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Mission
New Breed
Obsession
Parker
PSE
Ross
Rytera
Strother
Whisper Creek
Xpedition

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+
536 models, displaying 241 to 260
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Hoyt Faktor 30
User rating:
out of 8 reviews
Hoyt Faktor 30 Review

The Bottom Line:Hoyt has established themselves as being one of the elite bow companies because of integrating useful technology that simply works. The new Faktor 30 is yet another addition that is going to be a top seller for 2014. The bow uses every technology Hoyt has except for the carbon riser technology, including... read full review

2015 Hoyt Faktor 30

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps

Weight

3.9 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2015
Specs were not changed


Mathews Chill X
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Mathews Chill X Review

The Bottom Line:For Mathews to release a bow after the other flagships were released seemed a little strange to some shooters. However, the Chill X was worth the hype and offered something the other AVS powered bows were missing in the eyes of many, and that is a rock solid back wall. The Chill X is one of the best... read full review

2017 Mathews Chill X

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

35 "

Draw Length

25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

336 fps

Weight

4.23 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 85%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2017
Specs were not changed


Bear Motive 6
User rating:
out of 6 reviews
Bear Motive 6 Review

The Bottom Line:This may be the best overall compound bow ever made by Bear. The Hybrid Cam System is another step in the right direction for engineers. The dual cam bow has awesome speed and it is also extremely easy adjust through the draw length range without the use of a bow press. The Motive 6 is well balanced... read full review

2014 Bear Motive 6

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2013 - 2014
Specs were not changed


PSE X-Force Dream Season DNA
User rating:
out of 5 reviews
PSE X-Force Dream Season DNA Review

The Bottom Line:PSE has never offered a bow this compact, lightweight, and fast. The Drury brothers know hunting, and it is obvious they had a say in creating this bow. Shooters on the market for a high performance speed bow with desirable hunting characteristics should give the DNA a chance. Customization is almost... read full review

2014 PSE X-Force Dream Season DNA

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

31.25 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

344 fps - 352 fps

Weight

3.7 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2013 - 2014
Specs changed, see full specs


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

The Bottom Line:The Realm is a fantastically designed compact hunting bow for diehard Bowtech shooters. The integration of the "Smartbow" cams has transitioned to offering dampening and stabilization options to tweak everything felt on the Realm for every single archer. The longer brace height combined with quick 340... read full review

2019 Bowtech Realm

Brace Height

7.125 "

AtA Length

30.75 "

Draw Length

25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

80 - 86%

Manufactured: 2018 - 2019
Specs were not changed


Bear Method
User rating:
out of 6 reviews
Bear Method Review

The Bottom Line:It seems that Bear has hit the right place in the market with the Method. The bow is more affordable than the bows at the top of their line for the majority of the archery world and still has great speed with decent quality. The Hybrid Cam System is another good stride for Bear engineers. The dual... read full review

2014 Bear Method

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2013 - 2014
Specs were not changed


Hoyt Ignite
User rating:
out of 12 reviews
Hoyt Ignite Review

The Bottom Line:The Hoyt Ignite is a new bow in the 2014 lineup. It was introduced to provide a more economical avenue for young shooters to get involved in archery and grow with them so they don't have to buy new bows every couple of years. This rig will be with the shooter for years. Although this bow is an entry-level... read full review

2016 Hoyt Ignite

Brace Height

8 "

AtA Length

28 "

Draw Length

19 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

15 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

300 fps

Weight

3.6 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2016
Specs were not changed


PSE Prophecy
User rating:
out of 1 review
PSE Prophecy Review

The Bottom Line:A single cam producing 340 feet per second is worth a test shot even if speed is not the most desirable thing. The Prophecy features some great technology for a mainline bow and should appeal to those interested in a new hunting bow for 2013. The ease of adjustability without a press or needing to... read full review

2014 PSE Prophecy

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps - 340 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2013 - 2014
Specs were not changed


Bear Motive 7
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear Motive 7 Review

The Bottom Line:Bear has produced a sweet shooting bow with the Motive 7. Their engineers have made another great move with the Hybrid Cam System. This bow has good speed and changing the draw length is a snap on the dual cams without the need of a bow press. It has a great feel and is forgiving. The riser gives... read full review

2014 Bear Motive 7

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2013 - 2014
Specs were not changed


Mathews Jewel
User rating:
no user reviews
Mathews Jewel Review

The Bottom Line:Mathews has hit a homerun offering the Jewel as the next women's multipurpose bow. With 7-inches of draw length adjustment, and maximum draw weights available in 5-pound increments; the Jewel is completely decked out with lots of useful technology and specifications. Although there is an option for... read full review

