• Fri. Jun 7th, 2024

2024 Bowhunting Bows & Top Hunting Bows – Bow hunting and hunting bows are getting faster, lighter and more effective. The best hunting bow is different for everyone, and here is a list of top hunting and top bowhunting bows that stand out to the Inside Archery team.

Elite Archery

2024 Bowhunting Bows & Top Hunting Bows

Elite’s 33-inch Ethos provides arrow speeds up to 340 fps while providing a forgiving 6.75-inch brace height. Elite’s S.E.T. Technology is included. The efficient SP Cam with 3rd generation V3 Performance mods allows ¼-inch draw length adjustments between 25.5 and 31 inches, and variable let-off between 70 to 90 percent. Limb stance is now wider for greater stability and the dual-caged riser further refined for increased steadiness, faster target acquisition and more confident aiming. Delta VRT and VibeX & Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT) dampeners quiet the shot, and the Precision Grip offers repeatable hand placement. To learn more visit elitearchery.com. 

Bear Archery

2024 Bowhunting Bows & Top Hunting Bows

For 2024 Bear Archery introduces the flagship PERSIST. The PERSIST features strategically placed in-riser dampeners, an innovative string stop with built-in dampening, and new silent shelf technology eliminates clicks from errant arrows. Integrate rest and Picatinny sight mounting options are provided, as well as an integrated wrist sling mounting, top pull-up rope attachment loop and quick-disconnect shoulder sling attachment points. Draw lengths from 25 to 30 inches and let-offs of 80, 85 and 90 percent can be performed in a single bow via the EKO Cam. The 31-inch axle-to-axle and 6.5-inch brace height specs lend this bow forgiveness while pushing arrows to 340 fps. To learn more visit beararchery.com.  

Athens Archery

2024 Bowhunting Bows & Top Hunting Bows

2024 Bowhunting Bows & Top Hunting Bows – The 2024 Axxis series from Athens includes 31, 33, and 35 options, all including new patent-pending Accu-Tune Cam Technology. This allows precise lateral Allen-wrench cam adjustments without a bow press. The RT-X Rotating Cam Gen 3 comes with 70 to 90 percent let-off capabilities and draw lengths can be made without a bow press. The 31- inch, 4.4-pound Axxis 31 includes a 7-inch brace height and pushes arrows up to 335 fps. The new cam system allows draw length adjustments from 25 to 31 inches in Ч-inch increments, while peak draw weights from 40 to 80 pounds can be ordered (including 65-pound peak options). The lighter Limb-Lok 2.0 pocket system creates more stability through additional alignment features of the 1-inch split limbs for maximum stability and performance. The riser holds a low profile molded grip, Picatinny sight mounting rail and Integrate rest mounting dovetail. The TCS Tunable Cable System Roller Guard reduces torque, and silence is enhanced by Mountain View Products X-Out Limb Dampeners. Fifteen durable Kolorfusion finish options are offered, including new Athens Conifer Grey, TrueTimber Strata, SKRE Solace, Mallard, Hummingbird, and Green Winged Teal. Other Axxis series bows share these features, but with differing spec options. The Axxis 33 includes a 33-inch axle-toaxle length, 7-inch brace height and weighs 4.4 pounds. It produces IBO arrow speeds of up to 330 fps. Draw length options span 25.5 to 31.5 inches. The Axxis 35 measures 35 inches between the axles, includes a 7-inch brace and weighs 4.7 pounds. It accommodates draw lengths between 26 and 32 inches and includes arrow speed ratings up to 325 fps. Learn more by visiting athensarchery.com.

Mathews Archery

2024 Bowhunting Bows & Top Hunting Bows

2024 Bowhunting Bows & Top Hunting Bows – Mathews’ 2024 Lift Series—in 29.5 and 33 versions—includes a new riser design that makes it much lighter and better balanced than even last year’s Phase4 series. The Lift 29.5 weighs less than 4 pounds. The revised Dual Bridge riser is hugely skeletonized and includes mounting options for Integrate or sidemount arrow rests, as well as Bridge-Lock stabilizers and sights. The lower extended Nano 740 damper pulls vibrations from the riser on multiple axis and lends the Lift exceptional balance. The riser is an inch longer than last year’s Phase4 29 model and holds shorter Resistance Phase Dampening (RPD) limbs including new top-mounted axle system to maximize the working surface area. The Lift is remarkably quiet and vibration free, and still includes Mathews’ angled Center Pivot Roller Guard that shifts the buss-cable tension point to the center of the bow for improved cam dynamics. Also included are a carbon-mounted string stop, newly refined milled aluminum limb pockets compatible with Mathews’ Silent Connect System. Also new, the Lift accommodates the company’s new Shot Sense grip, with technology designed to perfect shooting form. The refined 80 or 85 percent let-off SwitchWeight X, or SWX Cam, provides the power, offering a smooth draw cycle and solid rear wall while generating IBO arrow speeds of up to 340 fps. This cam provides draw weights ranging from 55 to 80 pounds and draw lengths from 24.5 to 30 inches on the Lift 29.5 and up to 31.5 inches on the Lift 33 while maximizing performance at every setting. Look for it in nine solid and camo finishes, and new Fade-to-Black series finishes. Learn more by visiting mathewsinc.com.

