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    2012 Bowtech Insanity Overview

    2012 Bowtech Insanity
    SPECIFICATIONS -CPX
    Speed: 355 FPS
    Axle to Axle: 32″
    Brace Height: 6″
    Draw Length: 25.5″ – 30″
    Draw Weight: 50, 60, 70, 80 LBS
    Overall Weight: 4.3lbs
    Let-Off: 80%
    MSRP ~$999.00
    SPECIFICATIONS -CPXL
    Speed: 340 FPS
    Axle to Axle: 35″
    Brace Height: 7″
    Draw Length: 27.5″ – 32″
    Draw Weight: 50, 60, 70, 80 LBS
    Overall Weight: 4.4lbs
    Let-Off: 80%
    MSRP ~$1049.00

    After months of anticipation and secrecy Bowtech released their pride and joy at this year’s 2012 ATA show. The 2012 Bowtech Insanity was one of the top most anticipated attractions this year at the show and as expected drew a large crowd. The 2012 Bowtech Insanity comes in 2 models the first being the Insanity CPX which is a 32″ axle to axle bow with IBO speeds of 355fps, and the other model is the CPXL which is the 35″ axle to axle model shooting IBO speeds of 340fps.

    The 2012 Bowtech Insanity bows have a few great features that are sure to grab the attention of bowhunters this upcoming year. Among these features include the Center Pivot Extreme Technology, which helps to provide more forgivness and accuracy in the line of shooter torque. OverDrive Binary Cam system to help prevent cam lean, and create a smooth draw.

    I was fortunate enough to be able to shoot the Bowtech Insanity this year at the ATA show and I found that it had a very smooth but aggressive draw, the bow felt very light and had a good feel to it when pulled back enough to activate the entire let-off. Upon releasing the arrow it doesn’t take long to realize the true power and energy creating that gets thrown behind the arrow. I did notice some vibration within the bow, as well as a very slight kick however it’s important to note that this was a bare bow setup and I am confident that if set up with a good stabilizer this would remedy these minor issues.

    All in all this is a great bow with a lot of great features, the only thing I have to complain about is that in my opinion compared to the other competing bows out there the price for the 2012 Bowtech Insanity is quite steep, and may end up hurting sales in regions where the economy is not the greatest.

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    Excalibur Unveils NEW 2012 Eclipse XT

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    SPECIFICATIONS
    Velocity: 330 FPS
    Power Stroke: 200 LBS
    Mass Weight: 6.3 LBS
    Overall Weight: 37.4″
    Arrow Length: 20″
    Arrow Weight(gr.): 350 Grains
    Stock Type: Thumbhole
    Finish: Black Carbon

    Excalibur has released information about their new crossbow for 2012. The New 2012 Excalibur Eclipse XT is set to be released in “early 2012″ as posted on Excalibur’s website. The New Eclipse takes a look at the darker side of Excalibur with its black carbon finish and tactical look. This crossbow is based on the popular 200lb thumbhole stock platform and it built with the hunter in mind.

    The New 2012 Excalibur Eclipse XT boasts speeds of up to 330 FPS with a 350 grain bolt, and deliveres pin-point accuracy and enough kinetic energy to cover the wide range of game all over North America and weighs in at only 6.3lbs. The Eclipse XT also comes sporting Excalibur’s S5 sound and vibration control system and matching cheek piece to further increase your shot conmfortability and consistency.

    The 2012 Excalibur Eclipse XT will with an included package that will feature Excalibur’s Shadow-Zone scope and mounting bracket, 4 firebolt 350 grain arrows attached with field points, Excalibur’s 3 arrow quiver bracket and matching quiver. This whole 2012 Eclipse Crossbow package is estimated to run about $920.00.

