2009 Compound Bows

2011 H2H Intro
H2H Prologue
Voting and Test Procedure
2011 H2H Evaluation Team
Special Thanks


Category Shooter Bows Speed Bows
Noise Level Results Results
Balance/Feel Results Results
Kick/Vibration Results Results
Draw Cycle Results Results
Speed Results Results Results
Data Sheet Data Data
Final Results Results

2011 Bow Evaluation Commentary

Shooter Bows

Mathews Z7 Extreme
APA Viper V7
Martin Onza 3
Elite Hunter
Diamond Outlaw
G5 Prime Centroid
Bowtech Assassin
Hoyt CRX 32

Speed Bows

PSE Dream Season EVO
Elite Pulse
Darton DS3800
APA Mamba M7
Bear Carnage
Mathews Z7 Magnum
Bowtech Invasion CPX
Strother SX1

Noise Level

One of the most sought after hunting bow characteristics is a low level of noise generated at the release. It has become a market obsession and the manufacturers have responded with parallel limbs, vibration dampening accessories of every sort and various machining features. Hunting rigs today are far quieter right out of the box than bows that were fully loaded (stabilizers, Limb Savers, etc) five to 10 years ago.

Shooter Bow


  1. Hoyt CRX 32
  2. Mathews Z7 XTreme
  3. Elite Hunter
  4. APA Viper V7


Winner:Hoyt CRX 32