I once interviewed a lucky bowhunter who had just arrowed the state-record whitetail buck. I don’t remember all the details of the hunt, but I do remember the hunter killed the deer with a compound bow that was more than 20 years old. It was a classic, if not outright antique!
When I expressed my surprise at the age of his rig, the hunter told me there was nothing wrong with the bow so he saw no need for an upgrade. There was no denying his old bow could get the job done. But by the same logic, I could argue a 1985 Plymouth Reliant K would get me to work just fine, though I’m not sure how many days in a row and whether it’s what I’d want my co-workers to see as I roll into the parking lot.
Embracing modern bow technology will make you a better bowhunter, whether you are just getting started in the sport or about to set a new state record. I put together these high-performance hunting rigs that I know are worthy of your consideration.
<h2>Matthews | No-Cam HTR</h2>Mathews combined the silky smooth draw of an old-fashioned wheel bow and the high-powered performance of a modern hunting rig in its all-new <a href="http://mathewsinc.com/product/htr/" target="_blank">No Cam HTR</a> . <p></p> This innovative bow is powered by new NO CAM ST Technology that uses two circular, concentric string tracks that allow the bowstring to travel at a constant distance from the center of rotation throughout the draw cycle. <p></p> It’s designed to eliminate uncomfortable draw-cycle transitions and provide straight, level nock travel for maximum accuracy. The system generates IBO speed ratings up to 330 fps. The NO CAM HTR weighs 4.3 pounds, measures 32 inches between the axles and adjusts for draw lengths from 24-30 inches. <p></p> Expert shooters will like the fact that let-off — the amount of weight you hold at full draw — can be customized at 65, 75 or 85 percent. <p></p> <strong>MSRP: $1,099</strong>