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    2012 Bows – A Look at the New Bows for 2012

    Hoyt 2012 Carbon Element RKT

    IBO Rating: Up to 330 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 32″

    Brace Height: 6 3/4″

    Draw Weight: 30lbs – 80lbs

    Bow Weight: 3.6 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 24.5″ – 30″

    Cams: RKT Cam

    Hoyt 2012 Carbon Element RKT

    Description:  The NEW 2012 Hoyt Carbon Element RKT features Hoyt’s Carbon technology riser made up of over 40 different carbon components to bring you a riser that is strong, durable and incredibly lightweight. The Carbon Element RKT sports Hoyt’s rocket-fast-RKT cam with their ErgoDraw technology meaning you get a smooth consistent draw each and everytime.

    While the Carbon Element RKT does not boast the fastest speeds, the smooth consistent draws combined with the lightweight vibration free riser makes for a great smooth, quiet bow that you would come to expect from Hoyt.


    Matthews 2012 Heli-m

    IBO Rating: Up to 332 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 30″

    Brace Height: 7″

    Draw Weight: 40-70 & 65 lbs

    Bow Weight: 3.5 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 26″ – 30″

    Half Sizes: 26.5″ – 29.5″

    String/Cable: String: 88″ | Cable: 32 3/4″

    Riser Length: 26 1/8″

    Cams: Helim Cam™ & QCA

    Matthews Heli-m Solo Cam Compound Bow

    Description: The new Mathews Heli-m™ boasts a major leap in compound bow design and innovation with over 20 years of Mathews’ engineering going into its technologically advanced design and function .  This technological design and innovation of the new Heli-m™ allows Mathews to be able to deliver the smoothest, quietest and most light weight compound bow ever offered.

    The New 2012 Mathews Heli-m boasts a 30″ axle to axle and a very generous 7″ brace height with a top IBO speed of 332 fps.  The Heli-m is well on its way to tearing up this years bow market as all archers who get their hands on this bow will not be disappointed.

    PSE 2012 Evo 7

    IBO Rating: Up to 337-345 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 32 1/4″

    Brace Height: 7″

    Draw Weight: 50-70

    Bow Weight: 4.4 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 26″ – 31″

    PSE 2012 Evo 7

    Description: The New 2012 PSE Evo 7 is a bow made for archers who enjoy a larger brace height which is boasted for this bow at 7″.  The Evo 7 features a Planar flex riser, Evo Cams with 1/2″ adjustable posi- lock inner cam, and revolutionary center lock pockets to deliver a smooth, quiet and quick bow boasting IBO speeds up to 345fps.

    The PSE Evo 7 is a perfect edition to any archers arsenal and will definitely be making its mark on the bow market this 2012 season.

    PSE 2012 Dream Season

    IBO Rating: Up to 337-345 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 32 1/4″

    Brace Height: 6″

    Draw Weight: 50-70

    Bow Weight: 4.4 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 25″ – 30″

    PSE 2012 PSE Dream Season Evo

    Description: The New 2012 PSE Dream Season is a bow made with the bowhunter in mind. The 2012 PSE Dream Season has a compact brace height of 32 1/4 ” and has a brace height of 6 ” while boasting top end speeds of 337 – 345 fps.  The PSE Dream Season features an optimized draw cycle which delivers virtually no vibration and reduced bow noise.  This bow is a beautiful specimen of what may become the best bowhunting bow to hit the market.

    Fred Bear 2012 Anarchy

    IBO Rating: Up to 340 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 35 1/4″

    Brace Height: 7 1/4″

    Draw Weight: 50lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 3.8 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 25″ – 31.5″

    Bear 2012 Anarchy

    Description: The NEW 2012 Bear Archery Anarchy has been designed based on what you wanted.  With a longer axle to axle and a bigger brace height coupled with its flat top cam the Anarchy is a very forgiving bow that delivers a smooth draw and remarkably fast speeds of up to 340fps (IBO).

    The Bear Archery Anarchy features an ultra light riser to deliver an entire bow weighing in at only 3.8lbs along with its Dual Arc Offset String Suppressors with Added Vibration-Dampening Boots which works to virtually eliminate hand shock, vibration and noise.

    The Anarchy is a quick, lightweight and very forgiving bow, great for anybody who demands top quality from their bow.

    Excalibur Crossbows

    IBO Rating: N/A
    Axle-to-Axle: N/A

    Brace Height: N/A

    Draw Weight: N/A

    Bow Weight: N/A

    Draw Lengths: N/A

    Cams: N/A

    Description: No Current Information on the new 2012 lineup for Excalibur Crossbows, We will be keeping a very close eye for any changes in order to bring you the latest developments.

    APA – Mamba M6

    IBO Rating: Up to 355 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 32 1/4″

    Brace Height: 6 1/8″

    Draw Weight: 50lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 3.8 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 24″ – 30″


    Description:  The NEW 2012 APA Mamba M6 features a lot of the same features as its predecessor the Mamba M7 with added performance for those sportsman looking to hunt larger game.  Like the Mamba M7 the 2012 M6 features high efficiency 3 stage limbs, APA roller guide and EZTune Modules for a smooth, easy draw, simple speed and arrow flight tuning, as well quick arrow speeds.

    The 2012 APA Mamba M6 boast incredible speeds of up to 355fps and features an innovative Cam Lock Press technology that allows you to be able to change your string and or cables without the use of a standar bow press.

    All in all the Mamba M6 is a quick, smooth and quiet bow with a ton of added features and gadgets to put it in the running to be made Inside Archery’s Best Buy Winner just like its predecessor the Mamba M7.



    IBO Rating: Up to 318 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 29″

    Brace Height: 7 1/8″

    Draw Weight: 40lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 3.5 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 23.5″ – 30.5″


    Description:  The NEW APA Sidewinder HE1 is a high quality bow that is budget friendly while still delivering the quality of a smooth, quiet, quick, lightweight bow.  The Sidewinder HE1 features APA’s HE limbs as well as the Venom 2 cams to deliver you nothing less than a quality bow.

    With its compact size of a 29″ axle to axle and broad range of  available drawlengths the 2012 APA Sidewinder HE 1 will suit most archers out there.

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    3 Responses to “New Vertical Force Technology Reduces Bow Jump and Hand Shock”

    1. Cole Says:

      Thanks for this post. I appreciate unbiased reviews, outside of magazines and what not. Please keep the reviews coming!

    2. Denner Says:

      My brother just bought one. The dealer advised that Bowtech would not let them sell it for less than the price they set 949.00. I’ve been around bows for awhile seeing Pse lead the way in the speed department. The Cpx is very fast. Once you get it to the let off you just can’t believe the energy stored w/ a 80% let off. Amazing in not seeing the arrow leave the bow.

    3. Bryan E. Shull Says:

      I want to Know what the quietest bow of the past 5 years has been. I heard a Bowtech General a couple of years ago and the arrow hitting the target a 30 yards was louder than the release. Fast is good but quiet is better, if the deer can’t hear it, they won’t jump. I have had them try to jump when hunting with a 44 mag. at 1000 fps. No bow will ever match that! Of course I know they may have been reacting to seeing the recoil more than the sound but the fact remains, they are FAST! We do all we cna not to be seen, or smelled, Doesn’t it make sense also not to be heard?

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