archery

ATA 2017: Gold Tip Introduces Four-Fletch Arrow

Gold Tip, maker of the toughest arrows and crossbow bolts on the market, launches the new Velocity Valkyrie four-fletch arrow. The new Velocity Valkyrie comes factory fletched with aggressive graphics, lightweight construction and four low-profile vanes for added surface area without sacrificing clearance or speed. This configuration produces more back-end drag, faster stabilization, and...

ATA2017: Horton’s Compact and Economical Vortex RDX

Horton Crossbows always creates a buzz with a new release, and its latest model is no different. Unveiled at the Archery Trade Association show in January, the Vortex RDX, is a compact, high-tech and hard-hitting bow that comes in at a fraction of the price of a premium model. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief...

ATA2017: Plano Bow Cases Get Key Upgrades

The best archers and bow hunters often shoot hundreds of arrows each week. They want to perform even better, and know that their skills improve through practice. Plano’s value-priced line of hardworking SE Bow Cases offers practical and lockable hard-sided foam-lined protection for compound bows and related archery and hunting accessories. And just like...

ATA2017: Bowtech Reign Scores With Speed

Bowtech bolted out of the gate at the 2017 ATA Show with nine new introductions of compounds and crossbows, giving bowhunters and shooters a variety of options to choose from this year. Among the offerings are the flagship Reign series, with two models that are loaded with features. But the engineers at Bowtech didn’t...

ATA2017: Mathews Releases 3 New Hunting Bows for 2017

The anticipated arrival of the new Mathews bow line was announced Tuesday morning, with the Halon 32 serving as the flagship for the 2017 introductions. Mathews fans filled chat rooms on social media and hunting sites discussing the possibilities for the new bows. When the news broke, three new models were announced with a...

ATA2017: TRUGLO Titanium X Broadheads

TRUGLO, Inc. introduces the all new TitaniumX family of performance broadheads.  These mechanical and fixed-blade broadheads are available in for both compound bows and crossbows in several blade configurations. TitaniumX Broadheads are CNC-machined from Grade-5 titanium. The toughness of titanium demands a precision machining process that results in the most accurate and durable ferrules....

Downrange Kinetic Energy: Determining an Arrow’s Killing Power

One of the most confusing concepts for bowhunters today is the application of kinetic energy to their hunting rig. For example, a reader writes: “I have read that kinetic energy of 50 ft./lbs. or more is good for big game such as whitetail deer. Does the kinetic energy change at different yardages? If so,...

Crossing Over: Crossbows Offer More Time Afield and Fun

Hunters always are looking for more opportunity; any excuse to spend more time afield. Some also seek added challenge. The crossbow provides a means to both ends. With the dramatic liberalization of crossbow regulations across the nation, hunters looking to extend their seasons with a new weapon have another option beside muzzle- loaders or bows....

Best Tips for Consistent, Successful Bowhunting Accuracy

Ask most bowhunters how many steps are involved in aiming and they’ll normally say something like, “One. Put the pin on a target and release.” This simplistic approach to aiming with sights — in some respects, while aiming instinctively with traditional gear — is the root cause of many common shoot- ing problems, including...