New Bows for 2013

New bows for 2013 have just started to be announced from a variety of bow manufacturers. While these new bows may not be available for purchase for a few months, the details of next year’s hottest new arrow slingers are sure to whet our appetite for what’s to come. So without further ado, let’s see what new bows are prime to hit the market for 2013!

Mathews 2013 New Bows

2013 Mathews Creed

Brand new for 2013 is the Mathews Creed.  Featuring an all-new quad limb design and SimPlex cam, the Creed is the smoothest shooting single cam bow that Mathews has ever built.  Featuring the innovative GeoGrid riser, updated DeadEnd string stop and ReverseAssist roller guard every component of the Creed works in conjunction to deliver a bow that’s smooth, fast, quiet and incredibly accurate.  The new Mathews Creed truly is Advanced Simplicity.

SpecificationsAxle to Axle Length – 30″Brace Height – 7″Weight – 3.85 lbsDraw Weights – 50 – 70 lbsDraw Length – 26″ to 30″Speed – Up to 328 fps

2013 Mathews Creed bow

Mission Archery 2013 Bows

2013 Mission Ballistic Bow

One of, if not possibly the best new bow value for 2013, is the new Ballistic from Mission Archery.  With an MSRP of just $499 this new bow packs a ton of high end features into an extremely affordable package.  Featuring the patented AVS cam system the Ballistic produces speeds up to 330 fps while still having a forgiving 7 inch brace height.  The Ballistic is available as a bare bow or with one of three accessory packages that include a rest, sight, quiver and stabilizer.  The Balistic is available in Lost Camo AT or black.

SpecificationsAxle to Axle Length – 30 1/2″Brace Height – 7″Weight – 4.18 lbsDraw Weights – 50,60,70 lbsDraw Length – 26″ to 30″Speed – Up to 330 fps

2013 Mission Ballistic Bow

Elite Archery 2013 New Bows

2013 Elite Hunter

For 2013 Elite Archery has full revamped their popular Hunter™ bow for enhanced shootability.  Although the name hasn’t changed from last year, this all new bow features redesigned cams, riser and modules.  For 2013 the Hunter’s limbs are more parallel to help reduce noise and vibration even further, it boats a 7 3/4″ brace height for increased forgiveness and a smooth draw cycle with a larger dwell zone.  Also new for 2013, all Elite bows feature Cerakote performance coating on the cams, modules, cable rods and suppresor rods for enhanced protection and performance.

SpecificationsAxle to Axle Length – 31 1/2″Brace Height – 7 3/4″Weight – 4.3 lbsDraw Weights – 40,50,60,70,80 lbsSpeed – Up to 334 fps

2013 Elite Hunter Bow

2013 Elite Answer

Built to be the perfect crossover between a hunting and 3D bow, the Answer is an extremely versatile tool for almost any need.   A redesigned riser has decreased weight by 6% for 2013 and at 33 1/2 inches axle to axle the Answer is not too long, but not too short. 

SpecificationsAxle to Axle Length – 33 1/2″Brace Height – 7″Weight – 4.1 lbsDraw Weights – 40,50,60,65,70,80 lbsDraw Lengths – 27 to 30″Speed – Up to 340 fps

2013 Elite Answer

PSE New Bows for 2013

2013 PSE Dream Season DNA

The past few years PSE has set the archery industry on fire with the blazing speeds produced by some of their bows.  For 2013 that trend continues with the Dream Season DNA.  This light weight bow (just 3.7 pounds) boasts speeds up to 352 feet per second thanks in part to a 6 inch brace height and new Core cam.  The Dream Season DNA also features PSE’s Center Pull Technology which places the arrow in the dead center of the bow for increased tunability.

SpecificationsAxle to Axle Length – 31″Brace Height – 6″Weight – 3.7 lbsDraw Weights – 50,55,60,65,70 lbsDraw Length – 26″ to 30″Speed – Up to 352 fps

PSE Dream Season DNA

2013 PSE Omen Max

If speed and raw power are your thing, then the 2013 PSE Omen Max may just be the bow for you.  Built for one thing and one thing only the Omen Max spits out arrows at an amazing 366 feet per second thanks in part to an ultra short 5 1/2″ brace height. 