    It will be interesting to see how this years new crossbow from Excalibur fare’s against its competitors like the New Carbon Express CX2 or the TenPoint Carbon Fusion CLS

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    2012 Bows – A Look at the New Bows for 2012 Continued

    APA – SIDEWINDER HE2
    Specifications

    IBO Rating: Up to 333 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 30″

    Brace Height: 7″

    Draw Weight: 40lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 3.4 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 25.5″ – 31.5″

    Cams:

    Desc: The NEW APA Sidewinder HE2 offers all of the same quality of the Sidewinder HE1 however sports APA’s dual cams to give it an added boost to the arrow speeds that are boasted at a quick 333fps. The Sidewinder is a smooth, quiet, quick, lightweight bow that is packed with features while still being budget friendly.

    With its smaller size of a 30″ axle to axle the 2012 APA Sidewinder HE 2 is here to accomodate any shooter.

    APA -VIPER XL39
    Specifications

    IBO Rating: Up to 318 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 39″

    Brace Height: 7″

    Draw Weight: 40lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 4.4 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 26″ – 33″

    Cams:

    Desc: The New 2012 APA Viper XL39 is a bow that has been designed to become a best seller with its 39″ axle to axle length and a generous brace height of 7 inches, the Viper XL39 delivers the same smooth, quick and quiet quality of the whole APA line while also being a very forgiving bow. The 2012 APA Viper XL39 is a lightweight masterpiece that any archer would enjoy shooting.

    APA – MAMBA XLR36
    Specifications

    IBO Rating: Up to 340 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 36″

    Brace Height: 7 1/4″

    Draw Weight: 50lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 4.4 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 26.5″ – 32.5″

    Cams:

    Desc: The New 2012 APA Mamba XLR36 is an extremely stable and well balanced bow. Spouting off a 36″ axle to axle and a 7 1/4″ brace height this high performannce bow is amazingly forgiving and accurate and is destined to become a fierce compettitor in the 3D circuit. The 2012 APA Mamba XLR36 boasts incredible speeds of up to 340fps and will be a joy for all archers who choose to shoot it.

    APA – MAMBA XL39
    Specifications

    IBO Rating: Up to 335 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 39″

    Brace Height: 7 1/4″

    Draw Weight: 50lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 4.3 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 27″ – 333″

    Cams:

    Desc: The New 2012 Mamba XL39 is the next generation of target/competition bows. The Mamba XL39 has all of APA’s proven performance, stability and accuracy features poured in to it making it one of the most stable bows that is available to be shot. The 2012 APA Mamba XL39 boasts an axle to axle length of 39″ with a brace height of 7 1/4 inches which is no wonder why Mamba XL39 is sure to be a hit with archers who needs an extremely stable and accurate bow.

    APA – VIPER XLR35
    Specifications

    IBO Rating: Up to 320 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 35″

    Brace Height: 7 3/4″

    Draw Weight: 50lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 4.4 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 25″ – 32″

    Cams:

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    Bowtech 2012 – TBA
    Specifications

    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

    Desc: Thus Far there is no word from Bowtech on their new Bow Model for 2012, They have some videos that hint towards this new bow however at this point nothing definitive has been released. We will continue watching and keep you updated on this.

     

    Diamond Archery – TBA
    Specifications

    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: Thus Far there is no word from Bowtech on their new Bow Model for 2012, They have some videos that hint towards this new bow however at this point nothing definitive has been released. We will continue watching and keep you updated on this.


    Mission Rally
    Specifications

    IBO Rating: Up to 300 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 37″

    Brace Height: 7 1/4″

    Draw Weight: 26lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 4.0 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 22″ – 30″

    Cams: Opti-Mod™

    Description: The New 2012 Mission Rally is a quality entry level target bow that can run with the rest of them. This 37″ axle to axle bow boasts a very generous brace height of 7 1/4″ and can with Missions’ patent pending Opti-Mod cam system you can go from a 70 to a 60lb draw while maintaining draw length adjustability.

