Top Western Hunting Bows of 2021

Top Western Hunting Bows of 2021

With a new year, comes…..you guessed it! New bows! This is always an exciting time, as new innovation comes to market to help better our experience in the field and on the range. Down below, we’ve outlined some stand out 2021 western hunting bows that deserve your attention. These are not in any particular order in terms of rank.

Hoyt Ventum 33

New for 2021 from Hoyt is their Hoyt Ventum 33. This 33″ ATA bow sports an aluminum riser that comes in a multitude of different camo patterns from Realtree and Kuiu to Sitka and Under Armour. The Ventum also features a new in line Picatinny sight mount, as well as Integrate rest mount. You’ll find a new cam on the Ventum too, being their HBX cam, for smooth high performance. Another new feature to note is the stabilizer location. Hoyt has created a lower stabilizer mount, and their even including a 2.25″ stabilizer with every Ventum. This 2.25″ stabilizer on the lower mount is supposed to be equivalent to a 6″ stabilizer in the traditional spot. Bottom line, this is a Hoyt that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Specs:

Hoyt Ventum 33

Hoyt Ventum 33 bow
  • FPS (ATA) 334.
  • Axle-to-axle. 33⅛”
  • Brace Height. 6⅜”
  • Mass Weight. 4.7 lbs.
  • Cam. HBX Cam System.
  • Draw Lengths. 26-29″, 29.5-31″
  • Draw Weights. 30-40# , 40-50# , 50-60# , 55-65# , 60-70# , 70-80#

Prime Nexus 4

Prime has won the hearts of many over the last few years with their CT and Black line. For 2021, they are coming in swinging with their new Prime Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 is a 34″ ATA bow featuring the R2 cam being their fastest cam yet. This cam is easily adjustable without a bow press. Which makes that process much more swimmingly. You’ll also notice they’ve equipped the Nexus with a new grip called their Nano Grip. This features a NASA developed Aerogel made to create a barrier between a freezing riser and the grip. You’ll experience 50% less vibration with the Nexus making it Prime’s most quiet and dead in the hand bow they’ve ever created. Certainly, not a bow to sleep on.

Specs:

Prime Nexus 4

Prime Nexus 4 bow
  • ATA: 34″ Speed: 345 FPS
  • Brace Height: 6″
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs
  • Draw Length: 23.5″-30.5″
  • Draw Weight: 40-80 lbs

PSE EVL 34

PSE has been making leaps and bounds the past few years and this year is no exception. New for 2021, they come to the table with their new PSE EVL 34. PSE states that this is their most dead-in-hand, and tunable hunting bow they’ve ever engineered. The EVL features PSE’s famed Evolve cam, so you know it’s gonna be smooth and fast. With the Evolve cam will be PSE’s patent pending Precision Bus Tuning System. Patented multiple sight locations, offer a ton of customization. Also, you’ll find the Integrate Rest Mount on the EVL. Something that is becoming a new standard in modern hunting bows. “When good is not enough, shoot a bow that is pure EVL.”

Specs:

PSE EVL 34

EC and SE Cams available

PSE EVL 34 bow

EC SPECIFICATIONS

  • Brace Height: 6 3⁄4”
  • Axle-To-Axle: 34”
  • ATA/IBO Speed: 338 FPS
  • Let off: 80-90%
  • Mass Weight: 4.7 LBS.
  • Draw Length Range: 26” – 31 ½”
  • Draw Weights (LBS.): 60, 65, 70, 80
  • Limb Bolt Turns: 10
  • Cam: EC
  • Finishes: Black, Tan, First Lite Fusion, Kuiu Verde, Mossy Oak Country, Realtree Edge, Kryptek Altitude

SE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Brace Height: 6 5⁄8”
  • Axle-To-Axle: 34”
  • ATA/IBO Speed: 340 FPS
  • Let Off: 80-90%
  • Mass Weight: 4.7 LBS.
  • Draw Length Range: 24 ½” – 30”
  • Draw Weights (LBS.): 50, 60, 65, 70, 80
  • Limb Bolt Turns: 10
  • Cam: SE
  • Finishes: Black, Tan, First Lite Fusion, Kuiu Verde, Mossy Oak Country, Realtree Edge, Kryptek Altitude

Mathews V3 31

Mathews had great success with their 2020 VXR model. For 2021, they’re coming in hot with their new Mathews V3 31. The new V3 features their longest riser ATA ratio for a more compact maneuverable hunting bow, without giving up accuracy of course. Mathew’s also equipped the VXR with their new patent-pending Centerguard cable containment. This is going to provide optimal cam timing. Along with that the new Nano 740 dampener is going to enhance vibration control, giving that dead in the hand feel we all know and love. The V3 is no doubt a shooter.

Specs:

Mathews V3 31

Mathews v3 31 bow
  • Brace Height: 6″
  • Draw Weight: 60, 65, 70, 75
  • Physical Weight: 4.50 lbs
  • IBO Rating: Up to 342 fps
  • Draw Lengths: 26″ – 30.5″
  • Cam: Crosscentric w/patent pending switchweight technology
  • ATA: 31″
  • Let Off: 80 or 85%

Final Thoughts

There ya have it! A group of awesome 2021 hunting bows that are sure to impress. We don’t have a favorite model here, as the folks in our shop are shooting a wide variety of the new bows. The best way to know if a bow is right for you, is to come on in the shop and try them out for yourself. After doing so, you’ll know…

Written by Josh Kirchner of Dialed in Hunter

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