Compound Bow Comparisons 2011

Compound Bow Comparisons 2011
Just recently we published an article on compound bow comparisons for 2010 models. It was interesting to look at the specifications of the older compounds, compared to say, today’s new bows. So we dug a little deeper and found some specs from 2011.

Which compound bow was the fastest and best back then? What bow has a generous brace height and how heavy did the bows weigh? What axle to axle length were they? These are just some of the questions answered with this old bow database.

(For a up to date list of the new 2021 compound bows, click on Compound Bow Comparison 2021.)

This list has a more complete database compared to the other 2010 table, with more bow brands like: Hoyt Archery, Bowtech, Martin Archery, Diamond Archery, Mathews Archery, Mission, Bear Archery, Darton, Strother Archery, Alpine Archery, Ben Pearson Archery, Parker Bows, Quest Bowhunting, Athens Archery, Elite Archery and a few other brands listed.

Note; the axle to axle length in 2011 was generally longer for the majority of bows compared to today’s list, both in bowhunting bows and target bows. The target compound bows have become shorter overall in modern times.

 

PSE Bowmadness compound bow comparison

(In 2011, I had a Mathews MR5, PSE Stinger, PSE Bow Madness XL pictured above and a Mathews Conquest Apex 7 for target. Most of my bows I regret selling them later on, and these bows were no exception. All good bows and the MR5 seemed to hold on target exceptionally well, with or without a bow stabilizer for me and was fast.)

Some companies like Hoyt Archery are now using ATA, (Archery Trade Association) guidelines for speed, while other companies use the IBO (International Bowhunting Organization) speed ratings.

Please note: The draw weight for the bows listed doesn’t range from as an example 40 to 80 pounds for the one individual bow model. But this is what the specific model can range from, such as: 30 to 40 lbs., 40 to 50 lbs., 50 to 60 lbs., 60 to 70 lbs. and 70 to 80 lbs., etc.

A lot of these bows you also needed a bow press to change the draw length with different modules, or specific ordered cams.

 

 The Compound Bow 2011 Database.

Archery Brand Compound Bow Model IBO Speed/ ATA     Brace Height Axle to Axle Draw Length     Draw Weight Bow Mass Weight
Hoyt Archery Carbon Element 323fps 7″ 32″ 24.5-30″ 40-80 3.6lbs
Hoyt Carbon Matrix
Plus
318fps 7.25″ 35″ 25.5-31″ 40-80 3.8lbs
Hoyt CRX 32 323fps 7″ 32″ 24.5-30″ 40-90 3.95lbs
Hoyt CRX 35 318fps 7″ 35″ 25.5-31″ 40-90 4.2lbs
Hoyt Rampage XT 323fps 7″ 32″ 24.5-30″ 40-90 4lbs
Hoyt Rampage 306fps 7″ 34″ 25-30″ 30-70 4.2lbs
Hoyt Maxxis 31 323fps 7″ 31″ 26-30″ 40-80 3.9lbs
Hoyt Maxxis 35 318fps 7″ 35″ 27-31″ 40-90 4.2lbs
Hoyt Alphaburner 340fps 6″ 34.75” 22-30″ 40-80 4.3lbs
Hoyt Vixen 306fps 6.75″ 33″ 23-29″ 20-70 4.1lbs
Hoyt ProHawk 305fps 7.25″ 32″ 23.5-30″ 20-60 4lbs
Hoyt Ruckus 281fps 6.75″ 29.75″ 18-28″ 10-50 2.8lbs
Hoyt Vantage LTD 271fps 8.1/8″ 45″ 26-34″ 30-70 5.2lbs
Hoyt Vantage Elite Plus – GTX Cam 309fps 8.1/8″ 40.5″ 25.5-32″ 30-70 4.8lbs
Hoyt Vantage Elite
Plus -Cam 1/2 Plus
308fps 8″ 40.25″ 25.5-34″ 30-70 4.8lbs
Hoyt Vantage Elite Plus -Spiral
X
315fps 7.75″ 40 3/8″ 24.5-31.5″ 30-70

 

