New Bows for 2011

By Hunting NetworkMay 8th, 201575 Comments

With each passing year the technology which powers the bows we shoot becomes more and more advanced.  Today’s hunting bows are fast, quiet and extremely efficient compared to the bows of old.  With advances in materials, designs and manufacturing we truly are living in the golden age of compound bow technology.  Below we have assembled a comprehensive list of the top hunting bows for 2011.  Whether you’re looking for speed, forgiveness or a little bit of both there’s sure to be a bow here that’s just right for you.

Mathews

In 2010 Mathews released the wildly successful Z7 bow. To date, the Z7 is Mathews’ best selling bow, and for good reason. The Z7 features Mathews exclusive Grid Lock riser, Reverse Assist Roller Guard and ZX cam which combine to for the perfect blend of speed and accuracy. For 2011 Mathews has expanded on the Z Series by introducing several new models including the Z7 Xtreme, Z7 Xtreme Tactical, eZ7 and the Z9. No matter what you’re looking for in a hunting bow, the Z Series by Mathews is sure to exceed your expectations.  Visit www.mathewsinc.com to view the full line of Mathews bows.

Mathews Z7 Xtreme

The Z7 Xtreme packs all the features of the Z7 into a compact package that measures just 28” from axle-to-axle.  With a forgiving 7 3/8” brace height the Z7 Xtreme is very easy to shoot, even at longer distances.  The ZX cam provides plenty of speed with IBO ratings up to 330 fps.  Weighing in at just 3.98 lbs the Z7 Xtreme is perfect for bowhunters who are looking for a small, maneuverable bow that is both fast and accurate.  The new Z7 Xtreme works equally well in a ground blind as it does in a treestand.  Click here to learn more about the Z7 Xtreme.

Mathews Z7 Xtreme Bow

Mathews Z7 Xtreme Tactical

The Z7 Xtreme Tactical measures the same as the Z7 Xtreme, but comes with a new bold look.  The Grid Lock riser is flat black, the SE5 Composite Limbs are dipped in a carbon fiber finish, and phantom gray accents finish this bow off to make it one of the best looking bows for 2011.  The Z7 Xtreme Tactical is perfect for ground blind hunters or anyone who wants their bow to stand out in a crowd.  Click here to learn more and see more photos of the new Z7 Xtreme Tactical from Mathews.

Mathews Z7 Xtreme Tactical hunting bow

Mathews Z7 Magnum

Many of today’s bowhunters are looking for the ultimate in speed while still maintaining accuracy.  If you fit this description be sure to check out the Z7 Magnum.  At 32” axle-to-axle and sporting a forgiving brace height of 6 3/8” this bow pumps out speeds of up to 340 fps!  Like all other Z Series bows from Mathews the Z7 Magnum features the Reverse Assist Roller Guard, Grid Lock riser, and Dead-End String Stop which make this speed bow not just fast, but quiet too.  The Z7 Magnum is available in Lost Camo or black.  Click here for more info on this speedy hunting bow from Mathews.

Mathews Z7 Magnum Hunting Bow

Mathews eZ7

If you like the specs of the Mathews Z7 Magnum but want something with a silky smooth draw, the eZ7 is for you.  Built on the same platform as the Z7 Magnum, the eZ7 features the Z7 Solocam, which is similar to the smooth drawing cam system used on the venerable DXT.  This provides an easy draw for smooth shooting while still posting IBO speeds of up to 321 fps.  The eZ7 measures 32” axle-to-axle and weighs in at just 4.25 lbs.  Visit Mathews’ website for more information on the smooth drawing eZ7.

Mathews eZ7 Hunting Bow

Mathews Z9

Bowhunters looking for a hunting bow with a longer draw length and forgiving brace height should give the Z9 a serious look.  The Z9 measures 30” axle-to-axle and comes in draw lengths up to 32”.  With a generous brace height of 8 ¾” the Z9 is extremely forgiving and super accurate.  Weighing in at 4.0 lbs the Z9 launches arrows at a very respectable 312 fps.  Looking for more info on the Mathews Z9?  Click here!

