January 13, 2020
The annual Archery Trade Association (ATA) trade show, held this year in Indianapolis, is the bowhunting industry’s largest and longest-running trade show, where vendors unveil hundreds of new products for the upcoming year.
With the help of our Outdoor Sportsman Group family — especially Petersen’s Bowhunting — here is a quick link tree to highlight products in several categories.
Scroll through the links below to find new bows, broadheads, crossbows, arrows, trail cams, bow sights and more. Check back for updates to this file.
New Bows for 2020
The new flagship bows are here, and it's an impressive crop!
Bear Archery Status EKO
Bear’s new-for-2020 flagship bow is the Status EKO, which measures 33” between axles, offers a 6” brace height, and weighs in at 4.3lbs. EKO Cam technology on this bow allows you the opportunity to customize letoff at 75-, 80-, 85- or 90-percent without sacrificing performance. To ensure your sight is mounted perfectly for second- and third-axis (and you’re more accurate for it), the Status EKO also boasts an Align Lok level, which is located in the riser. Lastly, this bow is capable of generating arrow speeds up to 344fps. MSRP: $1,000 | beararchery.com
The buzz around BOWTECH’s latest, the Revolt, is the Deadlock Cams. With an Allen wrench you can adjust these cams left or right on the axles, making tuning a breeze. What’s better, is that when you hit the sweet spot for arrow flight, you can lock the cams in place ensuring your accuracy doesn’t suddenly disappear halfway through the season. The Revolt is a pleasure to shoot with its 7.25” brace height and mass weight of only 4.4lbs. It also generates 335fps arrow speeds and measures right at 30” axle-to-axle. MSRP: $1,199 | bowtecharchery.com
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New Crossbows for 2020
Check out the hottest new crossbows from ATA 2020!
Ravin’s new R29X still features its patented HeliCoil Technology for better long-range accuracy, a quieter shot, vastly improved string life and a narrow 6-inch axle-to-axle width. But the company added a new Silent Cocking System to ensure the bow is in silent mode continuously, each and every time it’s cocked. The R29X's 12.5-inch power stroke produces 180-foot pounds of kinetic energy and shoots a staggering 450 feet per second with a 400-grain arrow. Customers can opt for the standard R29X, or choose an upgrade to the R29X Sniper Package. The latter option features a tactical crossbow scope, .001 Arrows and the Jack Plate Adjustable Elevation Mount, both in Predator Dusk Camo. MSRP: $2,649.99 standard; $3,049.99 Sniper Package | ravincrossbows.com
TenPoint Vapor RS470
TenPoint’s new Vapor RS470 contains all the features today’s discriminating crossbow hunter is looking for. An ultra-narrow 6.5-inch wide reverse-draw bow assembly affords maneuverability in tight quarters along with greater accuracy and reduced vibration and noise. RX7-Cams, DUAL FLEX limbs and SLING-SHOT technology boost arrow speeds up to 470 fps. The high strength-to-weight ratio of the NEW TEC-X stock and a lightweight CNC machined 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum riser reduce weight to 8-pounds while a new 20-inch -MICRO-TRAC fluted aluminum barrel reduces flight deck surface by 50 percent for longer string life. And the new ACUslide features an Auto-Brake Gear System that allows for silent cocking and safe and controlled de-cocking. Decorated in Veil Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Vapor RS470 ships completely assembled and includes the ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system, an Evo-X Marksman precision scope, a STAG hard case, a 6-pack of EVO-X Lighted CenterPunch Premium carbon crossbow arrows (.001" straightness), a 3-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch rear-deploying broadheads, a sling, an integrated String Stop system, and a new new 6-arrow Tech quiver. MSRP: $2,999.99 (Veil Alpine Camo); $2,899.99 (Graphite Gray) | tenpointcrossbows.com
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New Arrows for 2020
Here's a look at the top new archery ammo from the 2020 ATA Show.
Carbon Express D-Stroyer
In the new D-Stroyer arrows from Carbon Express, two spines are used to reduce arrow oscillation by half, which results in a higher level of accuracy and improved broadhead flight. These arrows are also finished with the K360 outer layer for added durability, matched to weights of +/- one grain, and laser checked for straightness (+/-.003-inch). Choose from either the 400s (9.3 grains per inch) or the 350s, which weigh 10.2 grains per inch and are an excellent choice for everything from whitetails to moose-sized critters. MSRP: $70-$160 | feradyne.com
Easton 6.5 Match Grade
Easton has been producing arrows for just shy of a century, which means they know what they’re doing. If you don’t believe that, check out their new 6.5 Match Grade ammo, which boasts straightness tolerances of +/-.001-inch and are built with specially matched 6.5mm inserts and nocks. What this does is allow Easton to further capitalize on the exacting manufacturing process to increase FOC, stability, and to promote better - more consistent - arrow flight overall. Choose from four spines - 300, 340, 400 and 500. MSRP: $75 | eastonarchery.com
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New Budget Bows & Crossbows for 2020
You don't need to go broke to get yourself a new, high-performance archery rig.
