Best 2022 Compound Bows for Target Shooting

Best 2022 Compound Bows for Target Shooting

Jul 6th 2022

There are so many bows and bow companies to choose from once you decide to upgrade your equipment. It can be a little overwhelming to make the right choice. Most people have brand loyalty and stick to the same brand for a lifetime. Maybe when you’re ready to make a change, try something new! We will go over the current target shooting bows of 2022 today and what their potential benefits are. Each person is unique in their draw length, face shape, and feel preferences. Target bows are often a big investment so trying the bow in person, if available, is the best way to make an informed choice. 

Top 2022 Bows:

Mathews

Mathews is a well-loved company by many and a “go-to” for a lot of people. They have two new 2022 archery bows in their target line the TRX 34 and the TRX 38 G2.

TRX 34

ATA: 34”

Mass Weight: 4.69 lbs

Brace Height: 6.5”

Draw Length: 23.5-30”

Speed: 329 fps

Draw Weight: 50, 60, 70 lbs

Let-off: 70%, 75%, 80%

TRX 38 G2

ATA: 38”

Mass Weight: 4.87 lbs

Brace Height: 7”

Draw Length: 25-31.5”

Speed: 329 fps

Draw Weight: 50, 60, 70 lbs

Let-off: 70%, 75%, 80%

Hoyt

Hoyt is another brand that many people are loyal to. Hoyt has been around for a long time and has a long history of success and medals. There is one 2022 bow for Hoyt that has two cam options. The Altus FX has a SVX and DCX cam option. The other two bows that are listed are target bows from previous years that have been proven and are good options. These 2022 archery bows also have the SVX and DCX cam options.

Altus FX (SVX)

ATA: 25.75”

Mass Weight: 4.35 lbs

Brace Height: 6.5”

Draw Length: 22.5-30”

Speed: 337 fps

Draw Weight: 30-70 lbs

Let-off: Unknown

Altus FX (DCX)

ATA: 35.75”

Mass Weight: 4.35 lbs

Brace Height: 6.75”

Draw Length: 23.5-29”

Speed: 318 fps

Draw Weight: 30-70 lbs

Let-off: 65% & 75%

Invicta 37 (SVX)

ATA: 37.25”

Mass Weight: 4.7 lbs

Brace Height: 7”

Draw Length: 23.5-30”

Speed: 330 fps

Draw Weight: 30-70 lbs

Let-off: Unknown

Invicta 37 (DCX)

ATA: 37.5”

Mass Weight: 4.7lbs

Brace Height: 7 3/8”

Draw Length: 24.5-30”

Speed: 324fps

Draw Weight: 30-70 lbs

Let-off: 65% & 75%

Invicta 40 (SVX)

ATA: 40.25”

Mass Weight: 4.9 lbs

Brace Height: 7.25”

Draw Length: 27-32”

Speed: 325 fps

Draw Weight: 30-70 lbs

Let-off: Unknown

Invicta 40 (DCX)

ATA: 40.5

Mass Weight: 4.9 lbs

Brace Height: 7 5/8”

Draw Length: 25.5-31”

Speed: 316 fps

Draw Weight: 30-70 lbs

Let-off: 65% & 75%

PSE

PSE is a good option for competition shooting and has many very successful shooters over the years. They do not have any new 2022 bows, but they have a few good target options. We are going to go over the specs of the Citation 34”, 36” & 40” and each has 2 cam options SE & EM.

Citation (SE & EM)

ATA: 40”

Mass Weight: 5.2lbs

Brace Height SE: 7.75” EM: 7.25”

Draw Length SE: 28-33.5” EM: 24-30”

Speed SE: 306–314 fps EM: 322-330 fps

Draw Weight: 50-60 lbs

Let-off SE: 65%-75% EM: 75%

Citation 36 (SE & EM)

ATA: 36”

Mass Weight: 4.9lbs

Brace Height SE: 7.25” EM: 6.75”

Draw Length SE: 26.5-32” EM: 22.5-28.5”

Speed SE: 316-329 fps EM: 312-320 fps

Draw Weight: 50-60 lbs

Let-off SE: 65%-75% EM: 75%

Citation 34 (SE & EM)

ATA: 34”

Mass Weight: 4.7lbs

Brace Height SE: 7” EM: 6.5”

Draw Length SE: 25.5-31” EM: 21.5-27.5”

Speed SE: 322-330 fps EM: 310-318 fps

Draw Weight SE: 50-60 lbs EM: 40-50 lbs

Let-off SE: 65%-75% EM: 75%

Elite

Elite’s tagline is “ The World’s Most Shootable Bow”, and they live up to that tagline. The S.E.T. technology makes tuning a breeze. The mods can also be adjusted for draw length in ¼” increments. You can also adjust the valley and hold weight on the mods. The target bows have been around since 2020, but they are proven and reliable choices as archery bows in 2022.

Rezult

ATA: 37.75”

Mass Weight: 4.7 lbs

Brace Height: 7.25”

Draw Length: 24-31”

Speed: 325 fps

Draw Weight: 40-65 lbs

Let-off: 70%-90%

Rezult 36

ATA: 36”

Mass Weight: 4.7 lbs

Brace Height: 6.8125”

Draw Length: 23-30”

Speed: 330 fps

Draw Weight: 40-70 lbs

Let-off: 70%-85%

Bowtech

Bowtech is a company who has many successful pro-staff shooters who are quite formidable. Their bows are typically easy to shoot and easy to tune. The two bows below have been around for a while but are a good choice for almost any target competitor.

Reckoning

ATA: 35”

Mass Weight: 4.5 lbs

Brace Height: 7”

Draw Length: 26-31”

Speed: 335 fps

Draw Weight: 50-70 lbs

Let-off: Unknown

Reckoning 38

ATA: 38”

Mass Weight: 4.9 lbs

Brace Height: 7.125”

Draw Length: 27-32”

Speed: 325 fps

Draw Weight: 50-70 lbs

Let-off: Unknown

Darton

Darton has been in the archery business since 1950 and has a long history of satisfied customers. They have recently given target archery more importance by adding more high-value competitors to their pro-staff. There are many 2022 bows for Darton, but we will be focusing on the Tempest E T and the Vegas E T.

Tempest E T

ATA: 37.25”

Mass Weight: 5.2 lbs

Brace Height: 7 5/16”

Draw Length: 26-31”

Speed: 310-315 fps

Draw Weight: 40-70 lbs

Let-off: Adj. 85%

Vegas E T

ATA: 38.5”

Mass Weight: 4.8 lbs

Brace Height: 7 7/8”

Draw Length: 26.5-32”

Speed: 310-315 fps

Draw Weight: 40-70 lbs

Let-off: Adj. 80%

No matter which bow you choose, make sure you have the best strings on your bow from 60X. The options seem endless, but you should be able to narrow down your search based on your desired weight and draw length. There are also a lot of great colors to choose from for these bows, so make sure to check out their websites to make your choice. We have many color combinations for your strings to compliment your new 2022 bow. Make sure to practice hard and be ready for your next competition!