The G5 Outdoors umbrella of compound bows consists of 2 stables, Prime and Quest.

Prime compound bows are performance hunting bows that carry technological features designed to give the hunter a fast bow that is also as well balanced as it’s possible to get.

The new Nexus series of compound bows demonstrate that it’s possible to combine both performance and speed into a single package.

The introduction of Quest Bowhunting in 2009 started with the goal being to build bows with the highest level of craftsmanship and quality for a good price.

In 2021, Quest presents its Centec and Centec NXT bows.

The entire range of compound bows that comprise the 2021 line-up is below complete with a full description of each bow’s features and specifications.

Find further details about all of the products in the G5 range by visiting the G5 Outdoors website.

2021 G5 Compound Bows

Prime Nexus 2

G5 Outdoors has introduced the Nexus series of hunting bows for the 2021 season.

This version of the Nexus offers a bow with an axle to axle length of 32 inches.

It uses the parallel cam system designed to balance the string tracking to ensure there is no possibility of cam lean. The lightweight cam system is paired with reduced cable splitter weight to reduce cable vibration.

A new innovation featured on the Nexus bows is a Nanogrip with Aerogel technology. This Aerogel creates an insulated barrier between the cold aluminum riser and the composite grip for a warmer, more comfortable grip no matter the temperature.

The bow has an MSRP of $999.00

Nexus 2 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

23 - 30"

40-80 lbs

32"

4.4 lbs

6"

80%

341 fps

Prime Nexus 4

The second bow in the Nexus series is the Nexus 4, so named due to its axle to axle length of 34 inches.

The 4 offers a bow length range from 23.5 to 30.5 inches with half inch increment adjustments.

This additional potential maximum draw length, combined with the greater length of the bow equates to an IBO rating of 345 fps.

The bow has an MSRP of $1099.00.

Nexus 4 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

23.5 - 30.5"

30-80 lbs

34"

4.5 lbs

6"

80%

345 fps

Prime Nexus 6

The third and final Nexus bow in Prime’s 2021 range is the Nexus 6 and this indicates that the bow’s axle to axle length is 36 inches.

While it has a longer draw length range of 24.5 to 31.5 inches, it is combined with a longer brace height of 6.5 inches.

This provides a higher degree of forgiveness when taking the shot but also results in a slower IBO rating of 331 fps.

The bow has an MSRP of $1199.00.

Nexus 6 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

24.5 - 31.5"

30-80 lbs

36"

4.6 lbs

6.5"

80%

331 fps

Prime Black 1

The Black series of compound bows by Prime are perfectly balanced hunting bows that offer the hunter a smooth shooting experience.

The Black 31 is the shortest bow in the Black series at 31 inches from axle to axle.

The bow uses the new Roto Cam System. This is a 5-track parallel cam system with rotating modules. It allows for half-inch draw length adjustments from 25.5 to 31 inches.

The riser is high grade aluminum and is balanced using Centergy Technology, a design that reduces riser flex while keeping the ends in synch through the draw and release process.

The bow is available in the following wide range of finishes: Boulder Grey, Firstlite Cipher, Ghost Green, Grizzly Brown, Morel, Optifade Elevated II, Optifade Subapline, Realtree Edge, Realtree Escape, Tundra, and Yoti Tan.

Black 1 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 31"

40-80 lbs

31"

4.3 lbs

7"

80%

332 fps

Prime Black 3

The second bow in the Prime Black series is the Black 3. This is the next size up in terms of the bow length with an axle to axle measurement of 33 inches.

Other differences between the Black 3 and Black 1 include a shorter brace height of 6.5 inches compared to 7 inches which translates to an extra 5 fps bringing it up to 337 fps.

The Black 3 is also slightly heavier with a mass weight of 4.4 lbs.

Black 3 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 31"

40-80 lbs

33"

4.4 lbs

6.5"

80%

337 fps

Prime Black 5

When it comes to the more versatile version of the Black series of compound bows for hunters the Black 5 would arguably be your choice.

The Black 5 is the longest bow at 35 inches from axle to axle. This provides a sound base around which the 5-track Roto Cam System can operate combined with the rigid riser.

The Black 5 offers the shortest brace height of the 3 hunting bows at 6 inches and this translates to an IBO speed rating of 343 fps.

Due to the greater size of the bow it is also the weightiest out of the three hunting versions coming in at 4.5 lbs.

Black 5 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 31"

40-80 lbs

35"

4.5 lbs

6"

80%

343 fps

Prime Black 9

The Black 9 is the target bow of the Black series and features an axle to axle length of 39 inches.

The stability and balance that typifies all of the bows in the Black series are in evidence in this bow making it a strong target bow offering.

The draw length ranges from 27.5 to 33 inches with half inch increments possible. The brace height is 7 inches long with a speed IBO rating of 325 fps.

It is possible to fine tune the bow let-off from 65 to 90% which is critical in being able to customize to suit your personal shooting style.

This is a very smooth and comfortable target bow made to the exacting specifications that Prime bow owners have come to appreciate.

The bow has an MSRP of $1199.00.

Black 9 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

27.5 - 33"

40-80 lbs

39"

4.7 lbs

7"

80%

325 fps

Quest Centec

The Centec is a great value for money compound bow that offers the hunter a combination of comfort and performance.

It uses the cam system that powers the Prime compound bows without the split string track. It has a module-based draw length adjustment as well as a string stop to provide a solid back wall.

The draw length ranges from 25.5 to 31 inches with half-inch increment adjustments. The draw weight ranges from 40 to 55 lbs and 55 to 70 lbs giving a nice range of adjustability.

The bow features Centergy technology which essentially provides it with great balance and a comfortable feel in the hand when you pick it up.

The bow is fast with an IBO rating of 325 fps and has been precision machined with a straight riser providing a solid shooting base.

Expect to pay around $429.95 for the bow.

Centec Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 31"

40-70 lbs

32"

4.4 lbs

6.75"

n.a.

325 fps

Quest Centec NXT

The Centec NXT is an early-youth bow, a small framed bow suitable for a small-framed person.

The bow measures only 26 inches from axle to axle and it weighs a mere 2.8 lbs. The draw length may be adjusted from 19” to 26” in half inch increments without the need for a bow press.

The target market for the Centec NXT is the younger shooters up to the mid-teen years.

The bow uses the G5 Centergy technology in the make-up of the riser. The grip position finds the top of the grip at the vertical center of the bow with the center of gravity below the grip.

It is available in a range of riser finishes such as Ghost Green, Recon Gray, Realtree Edge and Sub-Alpine, all of them with black limbs.

The bow’s MSRP is $379.95 bare bow or $459.95 as a package.

Centec NXT Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

19 - 26"

15-45 lbs

26"

2.8 lbs

6"

n.a.

270 fps

You can find more about the company including the other lines of bows in the range as well as the full range of apparel and accessories by visiting the G5 Outdoors website.

Alternatively, you could visit the individual brand websites. Find the Prime bows website here or go to the Quest Bowhunting site.

If you are interested in the G5 compound bows from the most recent previous years you can also visit our page listing the 2019 G5 bows.


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