Hoyt has been on the landscape since 1931. They’ve been in a leader in innovation for a long time. In the nine decades they’ve been around, they have always put performance first. This year’s lineup is no different. The Hoyt RX-3 (RX-3, RX-3 Ultra and RX-3 Turbo), Nitrux and Helix are three bows you’d be proud to shoot and own. It’s just all about preference. Find the bow that works for you. We’re confident on of these models might just be the one.
Hoyt RX-3 (Tyler Ridenour photo)
The new RX-3 is an incredible bow. Upon shooting it at the 2019 ATA Show, it quickly became apparent this was a quiet bow with minimal vibration — absolutely dead in the hand. The RX-3 comes in three variations, the stand RX-3, RX-3 Ultra and RX-3 Turbo. The major differences are in the length of the bow, brace height and speed. That said, all of them shoot great. The parallel track tube and weight-forward design improve functionality. What really sticks out is how fast this bow is, yet it still manages to minimize noise and vibration. It’s truly a great-shooting bow. And with the carbon-based concept, it’s difficult to beat how tough this bow is.
Speed: 342 fps — ATA (RX-3) / 334 fps — ATA (RX-3 Ultra) / 350 fps — ATA (RX-3 Turbo)
Bow Weight: 3.9 pounds (RX-3) / 4.1 pounds (RX-3 Ultra) / 4.0 pounds (RX-3 Turbo)
Brace Height: 6 inches (RX-3) / 6 ¾ inches (RX-3 Ultra) / 6 inches (RX-3 Turbo)
Axle-to-Axle: 30 ½ inches (RX-3) / 34 inches (RX-3 Ultra) / 31 inches (RX-3 Turbo)
Draw Weight: 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 55-65, 60-70, and 70-80 pounds
Draw Length: 25-28, 26-28, 27-30, 28-30 and 29-32 inches
MSRP: $1,699 (RX-3 and RX-3 Ultra) / $1,749 (RX-3 Turbo)
Hoyt Nitrux (Tyler Ridenour photo)
Looking for a great bow that won’t break the bank? The Nitrux from Hoyt is extremely versatile and fits most bowhunters with draw lengths ranging from 24 to 30 inches. It hits that sweet spot with a 6 ½-inch brace height and weighing 4.1 pounds. It’s a rugged, ready-to-hit-the-woods bow that shoots as well as (or better than) any budget bow out there. The draw-weight ranges are also extremely important to note, with options as low as 30 pounds and as high as 70.
Speed: 333 fps (ATA)
Bow Weight: 4.1 pounds
Brace Height: 6 ½ inches
Axle-to-Axle: 31 ½ inches
Draw Weight: 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 55-65 and 60-70 pounds
Draw Length: 24-27 and 27-30 inches
Hoyt Helix (Tyler Ridenour photo)
The helix is a smooth-shooting aluminum bow. It’s unparalleled and hard to beat in the aluminum-bow category. It offers minimal vibration. The new riser implements advanced technology, maximizing both rigidity and stability while staying up in other key categories, too. When I shot this bow, it truly felt like a top-of-the-line aluminum option you’d be happy bowhunting with for seasons to come.
Speed: 342 fps — ATA (Helix) / 334 fps — ATA (Helix Ultra)
Bow Weight: 4.3 pounds (Helix) / 4.6 pounds (Helix Ultra)
Brace Height: 6 inches (Helix) / 6 ¾ inches (Helix Ultra)
Axle-to-Axle: 30 ½ inches (Helix) / 34 inches (Helix Ultra)
Draw Weight: 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 55-65, 60-70 and 70-80 pounds
Draw Length: 24 ½-28 and 27-30 inches (Helix) / 26.5-30 and 29-32 inches (Helix Ultra)
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