4.8lbs
Hoyt Vantage Pro – GTX Cam 305fps 8″ 41 5/8″ 25.5-32″ 30-70 4.8lbs
Hoyt Vantage Pro – Cam 1/2 Plus 301fps 8″ 41″ 25.5-34″ 30-70 4.8lbs
Hoyt Vantage Pro

Spiral X
308fps 8.75″ 41″ 25.5-32″ 30-70 4.8lbs
Hoyt Alpha Elite 320 fps 7″ 36″ 25.5-31″ 30-70 4.4lbs
Hoyt Contender Series – GTX Cam
XT – 2000
313fps 7 1/8″ 38 5/8″ 24.5-31″ 30-70 4.6lbs
Hoyt Contender Series – Cam 1/2
Plus
XT – 2000
308fps 7 1/8″ 38 1/8″ 24-34.5″ 30-70 4.6lbs
Hoyt Contender Series – Spiral
X
XT – 2000
315fps 6 5/8″ 38.5″ 24-31.5″ 30-70 4.6lbs
Hoyt Contender Series – GTX Cam
XT – 3000
303fps 7.75″ 41 5/8″ 26-32.5″ 30-70 4.8lbs
Hoyt Contender Series – Cam 1/2
Plus
XT – 3000
301fps 7.75″ 41.25″ 25-33.5″ 30-70 4.8lbs
Hoyt Contender Series – Spiral
X
XT – 3000
310fps 7 3/8″ 41.75″ 25.5-33″ 30-70 4.8lbs
PSE Archery X Force
Omen Pro
366-358fps 5.5″ 33 5/8″ 26-30″ 50/60/70
/80
4.35lbs
PSE Dream Season Evo 345-337fps 6″ 32.5″ 25.5-30″ 50/60/70 4.4lbs
PSE X Force Axe 6 345-337fps 6″ 32.5″ 25.5-30″ 50/60/70 4.25lbs
PSE X Force Axe 7 335-327fps 7″ 32.5″ 26.5-31″ 50/60/70 4.2lbs
PSE X Force Vendetta
XL
328-320fps 7.25″ 35″ 26.5-32″ 50/60/70

 

4.4lbs
PSE X Force Vendetta
XS
330-322fps 6.5″ 29.5″ 24.5-30″ 50/60/70

 

3.95lbs
PSE Dominator Pro Hybrid 319-311fps 7.5″ 40″ 26-30.5″ 50/60/70 4.8lbs
PSE Dominator Pro One Cam 310-302fp 7.25″ 40.5″ 26-30.5″ 50/60/70 4.75lbs
PSE Money
Maker X Hybrid
314-306fp 8″ 40″ 26.5-31″ 50/60/70 4.7lbs
PSE Money
Maker X One Cam
305-297fp 7.75″ 40.5″ 26.5-31″ 50/60/70 4.65lbs
PSE Supra One Cam 318-310fp 7″ 38″ 26-31″

 

50/60/70

 

4.5lbs
PSE Bow Madness XL 340-332fps 6″ 36″ 25-30″ 50/60/70 4.4lbs
PSE Bow Madness 331-323fps 7″ 32″ 25-30″ 50/60/70

 

3.85lbs
PSE Bow Madness XS 320-312fps 8″ 29.25″ 25-30″ 40/50/60
/70
4.2lbs
PSE Brute HP 320-312fps 7″ 33.5″ 25-30″ 50/60/70 4.2lbs
PSE Stinger HP 316-308fps 7. 5″ 30.75″ 25-30″ 50/60/70

 

4.15lbs
PSE Nova NI 303-295fps 7 5/8″ 32.75″ 27-30″ 50/60/70

 

3.8lbs
PSE Deer Hunter 265-257fps 7 5/8″ 38.25″ 24-29″ 45/55/65

 

3.6lbs
PSE Chaos FC 284-276fps
****
6.25″ 32″ 16-27″ 29/40/50
/60
3.2lbs
PSE Chaos One 302-294fps
*****
6 7/8″ 30.5″ 24-28″ 40/50/60 3.3lbs
PSE Mini Burner 261-253fps
+
 7″ 26.5″ 16-26″

 

