a test shot. The smooth draw, shock free release from a bow that holds very well on target are just a few things bow hunters will love about the Cardiac. Combined with a comfortable grip, and lots of adjustability, the Cardiac has a lot to offer shooters interested in a solid hunting bow... read full review

2007 Ross Cardiac

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2007
Specs were not changed


Ross CR334
User rating:
out of 1 review
Ross CR334 Review

The Bottom Line:The Ross CR334 is assembled with the highest quality materials available and it is evident in the way this bow performs. This bow is quiet, accurate, smooth and reasonably fast. Shooters will also find it well balanced and easy to tune. While draw length adjustments do require additional modules it does not require the use of a bow press making it easy for anyone to make adjustments in the comfort of their living room. Ross Archery advertises with two statements, they are: "Own more bone with Ross" and "Designing bows to make your hunt count". The part of "Owning More Bone" means harvesting more and/or larger animals, that is actually your responsibility, however the CR334 can get you one step closer by putting a piece of equipment in your hand that you can count on each and every time you release an arrow... read full review

2006 Ross CR334

Brace Height

7.75 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

305 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2006 - 2007
Specs changed, see full specs


Ross CR331
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out of 1 review
Ross CR331 Review

The Bottom Line:The Ross CR331 is a bowhunters bow. It is well built, very quiet, virtually vibration-free, fairly fast and very accurate. Additionally, while being decked out in Realtree Hardwoods HD camo to conceal the rig where ever you are, it also features a short axle to axle length so you can make shots from the tight spots all bowhunters find themselves in from time to time. While draw length adjustments require a new cam module and the back wall could be a little more solid, overall this bow is one heck of a shooter. It was even named to "Bowhunting World" magazine's top 12 bows of 2006 because it is such a great rig. With the customer service Ross Archery is known for backing this, and all its rigs, archers are sure to be happy with the CR331... read full review

2006 Ross CR331

Brace Height

7.75 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

305 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2006 - 2007
Specs changed, see full specs


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