ATA Show: New Bowhunting Gear in Realtree EDGE Camo

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Bear Moment in Realtree Edge

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1 | Bear Moment in Realtree Edge

So the Bear Moment isn’t brand new for this year. But it is brand new in the all-new Realtree EDGE camo. This bow has an ultra-smooth draw cycle. Plus, it’s quiet — which is a big factor when hunting pressured whitetails. And it also has very little hand-shock, as vibration is minimal. — J.H.

Speed: 340 fps

Bow Weight: 4 pounds

Brace Height: 6 inches

Axle-to-Axle: 31 inches

Draw Weight: 45 to 60 or 55 to 70 pounds

Draw Length: 25 to 30 inches

Let-Off: 80 percent

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Bear Prowess in Realtree Edge

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2 | Bear Prowess in Realtree Edge

This Bear Prowess bow was made for the female archer. The design of this bow is tailored specifically for women who bowhunt. This bow comes ready-to-hunt with all of the bow accessories you need to get started, too. This bow is very lightweight, which should result in better shooting form in smaller-framed archers. — J.H.

Speed: 290 fps

Bow Weight: 3 pounds

Brace Height: 6.75 inches

Axle-to-Axle: 29.125 inches

Draw Weight: 35 to 50 pounds

Draw Length: 23 to 28 inches

Let-Off: 80 percent

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Elite Ritual in Realtree Edge

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3 | Elite Ritual in Realtree Edge

This Elite Ritual model is a very slick bow. It’s a very fast, yet quiet and smooth bow. While traditionally Elite has been a single/solid limb design, the all-new Ritual is a split-limb bow. It’s a little heavier than some of the other bows. But personally, I was impressed with this new rig. — J.H.

Speed: 335 fps

Bow Weight: 4.3 pounds

Brace Height: 6.75 inches

Axle-to-Axle: 33.25 inches

Draw Weight: 50, 60 or 70 pounds

Draw Length: 26.5 to 31 inches

Let-Off: 75 to 90 percent

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Hoyt Carbon RX-1 TURBO in Realtree Edge

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4 | Hoyt Carbon RX-1 TURBO in Realtree Edge

I’m predominately a Hoyt man. That’s what I shoot. That said, today, all of the companies are making good bows. As for the Hoyt RX-1, this line of bows is offered in three different configurations: Carbon RX-1, Carbon RX-1 ULTRA and Carbon RX-1 TURBO. This new model is smooth, quiet, pretty dang fast and will certainly be rugged enough to take the beating the backwoods will put it through. At the end of the day, if I had to describe this bow with one word, I’d call it “tough.” — J.H.

Speed: 350

Bow Weight: 3.9 pounds

Brace Height: 5.875 inches

Axle-to-Axle: 32 inches

Draw Weight: 30 to 40, 40 to 50, 50 to 60, 55 to 65, or 60 to 70 pounds

Draw Length: 26 to 28 or 28 to 30 inches

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Hoyt Hyper Force in Realtree Edge

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5 | Hoyt Hyper Force in Realtree Edge

The Hoyt RX series might be the talk of the town, but don’t let it overshadow the new HyperForce. This bow is a bad son of a gun. And it will shoot the lights out. This bow feels and shoots great. It’s quiet and fast, too. Pick one up at your local dealer and shoot it. — J.H.

Speed: 340 fps

Bow Weight: 4.3 pounds

Brace Height: 6 inches

Axle-to-Axle: 32 inches

Draw Weight: 30 to 40, 40 to 50, 50 to 60, 55 to 65 60 to 70, or 70 to 80 pounds

Draw Length: 24.5 to 28, 27 to 30, or 29 to 31 inches

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Excalibur Assassin in Realtree Edge

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6 | Excalibur Assassin in Realtree Edge

New for Excalibur, the Assassin is decked out in Realtree Edge camo and is loaded with a ton of cool new features. The Charger Cranking System eliminates the need to load your crossbow before entering the field or treestand. The Tru-Fit Stock can adjust from 12 inches to 15 inches length of pull, while the cheek piece also adjusts 2 inches horizontally for enhanced comfort, stability and accuracy. The Pro-Shot Trigger offers a new frictionless, two-stage trigger that breaks cleanly and precisely every time. The Sliding Catch ensures consistent anchoring for repeated shot-to-shot accuracy. — S.M.

