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From left to right: Prime Ion, Elite Impulse 31, Xpedition Xcentric, Mathews Halon


Update: This article includes the Ion from PRIME, though the Rize was the actual flagship bow from PRIME for 2016. There is a full write up review of the PRIME Rize here

There are so many bow companies out there that it is nearly impossible to get a good look at all of them before making a choice as to which bow to purchase. For example, Field and Stream published their bow comparison and included 12 bow companies (with even more than that being left out of the test). To complicate matters even more, there are significantly more new bow manufacturers than ever before who have not been around long enough to have developed much of a reputation. Many seem to be more of a flash in the pot than a long-term powerhouse. When you need to start looking for a bow, the task can be daunting.

I recently found myself needing a new bow after mine was stolen following my Oklahoma deer hunt. I had been shooting an Xpedition Xcentric 7 and I really enjoyed it. I could easily have just bought another one, but I decided to use this as an opportunity to try out other bows to see what I liked and didn’t like. I am not sponsored by anyone so I can shoot whichever bow I please. I decided to head down to my favorite place in New Mexico, Hit or Miss Archery Center, to test out a few of the big name bows they carry. Continue Reading…