20/29/40 2.5lbs
PSE Discovery 2 N.A.  6.25″ 33.5″  to 30″ 20/29 2.65lbs
Archery Brand Compound Bow Model IBO Speed/
ATA
Brace Height Axle to Axle Draw Length Draw Weight Bow Mass Weight
Martin Archery FireCat 400 335 – 345 fps  7″  32″ 27-30″ 50/60/70 3.7lbs
Martin FireCat 360 315 – 320 fps  7.2″  32″ 26-31″ 50/60/70 3.7lbs
Martin ShadowCat 320- 325 fps  7.75″  41.25″  27-30″ 50/60/70 4.7lbs
Martin CrossFire 320- 325 fps  7″  30.5″ 25-28″ 50/60/70 3.4lbs
Martin Onza 3 330-340fps 7.25″  33.25″ 27.5-30.5″ 50/60/70 4lbs
Martin Silencer 335 – 345 fps 7″  32″  27-30″ 50/60/70 3.5lbs
Martin Pantera  315-320fps 7.25″  33.25″  26-31″ 50/60/70 3.5lbs
Martin Ridge Hunter  315-320fps 7.2″  32″ 26-31″ 50/60/70 3.7lbs
Martin Exile  315-320fps 7.25″  30.25″  25-30″ 50/60/70 3.4lbs
Martin Leopard  282-287fps 7.1″ 30″  21-26″ 40/50/60 3.35lbs
Martin Saber 315-320fps 7″ 32.25″ 25-30″ 50/60/70 3.5lbs
Martin Threshold 305fps 6.9″ 36.75″ 25-30″ 40/70 4.2lbs
Bowtech
Archery
Invasion CPX 343 fps 7″ 31 1/32″ 26-30″ 50/60/70
/80
3.9lbs
Bowtech Assassin 333 fps 7″ 30 5/8″ 26-30″ 50/60/70 3.8lbs
Bowtech Destroyer
340
340 fps 7″ 32 3/8″ 26-31″ 50/60/65
/70
3.9lbs
Bowtech Destroyer
350
350 fps 6″ 32 3/8″ 25-30″ 50/60/65
/70
4.1lbs
Bowtech Heartbreaker 305 fps 7″ 30 1/4″ 22.5-27″ 40/50/60 3.7lbs
Bowtech Soldier 308 fps 6 7/8″ 31 3/8″ 22- 29″ 25-40
40-65
3.5lbs
Bowtech Specialist 330 fps 7.5″ 37.5″ 26 – 30.5″ 40/50/60
/70
4.1lbs
Diamond
Archery
Dead Eye 343 fps 6 1/8″ 32″ 26-30″ 60/70 3.95lbs
Diamond
Archery
Fugitive 337 fps 6.5″ 32″ 26-30″ 50/60/70

 

3.8lbs
Diamond
Archery
Nuclear Ice 187-197fps 6″ 22.75″ 14-24″ 10-29 N/A
Diamond
Archery
Outlaw 330 fps 7″ 32″ 26.5-30.5″ 50/60/70 3.8lbs
Diamond
Archery
Razor Edge 308fps @ 29 7″ 31″ 19- 29″ 29-60 N/A
Archery Brand Compound Bow Model IBO Speed/
ATA
Brace Height

 

Axle to Axle

 