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Barnett Droptine in Realtree Edge

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7 | Barnett Droptine in Realtree Edge

The Barnett Droptine is one of two new Barnett crossbows decorated in Realtree Edge. This great-looking crossbow boasts a speed of 380 feet per second and a draw weight of 155 pounds. The bow weighs a light 6.9 pounds and features Barnett's TriggerTech technology for a smoother, lighter trigger. Barnett's new Step-Thru riser design provides increased stability and speed. — S.M.

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Raptor FX3 Pro in Realtree Edge

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8 | Raptor FX3 Pro in Realtree Edge

Barnett's most popular crossbow, the Raptor FX3 Pro just got an upgrade with the new Realtree Edge pattern. TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology creates a free-floating roller between the sear and the trigger for a smoother, lighter trigger. Nock sensors and anti-dry fire give a peace of mind for double the safety. This bow boasts a speed of 400 feet per second and a 165-pound draw weight. The step-thru riser design provides enhanced speed and stability. — S.M.

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Dead Center Dead Level Hunter V2 Stabilizer in Realtree EDGE

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9 | Dead Center Dead Level Hunter V2 Stabilizer in Realtree EDGE

This new bow stabilizer is an innovative rig made to improve your bow. Its carbon tubing helps reduce sound, decrease vibration, balance the bow — all with minimal weight added to the rig. It’s made with BowJax material, making it very durable. It also comes with the ability to add weights, making it easier to configure it to your bow. Comes in Realtree EDGE. — J.H.

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Fuse Maxxis Quiver

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10 | Fuse Maxxis Quiver

The new Maxxis from FUSE is known for its quick-detach system—making it easy to remove for those who prefer shooting or hunting without the quiver on the bow. This particular model comes with four- or six-arrow capacities. Its no-nonsense design makes it easy to hold small- or large-diameter arrows. Plus, it’s quiet. Sold in Realtree EDGE camo. — J.H.

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Quality Archery Designs Ultra Rest in Realtree EDGE

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11 | Quality Archery Designs Ultra Rest in Realtree EDGE

This full-capture drop-away rest sports Smart Rest, Velocity Drop Away and Lock Down technologies. It has a timing core lock for fine-tuning. It also has cable clamps that allow for easy installation — no serving required. It has vertical and horizontal adjustment. Available in Realtree EDGE. — J.H.

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Insights The Element in Realtree EDGE

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12 | Insights The Element in Realtree EDGE

The Element from Insights is a redesign from last year. It has a lightweight design with improved shoulder straps. It’s also compartmentalized so that you can pack your things easier and stay more organized while in the field. This model also has a treestand shelf and basket system. The best part? It has a weapons compartment for your compound or crossbow. It even has reinforced stitching at stress points, additional molle anchors and comes in the new Realtree EDGE camo. — J.H.

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Hunter Safety System Pro Series in Realtree EDGE

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13 | Hunter Safety System Pro Series in Realtree EDGE

The Pro Series harness is a revamp of the old Pro Series HSS used to sell. It’s new and improved for 2018, though. It has lighter fabric but still has the functionality you need. Also, it has a USB charging port and ElimiShield Hunt Scent Control Technology — two things every hunter could use. It even sports accessory straps, zippered chest pockets and six cargo pockets to hold gear. Comes in Realtree EDGE. — J.H.

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Browning PowerHouse in Realtree EDGE

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14 | Browning PowerHouse in Realtree EDGE

The PowerHouse from Browning is a big one. It’s 82-inch center height allows you to stand and shoot. It’s shooting width is 74 inches. And its total weight is 24 pounds. Its Silent-Trac window system make for easy opening yet quality concealment. The structural design is rugged, too. It boasts aluminum hubs with engineered tips and pins. Comes in Realtree EDGE. — J.H.

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Ameristep Distorter in Realtree EDGE

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15 | Ameristep Distorter in Realtree EDGE

This new Distorter from Ameristep is a solid option. It is designed for the bowhunter and keeps them concealed, too. It has a shooting height of 70 inches and a shooting width of 75 inches. Its total footprint is 104 inches by 84 inches and weighs approximately 20 pounds. It comes in Realtree EDGE camo. — J.H.

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A plethora of new gear means it’s a new year in the outdoor industry. It seems all of the new gadgets and gizmos come out around the first of the year. And this year was par for the course. There have been a lot of new products introduced for 2018 — including Realtree’s all-new EDGE camo pattern.

While at the ATA Show in Indianapolis, we walked the show floor and took a gander at all of the new gear in Realtree EDGE. And there were a lot. Here are just a few of the bowhunting-specific products at the big show in Indy.