Mission Archery MXR
Designed around the Crosscentric Cam technology, hopeful bowhunters could do a lot worse than picking up a new MXR from Mission Archery. Not only is this bow efficient and powerful (324fps arrow speeds), but it’s perfectly sized at 30 inches between the pins. With a 7-inch brace height, 80-percent letoff, and bare bow weight of just a smidge over 4 pounds, the MXR is an excellent choice for anyone looking to take the whitetail woods, the elk mountains, or anywhere in between. MSRP: $499 | missionarchery.com
Rocky Mountain 405
Tipping the scales at less than 7.5 pounds and measuring just 14.5 inches wide when cocked, the new Rocky Mountain 405 could be the sweetest deal in the crossbow market. It’s not only capable of generating bolt speeds of 405fps (you see what they did there?), but also features the DFS System (Dry Fire Safety) that auto engages when the bow is cocked. Each 405 comes in a package that includes a quiver, three Carbon Express PileDriver crossbolts, some rail lube, and an illuminated 4x32 scope. MSRP: $300 | feradyne.com
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New Trail Cameras for 2020
Scout in style with the best new trail cameras of ATA 2020.
Bushnell Core DS 4K
With image quality at its core, the new 30 megapixel Core DS 4K ($249.99) from Bushnell is sure to turn some heads this season. Not only does it sport 4K video quality with audio at 30fps, but its Dual Sensor technology provides one sensor that is specifically designed to deliver sharp daytime images and a second that captures more light to produce crisp night time images. The Core’s .2 second trigger speed coupled with its 150 feet night range ensures that bucks won’t slip past unde-tected, and the in-camera color LCD screen lets you do some last minute recon before you settle into your stand.
Moultrie Mobile X-Series
With trail cameras featuring built-in cell capabilities being the latest craze, Moultrie adds to the growing field with their Mobile X-Series ($119.99). Besides delivering the quality images and fast trigger speed Moultrie is known for, the XA-6000 (AT&T 4G) and XV-6000 (Verizon 4G) are equipped with advanced Moultrie Mobile technology to deliver images from the field directly to your mobile device, tablet or computer, and with the ILLUMNI-NIGHT flash sensor, they will deliver crystal-clear nighttime images as well. With a detection range of 70 feet and vibrant 16MP images and HD video, the Mobile X Series both dynamic and affordable tools to manage your deer herd with.
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New Broadheads for 2020
From fixed blade to mechanical, these are the top new broadheads debuting at the 2020 ATA Show.
A proven leader in crossbow design and speed, Ravin expands its already impressive archery foot-print as they jump into the broadhead arena this year. Simply branded Aluminum, Steel and Titanium, these 100-grain rear deploying mechanical broadheads deliver a devastating 2-inch cut upon impact. Delivering accuracy you’d expect from Ravin, these broadheads are engineered with an internal spring clip that holds the blades closed while in flight—even the fastest crossbow can’t force them loose—but upon impact the blades seamlessly slide into place without fail. The Aluminum model features a 7075-T6 ferrule and steel 12L 14 bone-splitting tip, while the 416 Steel and Grade 5 Titanium broadheads feature a single piece ferrule. Although they carry the Ravin Cross-bow brand, they are effective from any crossbow.
With its three blade design, Innerloc’s new Devastation broadhead features a 2-inch cutting diameter and the proven Clip Loc design that secures the blades while in flight. Its new patent-pending Dynamic Blade Control technology utilizes soft “DBC” inserts that cushion each blade while in the open position. This allows them to adjust independently as they encounter resistance during penetration. This not only prevents damaged blades but also allows the broadhead to move around bone easier for increased penetration. The Devastation line is available in standard 100 grain and 150 grain for those seeking more FOC.
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New Bow Sights for 2020
Aim on! Here are the best new sights for your rig from the 2020 ATA Show!
Axcel Accustat II Scope
Provided you already own (or are planning on buying) an Axcel sight with a second- and third-axis removable block, you can take advantage of their new Accustat II Scope. This ultra-durable housing features a one-piece Firepin, which utilizes 26 inches of fiber optic to keep it bright and visible even during the last few minutes of legal shooting light, and also utilizes a durable rheostat cover so you can adjust brightness to personal preferences. Choose from either .010- or .019-inch pins in green, red, yellow or blue. MSRP:$190-$225 | truball.com
Black Gold Ascent Mountain Lite
Black Gold has been quietly sweeping its way across the US from the mountains to the midwestern and eastern whitetail woods. And for good reason - their sights are designed really well, which is evidenced by their new Ascent Mountain Lite. Not only does this sight allow for second- and third-axis adjustment, but it also features the popular Photochromatic Shell to ensure your pins are exactly as bright as they need to be no matter what part of the day you earn your shot. The new Dual Indicator System on the Ascent Mountain Lite allows bowhunters the chance to set up multiple marks for different pins with the same sight tape. Choose from either a 3- or 5-pin model. MSRP: $284-$296 | blackgoldsights.com
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