Branded with a lifetime warranty and proudly made in the U.S.A., Parker’s new vertical wonder, the Revolution, is an economical bow option touting high-end technologies. The rig’s One Cam promises trouble-free tuning, produces a respectable 320 fps, offers a comfortable 80 percent letoff and is draw-length adjustable from 26 to 31 inches. The bow’s weight without mounted accessories is 4 pounds, making it ideal for treestand, ground blind and spot-and-stalk hunting. Available in draw-weight options of 45 to 60 pounds and 55 to 70 pounds, the Revolution is fitted with an extreme parallel-limb design, a tunable string-suppressor system and Micro-Lite Limb Pockets. The Revolution is available in Next Vista Camo.
MSRP: $350 (Bow Only), $400 (Package)
Though it looks, shoots and feels much different than the original, the Maverick name is back in the Darton flagship line. Darton’s shiny new penny, the Maverick II, ushers in all the amenities of the popular DS-3800 in a compact, ultra-speedy (345 to 350 fps) rig. Measuring 33 inches between the axles, the bow boasts a short but not too short 6-inch brace height and tips the scales at 4.2 pounds. The 3-Axis Center Pull promises ease-of-tune and boosts overall bow performance by centering the arrow on all three axes of the riser relative to the bowstring, cams and grip. The P.T.R. Cable Rod increases vane clearance and reduces limb torque, and, of course, the patented DualSync Cam System thwarts virtually all two-cam tuning issues. The Maverick is available in Kryptek Highlander and Kryptek Typhon, as well as a number of target-color options. Draw lengths range from 25 to 31 inches, and peak draw weights of 40, 50, 60 and 70 pounds are available.
Mission never disappoints, and 2017’s Hype DXT is just another shining example of a modern-day compound that offers the power, accuracy and speed of popular flagship models at a price point that doesn’t break the bank. Measuring 31 inches axle to axle and providing a no-press-needed draw-length range of 19 to 30 inches, this rig, with its 55 pounds of draw-weight adjustment, is perfect for virtually any archer. The Hype DXT comes standard with a Dead End String Stop and Mathews Harmonic Stabilizer. The DXT is fitted with a 7-inch brace height, boasts a mass weight of 4.16 pounds, and is available in Lost Camo OT Brown and Black.
A top-end single-cam bow branded with a more-than-fast-enough 328 fps speed rating, Xpedition’s Xception is back for 2017. The Xception weighs in at 3.9 pounds, measures 323⁄8 inches from axle to axle and features a 7¼-inch brace height. Smooth, stable and fitted with an 80 percent letoff rating, the Xception showcases draw lengths (modular in half-inch increments) between 26½ and 31 inches and peak draw weights of 45, 55, 60, 65 and 70 pounds. Standard riser finishes include Molten Black, Realtree Xtra and Realtree Max-1, and standard limb finishes include Black, DefCon Black, Realtree Xtra and Realtree Max-1. A number of custom finish options are also available.
With a can’t-be-ignored fps rating of 366, Obsession’s new Huracon is a sure-to-be-craved-by-speed-demons rig. Most impressive, perhaps, is that although the bow produces such head-turning speed, it showcases a forgiving 65⁄8-inch brace height. The Long Draw DE cams (a big reason this bow can hit such a high speed) are draw-length adjustable between 30 and 32 inches. Peak draw weights of 40, 50, 60, 65 and 70 pounds are available, and the entire rig boasts an anti-rust coating. Measuring 34 inches axle to axle, the 3.9-pound Huracon boasts an 80 percent letoff rating and is offered in Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Typhon, Realtree Xtra Green, Black and Moonshine Muddy Girl. Custom options are also available.
Available with a choice of two cam systems – one for speed and one for comfort – the 33-inch axle-to-axle Martin Firecat tips the scales at a friendly 3.8 pounds and offers draw lengths between 26½ and 30 inches. The Symmetry M4 Cam gives the Firecat a 6½-inch brace height and an IBO rating of 330 fps while the Smoke Cam provides a shorter 6¼-inch brace height and a 335 fps speed rating. The M4 Cam features an all-new 4-ring cam system designed to eliminate accuracy-robbing cam lean. The Smoke Cam features a rotating module for quick, easy draw-length adjustments.
A bow design that falls well outside established vertical norms, the all-new T30 from Gearhead Archery measures 30½ inches from axle to axle and is offered in peak draw weights of 40, 50, 60 and 70 pounds. The solid back wall stops offer adjustable letoff, and, at 3.3 pounds, this 6½-inch brace-height bow falls on the super-light side of modern-day bow design. A dual plate quasi-isotropic fiber sheet with 26 layers of cross pattern weaves through the warm-to-the-touch carbon riser. Three standard-position stabilizer ports are offered, as well as two vertical stabilizer positons, and shooters can utilize Gearhead’s Pick A Grip system to ensure perfect in-the-hand fit. Draw-length options between 26 and 31 inches are available, and the bow is capable of propelling projectiles downrange at 325 fps.
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