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12 Hottest Hunting Bows from ATA 2014

12 Hottest Hunting Bows from ATA 2014

The Archery Trade Association's annual show is one of the first times retailers and the media are able to get their hands on the latest hunting bows and see whole new lines of bows. Some vertical bows don't change much year to year, but others do, which make them exciting to check out.

Let's call them sexy.

I mean, what's not attractive about a 370 feet per second IBO rating? Who can't fall in love with a 3.2-pound bow? And who wouldn't want to spend time alone in the tree stand with a bow that shoots 340 but costs only $599? I'm in love with these bows, most of which were unveiled at ATA 2014.

APA Mamba M5

Speed: 348 fps
Axle to Axle: 32 1/4 inches
Brace Height: 6 1/2
MSRP: $999
Cool Spec: 348 fps with only 28 inches draw length.

Bear Agenda 6

Speed: 350 fps
Axle to Axle: 32
Brace Height: 6 inches
MSRP: $899
Cool Spec: Modular cam means no bow press needed for draw-length adjustments.

Bowtech Carbon Knight

Feet Per Second: 330 fps
Axle to Axle: 31 inches
Brace Height: 7 inches
MSRP: $849
Cool Spec: Weighs an astounding 3.2 pounds.

Darton DS 1437

Speed: 340 fps
Axle to Axle: 33 13/16 inches
Brace Height: 7 inches
MSRP: $899
Cool Spec: 4.1 pounds.

Elite Energy 32

Speed: 335
Axle to Axle: 32
Brace Height: 7
MSRP: $899
Cool Spec: New riser design increases rigidity by 30 percent.

Hoyt Carbon Spyder 30

Speed: 332
Axle to Axle: 30 inches
Brace Height: 6
MSRP: [imo-slideshow gallery=171],499
Cool Spec: Short but fast.

Mathews Creed XS

Speed: 321
Axle to Axle: 28
Brace Height: 7 1/2 inches
MSRP: $999
Cool Spec: At 28 inches, it's extremely short and made for stands or ground blinds.

Mission Blaze

Speed: 340 fps
Axle to Axle: 33 inches
Brace Height: 6 1/8 inches
MSRP: $599
Cool Spec: Low price, high speed.

Parker Lightning

Speed: 310 fps
Axle to Axle: 30 inches
Brace Height: 7 inches
MSRP: $299.
Cool Spec: Price.

Prime Alloy

Speed: 335 fps
Axle to Axle: 33 1/4
Brace Height: 6 3/4
MSRP: $999
Cool Spec: Riser is made of serious 7000-series aluminum.

PSE Full Throttle

Speed: 370 fps
Axle to Axle: 33 1/4
Brace Height: 5 1/2
MSRP: $899
Cool Spec: Are you kidding me? 370 fps!

Quest Radical

Speed: 295
Axle to Axle: 29 1/4 inches
Brace Height: 7 1/2 inches
MSRP: $329
Cool Spec: The price and weight at 3 1/4 pounds.

Here Kevin Wilkey from Hoyt discusses some of the specs on the new Carbon Spyder Bow:

Which one is your favorite? Share your opinion in the comments!

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