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Brace Height

< 5.5 "
5.5 " - 5.99 "
6.0 " - 6.49 "
6.5 " - 6.99 "
7.0 " - 7.49 "
7.5 " - 7.99"
8.0" - 8.49"
8.5"+

AtA Length

< 31 "
31 " - 33.99 "
34 " - 37.99 "
38 "+

Draw Length

< 20 "
20 " - 24.99 "
25 " - 29.99 "
30 " - 31.99 "
32" - 33.99"
34"+

Draw Weight

< 20 lbs
20 - 29 lbs
30 - 39 lbs
40 - 49 lbs
50 - 59 lbs
60 - 69 lbs
70 - 79 lbs
80 lbs+

IBO Speed

< 260 fps
260 - 279 fps
280 - 299 fps
300 - 319 fps
320 - 339 fps
340 fps+
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Bowtech 82nd Airborne
User rating:
out of 15 reviews
Bowtech 82nd Airborne Review

The Bottom Line:The 82d Airborne is a very fast, powerful, and strong bow with excellent performance. It is ideal for experienced shooters who don't mind a harsher draw cycle and enjoy shooting fast bows. While the draw cycle is not very smooth due to its blazing speed, this bow can be easily held at full draw... read full review

2009 Bowtech 82nd Airborne

Brace Height

6.125 "

AtA Length

36.25 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps - 350 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 80%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
Specs changed, see full specs


Mathews Monster Safari
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Mathews Monster Safari Review

The Bottom Line:This is the most valuable bow ever made by Mathews and it has the assets to prove it.The AVS cam system, the Honeycomb Core Technology throughout, and the AfricanWood Inlays are the biggest differences that gives the Safari its value. The dual cam bowproduces awesome speed and power. It is comfortable... read full review

2021 Mathews Monster Safari

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

70 lbs - 85 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.8 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2021
Specs changed, see full specs


Bowtech Admiral
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bowtech Admiral Review

The Bottom Line:Being one of the quietest bows with virtually no vibration and hand shock, the Bowtech Admiral is a very adjustable bow with a solid back wall. With the 31" axle to axle length and great shootability characteristics, this lightweight and compact bow is ideal for tree stand or ground blind shooters... read full review

2010 Bowtech Admiral FLX

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

31.063 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

317 fps - 325 fps

Weight

3.9 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 80%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2010
Specs changed, see full specs


Bowtech Guardian
User rating:
out of 4 reviews
Bowtech Guardian Review

The Bottom Line:The Bowtech Guardian is considered to be one of the best "fast and quiet" bows on the market. With IBO speeds reaching 328 fps, the Guardian has great shootablity characteristics and is known for its lack of noise and vibration. Equipped with new and improved technologies, this bow is a very good choice... read full review

2008 Bowtech Guardian

Brace Height

7.125 "

AtA Length

33.75 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

317 fps - 325 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 80%

Manufactured: 2007 - 2008
Specs changed, see full specs


Diamond Marquis
User rating:
out of 4 reviews
Diamond Marquis Review

The Bottom Line:With great stability, speed, and shootability characteristics, The Diamond Marquis is the flagship bow of the 2008 Diamond line. Having a good blend of maneuverability and long-distance accuracy this bow is a good choice for recreational archers, newbie shooters, 3D enthusiasts and people hunting from... read full review

2009 Diamond Marquis

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

34.5 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

314 fps - 322 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 75%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
Specs changed, see full specs


Diamond Razor Edge
User rating:
out of 10 reviews
Diamond Razor Edge Review

The Bottom Line:Designed with small to medium archers in mind, the Diamond Razor Edge is a universal bow known for a great blend of speed, forgiveness, and quietness. Ideal for the youth and women, this bow is also a great choice for many small to medium men. Experts say many shooters will grow with this bow without... read full review

2012 Diamond Razor Edge

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

19 " - 29 "

Draw Weight

15 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

308 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2012
Specs were not changed


Hoyt Katera
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Hoyt Katera Review

The Bottom Line:Hoyt Katera is the flagship of Hoyt's 2008 line. The StealthShot string-stop system and the Z3 Cam & 1/2 system make make this bow very fast and smooth at the same time. With great shootability characteristics, this bow is a great choice for average bow shooters... read full review

2009 Hoyt Katera

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.5 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 75%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
Specs were not changed


Hoyt Vectrix
User rating:
out of 5 reviews
Hoyt Vectrix Review

The Bottom Line:The Hoyt Vectrix is the top notch bow from the Hoyt's 2007 line. Hoyt engineers completely redesigned the older Trykon model and applied a number of new and innovative technologies making the new Vectrix even better. With a very smooth draw cycle this is a high-performance bow that delivers great speeds.... read full review

2007 Hoyt Vectrix

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

316 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 75%

Manufactured: 2007
Specs were not changed


Parker Velocity
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Parker Velocity Review

The Bottom Line:Although the Parker Velocity bow is a nice shooting bow for all archers, the Velocity really makes a great option for those just getting started. New archers will have the luxury of high-end accessories at an affordable price. Shooters will also have the option to buy completely set up from the factory... read full review

