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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 401 to 420
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Bear Crux
User rating:
out of 5 reviews
Bear Crux Review

The Bottom Line:Bear Archery products has always offered a wide range of bows with differing price points in an effort to best meet the needs of their customers. The Bear Cruz offers a lot to shooters looking at a new bow under $500. Those interested in a compact designed starter bow may be hard pressed to find a... read full review

2015 Bear Crux

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

30.625 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2015
Specs were not changed


Diamond Deploy
User rating:
out of 9 reviews
Diamond Deploy Review

The Bottom Line:The Diamond Deploy SB is a new bow built on an old platform; the Knight riser. The new limbs and cams provide plenty of speed (330 fps) and accuracy, draw length adjustability (27" - 30.5"), and an overall draw weight range from 40# - 70#. With a respectable price point of $650 for the base bow and $750... read full review

2020 Diamond Deploy SB

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

31.5 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

3.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2020
Specs were not changed


Mathews No Cam TRG 9
User rating:
no user reviews
Mathews No Cam TRG 9 Review

The Bottom Line:The TRG 9 is an awesome target bow with the potential for longer draw shooters to use as a multipurpose bow based on the limited availability of offerings. The 9-inch brace height is very forgiving, but slows down the speed of the bow to an IBO rated 301 feet per second. The TRG 9 is heavy to start,... read full review

2015 Mathews No Cam TRG 9

Brace Height

9 "

AtA Length

38 "

Draw Length

28 " - 33 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

301 fps

Weight

5.35 lbs

Let-Off

65%, 75%

Manufactured: 2015
Specs were not changed


Mathews No Cam TRG 7
User rating:
out of 1 review
Mathews No Cam TRG 7 Review

The Bottom Line:The TRG 7 is a great target bow, and perhaps long overdue for those wanting the best technology target archery has to offer. The look and feel are significantly different than past target bows from Mathews, which is highly anticipated and greatly appreciated. Everything about the Mathews TRG 7 is designed... read full review

2016 Mathews No Cam TRG 7

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

38 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

321 fps

Weight

5.28 lbs

Let-Off

65%, 75%

Manufactured: 2015 - 2016
Specs were not changed


Mission Hype
User rating:
out of 1 review
Mission Hype Review

The Bottom Line:Mission Archery has specialized in producing unique bows not only customizable to a vast array of age groups and can be used in many circumstances but are continually improving to benefit the archer behind the arrow, shown in the Hype. Although this may not be a speed machine or a "flagship" piece of... read full review

2016 Mission Hype

Brace Height

"

AtA Length

"

Draw Length

"

Draw Weight

lbs

IBO Speed

fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

Manufactured: 2015 - 2016
Specs changed, see full specs


Elite Impulse 34
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Elite Impulse 34 Review

The Bottom Line:The Impulse 34 is a newly designed bow in response to the criticism of previous offerings being too slow. The 34 shoots a respectable 340 feet per second, while maintaining the draw cycle shooters have come to love with Elite. For those wanting a truly multipurpose bow, the Impulse 34 is one bow deserving... read full review

2018 Elite Impulse 34

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

307 fps - 347 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Elite Impulse 31
User rating:
out of 1 review
Elite Impulse 31 Review

The Bottom Line:The Impulse 31 is what shooters have been begging for from Elite for a while now. The IM cams are a typical Elite drawing cam system, with the majority of the increase in speed coming from a shorter brace height than years past. 343 feet per second will not set any records, but it does make Elite competitive... read full review

2018 Elite Impulse 31

Brace Height

31 "

AtA Length

6 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

300 fps - 340 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 90%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Hoyt Defiant Turbo
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Hoyt Defiant Turbo Review

The Bottom Line:Hoyt has openly marketed the Turbo models in the past for those with a shorter draw length or those not wanting to compromise speed, but not able to pull heavy poundage. Perhaps the reason for not marketing the bow to the masses was the slightly shorter axel-to-axel measurement of 33-inches. With the... read full review

2016 Hoyt Defiant Turbo

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


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

The Bottom Line:The Bear Escape is a great bow for those wanting a high performance rig at a reasonable price. An MSRP tag of $899 is a good pricepoint for a flagship model from a well-known company with the performance the Escape has. The Escape has some highly desired specifications many hunters demand including... read full review

2016 Bear Escape

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Hoyt Carbon Defiant Turbo
User rating:
no user reviews
Hoyt Carbon Defiant Turbo Review

The Bottom Line:The Carbon Defiant Turbo is a speed bow with great performance. However, it is important to keep in mind performance will come at a price. The draw cycle and the back wall have a different feel than the regular DFX cam system, and although it is very smooth, it will be more aggressive as well. There... read full review

2017 Hoyt Carbon Defiant Turbo

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2017
Specs were not changed


Mathews Triax
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Mathews Triax Review

The Bottom Line:Mathews has a formula that works well for them and their customer base. The 2018 Triax is another take on a compact hunting bow, where engineers were focused on making the Triax as invisible as passible. The tagline "Stealth is Lethal" truly rings through with the latest from Mathews for 2018. On paper,... read full review