Mathews Z9 Hunting Bow

Mathews McPherson Series Monster MR6

The McPherson Series Monster bow lineup has been expanded for 2011 to include several new speedy hunting bows.  The MR6 utilizes the patented AVS cam system to deliver speeds up to 354 fps with a 6” brace height.  Like all Monster bows the MR6 also features the Quad V-Lock Limb System and Dead End String Stop.  Bowhunters who like the feel of a dual-cam bow that offers unrivaled speed should seriously consider the McPherson Series Monster MR6.  Learn more about the McPherson Monster MR6.

Mathews McPherson Series Monster MR6 hunting bow

Hoyt Carbon Element

The 2011 Carbon Element from Hoyt features a patent pending hollow carbon tube riser that is both extremely strong and light weight.  The Carbon Element measures 32” from axle-to-axle, has a 7” brace height and shoots 323 fps.

Hoyt Carbon Element

Hoyt CRX32

Featuring the lightest TEC riser Hoyt have ever made the CRX 32 weighs in at just 3.95 lbs.  The FUEL Cam delivers speeds up to 323 fps while a 32” axle-to-axle length and 7” brace height make the CRX 32 both balanced and forgiving.

Hoyt CRX32

Hoyt Rampage

Built for bowhunters on a budget the Rampage packs in plenty of great features.  Sporting a 7” brace height and 34” axle-to-axle length the Rampage shoots at a respectable 306 fps.

Hoyt Rampge

Bowtech Invasion

After a much anticipated wait, Bowtech unveiled the Invasion CPX at the 2011 ATA Show.  The Invasion features Bowtech’s center pivot technology, Hardcore limbs, and Overdrive Binary cam system to deliver speeds up to 343 fps.  The Invasion has an axle-to-axle length of 31”, a brace height of 7”, and weighs 3.9 lbs.

Bowtech Invasion

Bowtech Assassin

The Bowtech Assassin comes fully loaded with Bowtech’s new R.A.K. (Ready, Aim, Kill) system that includes a stabilizer, bow sling, rest, sight and quiver.  The full package weighs just 4.8 lbs and shoots up to 333 fps.  MSRP $649.

Bowtech Assassin

Bowtech Heartbreaker

Bowtech’s new woman’s hunting bow delivers speeds up to 305 fps and weighs a mere 3.7 lbs.  The Heartbreaker comes in weights from 40 to 60 lbs and has a forgiving 7” brace height which is great for female archers.

Bowtech Heartbreaker

Diamond Dead Eye

Featuring Diamond’s new Throttle Cam, the Dead Eye fires arrows at a blazing 343 fps.  A 6 1/8” brace height isn’t very forgiving, but produces plenty of speed.  The Dead Eye measures 32” axle-to-axle and weighs 3.95 lbs.

Diamond Dead Eye

Diamond Fugitive

Another fast hunting bow from Diamond, the Fugitive boasts speeds up to 337 fps with a brace height of 6 ½”.  With the R.A.K. system the Fugitive has an MSRP of $649 and comes in Mossy Oak Treestand camo.

Diamond Dead Eye

Bear Carnage

Bear’s Carnage bow features the new Skeleton cam which delivers speeds up to 345 fps.  The Skeleton cam can be adjusted in ½” increments without the need for a bow press.  The Carnage also features Bear’s 4×4 roller guard and Dual Arc Offest string suppressors.

 Bear Carnage

Bear Attack

The new Bear Attack delivers IBO speeds up to 340 fps with a 7 inch brace height and 31” axle-to-axle length.  This bow weighs in at 4.2 lbs and utilizes Bear’s E-Cam which is also adjustable without the need for a bow press.

Bear Attack

New Breed Archery Genetix

New Breed Archery prides itself on the quality of their bows, which is clearly seen in the new Genetix.  This bow features Barnsdale limbs, custom BCY 452x strings and cables, and the Bionix 2.0 cam system.  The Genetix measures 33 inches from axle-to-axle, has a 7” brace height, weighs 3.8 lbs and shoots up to 343 fps.

