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Alpine
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Bear
Ben Pearson
Bowtech
Browning
Darton
Diamond
Elite
G5
Hoyt
Limbsaver
Martin
Mathews
Mission
Obsession
Parker
PSE
Ross
Rytera
Strother
Whisper Creek

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+
535 models, displaying 321 to 340
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Bear Authority
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Bear Authority Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Authority was introduced in the 2014 lineup, but is still a very good bow choice today. A little slower by today's standards for speed, but 315 fps is plenty enough to meet the needs of anyone serious about the shot, and not how fast the arrow gets there. It also produces enough KE to take down... read full review

2014 Bear Authority

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014
Specs were not changed


Bear Finesse
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear Finesse Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Finesse is the new replacement for the Home Wrecker. It is designed with the female archer in mind and offers her an excellent and affordable option to shoot. The rig comes in a Realtree APG camo finish with pink accents. This rig is built on a strong machined aluminum riser with Bear's Flared... read full review

2016 Bear Finesse

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

28.625 "

Draw Length

23 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 50 lbs

IBO Speed

285 fps

Weight

3.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2016
Specs were not changed


Hoyt Carbon Defiant
User rating:
out of 1 review
Hoyt Carbon Defiant Review

The Bottom Line:The Carbon Defiant has been designed as one of the most ideal compact bows in regards to engineering a great shooter without compromise. Although Hoyt is not the first company to use highly pre-stressed limbs and cams to offer a more favorable string angle, they are marketing the benefits. The decent... read full review

2017 Hoyt Carbon Defiant

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

331 fps

Weight

3.6 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2017
Specs were not changed


Mathews No Cam TRG 8
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Mathews No Cam TRG 8 Review

The Bottom Line:The TRG 8 is a brand new style of target bow for Mathews in 2015. Their popular rigs in the past have performed well, but the TRG 8 promises to be a well-designed model for those wanting higher scores from a great performance bow. The No Cam ST has a favorable draw cycle, and is engineered to almost... read full review

2016 Mathews No Cam TRG 8

Brace Height

8 "

AtA Length

38 "

Draw Length

27 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

311 fps

Weight

5.31 lbs

Let-Off

65%, 75%

Manufactured: 2015 - 2016
Specs were not changed


Elite Synergy
User rating:
out of 8 reviews
Elite Synergy Review

The Bottom Line:It is not a secret Elite has no interest in the speed game, but as far as the Synergy is concerned, that is the only negative to speak of. With that in mind, 325 feet per second is still enough speed for North American big game hunting. Elite has produced a bow that flat out shoots, it forgiving, easy... read full review

2016 Elite Synergy

Brace Height

7.375 "

AtA Length

33.5 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

293 fps - 335 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2007 - 2016
Specs changed, see full specs


Diamond Blackout
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Diamond Blackout Review

The Bottom Line:The Diamond Blackout is a fine bow designed for Bass Pro Shops and tagged under the Redhead brand name. Other than the grip, it is hard to find something not to like about the Blackout as a hunting bow. For shooters on a budget and looking at a great quality, simple bow, the Blackout is more than worthy... read full review

2014 Diamond Blackout

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

333 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014
Specs were not changed


Bowtech Carbon Overdrive
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Bowtech Carbon Overdrive Review

The Bottom Line:The Bowtech Carbon Overdrive seems to have everything that a hunter would want. Although it has dual cams to produce great speed it still has a very smooth draw that feels great. The back wall isn't super hard, but locks in nice. It is fairly quiet at the shot and seems to be spot on with its accuracy.... read full review

2015 Bowtech Carbon Overdrive

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

31.5 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

342 fps

Weight

3.3 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2015
Specs were not changed


PSE Mini Burner
User rating:
out of 1 review
PSE Mini Burner Review

The Bottom Line:The PSE Mini Burner XT is an upgrade to an older youth bow, but offers more draw length adjustment, and the option of a 50# limb set, which equals about 10 fps more. Although PSE offers this rig with the option of 20#, 29#, 40#, and 50# limbs, the 50# limb set offers draw weight adjustments from 10#... read full review

2020 PSE Mini Burner

Brace Height

6.625 "

AtA Length

26 "

Draw Length

16 " - 26.5 "

Draw Weight

4 lbs - 40 lbs

IBO Speed

N/A fps

Weight

2.7 lbs

Let-Off

65%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2020
Specs changed, see full specs


Bear Apprentice 3
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear Apprentice 3 Review

The Bottom Line:Any child with desire will get along great with this bow. Along with its' ease to shoot and its' good feel it gives a great idea of how an adult bow will feel someday. The large adjustment range and light weight make it great for any young shooter. It fills a niche in Bear's line up and it's an important... read full review

2015 Bear Apprentice 3

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

27.5 "

Draw Length

15 " - 27 "

Draw Weight

15 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

265 fps

Weight

2.9 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2015
Specs were not changed


