Top 10 Best Rated Compound Bows 2019

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For interested parties, there are a few things to examine in a bow before buying it. Speed, draw cycle, handling, vibration, noise, accuracy, and forgiveness are some of many things that define a bow.

A compound bow must score impressively in these features to be called excellent. To be declared best though, it must also be worth its price in gold.

The ATA show was a veritable fest of various bows, of which we will show you the best. It is impossible to learn how good a bow is with a few shots, but a few days of shooting will get you this list.

Best Compound Bows 2019

1. Hoyt REDWRX Carbon RX-3

 

Hoyt is a unique model for Bow weight, being light. It is very reliable and is the only model that rivals the Matthews/Bowtech.

This model is a Carbon-fiber made piece of excellence. It is small and easy to carry and yet is still a solid, quiet bow.

Specs

  • 342 fps
  • 9 pounds of weight
  • Draw length is 25–28 inches
  • Brace Height is 6 inches

Pros

  • Light and compact
  • Very Accurate and fast
  • Versatile and Forgiving
  • Lots of customization options

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Too short

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2. Bear Divergent

Cheap, accurate, beautiful, and high-performance, what is there not to like. For as little as $700, Bear Divergent makes this list based on beautiful design.

It is a lightweight, smooth and highly maneuverable.

Specs

  • Brace Height is 6.5 inches
  • Weight is 3.9 pounds
  • It is 28 inches from Axle to Axle
  • Draw length is 25.5–30 inches

Pros

  • Smooth and light
  • Impressive Draw cycle
  • Extremely quiet and versatile
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Short span
  • A little average in variability

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3. Bear Perception

 

Perception is the new thing of the 2019 Bow market. It is very innovative and carries the new shoot-through riser design.

Even with the wide cage riser, this bow weighs just 4.4 lbs.

Specs

  • 350 fps
  • 6 inches brace height and 45–60 lbs. draw weight
  • 5–30 inches axle to axle

Pros

  • Reasonable size
  • Adjustable size for larger archers
  • Shoot-through riser design
  • Innovative

Cons

  • Difficult to use
  • Can be too small for some

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4. Bowtech Realm SS (or SR6)

Smooth and Fast is a popular second name for Bowtech SS. It is exceptionally fast, being capable of reaching speeds of 336 fps. The SS is the ultimate hunting bow.

SS’s draw-cycle is fantastic, and the draw curve jaw-dropping with absolutely no hump while firing.

It comes with a lot of features attached; tunings and Cam Synchronization Axles. The model is the best compound bow available so cheaply

Specs

  • 336 fps
  • Mass Weight is 4.3 pounds
  • Draw Length is 25″ to 31″
  • Brace Height is 7 1/8″

Pros

  • Fast and smooth
  • Excellent draw cycle
  • Good handling of vibrations
  • Affordable
  • Brilliantly accurate and impressive forgiveness

Cons

  • Not the most comfortable
  • Not versatile enough
  • Some complaints of technical difficulty

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5. Mathews Vertix

Matthews and Bowtech have been at loggerheads for the prize of the best bow for years now. They have been highly innovative and specialize in single cam bows.

It is tranquil and vibration-free, and it has an updated Switchweight system that lets you change draw length among others by changing modules.

It is a fantastic model with speeds over 300 fps.

Specs

  • 335 fps
  • Brace Height is 6 inches
  • Draw length is 26–30.5 inches
  • Weight is 4.67 pounds

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Comfortable handling
  • Excellent fixing ability
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not the most accurate
  • Not very forgiving

6. Elite Ritual 35

Elite Ritual is a very longbow. It is accurate and has an excellent draw cycle. This bow is known for being quick and has been named by many to be the most efficient compound bows on the market.

Elite Ritual has an Elite feel, and could easily be recognized as a premium bow.

Specs

  • Brace Height is 6-7/16 inches
  • 336 fps
  • 4 pounds in weight
  • 34 – 3/4 inches axle to axle
  • 2019

Pros

  • Long and new
  • Forgiving
  • Very accurate with excellent draw cycle
  • Smooth and Cheap

Cons

  • Module-based cam not ideal
  • Too many things to pay for
  • Only black limbs
  • Heavy

7. Prime Logic CT3

CT3 is a premium bow available for a steal. Prime Logic’s flagship bow did not make the cut in 2018, but the CT3 is an all-new model that has won many a heart.

The draw cycle is much improved, and you can even adjust the back wall’s feel. It comes in both a 33 inches model and 35 inches one.

Specs

  • 33 or 35 inches axle to axle
  • 335 fps
  • Brace height is 25 inches
  • Max weight options are 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80
  • Draw length is 5″ to 30″

Pros

  • Highly compact
  • Maneuverable
  • Impressive draw length and forgiveness
  • Free cable and string replacement for 2 two years
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Difficult to change draw length
  • Fairly slow

8. Obsession FX30

The FX30 is light, compact, and shoots excellently. It is excellent at absorbing vibrations and performs fairly well at noise reduction.

Although it was advertised to reach 360 fps, it could only make 333 fps.

Specs

  • 333 fps
  • 6 inches Brace Height
  • 30 inches axle to axle
  • Draw length is 24.5 to 30 inches
  • Draw weights are 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 pounds
  • 0 pounds in weight

Pros

  • Accurate and smooth
  • Cheap
  • Excellent vibration handling and finish
  • Superior noise reduction

Cons

  • The not good draw cycle
  • Manufacturer lied about speed

9. PSE Carbon Air Stealth EC

Precision Shooting Equipment is popular with most because of its long history with kids. They are a somewhat underestimated group, despite their no-nonsense attitude.

They have some of the fastest bows on the market, and brilliantly silent and accurate ones. With an Evolve cam system and a carbon-fiber body, EC is one of the most durable compound bows.

Specs

  • Brace height is 6 inches
  • Draw length is 25–30.5 inches
  • Draw weights are 50 to 70 pounds
  • 342 fps in speed
  • 3 pounds

Pros

  • PSE’s EC cam is the best
  • Smooth and fast
  • Lightweight
  • Offered in several draw weights
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Wide grip
  • Recoil is a problem

10. Xpedition Mako X

 

Although its speed was below advertised, it was still one of the fastest bows here, clocking 343 fps. It is light at 3.9 pounds, with a deep draw cycle.

Specs

  • 343 fps
  • 9 pounds of weight
  • 31 inches axle to axle
  • 40, 50, 60, 65, and 70 pounds of draw weight

Pros

  • Smooth
  • Fast and accurate
  • Forgiving and maneuverable
  • Low vibration

Cons

  • The draw cycle is not okay
  • Old model

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