 Draw Length  Draw Weight Bow Mass Weight
Mathews
Archery
Z7 Extreme 330 fps 7 3/8″ 28″ 24 – 30″ 40/50/60
/65/70
3.98 lbs.
Mathews Z7 Extreme Tactical 330 fps 7 3/8″ 28″ 24 – 30″ 40/50/60
/65/70
3.98 lbs.
Mathews Z7 Magnum 340 fps 6 3/8″ 32″ 24 – 30″ 40/50/60
/65/70
4.25 lbs.
Mathews eZ7 321 fps 7″ 32″ 24 – 30″ 40/50/60
/65/70
4.25 lbs.
Mathews Z9 312 fps 8 3/4″ 30″ 26 – 32″ 40/50/60
/65/70
4. lbs.
Mathews Safari 350 fps at 30″/85 lb. with 425 grain arrow 6″ 33″ 25.5- 31″  70/85 4.8 lbs.
Mathews MR5 360 fps 5″ 33″ 24.5 – 30″ 50/60/70
/80
4.5 lbs.
Mathews MR6 354 fps 6″ 33″ 25.5– 31″ 50/60/70
/80
4.45 lbs.
Mathews MR7 344 fps 7″ 33″ 26.5 – 32″ 50/60/70
/80
4.4 lbs.
Mathews Conquest Triumph 325 fps 7″ 39″ 26 – 32″ 40/50/60
/65/70
4.6 lbs.
Mathews Conquest Apex 7 320 fps 7″ 38″ 23 – 30.5″ 40/50/60
/70
4.9 lbs.
Mathews Conquest Apex 8 310 fps 8″ 42.25″ 25 – 32″ 40/50/60
/70
5. lbs.
Mathews Z7 333 fps 7″ 30″ 25 – 30″ 40/50/60
/65/70
4. lbs.
Mathews DR2 320 fps 7″ 33″ 25 – 30″ 40/50/60
/65/70
3.84 lbs.
Mathews Passion 325 fps 29″ at 70 lbs. 6″ 29.75″ 22.5″ – 29″ 40/50/55/
60/65/70
3.6 lbs.
Mathews Hyperlite 325 fps 7″ 29.75″ 23.5″ – 30″ 40/50/60
/65/70
3.45 lbs.
Mathews Conquest 4 310 fps 7″ 41″ 28 – 32″
24 –29” 28– 32”
40/50/60
/70
4.4 lbs.
Mathews Ignition 278 fps 6.5″ 31.375″ 19 – 26″ 20/30/40
/50
2.9 lbs.
Mathews Mini Genesis N/A 6 1/8″ 29 1/8″ 14 – 25″ 6 – 12 lbs. N/A
Mathews Genises Pro N/A 7.5″ 35.5″ 14 – 25″ 15/25 2.95 lbs.
Mathews Genises N/A 7.5″ 35.5″ Up to 30″ 10 – 20 2.95lbs
Mission Archery VXT 330fps 7″ 34″ 26-31.5″ 35-70 4.23lbs
Mission
Archery
Voyager 323fps 7″ 34″ 26-31.5″ 35-70 4.23lbs
Mission
Archery
Venture 321fps 7.125″ 30.25″ 26-31.5″ 35-70 3.96lbs
Mission
Archery
Maniac 310fps 7.125″ 31″ 22-30″ 20-74 4.12lbs
Mission
Archery
Endeavor 316fps 7.125″ 30.25″ 24-30″ 35-70 3.96lbs
Mission
Archery
Craze 306fps 7.5″ 28″ 19-30″ 15-70 3.6lbs
Mission Archery Menace 295fps 7.75″ 31″ 17-30″ 16-52 2.95lbs
Bear
Archery
Carnage 345fps 7.25″ 32″ 25.5-30.5″ 50/60/70 4lbs
Bear Attack 340fps 7″ 31″ 25-30″ 50/60/70 4.2lbs
Bear Assault 328fps 7.25″ 30.75″ 26-31″ 60/70 3.9lbs
Bear Mauler 328fps 6.75″ 31.25″ 26-31″ 60/70 3.9lbs
Bear Strike 310fps 7.75″ 30″ 26-30″ 50/60/70 3.9lbs
Bear Charge 305fps 7.75″ 30″ 26-30″ 50/60/70 3.7lbs
Bear Home Wrecker 280fps