Strother SRX-1

New for 2011 the SRX-1 from Strother Archery is capable of producing speeds up to 347 fps with the patent-pending Hyper-S Cam System.  The SRX-1 measures just over 34” from axle-to-axle, weights 4.1 lbs, and has a brace height of 6 ½”.

Strother Allure

This split-limb hunting bow designed specifically for female archers measures 33 5/8”from axle-to-axle, has a brace height of just over 6 inches and weighs in at 4 pounds even.  The Allure produces speeds of up to 296 fps measured at 26”/60 lbs which is plenty fast to take down most big game animals.

Prime Centroid

One of this year’s hot new bows the Prime Centroid features an innovative new parallel cam system that virtually eliminates cam lean.  With an IBO speed of 332 fps and axle-to-axle length of 34.25” this unique bow is sure to have people talking all year long.

Prime Centroid

Quest Rev

The Quest Rev from G5 has the specs to make it a solid hunting bow for 2011.  At just under 4 pounds the Rev launches arrows up to 324 fps thanks to the patent pending Twin Track SYNC Modular Cam system.  The Rev measures 32” axle to axle and has a 7 5/8” brace height.

Quest Rev

Parker Firestorm Package

For 2011 Parker has put together the most comprehensive bow package of all time.  The Inferno bow package includes everything you need to hit the woods including a Montana Black Gold sight, Whicker Biscuit rest, Carbon Express arrows, Tru Fire broadheads, field points, quiver, wrist sling, stabilizer and peep sight.  The entire kit comes with accessories installed and shipped in an SKB hard bow case.

Parker Firestorm Package

Parker Blackhawk EZ Draw

The single-cam Blackhawk EZ Draw is extremely easy to draw and let down, which is feature that is becoming more and more popular with today’s aging archers.  The Blackhawk produces speeds up to 290 fps, weighs just 3.85 lbs and measures 32” from axle-to-axle.

Pearson Stealth II

The Stealth II from Ben Pearson is “Built for Bone” with speeds upward of 340 fps.  The new Stealth cam provides ½” draw length adjustments with interchangeable modules and ranges from 25.5” to 30.5”.  This hunting bow weighs in at 4.5 lbs with a 6 ¼” brace height and 32” axle-to-axle length.

Pearson Stealth II

Elite Pulse

Elite’s flagship bow for 2011, the Pulse is a well built hunting bow that offers a balance of speed and accuracy.  A 34 ¼” axle-to-axle length makes this bow stable while the EFX cam system spits arrows at up to 343 fps.  The Pulse features 80% let-off and weighs 4.3 lbs.

Elite Pulse

Elite Hunter

Like it’s name implies, this bow was built for one thing – hunting.  At 31 ¾” long and weighing just 3.9 lbs the Elite Hunter is lightweight and maneuverable.  Elite’s ESX cams produce speeds up to 323 fps and sports a very forgiving 7 ½” brace height.

Elite Hunter

Martin Firecat 400

Martin’s Nitro Cam system produces speeds of up to 335 fps which makes the Firecat 400 the speedster of this year’s Marin lineup.  The unique Saddleback Thermal Grip prevents your hand from directly contacting the riser on those cold late season hunts.  The Firecat 400 weighs just 3.7 lbs and has an axle-to-axle length of 32.5”.

Martin Firecat 400

Martin Onza 3

The Onza 3 is built on the same bridged riser as the original Onza which provides the ultimate in stability and strength.  The Nitro Cam system provides speeds up to 340 fps and the 7.25” brace height makes the Onza 3 both forgiving and accurate.   The Onza 3 also features Martin’s new PowerTough limbs to ensure durability and accuracy.  MSRP $599

Martin Onza 3

PSE X-Force Omen Pro

PSE’s X-Force Omen Pro was designed for one thing – SPEED!  With speeds up to 366 fps this is one of the fastest bows on the market today.  The X-Force Omen Pro features PSE’s new Planar Flex Riser design and Centerlock Pocket system for superior accuracy.  This bow is draw length specific available in ½ inch increments.  The Omen Pro weights 4.35 lbs, has a 70% let-off, 5.5” brace height, and 33 5/8” axle-to-axle length.

