What do you do when you’ve got a hit on your hands? How about making a sequel? That’s what Mission is doing for 2012 with the new Riot, a direct sequel to last year’s wildly adjustable Craze youth bow. It offers the same 19 to 30 inches of available draw length and 15 to 70 pounds of draw weight, but in a bow that’s a little longer axle to axle (though still compact at 31 inches). As with the Craze, no limb changes are required, nor is it necessary to use a press to make adjustments. It’s also a little faster and smoother; the Riot’s dual cams produce a very respectable 310 fps top speed, even with a friendly 7-inch brace height and 80 percent letoff. At 4.3 pounds it’s only slightly heavier than the shorter Craze, and it boasts the same Zebra Hybrid string and a Lost Camo AT finish. A new Dead End string stop suppresses noise. The retail price is as impressive as this bow’s other features at under $400.
Also new from Mission for 2012 is the Rally. Touted as an affordable bow that is versatile enough to both hunt and compete with, the Rally features Mission’s new patent-pending dual-cam Opti-Mod cam system that enables shooters to convert from 70 pounds to 60 pounds (while retaining draw lengths adjustments from 22 to 30 inches in half-inch increments) by simply changing a module on the cams. An axle-to-axle length of 37 inches, coupled with a 71⁄4-inch brace height, contributes to this bow’s forgiving nature. The 4-pound weight is a pleasant surprise given the length, and the Rally offers letoff up to 75 percent. Draw weight runs from 26 all the way up to 70 pounds, and the Rally offers a composite grip and a Zebra Hybrid bowstring. Standard finishes include Lost Camo AT, Lost Camo AT Pink, Black, and the Rally is available in almost a dozen custom finishes. Suggested retail price for this bow is $499.