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Longer Axle To Axle Bows?
Been toying with trying to shoot a longer axle to axle bow and looking at the Elite 35. The bow that I shot the best in my life was my (old) Darton Maverick that was 36" a/a. Can anyone give me some ideas of bows they recommend that are 35" or longer that they would recommend.
The new Elite Ritual 35 should be a good one, or find a used Energy 35. I would like to try the Hoyt RX3 Ultra. The Prime CT5 is getting positive reviews also. I'm betting the Bowtech BTMag and Mag X would be nice too. Good luck!
Mathews Conquest and Q2xl Older bows but they are both over 40 inches
12yards listed the two 35"ers that would be at the top of my list to try.
I just picked up a Prime CT-5 35” ata and ibos @340. It’s smooth, fast and accurate.
Try to find an elite Victory 37" bow aka V37 . There are some brand new with factory warranty in the big auction site for 599.00. Put the following in search. Elite Victory 37 NEW SEALED FACTORY WARRANTY BOWS MANY CHOICES
PSE evolve or evoke 35s are worth looking at as well.
Mathews Traverse. New this year.
I have a centergy hybrid. I hate carrying it around but it shoots so stinkin good I do it.
I've shot an Elite XLR with fingers for many years-37-38 ATA. Shooting a Mathews Halon X now with fingers-35 ATA.
If using fingers look at Oneida Phoenix
Also APA Archery has a few long ATA bows.
Several years ago I tried a 32" ATA compound and it felt like a toy. Bumped to a 33" and it was OK. When Prime started building the Impact and then Rival at 35", I really liked them and shot Prime for several years. In August of 2018 I got my hands on an OB Phoenix XL, which is 36" ATA.....great grip, draw cycle, balance and accuracy. I sold my Primes and hunted with the XL that fall, then picked up a new '17 a year ago January that became my 18 hunting bow. The string naturally touches the tip of my nose with excellent stability on the hold.
A friend just got a Prime CT5 and I held it briefly to check out....no opportunity to shoot it. He has owned a lot of bows and related this 35"ATA design holds on target better than anything else he has ever shot. When I get the chance, I want to test shoot a CT5 to compare for myself.
Longer axle bows used to have longer limbs, but now it’s all in the riser. So do the same principals of “forgiveness” apply?
Ambush, does a tight rope walker use a 3 foot long balancing stick or a 20 foot long balancing stick? That’s the way I think about it. I believe the longer ata is more stable.
Still like the longer ATAs best for long range accuracy and shot to shot consistency....Hoyt Ultra is tough to be IMHO
35” Prime Rival has proven easier to attain good hunting accuracy with than my previous two shorter bows....32” Hoyt and 30”’Mathews. 29”’ draw for me. The old 33” Mathews Drenalin was OK.
Good luck with your choice!
I bought a used Energy 35 two years ago - great shooting bow! There are likely newer models that might be better but I haven’t looked since I bough this bow.
Found an Elite Energy 35 used in very good condition on AT... I'm going to give it a try and see if I like it. I currently am shooting the bowtech prodigy and really like it but just want to try the longer ATA... Thanks for all the input.
I’ll think you’ll be pleased! Damn good bow!
I loved my e35 until I shot the v37. Longer ata is more comfortable with my 31 inch draw.
I'm at 29" so hopefully its not a huge difference. Looking forward to getting the bow and setting it up. Again thanks to all for your comments.
I have a Boss and a CPXL that I really like. Have a PSE Stealth 35 on order. Quite a bit lighter to lug around all day than the bowtechs. Hoping I like it as much.
Old Wheel bows were 46-48"" some of them still around.
I have a 60 " recurve and a 64" long bow
Right now shooting an old Bowtech as its a lot more comfortable and forgiving than the newer short axle to axle bows...
Elite Pure- 36 inch ATA.
Smooth as butter!
I despise these newer short A to A bows, Ive got a full 30" draw length, the string angle is very sharp on many of the newer shorties, also to mention a longer bow IS more stable ... If I was to get a new bow, it wouldnt be under 33", and even that is short ... I'm shooting a 34" Allegiance now, and she STILL shoots like a dream, esp. with the new Barnsdale limbs on her .... 33-35" is what I want, good for ground blinds or Tree stands or even rough country hunts ...
I have a Defiant 34 great shooting bow. I have a 27 inch draw and prefer 33-36 Axle to Axle bows. IMO more forgiving for us western hunters.
There are several companies that are making 37+” axel to axel bows. If I was buying a compound it would be a Hoyt double xl.
I get it. Shorter means more energy going in to the arrow. Longer means less angle and more forgiving. My shortest bow is 40" ATA. My arrows go slow by today's standards but I have come to the conclusion that a broadhead delivered in the right spot is far more important in the speed it got there within reason.
My Energy 35 shoots smooth.
I've been shooting a 30" Mission bow for years, but picked up a brand new Energy 35 a couple days ago, can't wait to get it set up!
I also cannot stand the short little cupid bows either. The entire industry lost me over this and I have not bought a bow in years specifically because of the ATA issue. I don't give a dang about more energy....I'm already a 6' 3" goon with arms like a monkey. I don't need it....