SpecificationsAxle to Axle Length – 33 5/8″Brace Height – 5 1/2″Weight – 4.3 lbsDraw Weights – 50,55,60,65,70 lbsDraw Length – 26″ to 30″Speed – Up to 366 fps

2013 PSE Omen Max Bow

 Bear Archery 2013 Bows

2013 Bear Archery Motive 6

The motive behind this new bow from Bear Archery was to produce a bow was was fast, light and quiet.  That’s exactly what you’ll get with the new Motive 6 from Bear Archery.  Thanks to the newly designed Bear Synchronized Hybrid Cam System and 6 inch brace height (hence the name) the Motive 6 pushes speeds up to 350 feet per second while maintaining a smooth draw cycle.

SpecificationsAxle to Axle Length – 32″Brace Height – 6″Weight – 4.0 lbsDraw Weights – 50,60,70 lbsDraw Lengths – 25.5″ to 30″Speed – Up to 350 fps

Bear also offers a Motive 7 model for 2013 which features all the same specs except a slightly longer brace height of 7 inches and reduced speed of 340 fps.  Both bows are available in either camo or black.

 2013 Bear Archery Motive 6

 2013 Alpine Archery Bows

2013 Alpine Roxstar

The first thing you’ll notice about Alpine’s new look for 2013 is that it’s much louder than previous years.  With a bright new color scheme that screams for attention, their flagship bow for this year is fittingly named the “Roxstar”.  Aside from the new color scheme the Roxstar sports Alpine’s V3g cam that produces speeds up to 330 fps and has a letoff of 80%.  The unique look of the Roxstar is acheived by using a multi-piece anodized aluminum riser that is held together by screws rather than the one-piece riser offered on most bows.  The Gordon composite limbs are dipped in Mossy Oak Infnity.

SpecificationsAxle to Axle Length – 34.5″Brace Height – 6.5″ or 7.5″Weight – 4.5 lbsDraw Weights – 60,70 lbsDraw Lengths – 27″ to 31″Speed – Up to 330 fps

 2013 Alpine Roxstar bow


2013 Hoyt Spyder Series Bows

Hot off the presses for 2013 from Hoyt is the Spyder series of bows.  These bows are Hoyt’s top end aluminum riser bows for this year and come in three configurations – the Spyder 30, Spyder 34 and Spyder Turbo.  The most popular Spyder 30 weighs in at a mere 3.8 pounds, has a 30 inch axle to axle length (hence the name) and shoots up to 330 fps thanks to the 6 3/4″ brace height and RKT Cam 1/2.  The Spyder 34 shares a 330 fps speed despite it’s longer 34 inch axle to axle measurement and the Spyder Turbo chimes in at a speedy 340 fps.  New for 2013 on the Spyder bows is Hoyt’s Air Shox system.  These rubber bumpers are statically mounted to the riser and help to damped noise and vibration without losing speed or effeciency which can be associcated with limb or cam mounted dampeners.

Specifications (Spyder 30)Axle to Axle Length – 30″Brace Height – 6.75″Weight – 3.8 lbsDraw Weights – ?Draw Lengths – ?Speed – Up to 330 fps

The video below was posted on Hoyt’s Facebook page today (10/17/12)

 2013 Hoyt Spyder
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  1. jose landeros says:

    I'm wanting to know some prices for the new 2013 omen Max so I can get one

  2. shane lux to jose says:

    around 1000 for bare bow

  3. Bowtech - Refuse 2 F says:

    Spend $1000 for a bow that shoots only 330 IBO ??? NO thanks !!

  4. nick barron says:

    Its 366 ibo dip sh%#%&*%%

  5. derek southern says:

    yeah… i wanna see the bow shoot 266.. wont happen

  6. theres not a bow out there worth 1000 bare bow they are all over priced and we the consumer are the idiots cause we continue to pay that price a bow is a throw away item love archery just hate paying the price

  7. the guy says:

    i own a hoyt carbon element rkt and it is worth well over 1000 to me

  8. i have owned a hoyt and didnt like it so i have switched to the best bow on earth mathews and im not saying that the bows of today are junk they are all great but what im saying is that what it cost the mfg. to build a bow to what they charge for them is well under 1000

  9. Just like anything else in the world you arent paying for the material costs, you are paying for the costs of reasearch and development that went into the bow as well. Since they have to pay employees and operating costs as well this is also added into the cost.Prices arent just set by randomly picking a number out of a chart there is a lot of statistical information that does in to make sure that you still turn a profit at the end of the day.

