Here’s a quick look at some of the innovative 2017 products that have already made their debut.
Mathews Halon 32
The new Halon 32 is a longer axle-to-axle version of last year’s Halon. That added length provides an enhanced string angle and superior stability, while still delivering speeds up to 350 fps. Like its predecessor, the Halon 32 is powered by the highly efficient CROSSCENTRIC cam, which employs a partially concentric string payout and AVS technology to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy. Its true-center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, enhancing shot-to-shot consistency. The Halon 32 is rock solid and deadly quiet, thanks to the FlatBack Grip, Harmonic Damper and Harmonic Stabilizer. It’s available with a 5, 6 or 7-inch brace height, and weighs 4.83 pounds. Mathews has also unveiled their entire 2017 hunting and target lines, so check out the whole collection at mathewsinc.com.
The Moment is Bear Archery’s 2017 flagship bow. It has the newest version of the EAZ Cam System with DRAWDIAL Rotating Modules. These modules allow fast and simple draw-length adjustments without a bow press, and a single EAZ Cam-equipped Moment accommodates draw lengths of 25 to 30 inches. The Moment’s riser is slightly shorter than last year’s BR 33, which allows the bow to fire arrows about 10 fps faster. Although it’s advertised at 340 fps, the Moment reached 360 fps with the lightest arrow during Inside Archery’s recent Bow Report. The smaller size also makes the Moment a lighter and more maneuverable bow. The redesigned riser has a new NAROGRIP, which provides greater shooting comfort and better bow-hand placement. The Moment also comes equipped with all of Bear’s latest silencing technology, making this an all-around amazing bow for any serious bowhunter. Learn more and see the rest of Bear’s 2017 lineup at beararchery.com.
Hoyt Pro Defiant
Hoyt took the best features of its Defiant series and combined them with their latest technology to create the Pro Defiant. One familiar aspect of the Pro Defiant is the incredible DFX Cam and ½ System, and Ultra-Flex Limbs. At full draw, DFX Cams add 3.45 inches to overall bow length, making the 30.5-inch Pro Defiant feel like a more forgiving 34-inch bow. The Pro Defiant also features Offset Riser Technology, which kills vibration and adds strength/stiffness; Dual Cable Stops for a solid back-wall; rotating cam modules that allow for easy adjustments; and the Zero Torque Cable Guard system, which eliminates torque for dead-on alignment. Hoyt also included a handful of cutting-edge silencing features like the StealthShot string stop, AlphaShox five-fin silencers, and Silent Shelf Technology that prevents arrow clicks on the riser shelf. Learn more about this incredible technology and see Hoyt’s other new bows at hoyt.com.
Excalibur Micro Suppressor
The Micro Suppressor is Excalibur’s 2017 flagship crossbow, and the most compact model in the Micro series. It features a new Sound Deadening System and Excalibur’s Recoil Anti-Vibration System, which reduce vibration and noise when it’s fired. This quiet, compact crossbow also packs a punch, firing arrows at speeds up to 355 fps. The Micro Suppressor comes equipped with the new X-Hanger quiver, which features a quick-detach lightweight carbon design for versatility and optimal maneuverability. The X-Hanger attaches to a three sided tactical Picatinny rail, allowing for additional accessory attachments. Learn more at excaliburcrossbow.com.
Wac’Em Steel Expandables
Wac’Em updates its broadhead lineup with American-forged steel expandables. These steel expandables deliver extra strength and durability, and live up to Wac’Em’s reputation for field-point accuracy and pass-through penetration. Using the same cut-on-impact tip design as Wac’Em’s fixed-blade, the expandable’s tip splits the hide on impact, but its blades do not deploy until half of the broad head’s body has penetrated the hide. Wac’Em Steel Expandables are available in two- and three-blade versions. Both weigh 100 grains and have a 1.5-inch cutting diameter. Learn more at wacemarchery.com.
Carbon Express Pro Recurve RZ
Carbon Express’ new target arrow incorporates the company’s exclusive Red Zone Technology into a recurve arrow for greater recurve accuracy. It features a stiffer middle section and less stiff ends to provide the flex needed to achieve ideal fletching clearance around the cushion plunger and arrow rest, resulting in greater accuracy for the recurve shooter. In addition to the exclusive design, the arrow features BuffTuff construction for extreme durability, giving it the added strength and durability. Every Maxima Pro Recurve RZ arrow is laser checked for straightness to a remarkable 1/10,000 of an inch. Maxima Pro Recurve RZ straightness of +/- 0.0025 is a maximum measurement, not an average. Learn more at carbonexpressarrows.com.
TRUGLO Range•Rover Pro
TRUGLO’s new control system for its single-pin Range•Rover Pro uses an LED pin that adjusts over a wide range of brightness levels. That feature lets archers pick their preferred setting in full daylight or complete darkness. This model features a digital push-button control system for faster, easier adjustments. The Range•Rover Pro still includes all of its original features, such as the Zero-In adjustment dial for smooth elevation and range adjustments, micro-adjustable windage controls, and over 80 multi-colored sight tapes for precise calibration. Learn more at truglo.com.
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Along with a slew of other new products that are set to be showcased at the 2017 ATA Show, Gearhead recently unveiled the T30. Although the company is known for compact bows with short axle-to-axle measurements, it’s adding a 30-inch axle-to-axle bow to the lineup. The T30’s brace height measures 6.5-inches, it weighs 3.4 pound in its carbon-fiber version, accommodates draw lengths up to 31 inches, and flings arrows at 335 fps. Learn more by visiting Booth 4501 when the ATA Show opens Jan. 10, or by checking out gearheadarchery.com.
Custom Bow Equipment SL4
The new-for-2017 SL4 bowsight from Custom Bow Equipment is packed with features for hardcore bowhunters. It’s constructed from a unique blend of strong, durable materials, and it has an ultralight Multi-Pin Aperture, ArmedGuard Fiber Management System, and 12 inches of light-gathering fiber optics. The SL4 also features excellent adjustability with its simple QuickSlide windage unit and the SmartMount mounting bar, which allows archers to place the sight in a unique and perfect spot on their bow. Learn more at custombowequipment.com.
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