Fastest Compound Bow Models 2022 List – New Data

The new list of the fastest compound bow models for 2022 is finally here.

Fastest Compound Bow Models for 2022

We have compiled the best brands like Hoyt Archery, Mathews, Bowtech, PSE, Martin, Bear Archery and many more of the fastest bows on the market.

The table makes it easy to compare the brands, models and specs.

As well as the F.P.S. (Feet Per Second) listed, the data also includes the draw weight range, draw length, brace height and mass weight of the bow.

 

Buyer Beware: Is A Fast Bow For You?

A word of caution on speed bows. Before you jump into the list, please be aware that the fastest shooting bow in the world may not be for you. Especially if you are a beginner to archery.

It also may not get the F.P.S. (Feet Per Second) speed listed by the manufacturer for a number of reasons.

Some archery brands use AMO testing (Now A.T.A. – Archery Trade Association) testing parameters. Other brands use the I.B.O. (International Bowhunters Organization) method.

Which is like comparing apples to oranges.

The ATA formula is measured with a 30 inch draw length, 350 grain arrow and at 70 lbs. draw weight (+/- .2 pounds). IBO uses an 80 lbs. (+/- 2 pounds) with a 400 grain arrow.

These testing formulas isn’t realistic for real world bow speeds.

The ATA formula is bad enough, but I.B.O. testing is very ….. (I was going to swear) … unrealistic!

Unless you are chasing large African game, who uses an 80 lbs. draw weight? And you wouldn’t be using a light 400 grain arrow anyway.

Also technically the bow could be 82 lbs. with I.B.O. guidelines. The I.B.O. method is going to rate way faster than the A.T.A.

I guess I can’t blame archery manufactures for using the I.B.O. method, as an example – 350 fps I.B.O. looks faster and better than 340 fps A.T.A.

I guess speed sells, but using impractical testing guidelines is pulling the wool over people’s eyes.

A 28” draw length, medium weight arrow with a 70 lbs. would be a more realistic speed test with independent testing. (But this rating wouldn’t sell many bows compared to an I.B.O. formula.)

Sing out on the archery forums if you agree with me, or disagree.

Note: We also have discussed in detail the pros and cons of manufactures rating their own bows in the article of 2021 Fastest Compound Bows.

As well as different testing methods, some brands list the best case speed of the bow in ideal conditions and don’t use an average speed rating that most bows might get.

Using different Chronograph’s in changed lighting can also to affect the speed rating obtained.

Also adding items to the bowstring like D-loops, peep sights, string silencers and your Nocking point set up can decrease the speed of the bow.

 

Shooting The Bow

A bow has many qualities and being the fastest bow in the world, may not suit your archery or bowhunting style.

Feel, recoil, grip, adjustability, grip, price, color, draw length, draw cycle and cam type can very between what one archer likes and another.

Fast bows can have very aggressive draw cycles, which make them hard to pull back for repeated shooting. Like practicing for 3D archery, field archery and bowhunting practice.

A lot also have narrow valleys, so if your form, back tension and draw length aren’t spot on, the bow will try and take off.

Another negative for speed bows is their short brace height.

Some archers find a shorter brace height less forgiving as the arrow is on the bowstring longer. This can mean the archery has more chance to torque the bow while the arrow is on the bowstring.

Tunability (I don’t know if that is a proper word) is a very important aspect of the bow as well.

Can the bow be tuned easy?

Generally the faster the bow is, the harder it can potentially be to tune it. So the end result is the bow may not shoot accurately and consistently for the archer.

I have paper tuned a lot of bows, but generally the faster bows are harder and take more time to tune. (A couple of bows I could never get to tune accurately.)

A big difference between real world numbers and advertised numbers may vary. So please don’t rely solely on speed F.P.S. numbers.

 

For the complete list of 2022 models, visit – New Compound Bow Models 2022

For information on long length compounds, click on – Long Axle To Axle Compound Bows 2022 List

 

