Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Elite Reveals New Bow For 2013

© By Othmar Vohringer

Over the past few years I am getting more excited about Elite bows and even plan on making my next bow purchase an Elite. The reason for this excitement is that, although I never shot one, I keep hearing how satisfied bowhunters everywhere are, that made the switch to Elite bows, with quality and no frills approach of Elite bows.

With that said, when Elite announced their new release for 2013 I was eager to read all about it. The new bow, the Elite Hunter, one of the most successful models of that company, has been redesigned for 2013 with a wider range of draw length, an all-new riser, cam and module system and an even smoother draw than the previous model.

Elite Archery’s President, Peter Crawford said. “We are able to build our smoothest drawing bow to date and not lose any efficiency or speed. The 2013 Hunter is exactly what Elite customers are looking for in the field.” In addition to the incredibly smooth, yet efficient draw cycle, the 2013 Hunter’s limbs are more parallel creating that “dead in the hand feel.” As a bowhunter I like a bow with a “dead in the hand feel” when it is drawn. It makes concentration on the shoot much easier, especially when you have to hold the bow drawn longer than usual as you wait for the shot to present itself. Another feature I appreciate is the generous brace height of 7 ¾ inches that make the bow so much more forgiving for the less then correct archery stances we bowhunters are often presented with in the field. I’ve often said and keep repeating it; Bowhunting is not target archery and it always good to hear when bow manufacturers see that point and produce a bow with features that are important to hunters, not archers.

The 2013 Hunter is available in draw lengths ranging from 25” through 31”, both right and left hand, in Realtree AP, Realtree Max-1, Realtree AP Snow, Ninja and the color combinations of Ninja riser with camouflage limbs or, new this year, a camouflage riser with Ninja limbs. Winner’s Choice Custom Bowstrings will be standard on each 2013 model bow, and the cams, modules, cable rod and suppressor rod will have a matching Cerakote finish, a look unlike anything else the archery industry.

The Elite Hunter specifics are:
Axle to Axle: 31 ½” +/- .125”
Brace height: 7 ¾” +/- .125”
Weight: 4.3 lbs.
String: 54 7/8”
Cable: 36 7/8”
Centershot: 7/8” – 13/16”
Peak Draw Weights: 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80 lbs.
The Elite Hunter is available in right and left hand.

For more information about the Elite Hunter, or to find a dealer near you visit the Elite Archery website. 

(Images courtesy of Elite Archery.)

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