Mission crossbows online store by Hunting Giant? Some years are speed years, and some are shootability years. Each January, as I shoot one flagship bow after another at the ATA Show, it becomes clearer and clearer which way the new crop of compounds is trending. And 2020 is a shootability year—but with a twist. Besides a couple notable exceptions, bow companies seem to have called a truce in the speed wars, at least for now. Whereas 350 fps was the IBO mark to hit last year, the majority of flagships I shot this time around were rated in the 340s and even 330s. In other words, you’re going to see a lot of smooth shooters on bow-shop shelves this year. And you’re going to see something else too: way more adjustability. Maybe the biggest trend for 2020 is that virtually every bow this year features a module or disc or locking screw that lets you customize the draw length, the draw weight, or the let-off, or allows you to fine-tune your bow for perfect bullet holes through paper—all without a press.
Elite’s new Kure bow is a finely tunable machine made for archers looking for flight perfection. The new S.E.T. (Simplified Exact Tuning) technology allows archers to micro-tune the cam at the limb pocket for perfect arrow flight. The ASYM Tri-Track cams themselves are a new build, and they make it simple to adjust draw length, cable stops, and limb stops. At nearly 32 inches axle-to-axle, it’s leaning towards last year’s trend of longer bows. It weighs in at 4.6 pounds and hits the target at 335 max fps. A nearly 7-inch brace height allows for stability, and this bow offers draw lengths of 25.5-30 inches and weight options from 40 to 70 pounds, respectively. The Kure is available now at your local Elite retailer.
The annual Archery Trade Association show is the not-quite-official launch for the year’s bow models. Truth be told, there is no real standard launch cycle among bow manufacturers, and we’ve been seeing new model releases trickling out since late summer. But the ATA show is the best opportunity to see all those models under one roof and to spend a few moments shooting them. Here’s what the 2020 crop looks like.
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The Warhammer is the minimalist’s crossbow: This no-frills model from PSE features a pistol grip, a MagPul recoil pad, and advertised speeds of 400 fps. When fully cocked, it’s a nimble 6.125 inches wide and weighs in at 7.6 pounds. It’s available in black or TrueTimber Strata or Mossy Oak Country camo. The crossbow was designed, and is built, right here in the USA, though the company has not yet released a price for it yet.