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Whats new from the Archery Trade? 2020 review

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Well this week I didn’t feel like I got anything done, until I sat down to write it all down. Heartfelt thanks to you all for watching our videos, supporting the brand and listening to our podcast blather. We had a great week. AND we’re excited to continue to bring you much more.

THIS WEEK… I attended the ATA. Archery Trade Association is the biggest archery show of the year. Brands show off their new products for the year, Archery Shop Owners from across the United States place orders and media teams clamor for attention that we may or may not deserve.

Me,… well I fall somewhere in between. I’m here for business. I’m here to close deals, strategize on upcoming ventures and spend time with colleges and friends I’ve made over the years.

LETS TALK SHOP…

Here are a few highlights and inside information from some of my partners and brands.

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WHATS NEW FROM PRIME?..

This year Prime launched its new BLACK series of bows. I was one of the few who had the opportunity to take the new bow into the field on a hunt this fall. The hunt turned out awesome and we are now trying to complete the film and are making arrangements to release it in its entirety just as soon as we can.

More on the hunt coming soon…

Here are the basic specs on the bows.

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BLACK 1

ATA • 31”
SPEED • 332 FPS
DRAW LENGTH • 25.5”- 31”
DRAW WEIGHT • 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 LBS.
BRACE HEIGHT • 7”
MASS WEIGHT • 4.3 LBS.

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BLACK 3

ATA • 33”
SPEED • 337 FPS
DRAW LENGTH • 25.5”- 31”
DRAW WEIGHT • 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 LBS.
BRACE HEIGHT • 6.5”
MASS WEIGHT • 4.4 LBS

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BLACK 5

ATA • 35”
SPEED • 343 FPS
DRAW LENGTH • 25.5”- 31”
DRAW WEIGHT • 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 LBS.
BRACE HEIGHT • 6”
MASS WEIGHT • 4.5 LBS

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BLACK 9

ATA • 39”
SPEED • 325 FPS
DRAW LENGTH • 27.5”- 33”
DRAW WEIGHT • 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 LBS.
BRACE HEIGHT • 7”
MASS WEIGHT • 4.7 LBS

In summary, the new BLACK bow is awesome. It’s hard to imagine technology getting any better but some manufacturers seem to be able to do it year after year. This bow is smooth, steady in hand, balances extremely well and holds its speed out at longer distance. I haven’t personally played with the NEW modular cam but a shop can now fine tune a persons draw length in 1/2″ increments and adjust setoff from 65 to 90%.

I love shooting this bow. And I’ve already been able to add trophies to the freezer and to my wall.

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WHATS NEW FROM G5 OUTDOORS?..

This year G5 launched 3 ALL NEW broad heads to its already devastating line of heads. I’ve had the chance to shoot the new Striker X and new M3 and they shoot great. But since these heads are so new the website is not yet up to date, I’ll just have list out and tell you what I know.

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MONTEC M3

420 Stainless Steel

3 blade Non-Vented

1-1/16″ cutting diameter

100 gr.

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STRIKER X

4 blade replaceable

1-1/4″ cutting diameter

100 and 125 gr.

Spin tested

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MEGAMEAT

2″ cutting diameter

3 blade expandable

snaplock collar design

biggest blade G5 makes

In summary, new heads with a new level of hemorging devastation. I personally like the replaceable blade option of the Striker X because the blades are always sharp and can be replaced out easily on the mountain. But I am also going to try the new M3. Theres just something sexy about a solid steel broadhead and with a quieter and faster no vent design, I can’t wait to find an elk and give it a try.

Once I get all of these in my hands and can give them a try I will post my experience here in a future post.

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2020 NEW YEAR, NEW HUNTS

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