Prime Archery

Prime Archery by G5 Outdoors introduced the all-new RVX series for 2024, including the RVX 32, 34, and 36 with corresponding axle-to-axle specs. Prime engineers call this the company’s most tunable and accurate bow to date, including super-level nock travel, efficiency, and an incredibly smooth draw cycle. Quik Tune technology allows the cam to be shifted left or right in a precise, straight forward manner without removing the axles. Let-off is adjustable from 75 to 85 percent and drawlength settings are conducted in .-inch increments. The Prime RVX features a center grip riser including Swerve Technology, which helps control riser torque, makes aiming more automatic and lends the series exceptional in-hand stability. Prime’s NASA-formulated Aero-Gel Nano-Grip protects hands from cold risers in winter weather. Picatinny sight and Integrate rest mounting are now incorporated, these mounting options machined directly into the RVX riser. Recon Grey, Morel, Ridge Rock, Black, Asio Camo, SoloHntr Camo, Firstlite Specter, Sitka Subalpine, Kings XK7, Ridge Rock Scar, Morel Scar, Hammered Grey, Hammered Penny, Prism, Deep Red, Midnight Blue, GFade SubAlpine, and GFade Kings XK7 finishes are available. The RVX 32 provides 340 fps IBO speeds, a 6.25-inch brace height, weighs 4.4 pounds and allows draw weights from 26 to 30 inches. The RVX 34 includes a 342 fps IBO speed rating, 6.25-inch brace, weighs 4.5 pounds, while allowing draw lengths from 26.5 to 30.5 inches. Finally, the RVX 36 provides 332 fps IBO arrow speeds, a forgiving 6.75-inch brace height, weighs 4.6 pounds and allows draw lengths from 27.5 to 31.5 inches. All of these models are offered with peak draw weights from 40 to 80 pounds. Learn more by visiting g5prime.com.

APA Black Mamba Pro  

The 3.9-pound Black Mamba Pro is APA Archery’s 2024 flagship bow. It includes the company’s usual standout features, like their Carry Handle, Riser Fang, and Tool Center with Cam Lock pin that allows changing strings in the field and serves as a center-shot tool. The Nocking Point Alignment Zone, Direct Mount Wrist Sling and Camera Mount remain. The Black Mamba Pro provides 360 fps IBO arrow speeds through its narrow Twin Flex Limbs and dual-cam system with Micro Tune system to keep it shooting straight. A bevy of silencing accessories make it quiet. Pro-Connect Technology really sets it apart, including new center-riser sight, and quick-detach stabilizer mounts and shoulder sling. These features further add to that renowned APA independence and convenience. To learn more visit apaarchery.com.


Obsession’s X6 and X7 compound models for 2024 include forged aluminum risers, 31.5-inch axle-to-axle specs, and weigh 4.8 pounds. Both allow draw-length adjustments from 24 to 26.5 inches through SD (Short Draw) modules, and 26.5 to 31 inches via LD (Long Draw) mods in ½-inch increments. The X6 includes a 6-inch brace height, the X7 a 7-inch brace, resulting in 350 and 340 fps IBO speeds, respectively. The new Two-Track XR Cam with rotating module maximizes performance at every draw length and proves quite forgiving. It provides an 85 percent let-off. The ½-inch-wide split limbs hold Axion limb silencers, other silencing features including an adjustable string stop, Teflon/roller-equipped cable slide and cable-slide-rod dampener. To learn more visit www.obsessionbowsrefueled.com.


2024 Bowhunting Bows & Top Hunting Bows – PSE Carbon bows are a testament to the company’s long tradition of innovation and craftsmanship. The 2024 Mach 30 DS—part of the Pro Hunting line—gives fans of last year’s Mach 34 a more compact and maneuverable option. It provides up-to-date Integrate mounting (IMS), as well as a Picatinny mounting option. The Mach 30 DS is powered by PSE’s EC2 Cams, which generate impressive speed while keeping the draw cycle smooth. The CGM Cable Guard system and PSE’s proprietary quiver mounting system and accuracy-enhancing FDS (Full Draw Stability system are also part. The Mach 30 DS is remarkably quiet and vibration free while also providing a full-draw bowstring angle matching many much longer bows for easier shooting and forgiveness. To learn more visit psearchery.com. 


Bowtech’s 2024 CORE SR is packed with useful features and excellent performance. Through-the-riser, Center- Mass Technology precisely aligns the sight to optimize stability and streamline the connection. The DeadLock Technology cam/axle system offers one of the quickest and simplest ways to achieve clean arrow flight and downrange accuracy, while the TimeLock cam system allows for quick draw-stop adjustments via an Allen wrench, and with no bow press required. Everything is tied together with proven DualLock limb pockets, while GripLock includes a top-hinged grip design that allows custom positioning for grip angle to fine-tune feel and draw-length. The CORE SR is Bowtech’s 2024 speed bow, pushing arrows to 344 fps through a 6-inch brace height. It uses Bowtech’s Synchronized Binary Cam System with Flip Disc Technology and rotating mods. Silence and vibration control are provided by the torque-squelching FLX Guard and Orbit Dampeners. The CORE SR weighs 4.5 pounds and measures a steady 33 inches between the axles. A single bow will accommodate draw lengths from 25 to 30 inches, and they can be ordered with peak draw weights of 50, 60 or 70 pounds. Learn more by visiting bowtecharchery.com.

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