  10. Cody Lyons says:

    I bought a Mission Venture about a year ago and lemme tell you paid 500 bare bow and it shoots better then anybow ive owned but i still got my eyes on a new Mathews, Hoyt Spyder, or the Bowtech Assassin. BOW HUNT OR DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Marvin says:

    Hoyt and Mathews are both amazing bows can't wait to see 2013 bows from Mathews.

  12. The prime shift and centroid are worth every penny! Out shooting Mathews and Hoyt everyday of the week solid bows excellent cam design ! I've owned Hoyt's and z7 and extreme shooting 2012 centroid now

  13. DeerHunter56 says:

    If you cant Kill a deer with a bow that costs under 700 bucks, its your own damn fault

  14. JohnnyBowhunter says:

    I love the looks of that new Mathews Creed! I'll probably be ordering mine next week. Catch us if you can!

  15. sup I like it a lot

  16. love the new creed ordered mine today shoot the demo you will love it

  17. i shoot a pse stinger, 254 fps. and it still kills as well as any bow out there .

  18. Jessica says:

    My son would love to have a Matthews bow he has asked for four years in a row. I am a single mother and there is no way I can afford those prices. My son's are very much avid hunter's I just keep disappointing the on the bows.

  19. buck duster says:

    i have a matthews out back and i have shot all the 2012 bows to me they all shoot the same wouldnt trade my outback for any of the new bows

  20. Trickle says:

    I don't care how fast a bow is, if you can't hit your target it is pointless.
    I shoot an older Hoyt that is IBS of 260 or so and I can take a deer to problem.
    Spend what you want, as long as it fits you.

  21. I have a Hoyt redline tenacity didnt cost much but shoots great and takes a deer down just as well as your high end compounds.

  22. I'm surprised that no one mentioned the Bow Tech Insanity. That is the one I've got my eye on even though I love my Hoyt Alphamax!

  23. it looks to me that nobody knows what they want. You guys change your bows each season. It seems to me if you are happy with your purchase your bow would last at least 5 years or more before you would fell the need for a change

  24. I shoot the bowtech destroyer 340 and wouldnt trade it for nothing and ive shot all the high end matthews and personally I think they all suck!!!

  25. k gandee says:

    speed dose matter the elite pulse is worth every penney

  26. Solocam says:

    Mathews have been mediocre crap since the SBXT. The Monsters are inferior X Forces and their Solocams are slow. Old technology can't compete with PSE, Elite, Hoyt, and Bowtech. There's a reason no one else is still pushing single cam bows.

  27. 4me2hunt says:

    Hell Yah My 2010 Judge freaken smokes, blows through ELK like butter….

  28. carbonmatrix=slow says:

    bought a new carbon matrix in 09 smoothest bow ever but also among the slowest!

  29. tonfrac says:

    I have been shooting a Whisper Creek Stealth even though they have gone out of business. There is not a smoother shooting bow out there. Mathews, Martins an Hoyts are great but the Stealth has them all beat in my eyes……..and on the range.

  30. I have owend pse x forse hoyt and mathews z7 all of them are great still use my z7 and my new hoit is way better then old ones zero creep now

  31. BOW HUNTER says:


  32. antlers125 says:

    Most bow manufacturers spend on advertising. G5 Prime spends money on material & technolgy-And it shows in performance. Compare & you will agree.

  33. the new creed and the new hoyt spider how are they?

  34. tide 12 says:

    I bought a pse brute x best bow ive ever shot
    Have had mathews hoyt alpine and g5. The brute x
    Well just look at the name says it all. Fast smooth
    and packs a punch. What more could ask for

  35. Jesse G says:

    Mathews needs a snow camo pattern for the bows.,
    Mission has a great color selection!!!

  36. bowstrang says:

    My PSE AXE-7 is a unbelievable bow. Ive shot alot of bows threw the years, always followed Mathews until I picked up a PSE X-Force. They are powerful and accurate bows. My Axe-7 kicks ASS.

