Obsession Bows Unveils 2018 Archery Lineup


Expands Color Options, Adds New Tech For Award Winning BowsCOVINGTON, Georgia — “Change Or Get Left Behind” has been the mantra of Georgia-based Obsession Bows since it exploded on to the archery scene five years ago and the award-winning manufacturer does it again in 2018 with the new Fixation and Final Pro X bows.

An all-new riser design for 2018 reduces bow flex during the draw cycle, enabling absolutely superior accuracy, while a new Anti-Torque Cable Rod reduces cam lean and torque. All three bows utilize Obsession’s Two-Track cam design (Patent No. 7997259) for an unmatched smooth draw. Read more

Horton Vortec RDX™ Features Reverse Draw Technology

Mogadore, OH. Horton Crossbow Innovations’™ unveiled its new Vortec RDX crossbow model at the 2017 ATA Show in Indianapolis, IN. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning Storm RDX™, the Vortec RDX features a lighter, smaller, reverse draw bow assembly and a new stock focused on improved handling and comfort.

“The Vortec RDX offers incredible balance, ideal weight, and optimal speed at a perfect price point,” said TenPoint CEO Rick Bednar. “Starting at only $799, this is our first reverse draw crossbow that speaks to a large portion of the crossbow market. It has the potential to be an all-time great seller.”

The Vortec’s ultra-narrow bow assembly measures a remarkable 9.125-inches axle-to-axle when cocked. Its new machined, lightweight aluminum riser is fitted with the company’s Over-the-Top™ limb pocket and Zytel® Limb Suspension System that both separates and isolates the limbs from direct contact with the riser to reduce sound and vibration. The pockets hold the bow’s 12-inch 135-pound limbs that are powered by the bow’s NEW Reaper Cam System™ and new Brownell Rhino string and cables. Read more

TenPoint Introduces New Eclipse RCX Crossbow

Mogadore, OH- TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ introduced its NEW Eclipse RCX crossbow. Featuring an innovative reverse cam bow assembly and a time-tested stock and barrel configuration, it is the high-tech manufacturer’s latest response to a growing consumer preference for lighter, faster, more compact crossbows.

“Customer feedback drives our company and we hear every day that customers want lighter, faster, and more compact crossbows,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “With just a 140-pound draw weight and shooting speeds up to 370 feet per second, the new Eclipse is one of the most innovative, efficient platforms the crossbow industry has ever seen.” Read more

The Prime Centergy X1 Target Bow


The Prime Centergy X1 Target Bow:
Unrivaled tunability in a true center-grip bowMemphis, Michigan —Prime Archery®, by G5® Outdoors—the leading manufacturer of premium technologically advanced archery equipment, is proud to introduce the X1 series of Prime compound bows. Designed as a premium competition bow and available in 36″ and 39″ axle to axle options, the X1 bows feature the superior performance of a true center-grip bow with tunability that is unmatched.

The superior performance of the X1 is achieved via three key technologies:

True Center Grip Riser Design. The center grip design creates a more stable platform to aim from while under load. The riser is balanced with an equal amount of the bow below your grip and an equal amount above the grip, delivers significantly reduced pin movement at full draw – resulting in a better aiming bow. Read more

Bear Archery Pushes Up Release Date of Long Draw Kuma


Overwhelming Consumer Demand Accelerates Launch Of Legend Series BowsEVANSVILLE, IN – Bear Archery announced the launch of the Kuma LD, an all-new compound bow in the 2018 lineup. Originally planned for a later date, overwhelming consumer demand has accelerated the release of another Bear Legends Series™ bow. The Kuma LD is included in Bear’s Legend Series™, an exclusive dealer-only line of five ultra-competitive compound bows, and will be offered at a retail price of $899.99. Read more

Hot New Browning Crossbow

Browning Crossbows has added a new crossbow to their line for 2017.  The new OneSevenOne crossbow is the culmination of years of design and development.  The new bow is in the Zero7® series, the only crossbow line with the precision and performance to wear the Browning Buckmark name and logo.
Browning Crossbows has taken the proven design of their OneSixOne and OneSixTwo crossbows introduced in 2016 and incorporated additional innovative new features in to the OneSevenOne.  At 390 FPS, the OneSevenOne is the fastest model to date in the Browning Crossbow line.
Patented features of the OneSevenOne combine to deliver performance not seen in a crossbow before.  Leading the way to outstanding performance is the Triggertech ADF (anti-dry fire) trigger.  With a crisp pull weight of just 3 lbs., the Frictionless Release Technology trigger feels like a good rifle trigger and generates smooth and repeatable shots.
Each Zero7® crossbow from Browning features the flight track hook groove along the length of both sides of the bow.  This ensures positive, consistent draws of the bow string which also adds to accuracy.  The OneSevenOne Crossbow comes with a rope cocking device. An integrated crank cocking device is available as an accessory; it stores in the butt stock of the bow and is easily removed for use when cocking the bow.
The OneSevenOne has 135 ft. lbs. kinetic energy and a power stroke of 14.625″.  The draw weight is 170 lbs. and the total weight of the bow is 7.2 lbs.  The overall length of the bow is 36.75″and the width is 19.875″.   The bow comes in Realtree Max5 camouflage.
Key Features:
  • Soft-Touch Foregrip
  • Integrated Flight Track Groove
  • Left, Right, Underside Picatinny Rails
  • Custom Laminated Limbs
  • Forged Aluminum Riser
Accessories Included:
  • Cross 1.5×32 mm Illuminated Crossbow Scope
  • Browning Soft-Sound String Suppressors
  • Browning Rope Cocking Device
  • Premium Browning Quiver
  • Three 22″ Carbon Arrows
 For more information on Browning Crossbows, visit www.BrowningCrossbows.com  

Muzzy Expands Trocar Hybrid Broadhead Line with a New 125-Grain HBX

SUPERIOR, Wis. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Due to customer demand, the popular Trocar HBX hybrid crossbow broadhead that blends the most lethal and accurate fixed-blade broadhead with a pair of center-pivot blades that deploy on contact for massive cuts on large animals is now available in a 125-grain.

