Bow Reports

About the Authors

Anthony Barnum and Jon Silks are the authors of these bow reports. Anthony uses a very scientific approach developed specifically for testing bows and Jon Silks uses a more personalized approach with more information about the “feel” of the bow.

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2017

Apr 2017 - Mid-Price Bow Comparison: Bear LS-2, Darton Deamon, Diamond Edge SB-I, Martin Carbin FeatherWeight, Mission Hype DTX, Obsession Turmoil, PSE Brute Force Lite

May 2017 - Flagship Bow Comparison: Bear Moment, Darton Maverickk II, Mathews Halon 32, Obsession Hemorrhage, Prime Centergy

July 2017 - Flagship Bow Comparison Part 2: Bowtech Reign 6, Elite Revol, Moxie Gunny, PSE Evolve 31

Nov 2017 - Youth Bow Comparison: Bear Cruzer G-2, Darton Exciter, Hoyt Klash, Mathews Stoke, Obsession Hashtag, PSE Fever

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 2016

Apr 2016 - Mid-Price Bow Comparison: Bear Threat, Darton DS-700, Diamond Deploy SB, Hoyt PowerMax, Mission Hype DT, Parker UltraLite 30+, Quest Forge

May 2016 - Flagship Bow Comparison: Athens Ace, Bear Escape, Hoyt Defiant, Mathews Halon 6, New Breed GX2, Prime Rize, Xpedition Xception

July 2016 - Flagship Bow Comparison Part 2: Bowtech BT-X, Darton DS-3800, Elite Imulse 31,Moxie Fearce, Obsession Def-Con M6, PSE Carbon Air, Xpedition Xcentric 7

Sept 2016 - Women’s Compound Bow Comparison: Bear Escape SD, Darton Exciter, Bowtech Eva Shockey Signature Series, Mathews Halon 5, PSE Premonition HD Stilletto

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2015

Apr 2015 - Mid-Level Bow Evaluations: Bear Traxx, BowTech Carbon Icon, Diamond Carbon Cure, Martin Lithium LTD, Mission Blaze, PSE Bow Madness30, Quest Forge

May 2015 - Flagship Bow Evaluation: Athens Solace, Elite Synergy, Mathews No Cam HTR, Prime Rival, PSE Dream Season Decree, Xpedition Xcentric

July 2015 - Flagship Bow Evaluation: Bear Arena 34, Bowtech Prodigy, New Breed Blasde

July 2015 - Flagship Bow Evaluation: Obsession Delta 6, Quest Amp, Tribe Kinetic, summary of May and July bows

Sept 2015 - Youth Bow Evaluation: Bear Apprentice III, BowTech Fuel, Diamond Infinite Edge Pro

Sept 2015 - Youth Bow Evaluation: Mission Craze II, New Breed Spawn, PSE Stinger X, Quest Radical

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2014

Apr 2014 - Mid-Level Bows

May 2014 - Flagship Bows Part 1

July 2014 - Flagship Bows Part 2

Sept 2014 - Women’s Bows

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2013

April 2013 - Head to Head Mid-Level Bows

May 2013 - Head to Head Flagship Bows Part 1

July 2013 - Head to Head Flagship Bows Part 2

Sept 2013 - Youth Bow Evaluation: Martin, Ross, Diamond, Bear, Parker

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2012

April 2012 - Head to Head Mid-Priced Bows

May 2012 - Head To Head Premium Bows Part 1

July 2012 - Head To Head Premium Bows Part 2

Sept 2012 - Women’s Hunting Bows

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2011

January 2011 - Silks tests Bear Carnage

March 2011 - Silks tests Mission Craze

March 2011 - Silks tests Mathews Z7 Xtreme7

May 2011 - Archery Evolution tests Hunting Bows Part 1

May 2011 - Silks tests Martin Onza 3

July 2011 - Silks tests Parker Inferno

July 2011 - Silks tests Elite Hunter

July 2011 - Archery Evolution Hunting Bow Evaluation Part 2

Sept 2011 - Archery Evolution Head To Head Youth Bows: Bear Apprentice, Diamond Razor Edge, Hoyt Ruckus, Mission Craze, Parker SideKick Extreme

Sept 2011 - Silks tests Darton DS-3800

Sept 2011 - Silks tests Strother SX-1

Nov 2011 - Silks tests Proton Bow

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2010

January 2010 - Silks tests Rytera Alien

March 2010 - Silks tests Mathews Z7

March 2010 - Silks tests Mathews Passion

May 2010 - Silks tests BowTech Destroyer 340

May 2010 - Silks tests Elite GT500

May 2010 - Archery Evolution Evaluates Hunting Bows Part 1

July 2010 - Silks tests Parker Ambusher 28

July 2010 - Silks tests Bear Attack

July 2010 - Archery Evolution Compound Hunting Bow Evaluation Part 2

September 2010 - Silks tests Hoyt Carbon Matrix Bow Test

September 2010 - Silks tests Hoyt Vicxex

November 2010 - Silks tests Darton Pro 3800

November 2010 - Silks tests Quest Primal

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2009

January 2009 - Silks tests Mission Eliminator

January 2009 - Silks tests Mission Menace

March 2009 - Silks tests Martin Bengal

March 2009 - Silks tests Darton Pro 3500

May 2009 - Silks tests Diamond RazorEdge

May 2009 - Archery Evolution tests Hunting Bow Attributes Part 1

May 2009 - Silks tests BowTech Diamond IceMan

July 2009 - Silks tests Parker Blackhawk

July 2009 - Archery Evolution tests Hunting Bows Part 2

September 2009 - Silks tests Hoyt TurboHawk

November 2009 - Silks tests Quest HPS33

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2008

January 2008 - Silks tests Adventure 62 Recurve

January 2008 - Silks tests Martin Firecat Pro-XX

March 2008 - Silks tests Mathews DXT

March 2008 - Silks tests Genesis Pro

May 2008 - Silks tests Hoyt Kateer

May 2008 - Silks tests Hoyt Kobalt & PSE X Force SS

July 2008 - Silks tests the Darton Pro 3000 & Ranger III

September 2008 - Archery Evolution tests Key Hunting Bow Attributes

September 2008 - Silks tests Pearson TX4 & Pathfinder

November 2008 - Silks tests BowTech General & Diamond Edge

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2007

Starting this year we added short draw archer bow tests

January 2007 - Silks tests Martin Bengal.March 2007 - Silks tests Mathews Drenalin

March 2007 - Silks tests Mathews Ignition

May 2007 - Silks tests Whisper Creek’s Stealth LXN

May 2007 - Silks tests Hoyt Trykon Jr. X

July 2007 - Silks tests Bear Truth

July 2007 - Silks tests Bear Odyssey II

September 2007 - Silks tests Parker Pioneer XP

September 2007 - Silks tests Parker Buck-Shotp

September 2007 - Archery Evolution Testing Key Bow Attributes

November 2007 - Silks tests Alpine Silverado Sabre

November 2007 - Silks tests Alpine Micro Elite Bow

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2006

Jan 2006 - Silks tests BowTech Tribute

March 2006 - Silks tests Mathews Switchback XT

May 2006 - Silks tests Fred Bear Instinct

July 2006 - Silks tests Rytera BulletX

September 2006 - Silks tests Parker Frontier

November 2006 - Silks tests Pearson Stealth

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2005

May 2005 - Silks Tests the Mathews Switchback

July 2005 - Silks Tests the Parker Phoenix 34

September 2005 - Silks tests the Kodiak Bow Logic 34

November 2005 - Silks Tests the CSS Encore II from Richwood Archery

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