  37. Madwilliam says:

    Has everyone gone mad; I don't understand the absolute obssesion with IBO ratings. The truth is… if you're not pulling 70# with a 30" draw you'll never see the kind of speed that the bows rated for. In fact, you lose between 8-10 FPS for 1" of draw depending on the bow. Example: IBO-340 FPS but your 5'-6" tall & your draw lengh is 27" no arrow will ever leave your bow faster than 310-314 FPS & that assumes your pulling 70#'s. Drop the weight down to 55 or 60#'s & you're under 300 FPS. That said what say we try to remember the generations of hunters who came befor us who had no trouble taking game with 40# recurves.

  38. Why is the Darton DS-3800 not on this list its the best performing bow for 2013?

  39. bowhunter says:

    shot the new dna today oh my might have to get a pse my hoyt and bowtech can't touch it

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  42. Bob Hale says:

    I shoot a Golden Eagle Spitfire and it is not a slow Bow and have taken tow moose with and it dose a good job with 85 grain tip.I was looking at a new bow in Bear or Mathews because I need a 32" axle to axle because I had to make my bow in to a crossbow.But after looking around I think I will keep my 36" axle to axle and just make sure I have room to move it around.i know longer can put a bow back because of two shoulder surgery.To me you all brag how good your bow is but keep changing.Mt bow is 14 yrs old and going strong

  43. Matthew Parson says:

    PSE brute X is as mean as it looks!

  44. Nooner says:

    BowTec Samson..!! Pure power..

  45. I shoot a PSE Fireflight Express I bought new almost 20 years ago. Does the job.

  46. I can get all these bows cheaper then anyone can even sell them guranteed. shoot me an email if interested

  47. billlytheekid says:

    No bow company makes a bad bow. its what feels good in your hand. Its not the wand that does the trick but the wizard that does the magic!

  48. I own a Mathews Heli-M and its the best, most smoothing drawing,, quitest bow ive ever owned

  49. Just picked up my new Mission Ballistic in "Lost Camo" this past weekend and it is awesome. Smooth, fast, affordable,and Mathews technology, what more can you ask for?

  50. J-Daddy says:

    For the guys saying the Omen Max wont' hit 366 IBO…I've owned 3 Omens, they WILL indeed make their listed IBO speeds, they are insane fast.

  51. Thomas Sheppard says:

    wow, i knew Mathews pays alot for advertising but didn't realize they pay people on forums also to brag their bows up

  52. thomas sheppard says:

    i find it funny that they left out the best bow on the market for obvious reasons, the 2013 bowtech experience, hmm that's just funny

  53. Brandon says:

    We have a local bow company around me and I was wondering if anyone has shoot the New Athens Bow?

  54. John Helfant says:

    I shoot a 2008 Bear Lights Out, 27" draw length , 65lb draw weight, 300fps, smooth draw, great back wall, $500 ready to shoot brand new, haven't had to change strings or cable yet. I've shot plenty of deer and turkeys with it out to 40 yds. Everyone likes a new bow, but $1000 is a bit much. Look at the Bear Method $600, 340fps. I'd like one but the Lights Out serves me so well that I probably won't spend the money.

  55. tinman46 says:

    ok… after reading a few of the first posts, i couldnt help myself. I have to give my 2 cents.

    Yes, the 2013 PSE Omen Max is NOT cheap, but show me a 2013 flagship bow from a top supplier that is… The industry leaders are no dumbies. They know that we, the consumers, want the hottest new thing out there. They are able to put a premium on these products simply because they can. Since we are always looking to have the fastest and coolest new bow out there, we are the goons that pay that premium. I am a huge PSE fan and I found myself drooling at their new 2013 line (the DNA and Omen… BOING!) But come on guys… its like high school all over again. When you see that drop dead senior wearing dental floss at the beach, you have to dig a hole and bury your freak flag. Because a few yes from now, she be a little older and there will be newer things out there that all the other guys that let they flag fly will pay for. So, be patient and wait a year or two and the price on these high de

  56. big paul says:

    has any of yall shot the new obsession bow if not yall need to shoot it atleast 1 time smoothest bow you will ever shoot

  57. Dan Jarboe says:

    Any report on the Obsession Nightmare, featured at the 2013 ATA convention?

  58. Dan Jarboe says:

    I recently shot the Obsession Nightmare, and it is,without question,the quietest, smoothest bow I have ever shot. There was little more than a whisper. What was most remarkable, was the fact that there was virtually NO vibration in the hand! It was unforgettable! I will be getting one ASAP.

  59. Mark hill says:

    I like turtles


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