PSE X-Force Omen Pro

PSE Dream Season EVO

New for 2011 the Dream Season EVO has the speed you’ve come to expect from PSE bows; 345 fps to be exact.  This speedy hunting bow weighs in at a hefty 4.4 lbs, has a short 6” brace height and 32.5” axle-to-axle length.

PSE Dream Season EVO

PSE Axe 7

If the Dream Season EVO and Omen Pro are a bit too aggressive for you, the Axe 7 may be your bow.  A forgiving 7” brace height and 32.5” axle-to-axle length produce very respectable speeds from 327 to 335 fps.  The X-Force Axe 7 weighs in at 4.2 lbs and is adjustable from 26.5” to 31” draw length.

PSE Axe 7

Alpine Jim Shockey Series Yukon

Endorsed by one of the world’s most successful big game hunters, the Jim Shockey Series Yukon is a well balanced hunting bow suitable for even the biggest trophies.  The Yukon produces speeds up to 320 fps, has a forgiving brace height of 7.75” and a stable axle-to-axle length of 35 inches, and that’s No Guff.

Alpine Jim Shockey Yukon Bow

Mission VXT

The 34” axle-to-axle length of the Mission VXT (Voyager XT) proves a deadly combination of balance and accuracy.  This bow offers a parallel limb design and a smooth-drawing single cam system that produces speeds up to 330 fps!  A 7 inch brace height and 80% let-off make the Mission VXT a great option for budget conscious hunters looking for high performance at an affordable price.

Mission VXT

Mission Venture

At just $499 the Mission Venture could be one of this year’s best buys.  This bow features a smooth drawing single cam system that produces speeds in excess of 320 fps.  Weighing just 3.96 lbs with a maneuverable 30.25” brace height the Venture is perfect for just about any bowhunting situation including hunting from ground blinds or on long stalks in the mountains.

Mission Venture

Mission Craze

With over 40 pounds of draw weight adjustment the Craze fits just about any archer who picks it up.  The compact riser helps keep this bow down to a mere 3.6 lbs and the high energy dual cam system produces an ample 306 fps.  All of this for under $300?  If you’re looking for the perfect bow for your young or beginning archer, the Mission Crazy just may be it!

Mission Craze

Darton DS-3800

The new DS-3800 from Darton is both fast and accurate.  At 350 fps the DS-3800 is no slouch in the speed department but unlike many speed bows it boasts a smooth draw cycle, forgiving valley, and stable 33” axle-to-axle length.  The DS-3800 also feature’s Darton’s new Progressive Torque Reduction cable guard rod.

Darton DS-3800

APA Viper V7

The Viper V7 bow from APA Innovations is packed full of features that bowhunters have grown to love including the Fang riser, carrying handle, and built-in broadhead wrench.  New for 2011 are APA’s HE limbs and roller guide system for increased performance.  The Viper V7 measures in at 31.75” long with a 7” brace height and IBO speeds up to 332 fps.

APA Innovcations Viper V7 Bow

Winchester Quicksilver 34

Bursting onto the scene in 2011, Winchester’s flagship bow is the Quicksilver 34.  This all-new bow packs plenty of power with speeds up to 343 fps coming from this 34” axle-to-axle powerhouse with a 7” brace height.  Let-off is adjustable from 55-80%.  At just 3.9 lbs the Quicksilver is sure to make a big splash this season.

Winchester Quicksilver 34 bow

Winchester Tracker

This new hunting bow is built for bowhunters on a budget who still demand bigtime performance.  This 4 lb bow features Winchester’s ARC cam with patent pending two track technology that produces speeds up to 310 fps.  The Tracker is available in draw lengths from 27 to 30 inches in 50-60-70 pounds draw weights.

Winchester Tracker
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