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Obsession
Parker
PSE
Ross
Rytera
Strother
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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+
535 models, displaying 21 to 40
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Hoyt Alphamax 32
User rating:
out of 6 reviews
Hoyt Alphamax 32 Review

The Bottom Line:The Alphamax 32 is a lightweight, very well balanced, and quiet bow that shoots very well. Although this rig is not the fastest bow out there, it is a great feeling bow with a smooth draw and low vibration. Equipped with a lot of innovative engineering solutions, the Alphamax 32 is a forgiving bow delivering... read full review

2010 Hoyt Alphamax 32 XTR

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

321 fps

Weight

3.9 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2010
Specs changed, see full specs


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

The Bottom Line:Due to its aggressive eccentric system the PSE X-Force Dream Season is a very fast bow capable of generating blazing IBO speeds. Outfitted with highly pre-loaded limbs this bow has minimal shock and vibration and, as a result, is very quiet. While the draw cycle is relatively smooth, there is a notable... read full review

2010 PSE X-Force Dream Season UF

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

33.625 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

348 fps - 356 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2010
Specs changed, see full specs


Hoyt Alphamax 35
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Hoyt Alphamax 35 Review

The Bottom Line:The Alphamax 35 is a well balanced, lightweight, and quiet bow that offers great shootability. While this rig is not the fastest bow out there, it has a smooth draw and low hand shock. With a lot of innovative engineering solutions, the Alphamax 35 is a very solid and forgiving bow with great performance.... read full review

2010 Hoyt Alphamax 35 XTR

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

35 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

316 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2010
Specs were not changed


Mathews DXT
User rating:
out of 16 reviews
Mathews DXT Review

The Bottom Line:The Mathews DXT is a very lightweight and maneuverable bow capable of producing fast IBO speeds. While this rig is not as smooth as some of the smoothest Mathews single cam bows, the DXT is reported to have a nice smooth draw cycle with a solid back wall. Outfitted with durable limbs and comfortable... read full review

2010 Mathews DXT

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

29.75 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

326 fps

Weight

3.75 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2010
Specs changed, see full specs


Hoyt Maxxis 31
User rating:
out of 8 reviews
Hoyt Maxxis 31 Review

The Bottom Line:The Hoyt Maxxis 31 is a very maneuverable, lightweight, and well balanced bow with extremely low vibration and great shootability characteristics. Available in weight ranges from 40 lbs to 90 lbs this top hunting bow is ideal for big game hunters. While being a bit expensive, this top quality bow is... read full review

2011 Hoyt Maxxis 31 (XTR Cam)

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

323 fps

Weight

3.9 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2010 - 2011
Specs changed, see full specs


Bear Lights Out
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Bear Lights Out Review

The Bottom Line:While the Bear Lights Out is not very fast and could have better strings, overall, this is a good quality bow at a very affordable price. Admittedly, this is a nice shooting bow due to its generous brace height, solid frame, and good silencing system. While many shooters are not very happy about the... read full review

2009 Bear Lights Out

Brace Height

8.75 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

296 fps - 300 fps

Weight

3.7 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
Specs were not changed


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

The Bottom Line:The Bear Truth is a quality bow at a very affordable price. While the factory strings might not last long and could be of better quality, this is a high-performing and quiet bow for the money. While it does not produce super fast IBO speeds, its single cam eccentric system delivers a smooth draw cycle... read full review

2007 Bear Truth

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

23 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps - 314 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2007
Specs were not changed


Mathews Z7
User rating:
out of 10 reviews
Mathews Z7 Review

The Bottom Line:The Mathews Z7 is a unique bow that effectively bridges the gap between speed and smoothness. With a forgiving brace height and efficient single cam eccentric system, this bow is a top performer and has a relatively smooth draw cycle. Equipped with a very effective silencing package, the Z7 is a quiet... read full review

2011 Mathews Z7

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

333 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2010 - 2011
Specs changed, see full specs


Parker Inferno
User rating:
no user reviews
Parker Inferno Review

The Bottom Line:Parker has come a long way in creating a user-friendly smooth drawing compound bow. The smooth drawing cams shooting up to 330 feet per second may be enough to cancel out the hand shcok and bulky grip. The Inferno is offered at a great price and features high-end technology and shootability. With... read full review

2012 Parker Inferno

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

30.375 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

3.75 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2010 - 2012
Specs were not changed


Mathews Switchback LD
User rating:
no user reviews
Mathews Switchback LD Review

The Bottom Line:Designed specifically for long draw shooters, the Mathews Switchback LD is a high quality bow from the Mathews Switchback series. While this bow is not a speed monster (only 295 fps), it is very quiet, smooth, and extremely forgiving due to its longer axle to axle length and generous brace height. A... read full review

