Compound Bow Comparator

This unique bow comparison tool is capable of comparing bows at the version level. You can choose up to 10 compound bows to compare reviews, ratings, specs, pictures, and prices. Click the 'Add one more' button to add a new bow to your list. Alternatively, if you want to exclude a particular bow, click the 'remove' link. Once you are ready to compare, click the 'Compare' button.
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Version2013 G5 Prime Defy2013 G5 Prime Shift LR
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G5 Prime DefyG5 Prime Shift
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2013 G5 Prime Defy2013 G5 Prime Shift LR
Brace Height7.25 "7 "
AtA Length31 "30 "
Draw Length26 " - 30 "26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight40 lbs - 70 lbs40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed330 fps332 fps
Weight4.1 lbs3.7 lbs
Let-Off65% - 75% 80%
Editor reviews
G5 Prime DefyG5 Prime Shift
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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 feet per second is plenty quick and the forgiving 7.25-inch brace height is easy to get used to. For shooters on a budget, the $949 price tag may be a little too much. However, shooters interested in buying a bow that shoots well without factoring in the cost should give the Defy a test shot. Read full review...

The draw cycle on the G5 Prime Shift is awesome due to all of the ground breaking technology that has been concentrated on this part of the bow. The back wall is super solid. It is a very comfortable and easy bow to shoot. It lacks top speed, but it is plenty fast enough to harvest nearly any big game. The most unique features are the Parallel Cam and the Ti-Glide flex cable guard which in turn create the best aspects of the bow. While it's a great quality bow, the price tag might not appeal to those customers looking for best value for money. Read full review...

G5 Prime DefyG5 Prime Shift
  • Forged 7000 series riser is one of the strongest produced
  • Compact 31-inch axel to axel measurement
  • Forgiving 7.25-inch brace height
  • IBO tested for 330 feet per second
  • well balanced
  • solid back wall
  • no cam lean
G5 Prime DefyG5 Prime Shift
  • MSRP price of $949
  • Cams are draw length specific
  • G5 Prime bows are still relatively new to the market and it may be tough to find dealers
  • not a speed bow
  • expensive
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G5 Prime Defy
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G5 Prime Shift
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out of 3 reviews
  • One of the best hunting bows on the market
    by Chris from Idaho
  • Ultra smooth and forgiving.
    by David L. Forsythe from Brookville, PA
  • One hell of a bow!!!
    by Don Johnson from Spottsville, KY
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out of 1 review
  • Stunning bow! I have used this in target competitions at county level in the UK and came third
    by Alan Barlow from Stoke on Trent, England
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