Obsession Addiction
User rating:
out of 1 review
Obsession Addiction Review

The Bottom Line:With enough speed, camo options, and a quiet shot, this bow meets the standards of archers of all experience levels looking to head for the woods. However, with bright colors, customizable combinations, and features of a high end target bow, this compound can be the dream of archers simply looking to... read full review

2015 Obsession Addiction

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

28 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

337 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2015
Specs changed, see full specs


Martin Eclipse
User rating:
no user reviews
Martin Eclipse Review

The Bottom Line:Martin came out with the Eclipse in 2012, bringing a new platform that would fit the beginning archer, as well as the seasoned veteran. This new rig provided the shooter with draw length adjustments from 25" - 31" and a draw weight range from 35# - 70# without the need to replace the limbs or the cam.... read full review

2014 Martin Eclipse

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014
Specs were not changed


Martin Krypton
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Martin Krypton Review

The Bottom Line:The Martin Krypton is new in 2015 and is marketed as a beginner bow. With a 31" ATA, 7" brace height, 17" - 30" draw length, and 40# - 70# draw weight range, this rig offers a lot to the new archer. Although this rig has a 315 fps IBO, the bow will be hard pressed to reach that, but does have a very... read full review

2015 Martin Krypton

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

17 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps

Weight

3.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2015
Specs were not changed


Diamond Regulator
User rating:
no user reviews
Diamond Regulator Review

The Bottom Line:The pairing of two giant brands Cabela's and Bowtech went very well with the final product being an affordable, easy to shoot Regulator. The camo model leaves a little to be desired in terms of looks, but the bow flat out shoots and with the ease of adjustment featured on the Regulator, growing shooters... read full review

2014 Diamond Regulator

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

325 fps

Weight

3.9 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014
Specs were not changed


Mission Blaze
User rating:
out of 5 reviews
Mission Blaze Review

The Bottom Line:The Mission Blaze is a great bow for anyone needing performance on a budget. For $599 it is very tough to find anything wrong with the Blaze from a performance and shootability standpoint. The grip is a little bulky, and there is a bit of hand shock from the bare bow, but the Blaze is still a solid... read full review

2015 Mission Blaze

Brace Height

6.125 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2015
Specs were not changed


Obsession Evolution
User rating:
out of 4 reviews
Obsession Evolution Review

The Bottom Line:Obsession Archery may not be the biggest or most recognized company at the moment, but the Evolution they have brought to the table in 2014 is swarming the industry. The incredible amount of customization, high performance, and outstanding finish is nearly unparalleled with other bows in its $859 price... read full review

2015 Obsession Evolution

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

23.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2015
Specs changed, see full specs


Obsession Phoenix
User rating:
no user reviews
Obsession Phoenix Review

The Bottom Line:The 2014 Obsession Phoenix is a very good bow for archers at any level. With a variety of max weight limbs, the very smooth draw from the dual-track cam system, and the dead-in-hand feel, it will easily fit the archer's needs. For the beginner, it is an easy platform to shoot. For the hunter, it is accurate... read full review

2016 Obsession Phoenix LX

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

36 "

Draw Length

28.5 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2016
Specs changed, see full specs


Mathews Halon 32 5
User rating:
no user reviews
Mathews Halon 32 5 Review

The Bottom Line:The Halon 32 is offered in three separate configurations based on the brace height and performance. The 5-inch brace height is the best speed-wise clocking in at an IBO rated 350 feet per second. For shooters familiar with the 2016 Halon, the 2017 has all the same benefits and amazing technology with... read full review

2017 Mathews Halon 32 5

Brace Height

5 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.83 lbs

Let-Off

75%, 85%

Manufactured: 2017
Specs were not changed


PSE Premonition
User rating:
out of 4 reviews
PSE Premonition Review

The Bottom Line:For $699, the Premonition is a great bow at a decent price. With a ton of PSE's latest and greatest technology, the Premonition is a shooter with the engineering to back it up. For those on the market for a compact hunting bow with great speed, the Premonition is going to be hard to beat. The solid... read full review

2014 PSE Premonition

Brace Height

6.25 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

336 fps - 344 fps

Weight

3.9 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2014
Specs were not changed


PSE Source
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
PSE Source Review

The Bottom Line:The Source bow following is comparable to the Vendetta following of a few years ago. Like the Vendetta, the Source is not a flagship bow, and in fact has arguably two or three more highly sought after bows in the PSE line up above it with the Full Throttle, DNA SP, and perhaps the DNA. With that being... read full review

2014 PSE Source

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

327 fps - 335 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2014
Specs were not changed


PSE Verge
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
PSE Verge Review

The Bottom Line:The Verge coupled with the Mini Drive cams make this bow a perfect rig for a combination of smooth and powerful. There are not many bows designed for shorter draw shooters, but the Verge is and it does a nice job adding performance to the draw length segment of 22-27-inches. With easy adjustment, and... read full review

2014 PSE Verge

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

22 " - 27 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

299 fps - 300 fps

Weight

3.5 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2014
Specs were not changed


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