2019 Mathews Triax

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

28 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

343 fps

Weight

4.46 lbs

Let-Off

75% or 85%

Manufactured: 2018 - 2019
Specs were not changed


Martin Hellfire 35
User rating:
no user reviews
Martin Hellfire 35 Review

The Bottom Line:Martin went out of their way to create what archers wanted with the Phenix series- specifically the flagship Hellfire 35. With an appealing set of specifications, a newly styled bridged riser, an impressive symmetrical cam system, and a solid warranty to boot, this compound is one that stands apart from... read full review

2017 Martin Hellfire 35

Brace Height

"

AtA Length

"

Draw Length

"

Draw Weight

lbs

IBO Speed

fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

Manufactured: 2016 - 2017
Specs changed, see full specs


Limbsaver Proton LS3 32
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Limbsaver Proton LS3 32 Review

The Bottom Line:From their bow producing beginnings in 2008 to present, Limbsaver has not only retained its credibility of production vibration reducing materials to benefit the sporting goods industry but produced some great, sometimes overlooked compounds- including this year's Proton LS3 32. It contains some unique... read full review

2016 Limbsaver Proton LS3 32

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps - 335 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Mission Craze II
User rating:
out of 1 review
Mission Craze II Review

The Bottom Line:The Mission Craze II is a slight revamp of the original Craze. The flexibility is the same and all specks are the same, but the new F.I.T. cam system makes the bow easier to shoot. With a smoother draw, easier to transition to let-off, and easier to hold on target for extended periods of time, this is... read full review

2017 Mission Craze II

Brace Height

"

AtA Length

"

Draw Length

"

Draw Weight

lbs

IBO Speed

fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

Manufactured: 2015 - 2017
Specs changed, see full specs


Bowtech Fuel
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Bowtech Fuel Review

The Bottom Line:Bowtech Archery has implemented another solid compound into the lineup not only for this year, but for future years where it will likely be kept in production until the next revolutionary technology becomes available on bows in this price range. Although there are a few items on the list that could be... read full review

2018 Bowtech Fuel

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31.5 "

Draw Length

18 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

14 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

3.4 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Strother Wrath SHO
User rating:
out of 1 review
Strother Wrath SHO Review

The Bottom Line:The Wrath SHO was one of the flagship bows for Strothers for the 2013 season. It was a redesign of the Wrath, with a slightly shorter riser/ATA and new cams. The bow came to the archery community with a 30 3/16" ATA, 7 3/8" brace height, a variety of draw weight ranges, and 335 fps IBO rating. Most shooters... read full review

2014 Strother Wrath SHO

Brace Height

7.375 "

AtA Length

30.188 "

Draw Length

27 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

335 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2013 - 2014
Specs were not changed


Parker Lightning
User rating:
no user reviews
Parker Lightning Review

The Bottom Line:Parker Bows continues to put out a solid lineup of bows for archers of all shapes and sizes, and the Lightning produced for this year in no exception. With a 30lb draw weight range, 10" of draw length adjustment without any need for a press, and a smooth dual cam setup, individuals looking to get into... read full review

2016 Parker Lightning

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

19 " - 29 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps

Weight

3.45 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2016
Specs were not changed


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

The Bottom Line:PSE has really packed a great deal of technology into the $799 price tag of their 2016 Inertia bow, which shooters of all abilities will truly appreciate. For those wanting a compact hunting bow with exceptional performance, the Inertia is certainly worth a test shot. The designed ability to tweak... read full review

2017 PSE Inertia

Brace Height

"

AtA Length

"

Draw Length

"

Draw Weight

lbs

IBO Speed

fps

Weight

lbs

Let-Off

Manufactured: 2016 - 2017
Specs changed, see full specs


G5 Prime One STX 36
User rating:
no user reviews
G5 Prime One STX 36 Review

The Bottom Line:The G5 Prime One STX is one of Prime's competition class bows that is a redesign of the original Prime One. It comes in two ATAs, 36" and 39," and has a wide range of adjustability in draw length and draw weight. The shoot-through riser design is a very strong platform that helps eliminate torque and... read full review

2016 G5 Prime One STX 36

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

36 "

Draw Length

23.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

325 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Athens Ultimatum
User rating:
no user reviews
Athens Ultimatum Review

The Bottom Line:The 2017 Ultimatum by Athens Archery provides a solid example of how a company can produce a specific bow to fill a long looked-over gap in the market, and a high quality one at that. Although the nature of the smaller platform creates less forgiveness at the get-go, and it is fairly expensive when compared... read full review

2018 Athens Ultimatum

Brace Height

6.375 "

AtA Length

28.625 "

Draw Length

24 " - 28.5 "

Draw Weight

25 lbs - 65 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps

Weight

3.7 lbs

Let-Off

65 - 85%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


536 models, displaying 401 to 420
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