Long Axle To Axle Compound Bow List 2021

Long Axle To Axle Compound Bow List 2021
The long axle to axle compound bows are a favorite among target shooters, long draw archers and fingers shooters. However, the compound bows are getting shorter each year, especially with bowhunting compound bows. It is getting harder and harder each year to find a long length compound, so we have put together a database of long axle to axle compound bows for 2021.

This table data base makes it easy to view all the longer bows in the one spot with an axle to axle length of 36” or over.  With brands listed like Hoyt Archery, Mathews, PSE, Bear Archery, Bowtech, Darton Archery and more.

Long axle to acle bow

Before we get to the list below, first let’s look at the pros and cons of a longer length compound and why some target archers and bowhunters like them.

A longer compound has advantages and disadvantages from its design. Such as it can help reduce vertical torque for accuracy. Also because it is longer, the bow has more mass weight which may help it stay on target better and reduce vibration, hand shock and noise, depending on design, stabilizer set up, etc.

Another advantage is for very tall archers who have long limbs and a long draw length, shooting a short length bow is not ideal. A longer axle to axle bow with a longer draw length is generally more comfortable to shoot.

The disadvantages of a long length compound are the mass weight can also be too heavy to hold for long periods of time. Especially for bowhunters who are backpacking and covering a lot of miles hiking.

For younger or lighter framed target archers, the long length and weight for their size may not be worth the advantages.

While a 40 inch axle to axle compound bow length used to be common with target archers, they are experimenting with shorter bows and still achieving high scores. So I guess length isn’t everything and even a moderate length compound or short one can be accurate in the right hands. However the majority of target compounds are generally longer.

For tree stand bowhunters and blind hunters the short axle to axle bows are ideal. Also the shorter length bows are easier to maneuver in the thick woods and foliage when still hunting or stalking. But for some bowhunters the longer length or heavier weight is preferred.

 

Finger release with the compound bow.

Finger shooting a compound bow, barebow (no sights) or with sights, is a dying art these days. As the release aid device has taken over finger release with a tab or glove.

One reason is that a short compound is very hard to shoot is because the acute bowstring angle causes finger pinch on release. To loose the bowstring and arrows with fingers efficiently, you really need a longer length bow.

For those new bowhunters who can’t picture using the compound with fingers, the legendary bowhunter Chuck Adams I believe, was the first bowhunter to get the Grand Slam. He also holds various Pope & Young records. Chuck from memory used a Reflex Caribou compound with a very long axle length of 47”. The Hoyt Vantage (45”) I believe then replaced the model later on.

(I love finger shooting with a compound and I wanted a Hoyt Vantage or a Martin Shadowcat that also had a long axle to axle for many years.)

It is hard to argue with the accuracy benefits of the release aid, however shooting a compound with fingers is a lot of fun, old school maybe, but a lot of fun.

 

New Long Axle To Axle Compound Bow List 2021

Correct draw length
While it is debatable what a long axle to axle bow is today, here the bow comparison table list of new 2021 compound bows at and over 36 inches.

