By Scott Bestul
Here’s the next bow in our continuing countdown of bows submitted for our annual Bow Test. This bow placed 11th out of 14 entries, and it is significant for this reason; from here on out, the point spread that separates one bow from the next gets increasingly smaller. My testers frequently compare rating the top bows in the bow test to judging the Olympics. The slimmest of margins can rank one bow above (or below) another. At any rate, let’s take a look at Bow #11.
For details of how the test is conducted, see the original post . Every week from now until September, I’ll be posting reviews of the test bows, counting them down from #14 to #1 and revealing the winner here, shortly after the September issue hits mail boxes and newstands.
This week we’ll continue the countdown with:
Bow #11: Mission “Venture” (missionarchery.com)
- Price: $499
- Weight: 4 lbs. 8 oz.
- Length: 30-1/8” axle-to-axle
- Speed: 323 fps (IBO); 281 fps (our test: 29.25-inch draw length, 70lbs draw weight, and shooting a 437gr. Carbon Express Aramid arrow.)