New Archery Equipment 2011 Review

New Archery Equipment 2011 Review

Listen up all you archery hunters. If your in the market for a new bow this year, this article is for you. With today’s technology archery equipment has improved like never before. Bows are faster and quieter than ever before. Some claiming speeds of over 360 fps. Arrows are lighter and stronger. Some even have weight transferring systems for better accuracy and penetration. Sites are lighter and so bright that they even appear to glow in the dark. Yes even releases have advanced so much it’s almost imaginable hunting without one.

As any avid archery shooter will tell you, we all have our preferences. I like High Country Bows, Easton Aluminum Arrows, ( my friends call them lincoln logs) Muzzy Broadheads, Black Gold Sites, Rip cord fall away rests and Scott Releases. After previewing some of the hottest archery equipment for 2011 I just had to share some of the reviews with all of you.

BOWS – All bow makers have either improved their existing products or introduced new ones but there are several worth taking a look at. One thing to keep in mind when purchasing a bow is that Brace Height and Axle Length all have an effect on your shooting and bow performance. A longer brace height is a more forgiving bow. The shorter the brace height the faster the bow will be.

BEAR ARCHERY – has introduced their all new CARNAGE with its 32 in. axle to axle length and a brace height of 7.25 in. It is the fastest bow in the Bear line up. Producing speeds up to 345 fps.

MATHEWS – has introduced two new bows this year. The Z7 XTREME with 28 in. axle to axle and 7.375 in. brace height is said to be the smoothest drawing and most forgiving bow they have ever produced. And for you speed freaks the all new Z7 MAGNUM with 32 in. axle to axle and a brace height of 6.375 in. is said to produce speed of 340 fps. and over

PSE ARCHERY – has two bows worth mentioning. Their blazing fast OMEN PRO with 33.62 in. axle to axle length and a brace height of just 5.5 in. produces speed of 366 fps. Their CHAOS ONE was designed for women and young hunters. Weighing in at just 3.3 pounds, it has a 30.5 in. axle to axle and a brace height of 6.875 in. It produces speeds to 302 fps. It’s available in 40-50 and 60 pound draw weights and 24-28 in. draw heights.

HIGH COUNTRY ARCHERY – has introduced their new SPEED PRO Xll with 33.5 in. axle to axle and a 6 in. brace height. This bow has a rating of 355 fps. At 3.3 pound it might be the smoothest drawing and quietest shooting bow they have ever produces.

DARTON ARCHERY – has introduced their new DS-3800 with 33.8 in. axle to axle and a 6 in brace height it can produce speeds up to 350 fps. This makes a good choice for bow hunters and 3D shooters.

ARROWS – with all the hype now a days on carbon arrows, I’m going to try some out. With the advancement in technology these days they are producing arrows that are just as strong and much flatter shooting than my aluminum arrows. (lincoln logs)

CARBON EXPRESS – one of the leading manufacture’s of carbon arrows has redesigned its MAXIMA HUNTER arrow. The new dual spine and weight forward design offers superior accuracy. The dual spine helps maximize forgiveness and better harness energy for tighter groups. Hunters looking for toughness should try their all new MAXIMA HUNTER KV SHAFTS. Made with a layer of Kevlar which is 5 times stronger than steel. They provide maximum penetration and durability.

GOLD TIP – another leading manufacturer of carbon arrows introduced their all new KINETIC XT which comes in four spine sizes. The KINETIC PRO with a spine straightness of.001 delivers maximum performance and penetration regardless of the conditions. Also hot and popular are the VELOCITY XL and the VELOCITY PRO. while weighting in at 25 to 30 grains less than the XT HUNTER and the PRO HUNTER they offer blistering speed to your target.

EASTON – probably the best known of all for producing quality arrows are on top of their game again this year. With the redesigned ST AXIS. These shafts are produced with N-Fuses Carbon Nanotubes for increased strength and durability. The smaller diameter shafts preform effortlessly in any weather condition and hit like a ton of bricks. For the speed freaks and 3D shooters Easton offers the FLATLINE SURGICAL. It’s one of the fastest and flatest shooting arrows that is easy to remove from your practice targets. Then don’t over look their FULL METAL JACKET SHAFTS.

TROPHY RIDGE– probably the least known of all is quickly gaining a reputation for producing arrows with some of the tightest tolerances in the industry. Their unique, seamless filament – winding process ensures each arrow has precise spin, weight and straightness. Along with their silent slide coating they add armor tough inserts for added shaft end strength. From their top of the line BLAST to their mid-range HAILFIRE and WRATH and even their economy priced CRUSH they incorporate straightness tolerances of.0008.

