Best Hunting Bows of 2019
Bows have come a long way since humans first started hunting with them tens of thousands of years ago. Today, hunting bows utilize the latest technology to maximize a hunter’s efficiency. 2019 has already brought us some of the greatest hunting bows ever created, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorites. We know bow hunting — we are, after all, Texas’ best bow hunting ranch — so we’re here to share our professional insights with you.
Mathews is known for its smooth, quiet and easy-to-draw bows, and the Vertix is no different. With large shoes to fill after Mathews’s Triax won Outdoor Life’s 2018 Bow Test, the Vertix shares many of the same features while adding a few new touches. The most notable of these additions are in the cam’s mod system, which allows hunters to adjust the weight and draw length without swapping mods. Mathews has also added a new Engage™ grip, which reduces torque and provides a better overall feel. The Vertix is 30 inches from axle to axle, weighs 4.67 lbs and lists for $1,099.
Elite Ritual 30
Measuring at just 30 inches, the Elite Ritual 30 is a shorter bow. However, what it lacks in length it more than makes up for in maneuverability and shooting. Its cam was designed for smoothness rather than speed, which provides a great draw cycle. When it’s at full draw, the Ritual 30 feels steady, stiff and locked into place. This bow weighs in at 4.1 lbs and lists for $1,049.
The Bear Divergent is the best bang-for-your-buck bow on the market today. It lists for just $700 and boasts IBO speeds of 338 FPS. This is another short bow at 28 inches, and is available in 45-60 lb and 55-70 lb options. Additionally, there are six camo styles to choose from, so you can pick depending on your hunting environment. The Divergent is one of the most accessible and affordable bows around, which makes it the perfect choice for young or new hunters as well as experienced hunters who want to try a shorter bow without breaking the bank.
With its carbon riser, the Hoyt RX3 is a lighter bow. Despite this, the bow is exceptionally well-balanced and feels very sturdy. It measures 34 inches axle to axle and has a max speed of 334 FPS. Additionally, the Hoyt RX3 has a new sight plate that makes for a more streamlined mounting of the sight to the riser. Also of note is the bow’s adjustable grip, which allows hunters to make tweaks that best complement their shooting styles. This bow is pricier than others on the list, coming in at $1,699, but with all the updated features, it is certainly worth the price tag.
Prime Logic CT3
Prime is back in 2019 with the Logic CT3. In 2018, hunters weren’t thrilled with Prime’s rough draw cycle, but that’s been remedied, and the CT3 is a pleasure to shoot. You can adjust the feel of the back wall with their new TRM™ parallel cam that allows limb and cable stop options. Moreover, the bow’s slimmer grip is a nice improvement and it shoots 15 fps faster than last year’s model. Overall, max speed clocks in at 335 FPS, measures 33 inches axle to axle and weighs 4.6 lbs. It lists at $999.
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