Get In the Hunt With Amazing New Compound Bows
OutdoorHub Reporters 03.05.20
You don’t have to go to an archery pro shop to get a great compound bow. There are some seriously sweet compound bows available that fit any budget and can be shipped right to your door.
1. Bear Archery Divergent EKO - Editor’s Pick
Bear Archery has been winning a lot of bow shootouts lately and with good reason. The company founded by Fred Bear produces high-quality bows that feel fantastic in the hand, shoot amazingly well and best of all, don’t destroy your bank account. The Divergent EKO is compact with a 30-inch axle-to-axle length. It can adjust from 26 to 30-inches for draw length. Bear’s Lock Down Pocket System provides what they claim is the most accurate and consistent limb alignment in the industry. It has a speed of 338fps and a weight of just 4.1lbs. Let off is adjustable from 75, 80, 85 or 90-percent, and the brace height is 6.5 inches. This is a great bow for hunting big whitetails.
2. Diamond Archery Carbon Knockout
Some bow manufacturers design bows for women. Diamond Archery was designed for women archers, by women archers. It features a carbon-fiber riser for strength and lighter weight of only 3.2 pounds. The draw length adjusts from 22.5 to 27 inches. The Knockout comes in draw weights of 40, 50 or 60lbs. And everyone wants speed, right? The Carbon Knockout will hit 302fps. It has a brace height of a forgiving 6.75 inches and a 30-inch axle-to-axle length. All this and a price that will make men jealous.
3. PSE Archery Stinger Max RTS Pro Compound Bow
The PSE Stinger Max is one of the best-selling compound bows available, and now it’s even better. It has been re-engineered with shorter limbs and a bigger cam, making it the perfect bow for hunting from a treestand or in a ground blind. PSE’s new SS cam delivers a smoother draw with an impressive 80% let-off. The Stinger Max is engineered with a hard limb stop and is ready for use in all S3DA events. It has a brace height of 7-inches and an axle-to-axle length of 30-inches. Speed is impressive at 312 fps. The draw length range is 21 ½ to 30-inches. You can pick up one of these 3.8 lb. bows in 55 or 70lb. draw weights. The Pro Package is ready to go out of the box, too.
4. Oneida Eagle Phoenix
A different take on archery, Oneida Eagle bows are known for a smooth, constant draw like a recurve along with the power and impact energy of a compound. The Phoenix combines performance-engineered structural composite outboard limbs mounted to a precision cam and lever system and lightweight, durable, machined aluminum riser. Specialized draw stops and timing wheels give the Phoenix a custom feel and a solid back wall. A suppression system allows for quieter shots, and reduced felt vibration. The True Center-Shot riser helps maximize accuracy. Includes modules that allow customization of draw length and let-off.