BrandModelATA / IBO Speed FPSAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Athens ArcheryPeak 3833538″27″ – 32.5″40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 lbs7″U/K
Bear ArcheryRevival32037.5″27″ – 30.5″45-60 lbs, 55-70 lbs7″4.4 lbs
BowTechReckoning 3832538″27″ – 32″ 50, 60, 70 lbs7 1/8″4.9 lbs
BowTechSpecialist 232238″23″ – 32 1/2″ 40, 50, 60 lbs7 1/8″4.5 lbs
BowTechBT Mag X323 @ 30″36″29″ – 34″ 50, 60, 70 lbs7″U/K
Darton ArcheryTempest e – T31537 1/2″26″ – 31″40, 50, 60, 70 lbs7 5/16″4 lbs
Darton ArcheryVegas E – T32038 1/2″26″ – 31″40, 50, 60, 70 lbs8″4.5 lbs
Darton ArcheryVegas E 3D33036 7/8″25″ – 30″40, 50, 60, 70 lbs7 1/4″4.4 lbs
Elite ArcheryRezult32537.75″24″ – 31″40, 50, 60, 70 lbs7.25″4.7 lbs
Elite ArcheryRezult 3633036″23″ – 30″40, 50, 60, 70 lbs6.8125″4.7 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryInvicta 37 SVX33037 1/4″23.5″ – 25.5″ 26″ – 27″ 27.5″ – 28.5″ 29″ – 30″40, 50, 55, 60, 70 lbs7″4.7 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryInvicta 37 DCX32437 12″24.5″ – 26″  26.5″ – 28″  28.5″  – 30″40, 50, 55, 60, 70 lbs7 3/8″4.7 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryInvicta 40 SVX32540 1/4″27″ – 28″ 28.5″ – 29.5″ 30″ – 31″ 31.5″ – 32″40, 50, 55, 60, 70 lbs7 1/4″4.9 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryInvicta 40 DCX31640 1/2″25.5″ – 27″ 27.5″ – 29″ 29.5″ – 31″40, 50, 55, 60, 70 lbs7 5/8″4.9 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryAltus DCX32238″24.5″ – 26″ 26.5″ – 28″ 28.5″ – 30″40, 50, 55, 60, 70 lbs7.1/8″4.6 lbs
Hoyt ArcheryAltus SVX32838 1/4″24″ – 25.5″  26″ – 27″  27.5″ – 28.5″ 29″ – 30″ 30.5″ – 31″40, 50, 55, 60, 70 lbs6 7/8″4.6 lbs
BrandModelATA / IBO Speed FPSAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight
Martin ArcheryAxxon 3633336 1/2″25″ – 28″    28″ – 31″50, 55, 60, 65, 70 lbs6 3/4″U/K
Martin ArcheryNXT 3933339″25 1/2″ – 28 1/2″              28 1/2″ – 31 1/2″50, 55, 60, 65, 70 lbs6 9/16″3.93 lbs
Martin ArcheryNXT 4032839.5″26″ – 29″  29″ -32″50, 55, 60, 65, 70 lbs7″3.93 lbs
Martin ArcheryNXT 832239 3/4″27″ – 30″  30″ – 33″55, 60, 65, 70 lbs8″3.93 lbs
MathewsTRX 38 G23293825″ – 31.5″50, 60, 70 lbs7″4.87 lbs
MathewsTRX 363343624″ – 30.5″50, 60, 70 lbs6.5″4.66 lbs
MathewsTRX 403254025.5″ – 32″50, 60, 70 lbs7″4.93 lbs
MathewsConquest 431040 5/824″ – 29″  28″ – 32″40, 50, 60, 70 lbs7″4.4 lbs
Moxie ArcheryBadger X31838 1/4″25″ – 31″40, 50, 60, 70 lbs7 1/4″4.6 lbs
Moxie ArcheryOrigin32537 1/2″26″ – 32 1.2″30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs7 3/8″4.3 lbs
Moxie ArcheryOrigin 233137 9/16″25.5″ – 32″30, 40, 50, 60, 70 lbs6 3/4″3.9 lbs
Prime ArcheryNexus 633136″24.5″ – 31.5″40, 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs6.5″4.55 lbs
Prime ArcheryBlack 932539″27.5″ – 33″40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs7″4.7 lbs
PSE  ArcheryCitation SE314 – 30640″28″ – 33 1/2″50, 60 lbs7 3/4″5.2 lbs
PSE  ArcheryCitation EM330 – 32240″24″ – 30″50, 60 lbs7 1/4″5.2 lbs
PSE  ArcheryLazer323 – 31537″24″ – 30 1/2″40, 50, 60 lbs7 1/2″4.5 lbs
PSE  ArcheryPerform – X332 – 32440″26″ – 32″50, 60 lbs7″5.2 lbs
PSE  ArcheryPerform – X 3D338 – 33036″25″ – 30 1/2″50, 60 lbs6 1/2″5 lbs
PSE  ArcherySupra Focus326 – 31837″26″ – 31 1/2″50, 60 lbs7″4.7 lbs
PSE  ArcherySupra Focus EM323 – 31 @ 28 1/2″37″22 1/2″ – 28 1/2″40, 50, 60 lbs6 5/8″4.7 lbs
PSE  ArcherySupra Focus XL327 – 31940″24″ – 30″50, 60 lbs7 1/2″5.1 lbs
PSE  ArcherySupra Focus XL LD312 – 30440″28″ – 33 1/2″50, 60 lbs8″5.3 lbs
BrandModelATA / IBO Speed FPSAxle to Axle LengthDraw LengthDraw WeightBrace HeightWeight

 

Additional resources.

For a detailed list of all the new bow models that includes shorter bowhunting compound bows and target bows, visit – Compound Bow Comparison 2021 data table.

For the latest youth and children’s compounds, click on – Youth Compound Bow List 2021

 


Long Axle To Axle Compound Bows for 2010 and 2011 Database

This database below lists the older compound bows over 36” axle to axle for 2010 and 2011 models.

This table can help people who may have brought an old compound and want to know some specifications about it. Such as what the brace height should be or length. This is handy if they get the bow restrung and they want to check with the original specs.

It is interesting to see a lot of the target compounds are around 40” axle to axle, compared to today’s target bows length. The brace heights range from around 7” to 8”, which again today, the brace heights are getting lower and lower.

While the majority of these bows below are target models, there are some bowhunting compounds listed. Such as the PSE Bowmadness XL (Which stands for extra-long and is 36” axle to axle.) Many years ago, a 36″ bow would have been called short, but today the 36″ is consider long by many bowhunters.