2009 Mathews Swithback LD

Brace Height

9 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

27 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

295 fps

Weight

4.36 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2006 - 2009
Specs changed, see full specs


Martin Leopard
User rating:
out of 1 review
Martin Leopard Review

The Bottom Line:The Martin Leopard has been specifically designed to fit small-to-mid size archers. With an easily adjustable and smooth eccentric system, this is not the quickest bow out there. At just 3.6 lbs and measuring 30 inches from axle to axle, this lightweight and compact bow offers shorter draw lengths, and,... read full review

2011 Martin Leopard

Brace Height

7.1 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

21 " - 26 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

282 fps - 287 fps

Weight

3.35 lbs

Let-Off

80% adj

Manufactured: 2007 - 2011
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Hoyt Maxxis 35
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Hoyt Maxxis 35 Review

The Bottom Line:The Hoyt Maxxis 35 is a lightweight and well balanced bow with low vibration and great shootability characteristics. Available in weight ranges from 40 lbs to 90 lbs this top hunting bow is ideal for big game hunters or anyone looking for a high quality rig. While it's not the cheapest bow out there,... read full review

2011 Hoyt Maxxis 35 (XTR Cam)

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

35 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 90 lbs

IBO Speed

318 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2010 - 2011
Specs were not changed


G5 Prime One MX
User rating:
no user reviews
G5 Prime One MX Review

The Bottom Line:The G5 Prime One MX is the redesign of the original G5 Prime One. With new limb pockets, stiffer limbs, and the new Parallel Cam System, this 39" ATA will easily hit its 323 fps IBO. It offers the shooter a very smooth and accurate platform for a very modest price, and shoots as good, or better, than... read full review

2016 G5 Prime One MX

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

39 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

323 fps

Weight

4.8 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 80%

Manufactured: 2015 - 2016
Specs were not changed


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

The Bottom Line:The PSE Bow Madness XL is a quality long bow at an affordable price. With a modest price tag, this bow is as good as some of higher priced competitor rigs. At only 3.9 lbs this bow is lightweight, stable, and holds very well. Although it is not completely quiet, the vibration and hand shock can be reduced... read full review

2012 PSE Bow Madness XL

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

36 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps - 340 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2012
Specs changed, see full specs


Hoyt Katera XL
User rating:
out of 1 review
Hoyt Katera XL Review

The Bottom Line:The Hoyt Katera XL is a well balanced quality bow that covers a wide range range of draw lengths. While it could be a bit faster, the Katera XL is a great shooting rig as noted by many shooters. Experts agree that the draw cycle is smooth on both Z3 and Cam & 1/2 Plus systems. At 36 inches from axle... read full review

2009 Hoyt Katera XL (Z3 Cam)

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

36 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

4.6 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 75%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
Specs changed, see full specs


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... read full review

2007 Ross CR334

Brace Height

7.75 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

305 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2006 - 2007
Specs changed, see full specs


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

The Bottom Line:The Mathews Monster is a fast and aggressive bow with a stiff draw cycle. While its short valley is something many archers will have to get used to, the back wall is very solid. While this is a super fast bow, it does have a notable hump closer to the end of the draw cycle. Being a very fast and aggressive... read full review

2010 Mathews Monster

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33.5 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

353 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2010
Specs were not changed


Hoyt Spyder 34
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Hoyt Spyder 34 Review

The Bottom Line:Hoyt compacted their popular 35-inch model to 34-inches. Although this may not seem like a large difference, the demand for a shorter bow has been addressed. Those who have adjusted to the shorter valley love the smooth drawing RKT cams. With tons of adjustability and color options available, the... read full review

2013 Hoyt Spyder 34

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2013
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PSE Bow Madness XS
User rating:
out of 7 reviews
PSE Bow Madness XS Review

The Bottom Line:The PSE Bow Madness XS is a quality maneuverable bow at a very affordable price. While it is not expensive, this rig is as good as some of higher priced competitor rigs. Being lightweight and stable, a bare Bow Madness XS has some hand shock and vibration but can be made quieter by installing a stabilizer.... read full review

2012 PSE Bow Madness XS

Brace Height

8 "

AtA Length

29.25 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

312 fps - 320 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2012
Specs changed, see full specs


Bear Done Deal
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear Done Deal Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Done Deal is a smooth-drawing single cam bow with a solid back wall. While this rig is very similar to another Bear bow (Truth 2), many archers believe the Done Deal is a better value for money. While factory strings and cables could be of better quality, this is a good quality bow as reported... read full review

2009 Bear Done Deal

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

32.25 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

307 fps - 311 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
Specs were not changed


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