The range of compound bows released for the 2021 season service the full gamut of bow hunting styles as well as experience levels and body types.

The larger, taller bow hunters require bows capable of accommodating their larger wing span. These bows are the long draw bows and, although they are not as plentiful as other bows, they are crucial for the corner of the market who rely on them.

We have identified the long draw bows from each manufacturer’s 2021 line-up and assembled them here to make it easier to compare.

Bear Species LD

The Species LD has been part of the Bear Archery range in previous years and it remains available in 2021.

It is a single-cam bow that has a very comfortable 80% let-off to help with aim and accuracy.

The bow has a draw length that extends out to 32 inches but it still starts at a reasonably short 25 inches. It is available in draw weight ranges of 45 to 60 lbs. and 55 to 70 lbs. so it will suit a wide range of shooters.

The brace height is a forgiving 7 inches in length and it has an IBO rating of 310 fps.

Features of the bow include EnduraFiber limbs that offer great flexibility and maximum weight adjustment and LockDown Limb Pockets to provide accurate riser to pocket alignment.

This is a bow created specifically for beginner bow hunters and 3D shooters.

It has an MSRP of only $419.99.

Bear Species LD Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25 - 32"

45-60 lbs

31"

5.8 lbs

7"

80%

310 fps

Bowtech BT Mag X

The BT Mag X compound bow was first released in 2018 and makes another appearance for the 2021 season.

It is a bow designed and built for the long draw archer and includes the benefits of the SmartBow technology that the other Bowtech bows use. This is a hunting bow that could also double as a target bow.

The Overdrive Binary Cam system powers the bow. This system eliminates horizontal and vertical nock travel.

The PowerShift Technology is present to allow you to shift quickly between comfort and performance through the shift of the FlipDisc.

Built around the CPX riser, it features the FLX Guard to eliminate riser torque. It has a draw length range that starts at 29 inches and expands out to 34 inches and the 36 inch axle to axle length ensures a stable shooting platform.

It has an MSRP of $1,299.

Bowtech BT Mag X Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

29 - 34"

50,60,70 lbs

36"

4.6 lbs

7"

n.a.

360 fps

Hoyt Double XL

The Double XL is a long draw bow that provides an incredibly stable base paired with power and controlled performance.

The bow is for shooters of all sizes and will suit the big game hunters.

The bow is powered by the new ZT Hyper Cam system that is fast and smooth and is the highest let-off cam in the range. The draw length adjustment covers 32 inches to 34 inches and is responsible for serious power with an IBO rating of 345 fps.

It uses a rigid aluminum bow riser that will give you a smooth draw and release cycle that will end with a dead in the hand feel at the shot.

Features included in the bow are a Roller Cable Guard, the X-Act Grip System to ensure proper hand placement and the Shock Pod Vibration Damping System to kill vibration.

It has an MSRP of $1249.00

Hoyt Double XL Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

32 - 34"

50-70 lbs

35.75"

4.7 lbs

7.75"

n.a.

345 fps

Martin DSX Series 33

The DSX 33 is a longer framed version of the DSX platform to provide bow hunters with an option that suits the larger framed person.

The bow has an axle to axle length of 33 inches and the draw length ranges from 28 to 31 inches.

It uses the DSX Cam System that has two tracks with a control and a buss cable with one moving in while the other moves out powers the bow. This makes for a really smooth shooting platform.

The bow shoots dead in the hand with no noise and no hand shock. Part of this comes from the inclusion of a high efficiency roller guard that is perfectly adjustable.

The lack of hand shock can also be attributed to the design of the riser which has been thickened up at the neck. The riser also contains a couple of small reverse bridges which add significant strength.

Also featured in the riser is the RRAD Weight Distribution System which adjusts depending on the preferences of the archer.

The bow is slightly heavier at 4.3 lbs and it also has an IBO rating at 335 fps.

The MSRP for the DSX 33 is $899.00.

Martin DSX Series 33 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

28 - 31"

45-75 lbs

33"

4.3 lbs

6"

85%

335 fps

Mathews Atlas

The Atlas caters to the larger framed archers who require a long draw bow to get the job done.

In this case the maximum draw length of the bow is 34 inches and has a brace height of a forgiving 7.75 inches.

The Crosscentric Cam Technology provides a smooth draw. This is combined with the Switchweight modules to change the peak weight in 5 pound increments.

The bow is available in 60, 65, 70 and 75 pound peak weights.

Even more customization is possible with mods available in 80% or 85% let-off.

The other technologies incorporated into the Atlas include the CenterGuard cable containment system, the Engage Grip for help with correct hand placement and the EHS+ damper for post shot vibration reduction.

Mathews Atlas Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

29.5 - 34"

60-75 lbs

34.75"

4.92 lbs

7.75"

80%

350 fps

Xpedition FLX

The FLX compound bow is a cross-over bow that will suit either the rigors of hunting or the precision of competition shooting.

The bow is made from X-Loy, a proprietary material made by Magnite which is a blend of alloys infused with carbon. The combination results in a material that is lightweight but stronger than aluminum.

The new LVR cam system design aims to deliver an extremely efficient cam system creating high range kinetic energy levels. In other words, it’s fast.

A new ETS (Energy Transfer System) cable system pre-loads and limits the movement of the cables to increase their efficiency and bolster performance.

The bow measures 33.625 inches from axle to axle with a solid riser held firmly rigid by the new X-Lock limb system.

The draw length ranges from 27.5 to 32 inches with half inch adjustments possible.

The brace height is 7.125” and the IBO rating peak is 338 fps.

The bow has an MSRP of $949.00.

Xpedition FLX Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

27.5 - 32"

50-70 lbs

33.625"

4.5 lbs

7.125"

80%

338 fps

Longer frames, longer risers, longer max draw weights, heavier and faster, the larger framed hunters are catered for well for the 2021 season.

There is a hunting compound bow available for all standards of bow hunter in the selection displayed above.


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