January 20, 2021
By Brian K. Strickland
Bear Archery Takedown Mag Riser
Bringing back a legend from 50 years ago, Bear Archery introduces its new Takedown Mag Riser. Constructed from cast aluminum for added accuracy and stability, it incorporates Bear Archery’s famous latch limb system, allowing you to use any of Bear’s takedown #1 or #3 limb designs for 56” and 60” AMO respectively. Its center shot side plate is completely adjustable for precision arrow tuning while the molded beefy grip feels rock-solid in your hand. It also includes a stabilizer and quiver bushings. Designed for right-handed shooters only, the Takedown Mag is available in Moss Green or Fred Bear Camo.
Hoyt’s Satori offers three riser designs in 17”, 19” and 21” that are equipped with Original Earl Hoyt Dovetail System which provides micro-adjustability for precise limb alignment. Its innovative module striker plate can be fine-tuned so you can shoot off the radiused shelf or can be completely removed to take advantage of a more forgiving flipper-style rest. With the Satori’s multiple limb and riser configurations you can create AMO lengths ranging from a compact 58” to a smooth drawing 66”. And with the multiple limb color options of Maple, carbon, blackout, Realtree Edge, Kuiu Verde 2.0 and Sitka Subalpine, you’ll have the sweetest looking bow in the woods and on the range.
Where modern traditional bowhunting intersects with the competitive shooter best describes the new DAS HT-21 riser. Encompassing all the attributes of its popular 21” Dalaa, but with much more. With an increased deflex for better hold, the HT-21 also features a modular plate system that allows you to use ILF or DAS limbs and is also equipped with a second recessed plunger hole optimizing their position for improved shootability, tunability, and accuracy. The extended radiused shelf provides better off-the-shelf tuning, while the in-line stabilizer bushing on both the belly and front of the riser provides even more customization. The most significant modification is the innovative barebow weight system, which allows the shooter the ability to achieve precision balancing using an array of brass and aluminum weights.
October Mountain Carbon-Z ILF
Blending a traditional look and feel in an ILF (International Limb Fitting) package best describes October Mountain’s Carbon-Z ILF Recurve. The riser is constructed from a premium blend of Padua, hard maple, phenolic, carbon and zebrawood that is designed with a crowned arrow shelf that is cut 1/16” past center. Its ILF design provides both draw weight and tiller adjustment so you can achieve a perfectly tuned arrow, and with multiple limb designs available you can achieve 56”, 58”, 60” and 62” AMO lengths.
The embodiment of German precision and craftsmanship at an exceptional price best describes the new Bearpaw Creed recurve. Hovering around $340 out the door, the riser of this one-piece gem is crafted from exotic Amazakoue/Ovangkol with ash and Mycarta accent stripes, while the limbs feature maple cores with black glass overlays and reinforced G-10 tips. A true pleasure to shoot, the Creed has a 60” AMO with a standard grip, and is available with draw weights ranging from 30 to 50 pounds.
Martin Archery Hunter 64
A flagship in Martin’s traditional bowline is the proven Damon Howatt Hunter, and this year they expend on that 50-plus years of success with the all-new Hunter 64. Similar to its predecessor, its riser is created from a handsome blend of dark Shedua, Bubinga, Zebra with Rock Maple highlights. Handcrafted from beginning to end, it’s designed to deliver speed, accuracy and forgiveness, and with a 64” AMO, it’s also silky smooth, especially for shooters with a longer draw.