**

6″ 29.75″ 22-28″ 50 3.2lbs
Bear Apprentice 265fps

***

6″ 27.5″ 15-27″ 20/50 2.9lbs
Darton
Archery
DS 45000 315-320fps 7. 5″ 38.5″ 26-32″ 40/50/60
/70
4lbs
Darton
Archery
DS 3800 345-350fps  6″ 33 13/16″ 25-31″ 40/50/60
/70
4.1lbs
Darton
Archery
DS 3800SD  N/A  6″ 33 13/16″ 23-27″ 40/50/60
/70
4.1lbs
Darton
Archery
DS 2800 330-335fps  7″ 31 1/4″ 25-30″ 40/50/60
/70
3.9lbs
Darton
Archery
DS 600 307-310fps  7. 5″ 31 3/8″ 25-30″ 40/50/60
/70
4lbs
Darton
Archery
Aquaforce N/A  7. 5″ 33.5″ 23-29 1/2 45-55 3.4lbs
Darton
Archery
Ranger 111 N/A 6 7/8″ 32″ 17-28 15-50 2.9lbs
Darton
Archery
Ranger 11 N/A 6 7/8″ 32″ 17-28″ 15-50 2.9lbs
Darton
Archery
Ranger 1 N/A 6 7/8″ 32″ 17-25″ 15-29 2.9lbs
Strother Archery SX-1 347fps 6 1/2″ 34 1/16″ 26-30″ 50-80 4.1lbs
Strother Archery SR-71 353fps 6 1/16″ 33 5/8″ 24-30″ 40-80 4.2lbs
Strother Archery Infinity 343fps 7 1/16″  33 5/8″ 25-31″ 40-80 4.1lbs
Strother Archery Vanquish 333fps 7 11/16″ 31 1/8″ 25-30″ 40-80 4.1lbs
Strother Archery Inspire 333fps 7 3/8″ 36 1/2″ 26-32″ 40-80 4.2lbs
Strother Archery Valor 324fps 8 1/4″ 33 5/8″ 27-31″ 50/60/65
/70
4lbs
Strother Archery Allure 296fps
(26″/60)
6 1/16″ 33 5/8″ 24-26″ 40/50/60 4lbs
New Breed Archery Genetix 335 – 345
fps
7″ 33″ 24.5-30″ 50/60/70 3.8lbs
New Breed Archery Nemesis 325 – 332 fps 6 1/2″ 30.5″ 24-30″ 40/50/60
/70
3.7lbs
New Breed Archery Cyborg 330 fps 7 1/2″ 37.5″ 27-31.5″ 50/60/70 3.9lbs
Alpine Archery JS Series Yukon 320fps 7.375″ 36.5″ 26-32″ 60/70 4.3lbs
Alpine Archery Ventura 320fps 7.375″ 36.5″ 26-32″ 60/70 4.3lbs
Alpine Archery Concorde
Target
315fps 8.125″ 40″ 27-31″ 50/60 4.6lbs
Alpine Archery Concorde
Infinity
315fps 8.125″ 40″ 27-31″ 60/70 4.6lbs
Alpine Archery Nitrous 325fps 7.375″ 34″ 24-31″ 50/60/70 4.3lbs
Alpine Archery F2 Liberator 315fps 6.5″ 30″ 27-30″ 60/70 3.5lbs
Alpine Archery F1 Fireball 337fps 6.125″ 34″ 27-30″ 60/70 4.2lbs
Alpine Archery Blush 290fps
****
6.25″ 30″ 24-27″ 40/50 3.5lbs
Alpine Archery Mako
Bowfishing
N.A. 6.5″ 30.75″ 23-29″ 50/60 3lbs
Alpine Archery Frenzy N.A. 6.5″ 30.75″ 23-29″ 60 3lbs
Alpine Archery Ruckus N.A. 6.5″ 30.75″ 22-28″ 50 3lbs
Alpine Archery Lil Guff N.A. 6″ 28″ 17-23″ 10/35 2.5lbs
Archery Brand  Compound Bow Model IBO Speed/
ATA
Brace Height Axle to Axle  Draw Length Draw Weight Bow Mass Weight
Ben Pearson
Archery
Advantage 316fps  7 5/8″ 37 1/2″ 27-31.5″ 40/50/60
/70
4.1 lbs.
Ben Pearson Stealth II 340fps 6 1/4″ 32″ 25.5- 30.5″ 50/60/70 4.5 lbs.
Ben Pearson Legend 320fps 7 1/4″ 32 3/4″ 27″ – 31.5″ 50/60/70 4.0 lbs.
Ben Pearson Predator 297fps 7 1/4″ 30″ 27″ – 31.5″ 50/60/70 3.3 lbs.
Ben Pearson Cadet 272 fps 6 1/8″ 26 1/2″ 18- 27″ 20/30/40 2.3 lbs.
Parker Bows BlackHawk
EZ
290 fps

 

6 4/5″ Short
7 3/8″ Long
32 1/4” (S)31 3/4” (L) 25 – 27″
28 – 30”
50/60/70 3.85 lbs.