BROADHEADS – with so many choices on the market now a days you just have to experiment with several to see which ones shoot the best for you. This is a brief over view of some of the newest ones to hit the market this year.

MAGNUS – has re-engineered its SNUFFER SS. It’s a one piece three blade cut on contact broadhead. It’s available with either a 1.0625 or1.125 cutting diameter and weights from 85 to 125 grains.

MUZZY – has two new broadheads this year. The PHANTOM MX 85- grain which is a two blade cut on contact with a 1.12 in. cutting diameter and the new MX-3 75-grain that is a three blade chisel point broadhead with a 1.187 cutting diameter.

SLICK TRICK – offers two new broadheads. The RAZOR TRICK a four blade cut on contact broadhead that offers a 1.12 and.875 in. for a total 2 in. cutting diameter. The GRIZZ TRICK is a four blade chisel point broadhead. Available in 100 and125 grains with a 1.25 in. cutting diameter.

G5 OUTDOORS -offers two new broadheads. The MONTEC CS 100 grain cut on contact broadhead with a 1.06 in. cutting diameter and the T3 EXPANDABLE BROADHEAD with a 1.5 in cutting diameter.

TROPHY EDGE – offers three new broadheads. The ULTIMATE STEEL which is a three blade chisel point broadhead with approx. 1.12 cutting diameter. The BUCKBLASTER 100 grain expandable broadhead that has an incredible 2.75 in. cutting diameter and the MEAT SEEKER expandable broadhead that is available in two and three blade models with 1.5 in. and 2 in. cutting diameters.

SIGHTS – there are many new sights that hit the market this year. Anywhere from one pin to seven pins. Here we will review some of the most popular ones.

COBRA – introduced their PYTHON 5. A five pin all metal sight for added protection for your fiber optics. A bubble level with a fluorescent sight ring. It has a 5.5 in. target extension that is ideal for 3D shooter’s and weighs in at just 8 ounces.

TROPHY RIDGE – added the MICRO ALPHA V5. This sight is a vertical five pin sight. It has 18 in. of.019 light gathering fiber optics per each pin. Made with an aluminum housing. It features a sight bubble level and micro adjustments for windage and elevation.

TRUE GLO – introduces the new RIGHT SITE XS. This sight is adjustable for right or left hand. It’s a bright five pin sight that includes a glow in the dark sight ring, windage and elevation marking and a rheostat light.

BLACK GOLD – introduced the SURGE this year. This sight is available in five or seven pins with an all metal housing. It features their unique PHOTO CHROMATIC TECHNOLOGY, which automatically adjusts the brightness of the pins based on available light. Other features include a fluorescent pin guard ring and each micro pin is independently adjustable.

TRIJICON – mainly known for their guns scopes has entered into the archery market this year with a one pin ACCUPIN SIGHT. They claim that if you sight your bow in at 20 yards and at 60 yards you will be dead on at any yardage. The sight comes with a Accudial that allows you to adjust the sight yard by yard out to 80 yards. The dial has laser etched yards so you don’t have to worry about stickers coming off. It also has a full metal housing.

ARROW RESTS – there are many new rests that hit the market this year. The best way to find one you are comfortable with is to try them out. A few of the top brands that I would recommend are.

LIMB SAVER – has always produced quality rests. Their newest one offers a twin bearing system for smoothness and the launching arm that allows it to neatly rest on the dampening pad or float just above the riser shelf for added quietness.

G5 OUTDOORS – offers a unique spool rather than arm design. The reverse spring technology keeps your arrow up longer for more consistent and tighter groups. The over sized molded spool provides a whisper quite shot after shot.

TROPHY RIDGE – introduced the REVOLUTION. I actually had to try this one out and was amazed with it’s performance. It’s design incorporates a full capture locking arm that holds the arrow until you release your shot. Once released, the arm swings 90 degrees in the opposite direction for unmatched fletching clearance.

RIPCORD – re-engineered their popular rest this year. The RIPCORD CODE RED offers an internal brake system that eliminates bounce-back and a new red coating that is whisper quite. There’s no need for felt or moleskin. With indexed markings it’s a breeze to tune and zero in.

RELEASES – There are so many releases on the market that you would have to try them to see which one is right for you. I prefer the wrist strap design by SCOTT releases. Many companies produce wrist strap designs as well as hand held releases. You will just have to choose one that you are comfortable shooting with.