When a manufacturer creates so many different models its hard to pick the single best PSE bows. With multiple flagship models and mid-priced bows created each year, I can tell you I haven’t clipped a release onto every PSE ever made. With that said, in my opinion their best bow is this year’s EVL EVO 34. I love the feel that a long axle-to-axle bow provides, and this rig’s platform is steady. It points and shoots incredibly well. The tuning process is a cinch. I like PSE’s willingness to join the ranks of bow makers that put QAD’s new Integrate Mounting System to practice. This system eliminates the use of the traditional Berger hole and allows, via a pair of slits in the riser, to add QAD’s riser-mounted UltraRest Integrate MX. The letoff is adjustable between 80 and 90 percent, and PSE’s Quick Disconnect barrel mounts mean you can easily mount accessories. Did I mention the bow shoots like a dream and seems to let the pin hover on target? Ultimately, that’s what you’re chasing in a hunting bow.
How Fast is a PSE Full Throttle?
PSE Archery is known for making some fast bows, and their Full Throttle, introduced in 2014 was the fastest. It had an advertised IBO ranking of a scorching 370 fps. With a 5.25-inch brace height that’s a lot of bow to handle. It’s worth noting that the Full Throttle was not PSE’s flagship bow in 2014, that was the DNA SP. The Full Throttle is more of a specialty bow for true speed freaks. Because it wasn’t a flagship, we never ended up testing it in our annual bow test.
What is the Fastest PSE Bow?
As mentioned above, the fastest PSE bow, and the fastest hunting bow made, is the PSE Full Throttle. But, the fastest bow that Outdoor Life has ever tested is the PSE Expedite at 354 fps in 2018. The Expedite nearly won our test that year, but was edged out by the Mathews Triax, which outperformed it in noise and vibration scores. Still, the PSE Expedite is a killer speed bow that points and shoots well.