2016 Mathews Jewel

Brace Height

6.375 "

AtA Length

28 "

Draw Length

22 " - 29 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

325 fps

Weight

3.6 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2016
Specs were not changed


Hoyt Spyder Turbo
User rating:
out of 4 reviews
Hoyt Spyder Turbo Review

The Bottom Line:Despite being designed as a hunting bow, the Spyder Turbo makes a great multipurpose rig for those wanting a bow that can handle all shooting situations. With an overall weight of 4 pounds and an axel-to-axel measurement of 34-inches, the Turbo is easy to pack in on long walks to the stand. Powered... read full review

2013 Hoyt Spyder Turbo

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2013
Specs were not changed


Bear Outbreak
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Bear Outbreak Review

The Bottom Line:This bow can be used by any beginning archer from young youth to adult. It is fairly smooth and comfortable to shoot. It is a step above the Apprentice 2 in Bear's line up and seems to better for older youths with the Apprentice 2 more ideal for younger or smaller youths. It has good speed with the... read full review

2014 Bear Outbreak

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

29.25 "

Draw Length

16 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

15 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

308 fps

Weight

3.5 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2014
Specs were not changed


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

The Bottom Line:Prime has created a great shooting bow with some useful technologies not geared toward gimmicks, but truly functional. Cams are draw length specific, but shooters will leave the shop with a bow properly fitted to them so this may not be a huge deal. Although not super fast by today's standards, 330... read full review

2013 G5 Prime Defy

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 75%

Manufactured: 2013
Specs were not changed


Bear Moment
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Bear Moment Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Moment is a high-quality, high-performing compact hunting bow backed by the legendary Fred Bear name. The specifications scream hunting rig, and shooters on the market for a high end hunting bow will surely love the MSRP of $899, which is on the low end of the going rate for an upper end hunting... read full review

2018 Bear Moment

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


G5 Quest Torrent
User rating:
out of 1 review
G5 Quest Torrent Review

The Bottom Line:The G5 Quest Torrent was introduced to the lineup to provide hunters with a light bow that provided the shooter with an affordable, smooth and accurate shooting experience. With the expected G5 quality, this rig has not disappointed anyone. Besides the 31" ATA and the 7" brace height, the patented Fluid... read full review

2013 G5 Quest Torrent

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

322 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2013
Specs were not changed


Mission Riot
User rating:
out of 7 reviews
Mission Riot Review

The Bottom Line:For under $400, it is hard to find a compact hunting bow that feels better than the Mission Riot. Along with the great feel, the Riot also offers adjustability giving those archers still growing a chance to shoot the same bow through the entire transition. Aside from new archers, shooters on a budget... read full review

2014 Mission Riot

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

19 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

15 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps

Weight

3.85 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2014
Specs were not changed


G5 Quest Torch
User rating:
no user reviews
G5 Quest Torch Review

The Bottom Line:The G5 Quest Torch is sold primarily as a bow for female archers and archers that require shorter draw lengths. It is also a good bow for young archers that have outgrown their youth bow, but not big enough for the higher draw weight. The rig offers nothing extra when purchasing the bare bow package,... read full review

2012 G5 Quest Torch

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

24 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 45 lbs

IBO Speed

292 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2012
Specs were not changed


Martin Alien Nitro
User rating:
no user reviews
Martin Alien Nitro Review

The Bottom Line:The Martin Alien Nitro is one of the quietest bows out of the box on the market today. For a rig the offers 335 fps, this is quite a feat. This bow was designed specifically with the hunter in mind and will easily fit into any archery scenario. The bow can be purchased with 50#, 60#, or 70# peak weight... read full review

2014 Martin Alien Nitro

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

335 fps

Weight

3.5 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014
Specs were not changed


Bear Domain
User rating:
out of 5 reviews
Bear Domain Review

The Bottom Line:This is a good hunter's bow for a decent price. It is smooth, quiet, comfortable, and shock free with decent speed. For a new bow it comes in strong for 2013. The development with single cam technology from Bear is improving along with everything else from the company. For a single cam it has decent... read full review

2014 Bear Domain

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

322 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2013 - 2014
Specs were not changed


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

The Bottom Line:The Impact is a flat out shooter for any archery style. The price tag may be a little steep for some, but when shooters consider the true multipurpose use of this rig, it may be a little more justifiable. The worst part about the bow is that Prime is still in the beginning stages of producing bows,... read full review

2014 G5 Prime Impact

Brace Height

"

AtA Length

"

Draw Length

"

Draw Weight

lbs

IBO Speed

fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

Manufactured: 2013 - 2014
Specs changed, see full specs


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