Like the 100-grain, the new 125-grain Trocar HBX features 0.35-inch-thick surgically sharp stainless steel mechanical blades that remain tucked in tight to the solid-steel ferrule during flight, but they deploy on impact for a total cutting diameter of 2 5/8 inches on impact. For added accuracy and stability, the 0.35-inch thick fixed blades are slightly offset. The new heavier Trocar HBX also features the popular Muzzy bone-crushing chisel tip.

This new 125-grain hybrid broadhead is now available at retailers nationwide and conveniently online at www.muzzy.com. Suggested retail price for a three-pack of either the new 125-grain or the 100-grain Muzzy Trocar HBX broadheads is $39.95. Read more

Mission Crossbows Introduces All-New SUB-1

Sparta, Wisconsin – Matt McPherson and the Engineering Team at Mission Crossbows set out to improve crossbows in every category – accuracy, ease of use, stealth, maneuverability, and fit & feel. Each component was scrutinized, resulting in over 24 patents/patents pending for the all-new SUB-1. Consistently delivering groups less than 1″ at 100 yards, the SUB-1 also features an innovative trigger system that has the ability to safely de-cock with the push of a button. With its compact frame and uncompromising commitment to high quality materials, the SUB-1 promises an unmatched shooting experience.

Benchmark Fire Control
Three years in the making, this patented system is the first of its kind to allow shooters to safely de-cock their crossbow without disengaging the safety, pulling the trigger or shooting a bolt – no more bag targets, discharge heads, and broken bolts. At the core of the Benchmark Fire Control system is a two-stage, match grade trigger that utilizes a fully contained rolling sear set at a crisp 3.4 pounds. It’s Easy-Load bolt retention arm allows for effortless loading while applying optimal downward pressure on the bolt for a more secure hold, eliminating noise and vibration, while ensuring consistent accuracy.

Controlled Acceleration
Precision shooting is achieved not by one specific component, but by the sum of its parts. The SUB-1’s patented Sync X cam system utilizes two circular and concentric string tracks, allowing the string to travel at a constant distance from the center of rotation resulting in unparalleled accuracy. This fully synced cam system works in unison with the CNC machined flight tract completely eliminating horizontal and vertical nock travel. The 80% let off Sync X cams deliver controlled acceleration resulting in uniform arrow launch while providing effortless cocking and de-cocking. Read more

Understanding the Flight of the Arrow

By Glen Wunderlich

Archery deer season is upon us Michiganders.  While myriad preparations abound with stands and gear, it’s also a good time to understand the flight of arrows, or bolts (for those with crossbows).  With that mentioned, the focus will be on certain principles that can be applied effectively to vertical bows or crossbows and the term arrow will be used for simplification.

Computer aids such as ballistic calculators and trajectory charts are a good place to begin.  However, there is only one certain way to learn the characteristics of your bow and that’s to shoot it – even if it performed flawlessly in the past.  Slight changes in string wear and other mechanical aspects of a bow are in a state of constant change, albeit minimal at times.  Add to that any significant changes in arrows, broadheads, dampeners, etc. and your arrows may very well strike targets differently.  It’s your duty to find out through testing.

Knowing your range is critical.  Rangefinders have become quite affordable over the years and can spell the difference between success and failure.  They can be used to set up targets, as well as to identify and range markers such as stumps, rocks or even a decoy at your hunting site.  Then, as a deer enters the area, its distance from you will be known without fumbling for anything.

Multi-reticle crossbow scopes must be tested.  There simply is no way to trust that the distance indicators on a given scope will correspond to your arrow’s trajectory without doing some shooting.  Start at a relatively close range of 20 yards and get the shots close to center.  Then, walk the target out to your farthest range you will shoot ethically – say 40 yards.  Dial in the arrow at that range and then check it at 30 and 20 yards without changing the scope’s settings.  Chances are that the arrows will strike in a conservative 6-inch kill zone.  If not, take note.

Personally, my Horton

Horton Vision Crossbow

crossbow launches arrows at a speed of 293 feet-per-second (fps) and then, of course, slows down progressively.  Considering the speed of sound at 1120 fps, a deer will hear the sound of the string before the arrow reaches it.  The longer the shot, the more time the deer will have to react to the sound.

It’s understood that not all deer will react to the sound of the string snapping, but some will; the term is “jumping the string.”  For this reason, I have set a maximum range of 30 yards to minimize the chance of a deer being startled and thus moving.  Even though my bow is relatively “quiet” it makes enough noise to surprise a deer in still air at prime time.  No manner of practice will help.

If you will hunt from a blind or treestand, take a friend along for a practice session to retrieve arrows for you.  It won’t prepare you for an adrenaline rush, but your confidence level will improve, because you’ll understand the flight of your arrow.

Finally, practice by keeping all shots within a 6-inch circle.  This conservative target provides some margin for error, but it is still the hunter’s responsibility to know and shoot within his personal limitations.

Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s Deal Completed

New “best-of-the-best” model better serves all who love the outdoors

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, two iconic brands and leaders in the outdoor industry, have officially joined forces with a vision to become North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. The combined company is poised to provide customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more with a strong commitment to advancing conservation initiatives. Read more

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