PSE Mach X
Fred Bear Instict
Axle to axle: 36 in.
Brace height: 7Â¿Â¿ in.
Finish: realtree hardwoods hd
Letoff: 65 or 75 percent
Chronographed: 268 fps at 64 lb., 29 in.
The Lowdown: Reflex, the brown-bag cousin of Hoyt, incorporates the company's signature "trussed-Â¿ riser and split limbs on the Highlander. This bow is unabashedly retro, with an ungodly 36-inch axle-to-axle length and limbs that don't even pretend to be parallel.
Hits: Shoot this thing and you realize that the extra four bills you spend on a trendy bow buys you little more than a few feet per second and some reduction in shock and noise. The back wall is a little soft. The Highlander kicks when you shoot, but the 36-inch length handles well. And I just now put five out of six arrows in a 6-inch circle at 40 yards without a stabilizer.
Misses: You will be judged on your skills, not your gear, if you buy this one.
Contact: 801-363-2990; reflexbows.com