 

Parker Bows Ambusher 320 fps 7 1/2″ 28″ 27-31.5″ 60/70 3.4 lbs.
Parker Bows Inferno 320 fps 7 1/2″ 30 3/8″ 26 – 31″ 60/70 3.75 lbs.
Parker Bows WildFire Extreme 310 fps 7 3/4″ 32″ 26 – 31″ 60/70 3.75 lbs.
Parker Bows Blazer 295 fps 7 3/4″ 32 1/2″ 26 – 31″ 60/70 3.85 lbs.
Parker
Bows
SideKick Extreme N/A 7 5/8″ 31″ 18 – 28″ 20-40 40-60 3.25lbs
Parker Bows Buckshot Extreme N/A 6 1/2″ 28″ 17 – 26″ 15-29 30-45 2.75lbs
Rytera
Archery
Alien X 330 -340 fps 7” 31.5” 27- 30” 50/60/70 3.5 lbs.
Rytera Archery Alien Z 330 fps 6.5″ 36” 27- 30″ 50/60/70 3.9 lbs.
Rytera Archery Nemises 335 fps 7″ 34″ 27- 30″ 50/60/70 4.0 lbs.
Rytera Archery Seeker 365 340 fps 5.75
-7.75″
33″ 27- 30″ 50/60/70 4.6 lbs.
Quest Bowhunting Primal 330-332fps 7 1/8” 32” 26.5-30″ 50/60/70 3.9 lbs.
Quest Bowhunting Rev 320 – 325 fps 7 5/8” 32” 27 – 30.5” 50/60/70 3.9 lbs.
Quest Bowhunting Smoke 320-324 fps 7 1/4” 33” 26-30.5″ 50/60/70 4.1 lbs.
Quest Bowhunting Hammer 312-315 fps 7 1/4” 33” 26-30″ 50/60/70 4.2 lbs.
Quest Bowhunting Torch N/A 6” 33” 24-28” 30-45 lbs. 4.2 lbs.
Athens Archery Accomplice 32 330 fps 7″ 32” 25-30” 50/60/70 3.95lbs
Athens Archery Accomplice 34 330 fps 7″ 34” 25.5-30.5” 50/60/70 3.98lbs
Athens Archery Ibex 335 fps 7″ 30” 24.5-29.5” 50/60/70 3.6lbs
Athens Archery Afflixition 337 fps 6.5″ 35” 25-30” 50/60/70 4.3lbs
LimbSaver Archery Proton 330 -335 fps 7″ 32” 25.5-30.5″ 50/60/70 3.8lbs
LimbSaver Archery Deadzone DZ-30 320 -325 fps 6 3/4″
7 1/4″
30” 25-30” 50/60/70 3.9 lbs.
LimbSaver Archery Deadzone DZ-32 325 -330 fps 6 7/8″
7 1/8″
32” 25.5-30.5″ 50/60/70 4.5lbs
LimbSaver Archery Deadzone DZ-36 320 -325 fps 7 7/8″
7 3/4″
36″ 27.5-32.5″ 50/60/70 3.8lbs
LimbSaver Archery Speedzone
SZ-34
345 -350 fps 5 7/8″
5 7/8″
34” 25-30″ 50/60/70 3.8lbs
Elite Archery Pulse 343-340fps 6″ 34.25″ 26-30″ 50/60/70 4.3lbs
Elite Archery Pure 330-326fps 7″ 36″ 27.5-31.5″ 50/60/
70/80
4.1lbs
Elite Archery Hunter 323-319fps 7.5″ 31.75″ 25-30″ 40/50/60
/70/80
3.9lbs
Elite Archery Tour N.A. 7 7/8″ 38″ 27-30″ 50/60/70 4.2lbs
Archery Brand Compound Bow Model IBO Speed/
ATA
Brace Height Axle to Axle Draw Length Draw Weight

 

Bow Mass Weight

 

**           Speed rating
attained at 28in., 50lbs. with a 250 grain arrow
***         Speed rating attained at 27in., 50lbs.
with a 250 grain arrow
****       Speed rating attained at
27in.
*****     Speed rating attained at
28in.
+            Speed
rating attained at 26in.
N.A.        Not Available