 

Archery BrandCompound Bow ModelIBO Speed/ ATA    Brace HeightAxle to AxleDraw Length    Draw WeightBow Mass Weight
Hoyt ArcheryVantage LTD271fps8.1/8″45″26-34″30-705.2lbs
HoytVantage Elite Plus – GTX Cam309fps8.1/8″40.5″25.5-32″30-704.8lbs
Hoyt

 

Vantage Elite
Plus -Cam 1/2 Plus
308fps8″40.25″25.5-34″30-70

 

4.8lbs
HoytVantage Elite Plus -Spiral
X
315fps7.75″40 3/8″24.5-31.5″30-70

 

4.8lbs
HoytVantage Pro – GTX Cam305fps8″41 5/8″25.5-32″30-704.8lbs
HoytVantage Pro – Cam 1/2 Plus301fps8″41″25.5-34″30-704.8lbs
Hoyt

 

Vantage Pro

Spiral X
308fps8.75″

 

41″25.5-32″30-704.8lbs

 

HoytAlpha Elite320 fps7″36″25.5-31″30-704.4lbs

 

HoytContender Series – GTX Cam
XT – 2000
313fps7 1/8″38 5/8″24.5-31″30-704.6lbs
HoytContender Series – Cam 1/2
Plus
XT – 2000
308fps7 1/8″38 1/8″24-34.5″30-704.6lbs
HoytContender Series – Spiral
X
XT – 2000
315fps

 

6 5/8″38.5″24-31.5″30-704.6lbs
HoytContender Series – GTX Cam
XT – 3000
303fps7.75″41 5/8″

 

26-32.5″

 

30-704.8lbs
HoytContender Series – Cam 1/2
Plus
XT – 3000
301fps7.75″41.25″25-33.5″30-704.8lbs
HoytContender Series – Spiral
X
XT – 3000
310fps7 3/8″41.75″25.5-33″30-704.8lbs
PSE ArcheryMoneyMaker
X LF
310-302fps8″40″27-31″50/60/704.3lbs
PSE

 

MoneyMaker
X NI
304-294fps8.25″39.5″27-32″50/60/704.2lbs
PSE

 

Bow Madness XL332-324fps6.5″36″25-30″50/60/703.9lbs
Martin
Archery
ShadowCat320- 325 fps7.75″41.25″27-30″50/60/704.7lbs
MartinThreshold305fps6.9″36.75″25-30″40/704.2lbs
Bowtech ArcheryBrigadier315-307fps8″40 3/16″25-30″40/50/60
/70
U/K
Bowtech
Archery
Sentinel FLX330-222fps7″36.75″ 24.5-30.5″40/50/60
/70
U/K
MathewsConquest
Triumph
325fps7″39″26-32″40/50/60
/65/70
4.6lbs
MathewsDrenalin LD315fps7″37″26-31″40/50/60
/70
4.15
lbs
MathewsConquest 4310fps7″41″24-32″40/50/60
/70
4.4lbs
Darton
Archery
Pro 4000 GT308fps7.75″37″27-32″50/60/703.9lbs
Darton
Archery
Pro 5000 T292fps8 5/8″39 1/8″27-31″40/50/60
/70
4.1lbs
Alpine
Archery
JS Series Yukon320fps7.375″36.5″26-32″60/704.3lbs
Alpine
Archery
Ventura320fps7.375″36.5″26-32″60/704.3lbs
Alpine
Archery
Concorde
Target
315fps8.125″40″27-31″50/604.6lbs
Alpine
Archery
Concorde
Infinity
315fps8.125″40″27-31″60/704.6lbs
Ben Pearson
Archery
Advantage327-318fps7 5/8″37.5″26-31.5″40/50/60
/70
4.1lbs
Rytera ArcheryAlien Z330fps6.5″36″27-30″50/60/703.9lbs
LimbSaver ArcheryDZ – 36315-310fps7 7/8″
7 3/4″
36″25-32.5″40/50/60
/70
4.7lbs
Athens ArcheryExceed 300330fps7″37″26-31″50/60/704.4lbs
Elite ArcheryPure330-326fps7″36″27.5-31.5″50/60/
70/80
4.1lbs
Elite ArcheryTourU/K7 7/8″38″27-30″50/60/704.2lbs
Archery BrandCompound Bow ModelIBO Speed/
ATA
Brace HeightAxle to AxleDraw LengthDraw Weight

 

Bow Mass Weight

*U/K – Unknown
Note – Bow specifications may change depending on long axle to axle bows 2011 or 2010 models.

 

Whether you like a longer axle to axle bow length for target archery, have a very long draw length or prefer to shoot a compound with fingers, hopefully you found this list of longer axle compound bows years to come.