2013 Parker Velocity

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

30.125 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps

Weight

4.15 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2013
Specs were not changed


Martin Cheetah
User rating:
out of 6 reviews
Martin Cheetah Review

The Bottom Line:Ideal for tree-stand or blind hunting, the Martin Cheetah is a compact, smooth, and quiet bow at a very affordable price. With a forgiving brace height and efficient eccentric system, this bow is a great performer with a very smooth draw... read full review

2010 Martin Cheetah Mag

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps - 320 fps

Weight

3.4 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 80%

Manufactured: 2007 - 2010
Specs changed, see full specs


Mathews Conquest Apex 8
User rating:
out of 1 review
Mathews Conquest Apex 8 Review

The Bottom Line:Before making a purchase of a pure target bow, be sure and check out the Mathews Conquest Apex 8 if you prefer a long, heavy, forgiving bow. The Apex series bows can be seen all over 3D courses and indoor shoots as they have been very popular in the recent past. The single cam technology makes this... read full review

2013 Mathews Conquest Apex 8

Brace Height

8 "

AtA Length

42.25 "

Draw Length

25 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps

Weight

5.0 lbs

Let-Off

65%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


Martin Firecat
User rating:
out of 7 reviews
Martin Firecat Review

The Bottom Line:The Martin Firecat Pro-X is the flagship bow of the 2008 Martin line. While the Firecat's cam system is rather aggressive, many archers believe that the draw cycle is relatively smooth for the blazing speeds this bow generates. A lot of shooters strongly agree in that this bow is a great value for money.... read full review

2017 Martin Firecat (Kestrel Cam)

Brace Height

"

AtA Length

"

Draw Length

"

Draw Weight

lbs

IBO Speed

fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

Manufactured: 2008 - 2017
Specs changed, see full specs


Mathews Drenalin
User rating:
out of 12 reviews
Mathews Drenalin Review

The Bottom Line:The Mathews Drenalin is a fast, light, and compact bow with a unique slim feel. Even though the Drenalin entered the market in 2007 it continues to remain one of the lightest bows on the market due to its advanced limb design. Despite its low weight the bow's limbs hold up to torque very well even at... read full review

2009 Mathews Drenalin

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

3.85 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2007 - 2009
Specs were not changed


Mathews Drenalin LD
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Mathews Drenalin LD Review

The Bottom Line:Introduced in 2008, the Mathews Drenalin LD is a light and fast compound bow with a great slim feel specifically designed for archers with longer draw lengths. It's one of the lightest bows on the market thanks to its enhanced limb design. As a result, this bow is a great choice for those who cover a... read full review

2010 Mathews Drenalin LD

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

37 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps

Weight

4.15 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2010
Specs were not changed


Mathews Reezen 6.5
User rating:
out of 14 reviews
Mathews Reezen 6.5 Review

The Bottom Line:While the Reezen 6.5 is a very fast single cam bow, it is often described as a bow with a relatively stiff draw cycle. While a bare bow could have less shock and vibration, installing silencing components help to improve shootability significantly. Many shooters say this bow is an excellent choice provided... read full review

2010 Mathews Reezen 6.5

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.15 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2010
Specs were not changed


Mathews Switchback
User rating:
out of 18 reviews
Mathews Switchback Review

The Bottom Line:The Mathews Switchback entered the market in 2005 and continues to be one of the best smooth bows ever since. Many hunters strongly agree this bow is one of the smoothest bows available on the market. With the very low levels of vibration and noise, the Switchback is smooth and fast at the same time.... read full review

2007 Mathews Switchback

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

318 fps

Weight

4.34 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2005 - 2007
Specs were not changed


Ross Carnivore 34
User rating:
no user reviews
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.... 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


Mathews Switchback XT
User rating:
out of 13 reviews
Mathews Switchback XT Review

The Bottom Line:The Mathews Switchback XT is a superior quality bow from the Mathews Switchback series. This is a very quiet, compact, and forgiving bow. When it comes to shootability this rig is even smoother than the original legendary Switchback. A short 31" axle-to-axle length makes it the ideal bow for both tree... read full review

2008 Mathews Switchback XT

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps

Weight

4.25 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2006 - 2008
Specs were not changed


G5 Prime Centroid
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
G5 Prime Centroid Review

The Bottom Line:The G5 Prime Centroid has an extremely smooth draw due to all of the innovative technology that has been put into this aspect of the bow. The backwall on this bow does not get any better. The brace height and draw cycle make a great combination for comfort. It isn't real fast, but it is not a slow... read full review

2012 G5 Prime Centroid LR

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

34.25 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2012
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE Bow Madness
User rating:
out of 4 reviews
PSE Bow Madness Review

The Bottom Line:Being in the mid-price range, the PSE Bow Madness is a great quality bow that can easily outperform more expensive competitor bows with similar characteristics. Outfitted with a highly efficient single cam system, this bow is smooth to draw and hold. With the pre-loaded limbs and comfortable grip, this... read full review

2011 PSE Bow Madness

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

323 fps - 331 fps

Weight

3.85 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2011
Specs changed, see full specs


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