Here’s a recap of the new-for-2019 compound bow models in-stock at R&L Archery.
Gearhead Puts Full Adjustability in Your Hands!
Gearhead Archery continues to innovate with its completely ADJUSTABLE B-Series bows! These bows (the B number represents the axle-to-axle distance of each model) have an adjustable brace height to 5, 6 or 7 inches! The grip is not an integral part of the riser structure, which enables it to be interchangeable: will convert right to left and vice versa.
The B-Series has 10 pounds of draw weight adjustment with the new Zero Gap limb pockets. The new RA (Rotational Adjustment) cams provide 4 inches of draw length adjustment with a rotational module. Adjusting the draw length takes only minutes. You will also be able to short string to a different post on the cam for another half inch of adjustability.
Couple the cam adjustability with the Slider Grip and the possibilities are in your control. The new Slider Grip will allow the grip to be moved .5” forward and 1.25” back in .25” increments. It also allows the grip to be moved .375” left or right in .125” increments to eliminate grip torque and keep the center shot aligned. The new B-Series has up to 9 mounting positions for stabilizers.
The RA cams have a fully adjustable limb stop so the bow’s let-off can be micro tuned up to 85%. This also lets you determine how the draw valley feels. Gearhead Archery built more speed into these cams. The B-Series is one of the fastest new bows of 2019!
Gearhead B30 – SPECS: IBO Speed 350 FPS, Axle-to-Axle 30.5″ , Weight 4.5 lbs., 95 ft-lb kinetic energy, Draw Weights Available: 50/60/70, Draw Range: 25.5″ to 31.5″, Brace Height Range: 5.25″ to 7.00″
GEARHEAD B34 – SPECS: IBO Speed 360 FPS, Axle-to-Axle 34.5″, Weight 4.75 lbs., 100 ft-lb kinetic energy, Draw Weights Available: 50/60/70, Draw Range: 26″ to 32″, Brace Height Range: 5.25″ to 7.00″
New for 2019 from Bear Archery
“For 85 years, Bear Archery has committed to continuing what their creator started. Founded by the iconic father of modern archery, Fred Bear believed in making archery accessible to all people without sacrificing quality. In 2019, the Bear Archery team has a reinvigorated spirit and believe they are launching the best product they’ve ever had after refocusing to listen to their customers” (FieldandStream.com)
Designed with the whitetail bowhunter in mind, the Divergent offers amazing performance in a short 28″ axle-to-axle bow.
SPECS: 338 FPS, Weight 3.9 lbs., Brace Height 6.5″, Axle-to-Axle 28″, Let-off 75%, Draw Weight 45-60 and 55-70 lbs., Draw Length Range 25.5″-30″
Bear Kuma 30 (in the Legend Series)
This all-new member of the Kuma family delivers the same incredible performance of the Kuma with a little less weight and smaller axle-to-axle. As this year’s flagship, the Kuma 30 brings both speed and comfort in a smaller and lighter package.
SPECS: 345 FPS, Weight 4.1 lbs., Brace Height 6″, Axle-to-Axle 30″, Let-off 75%, Draw Weight 45-60 and 55-70 lbs., Draw Length Range 25.5″-30″
Mathews’ “Pricepoint” Bow: Tactic
Mathews surprised everyone at the ATA show with the release of the all new Mathews Tactic compound bow. It’s a fairly lightweight bow that draws smooth, shoots light. The beauty of this bow is the Mathews performance packed into a bow with a price tag of $849. No, that’s not exactly a “budget bow” price tag, but with many of today’s bows coming in at $1100 or more, a bow priced under $900 is a move in the right direction.
The Tactic offers outstanding performance for the price. It measures 30.5″ axle-to-axle with a 7″ brace height and delivers a generous 335 feet per second. Available in 50, 60 and 70#, draw lengths 23″-30″, 80% let-off. Weighing a mere 4.24 pounds, this bow is lightweight and ultra maneuverable.
Mathews Vertix: Change Module to Change Draw Weight
The 2019 VERTIX is the peak of versatility and performance. Switchweight modules allow you to change peak draw weight in 5 pound increments. Available in 60, 65, 70 and 75 pound peak weights, each set of mods are programmed for an incredibly smooth draw. The new Engage™ Grip interface was designed to ensure consistent hand placement, reducing torque and increasing accuracy. While more versatile than ever, silence and efficiency remain king, and with 20% less vibration than the TRIAX, the VERTIX delivers an experience that is both unexpected and unforgettable. Read more about it at mathewsinc.com
Bowtech’s Reckoning Compound Bow
The Reckoning is Bowtech’s answer to a target and hunting bow in one. The 35-inch axle-to-axle length provides amazing stability and follow through. Combine that with the 7-inch brace height and an IBO speed of 335 fps, and you have a bow that will be the most accurate bow you will have ever owned. The draw cycle is smooth all the way through and it has a very solid Bowtech back wall. The shot is quiet, smooth, and allowed for a consistent follow through. This is a must-have for anyone who likes to shoot archery league, 3D shoots, and use the same bow for hunting.
- Axle-to-Axle 35″
- Brace Height 7″
- IBO Speed 335 FPS
- Draw Length 26-31″
- Draw Weight, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70 lbs
- Mass Weight 4.5 lbs
Bowtech 2019: Realm SR and Realm SS
Hoyt Archery’s 2019 Additions
The RX-3 is Hoyt’s fastest, quietest and and most vibration-free carbon bow to date, while the Helix and Helix Ultra are the newest aluminum riser bows from Hoyt. They feature the same zero-torque ZT Pro Cam system as the RX-3 series which offers the highest let-off to date from a Hoyt.
For 2019 from Mission Archery
The 2019 MXR is a high-performance bow serious bowhunters will appreciate. The award-winning, Crosscentric® Cam system offers accuracy and speeds traditionally found in higher priced bows while a seven-inch brace height enhances forgiveness and accuracy. 30″ Axle-to-Axle | 7″ Brace Height | Up to 324 FPS at 29.5″/70 lbs
The all-new Mission Switch is the most versatile platform in the Mission lineup. New Fast Fit™ cam technology offers half-inch draw lengths for a wider range of adjustability and is quicker and easier to adjust than ever before. This newly redesigned cam system maintains a smooth draw from 18 inches all the way up to a 30-inch draw. 31″ ATA | 6-7/8″ Brace Height | Up to 305 FPS
The all-new Mission Hammr is the perfect solution for growing archers. The Hammr offers half-inch draw lengths from 17 to 29 inches to fit virtually any archer. Peak draw weight automatically increases with every draw length, ranging from 16-70 lbs. 28″ ATA | 6-1/4″ Brace Height | Up to 300 FPS at 29″
The all-new Radik offers great fit and feel for young archers. It weighs a mere 3 pounds for easy handling and Fast Fit cam technology allows draw length adjustment in half inch increments from 17 to 28 inches with the turn of a screw. Its wide range of weight adjustability (10 to 50 lbs) gives you years of growth potential in one bow. 28″ ATA | 6 1/8″ Brace Height | Up to 300 FPS at 29″