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Mission
New Breed
Obsession
Parker
PSE
Ross
Rytera
Strother
Whisper Creek
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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+
536 models, displaying 141 to 160
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Elite Answer
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Elite Answer Review

The Bottom Line:The Answer is Elite's response to customer feedback over the last few years. This bow seems to take everything shooters found really great about all their bows and puts all these technologies into one really great shooting bow for 2012. The Answer offers really great speeds, and smooth draw, one of... read full review

2013 Elite Answer (smooth mods)

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33.5 "

Draw Length

27 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

327 fps - 330 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE Stinger
User rating:
out of 12 reviews
PSE Stinger Review

The Bottom Line:The Stinger is a simple bow. It does not have all the bells and whistles the higher end bows do but it will get the job done. However, adding a couple inexpensive components will help this bow shoot like one that costs a lot more. Combine its price point with its shootability and you have a great bow... read full review

2013 PSE Stinger 3G

Brace Height

7.75 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

306 fps - 314 fps

Weight

4.7 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE X-Force Super Short
User rating:
out of 7 reviews
PSE X-Force Super Short Review

The Bottom Line:The X-force SS is one of the shortest axle to axle length bows ever built. This makes the bow very maneuverable in tight situations. PSE has managed to make this bow compact, yet very accurate, and fast. The bow is made with the, spot and stalk or ground blind, hunter in mind. In general, this rig will... read full review

2010 PSE X-Force Super Short UF

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

27 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps - 348 fps

Weight

3.6 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2010
Specs changed, see full specs


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

The Bottom Line:The PSE Chaos is a great shooting rig specifically designed for small frame shooters. Packed with a lot of power this bow delivers great performance at a very reasonable price. While the archery industry is lacking in high-end bows for these small framed shooters, PSE has noticed this void and created... read full review

2013 PSE Chaos AD

Brace Height

6.25 "

AtA Length

32.25 "

Draw Length

1.56 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

19 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

290 fps - 298 fps

Weight

3.2 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2013
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PSE Chaos One
User rating:
no user reviews
PSE Chaos One Review

The Bottom Line:The Chaos One is designed to follow in the footsteps of the original Chaos as a top quality bow offering high end technology in a bow designed for teens, women and small framed shooters. Going to the NI Single Cam System gave this rig a very smooth draw cycle that any shooter will enjoy. This helps make... read full review

2013 PSE Chaos One

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

30.5 "

Draw Length

24 " - 29 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

304 fps - 312 fps

Weight

3.4 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2010 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


Bowtech Tomkat
User rating:
out of 11 reviews
Bowtech Tomkat Review

The Bottom Line: no editors' review yet

User Reviews:

  • Smooth, Fast, and Accurate!
    by Ryan from Findlay, OH
  • Great bow for someone looking to get into archery or for a...
    by Brandon Oliver from Vincennes, Indiana
  • It was a good bow that with the choice of smooth mods and...
    by Chris Holman from Silver City, New Mexico
  • Read all reviews

2008 Bowtech Tomkat

Brace Height

8.5 "

AtA Length

31.75 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

299 fps - 315 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 80%

Manufactured: 2002 - 2008
Specs changed, see full specs


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

The Bottom Line:The Bowtech Commander was initially released in 2007 and was the first bow to use the center-pivot technology. This new design reduced cam tilt and almost eliminated hand shock completely. The new design also improved accuracy at any shooting distance, at any draw length the bow is set at. Most archers... read full review

2008 Bowtech Commander

Brace Height

8 "

AtA Length

37.5 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps - 318 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

65% - 80%

Manufactured: 2007 - 2008
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Hoyt ProHawk
User rating:
out of 5 reviews
Hoyt ProHawk Review

The Bottom Line:The Hoyt Pro hawk isn't the quietest, most vibration free bow out there. But for value price tag, this bow could be easily affordable to almost anyone. With a draw weight range from 20 to 60 pounds this bow could easily appeal to women, children, beginners or anyone who doesn't care to shoot the heavier... read full review

2013 Hoyt ProHawk

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

23 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

20 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

308 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


Hoyt Ruckus
User rating:
no user reviews
Hoyt Ruckus Review

The Bottom Line:This bow is eager to guide a new archer in the right direction. It's the perfect kids bow for a child that will take it serious. It is very light, comfortable, smooth, and quiet. Combined with its adjustability it is the best bow in its class. It's also fast with its dual cams at all draw weights... read full review

2016 Hoyt Ruckus

Brace Height

6.625 "

AtA Length

28.625 "

Draw Length

15 " - 27 "

Draw Weight

15 lbs - 45 lbs

IBO Speed

258 fps

Weight

3.0 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2016
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Martin Onza 3
User rating:
out of 5 reviews
Martin Onza 3 Review

The Bottom Line:For people looking for a do everything well bow; don't overlook the Onza 3. An IBO speed rating 330-340 makes this bow a real rocket ship, if you can get it there. Not to mention the 7.25" brace height which turns this into a stable tack driver. This bow performs like a target bow but a reasonably short... read full review

