Bow Review Video: Hoyt VTM 31

Bowhunting World Field Editor Darron McDougal recently tested the new smooth-shooting Hoyt VTM 31. Despite being a short hunting bow, it has tons of stability.

Bow Review Video: Hoyt VTM 31

According to Bowhunting World Field Editor Darron McDougal, the smooth-shooting Hoyt VTM 31 acquires targets with ease and holds rock-solid at any distance. It’s also extremely accurate.

"I found my groove immediately with this short hunting bow," he said. "In 20 minutes, I had my pins set out to 50 yards. I didn’t shoot many groups to avoid breaking arrow nocks. Instead, I did a lot of hunting-realistic one-shot drills from various yardages, and the VTM 31 zings them in there with ease."

Check out McDougal’s detailed YouTube video below.

Hoyt VTM 31 Test Bow Specs

  • Axle-to-Axle Length: 30 5/8 inches
  • Brace Height: 6 inches
  • Draw Length: 28 inches
  • Draw Weight: 70.5 pounds 
  • Let-off: 85%
  • Bow-only Weight: 4.6 pounds 
  • Accessorized Total Weight: 6.6 pounds (no quiver)
  • Velocity: 281 fps (with 468-grain Easton 6.5mm Acu-Carbon 340 arrow); 284 (with 456-grain CX Maxima Triad 350 arrow); 288 (with 441-grain Victory VAP SS 350 arrow)
  • Kinetic Energy: 81.97 foot-pounds (Easton); 81.59 foot-pounds (CX); 81.14 foot-pounds (Victory)
  • Test-Bow Finish: Wilderness
  • MSRP: $1,349 (starting price)
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Additional Notes: The Hoyt VTM 31 was set up using a Last Chance Archery EZ Green Bow Press and EZ Green Bow Vise, and draw weight was calculated using Last Chance Archery’s Digital Bow Scale. A Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph measured the arrow velocities. Other products used were Easton’s Nock and D-Loop Pliers and Pro Hex Fold-Up Allen Set. Arrows were weighed on Last Chance Archery’s Pro Grain Scale.


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