    Mission Riot
    Specifications

    IBO Rating: Up to 310 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 31″

    Brace Height: 7″

    Draw Weight: 15lbs – 70lbs

    Bow Weight: 4.3 lbs

    Draw Lengths: 19″ – 30″

    Cams:

    Description: The New 2012 Mission Riot is the perfect bow for the price conscious archer who is still looking for quality and performance. The Mission Riot features the adjustability of the Craze while offering more speed at 310fps, a smoother draw and longer bow length axle to axle at 31″. This 2012 Mission Riot is a great value for your money and you will likely find it hard to find a better deal anywhere else.

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    2012 Bows – A Look at the New Bows for 2012

    Hoyt 2012 Carbon Element RKT
    Specifications

    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
    Specifications

    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
    Specifications

    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
    Specifications

    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
    Specifications

    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
    Specifications

    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
    Specifications

    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″

    Cams:

    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.

     

    APA SIDEWINDER HE1
    Specifications

    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″

    Cams:

    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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    New Mathews 2012 Heli-m Bow Overview

    New for 2012 Mathews is introducing its newest addition to their compound bow line-up.  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.

    Specifications

    IBO Rating: Up to 332 fps

    Axle-to-Axle: 30″

    Brace Height: 7″

    Draw Weight: 40-70 & 65 lbs

    Bow Weight: 3.5 lbs

    Let-off: 80%

    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

    The New Mathews Heli-m has some great new features which include:

    -Geo Grid Lock™ Riser which provides strength and stability to bow while keeping the weight of the bow at an incredible low of 3.5lbs.

    -Harmonic Stabilizer Lite™ which works to reduce the nearly 75% of the residual vibration while weighing nearly 70% less than the original Harmonic Stabilizer.

    -Reverse Assist Roller Guard™ which reduces the amount of friction and tension on the cables during draw to provide you with a consistent, smooth draw each and every time you draw this bow.

    -Helim Cam™ & QCA which is the culmination of over 20 years of single-cam advancements, to bring you a quality, dependable single-cam you can trust.

    If you want more information on the new Mathews Heli-m or want to find out where to buy in your area then you can visit Mathews Heli-m Bow Page

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    New Vertical Force Technology Reduces Bow Jump and Hand Shock

    Compound bows have taken a turn to new technology that greatly reduces the amount of jump and hand shock the bow has when shot. This new technology is called vertical limb technology.

    In previous versions of the compound bow the limbs where set so that when the bow was fired the limbs would shoot forward, this worked well except for the jump of the bow, as well as the hand shock within the riser of the bow. In order to correct for this a lot of different equipment was made in order to try and dampen the shock.

    Bowtech was the first to come up with this new vertical force technology, in 2003 they released 3 compound bows featuring this new technology. The VFT Extreme, Patriot VFT, Patriot Dually VFT. This new technology was a huge hit, bow hunters and archers all over were amazed and fascinated at how much this new technology reduced bow jump and hand shock after the bow had been fired.

    This new technology was such a hit that all of the other bow company’s started following suit, and started implementing the “Vertical Force Technology”. This new technology was implemented by angling the riser limb pockets at more of a horizontal plane, this allowed the limbs to sit at more of a horizontal plane. VFT works on the basis that when the bow is drawn the limbs are compressed in a downward motion instead of the old backwards motion.

    When the bow is released instead of the limbs shooting forward, the upper limbs goes up and the lower limb goes down. Because these limbs are the same they both store the same energy, which makes them equal opposing forces which in terms of physics means that these two forces would cancel each other out. Because the forces are equal and cancel each other out your bow does not pull up or down, and no longer jumps forward. This is science is what keeps your bow still and reduces the amount of jump and hand shock you feel.

    If you are still shooting the old style of compound bow, and you have not at least tried the difference that this VFT technology brings to the table I would encourage you to go and give one a try, I can assure you that you will not believe the difference that it makes. This is definitely something to keep in mind when purchasing a new or used bow.

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