2013 Martin Onza 3 XT

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33.25 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

35 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2013
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Strother Hope
User rating:
no user reviews
Strother Hope Review

The Bottom Line:The Hope is a great offering for female shooters interested in all types of archery. There really are no limits to what the Hope can do in terms of performance in the field or target shooting. With lots of simple, yet effective technologies, the Hope should be a bow females archers take a look at.... read full review

2013 Strother Hope

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

34 "

Draw Length

23.5 " - 25.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

297 fps

Weight

3.75 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2013
Specs were not changed


Martin Firehawk
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Martin Firehawk Review

The Bottom Line:With the draw weight range of the FIrehawk being 35-70 pounds this bow can be compatible with a wide range of archers. Its short axle to axle length make it a shoe in for tree stand hunting and having many characteristics that make this bow very shootable are good reasons to give this rig a second look.... read full review

2010 Martin Firehawk Mag

Brace Height

7 "

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

80%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2010
Specs changed, see full specs


PSE Full Throttle
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
PSE Full Throttle Review

The Bottom Line:Speed bows do not get the attention they deserve for the simple reason they are not giving a fair shot. Most shooters are going to walk in to a pro shop, take the Full Throttle off the shelf and test it out set at the same poundage as the bow they have at home, and walk out of the store complaining... read full review

2018 PSE Full Throttle

Brace Height

5.25 "

AtA Length

33.25 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

362 fps - 370 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2018
Specs were not changed


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

The Bottom Line:Overall this would make a great rig for the bow hunter or the recreational archer. Super smooth draw, great shootability and good quickness are all things that make the Moab a viable option for a broad range of archers to look at. With things like a wide draw weight and length range it will catch the... read full review

2009 Martin Moab Pro-Hunter

Brace Height

7.375 "

AtA Length

32.5 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

315 fps - 320 fps

Weight

3.5 lbs

Let-Off

80% (optional 65%)

Manufactured: 2008 - 2009
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Parker Blazer
User rating:
no user reviews
Parker Blazer Review

The Bottom Line:Parker priced the Blazer at $299, which is a great value for this bow. There is nothing fancy about the Blazer, but it performs well and shoots accurately. Those wanting a rig with new technology and impressive speed will have to keep looking. However, shooters just starting out in archery, or not... read full review

2012 Parker Blazer

Brace Height

7.75 "

AtA Length

32.5 "

Draw Length

26 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

295 fps

Weight

3.85 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2010 - 2012
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Elite GT500
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Elite GT500 Review

The Bottom Line:The Elite GT500 is a very adjustable all around bow suitable for different types of archery. While first models were cam specific, the latest modification has a modular-adjustable performance system capable of generating respectable speeds. With wide ranges of draw length and draw weight adjustment,... read full review

2010 Elite GT500 (Revolution Cam)

Brace Height

7.125 "

AtA Length

34.875 "

Draw Length

27 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 90 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps - 336 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2008 - 2010
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Bear Home Wrecker
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Bear Home Wrecker Review

The Bottom Line:To summarize, the Bear Home Wrecker would be a viable option for the lady archer in 2011. With having attributes like smoothness, light mass weight and a very comfortable 80% let off this could be just the rig for anyone from a beginner to someone not looking to break the bank on a weapon. It has eye... read full review

2013 Bear Home Wrecker

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

28.5 "

Draw Length

22 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 50 lbs

IBO Speed

280 fps

Weight

3.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2013
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Bear Instinct
User rating:
out of 5 reviews
Bear Instinct Review

The Bottom Line:To conclude, the Bear Instinct is a very good choice at very reasonable price point. The Instinct is quick, smooth, forgiving and has little to no vibration or hand shock which makes it a very shootable bow. For the bow hunter this will be a very value conscience and reliable choice. The addition of... read full review

2007 Bear Instinct

Brace Height

7.5 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

23 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

302 fps - 306 fps

Weight

4.1 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2006 - 2007
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Elite Hunter
User rating:
no user reviews
Elite Hunter Review

The Bottom Line:The Elite Hunter is a great hunting bow. The almost 32-inch axel-to-axel measurement makes it very maneuverable in all hunting situations whether in a blind, stalking, or sitting in a treestand. With an extremely forgiving brace height of 7.5 inches, hunters will be very pleased as well. The draw... read full review

2013 Elite Hunter

Brace Height

7.75 "

AtA Length

31.5 "

Draw Length

25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 80 lbs

IBO Speed

323 fps - 326 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2013
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Elite Pulse
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Elite Pulse Review

The Bottom Line:The Elite Pulse is a speed bow with an extremely smooth draw cycle and rock solid back wall. Typically, archers interested in speed had to compromise with a harsh draw cycle and a short valley. The Pulse does not have either of these issues associated with many speed bows. For shooters interested... read full review

2013 Elite Pulse

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

34.125 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps - 343 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2013
Specs changed, see full specs


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