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2017 ATA Show – Compound Bow Roundup

I can’t think of anything that gets gear freaks as worked up in the hunting world as the impending release of the new bows for the year.  Whether you shoot a Mathews, Hoyt, Elite, Bowtech, whatever your brand of choice…there is always plenty of debate each and every year about who makes the best bow.  Seldom do I hear an argument that is not almost entirely based on one’s own personal bias.  Well, maybe some people plead better cases than others, but I think most of us can agree that the flagship bows from almost every major bow manufacturer today are light years ahead of the bows we shot in the early 2000’s.

This year, for the first time, we decided that it would be fun to go around at the ATA show and check out some of the new bows available for 2017.  We didn’t have time to include every new bow from every manufacturer, and this is far from an all inclusive list of every bow manufacturer represented at the ATA show, but here were a few that caught our attention:

Bowtech Reign 6
Axle-to-Axle:     32 5/8”
Draw Length:    24-30”
Draw Weight:    50, 60, 70
Speed:                 350 FPS
Brace Height:    6”
Bow Weight:      4.3 LBS

Elite Option 6
Axle-to-Axle:      32”
Draw Length:     26-30”
Draw Weight:    50, 60, 65, 70, 80
Speed:                 342 FPS
Brace Height:    6”
Bow Weight:      4.3 LBS

Hoyt Carbon Defiant
Axle-to-Axle:      31”
Draw Length:     24-30”
Draw Weight:    40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80
Speed:                 331 FPS
Brace Height:    7”
Bow Weight:      3.6 LBS

Mathews Halon 32 (6 inch)
Axle-to-Axle:      32”
Draw Length:     26-31”
Draw Weight:    40, 50, 60, 70
Speed:                 343 FPS
Brace Height:    6”
Bow Weight:      4.73 LBS

Prime Centergy
Axle-to-Axle:      33.25”
Draw Length:     24.5 – 31”
Draw Weight:    40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80
Speed:                 333 fps
Brace Height:    6.5”
Bow Weight:      4.3 LBS

PSE Evolve 35
Axle-to-Axle:      35”
Draw Length:     26 – 31.5”
Draw Weight:    50, 60, 70
Speed:                 340 FPS
Brace Height:    6.5”
Bow Weight:      4.6 LBS

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