Fastest Compound Bows 2022 Table

BrandModelSpeed FPS IBOAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Athens ArcheryVista 3134031"24.5" - 30.5" 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs6.5"4.2 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPSAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Bear ArcheryRefine EKO34233"26.5" - 30.5"45-60 lbs, 55-70 lbs6 3/8"4.4 lbs
Bear ArcheryRedemption EKO34231"26" - 30"45-60 lbs, 55-70 lbs6.25"4.3 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPSAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
BowtechSR3503503325" - 30" 50, 60, 70 lbs6"4.4 lbs
BowtechRevolt XL35033"27.5" - 33" 50, 60, 70 lbs6.625"4.5 lbs
BowtechRevolt XL34033"26" - 31" 80 lbs6.5"4.5 lbs
BowtechSolution3463225" - 30" 50, 60, 70 lbs6"4.3 lbs
BowtechGuardian34030 3/4"25" - 31" 60, 70 lbs7.125"4.3 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPSAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Darton Archery2022 Maverick XT340 -34533"25" - 30.5"40, 50, 60, 70 lbs6"4.6 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPS IBOAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Elite ArcheryEnkore34033"23" - 30"40, 50, 60, 70 lbs6"4.55 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPS (ATA)Axle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Hoyt ArcheryVentum Pro 3034230"25" - 28" 28.5" - 30"40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs6"4.5 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryCarbon RX - 734230"25" - 28" 28.5" - 30" 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs6.253.9 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryTwin Turbo35033"25' - 28" 28.5"-30"40, 50, 60, 65, 70 lbs5 7/8"4.5 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryHighline34536 1/2"29" - 32" 32.5" - 34" 50, 60, 70 lbs7 7/8"4.9 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPSAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Martin ArcheryDSX ProSeries 3134031"U/K55, 65, 75 lbsU/KU/K
Martin ArcheryADX 634832"26" - 30.5"55, 65, 75 lbs6"4.55 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPS IBOAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
MathewsV3X 2934029"25.5" - 30"60, 65, 70, 75 lbs6"4.47 lbs
MathewsV3 3134231"26" - 30.5"60, 65, 70, 75 lbs6"4.5 lbs
MathewsV3 2734227"25" - 29.5"60, 65, 70, 75 lbs6"4.29 lbs
MathewsAtlas350 @ 34"34 3/4"29.5" - 34"60, 65, 70, 75 lbs7 3/4"4.92 lbs
MathewsMonster Safari35033"25.5" - 31"70, 85 lbs6"4.8 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPS IBOAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Obsession ArcheryDefcon M2 635332"26 1/2" - 30"40, 50, 60, 65, 70 lbs6"4.4 lbs
Obsession ArcheryDefcon M2 734432"27 1/2" - 31"40, 50, 60, 65, 70 lbs7"4.4 lbs
Obsession ArcheryNitro HZ35331"25 1/2" - 29"40, 50, 60, 65, 70 lbs5.75"4.4 lbs
Obsession ArcheryTM 3334833.5"26 1/2" - 30"40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs6.5"3.6 lbs
Obsession ArcheryHB3334433.25"26" - 30"40, 50, 60, 65, 70 lbs6.5"3.6 lbs
Obsession ArcherySniper SS34830"26.5" - 29.5"60, 65, 70 lbs6"3.9 lbs
Obsession ArcheryHB3334433.125"26.5" - 30"40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs6.5"3.8 lbs
BrandModelSpeed FPS IBOAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Prime ArcheryInline 534335"26" - 30.5"40, 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs6"4.5 lbs
Prime ArcheryNexus 234132"23" - 30"40, 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs6"4.25 lbs
Prime ArcheryNexus 434534"23.5" - 30.5"40, 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs6"4.45 lbs
BrandModelATA / IBO Speed FPSAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
PSE ArcheryEVO XF 30 (E2 / S2)345 - 337 335 - 327 @ 29"29 5/8"27 1/2" - 31 1/2" 25" - 29"60, 70, 80 lbs / 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs6 3/4" 6 1/2"4.3 lbs
PSE ArcheryEVO XF 33 (E2 / S2)340 - 33233"28 1/2" - 32 1/2" 26" - 30"60, 70, 80 lbs / 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs7" 6 3/4"4.5 lbs
PSE ArcheryNock On Carbon Levitate34832 1/4"27 1/2" - 30 1/2"60, 70, 80 lbs6 "3.6 lbs
PSE ArcheryEvo EVL 32345-341 3225" - 30 1/2"50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs6 1/4"4.5 lbs
PSE ArcheryEvo EVL 34 SE34034"24 1/2" - 30"50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs6 5/8"4.7 lbs
PSE ArcheryExedite NXT360 - 35233"24 1/2" - 30"60, 70, 80 lbs5 1/2"4.74 lbs

FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about the new 2022 models.

 

What Is The Fastest Mathews Archery Bow?

The Mathews Monster Safari comes in fast at 350 fps I.B.O.

 

What Is The Fastest Hoyt Compound Bow?

Hoyt Twin Turbo is blistering fast at 350 fps A.T.A. specs. That is fast!

 

What Is The Fastest Bear Archery Bow?

Two bows from Bear make the list, they are the Bear Refine EKO with 342 fps and also the Redemption EKO also at 342 fps.

 

What Is The Quickest Obsession Bow?

Obsession Archery Nitro HZ is rated at 353 fps I.B.O.

 

What Is The Fastest Bowtech Compound Bow?

The fastest from Bowtech has two models with 350 fps, they are the – SR350 and Revolt XL.

 

What Is The Fastest PSE Bow?

PSE Archery has the Expedite NXT with a speed of 360 – 352 fps.

 

What Is The Quickest Elite Bow?

The Enkore rates the fastest for Elite Archery at 340 fps I.B.O.

 

Conclusion

There is a good chance your bow won’t achieve the speed rating advertised. As manufactures use different guidelines and use different equipment to other archery companies.

Adding items like D-Loops and peep sights to the bowstring can slow the bow speed down. Using a medium weight or heavy hunting arrow will also change the arrow speed.

Also there is no point having a speed bow and you don’t like shooting it because it isn’t smooth or it is hard to tune. Ideally shoot the bow first and see how it performs.

While there are some fantastic fast bows out there, don’t get hung up on pure arrow speed, as there are other features and benefits that might be more important when shooting the bow.

 

Resources And Further Information

Correct Draw Length. How To Get Proper Draw Length

How To Aim A Bow And Arrow

How To Figure Out Your Draw Length. 7 Easy Ways to Measure Your Draw Length