The PSE Drive R compound bow has been released for the 2016 season as an upgraded version of a model that has proven to be a winner for a number of years. The bow offers the features that are found on far more expensive models but costs only a fraction of the price.

The Drive R is powered by the Drive hybrid cam system giving it a reasonably wide draw length range and a smooth draw cycle. It also features the PSE X-Tech split limb technology that has been a feature of the majority of PSE’s high performance bows over the last few years.

The bow is smooth to draw and is capable of speeds over 330 fps. The frame is short and compact at only 30 inches from axle to axle. It is also very light in the hand weighing only 3.8 lbs.

As an improved model it exhibits the improvements in the specs over the original Drive and the subsequent Drive LT. Weight has been shaved off, and top end speed has been added making this an even more comfortable and more lethal bow than before.

The bow is the best priced bow from the PSE Pro Series line for the season. It has been released by the company with a MSRP of only $499.99.

The bow is available in three different finish options of Black, Mossy Oak Break Up Country, and Skullworks 2.

The Drive R was added to the PSE line up for the 2016 season as an integral part of the Pro Series of bows.

Bow Features

Drive Hybrid Cam System
X-Tech Split Limbs
Planar Flex Riser
Vibracheck Limb Dampening Bands
Raptor Grip

PSE Drive R Bow Specs

Draw Weights : 50, 60, 70 lbs
Draw Lengths : 25-30.5"
Axle to Axle : 30"
Brace Height : 6.75”
Mass Weight : 3.8 lbs
Effective Let Off : 75%
IBO Speed : 328-336 fps

What they're saying in the forums about the PSE Drive R

I decided to purchase a 2015 Drive lt, I didn't like that the R model was shorter A2A, with a shorter brace height, also wasn't crazy about the plastic limb pockets and lighter weight. But that was on paper, I did not shoot the new R model.


I shot the bow side by side with all the high end bows and I feel its an unbelievable value for the money. It is lightweight, quite fast, very smooth on the draw and vibration free on the shot. Even better than the previous model it comes now with 452x strings and cables.

Take a look at our entire selection of PSE Archery compound bow reviews. If you're after a more recently released PSE compound bow you can also visit the page that examines the entire 2019 PSE Archery compound bow line-up.

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