Predator Archery Raptor Compound Hunting Bow Review
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Raptor Compound Hunting Bow Specifications
- Draw Length: 24.5” – 31”
- Brace Height: No Info
- Draw Weight: 30 to 70 lbs.
- Bow Length: 30”
- Bow Weight: 3.6 lbs.
- IBO Speed: 315 FPS
- Let-Off: 75%
The Raptor Compound Hunting Bow; a heavy-duty bow for the serious hunter.
One of the top archery brands now offers the most innovative hunting bow on the market with the technologies, materials, and performance you desire.
Pound for pound, the strongest riser Raptor has ever produced. The Raptor weighs in at a mere 3.6 pounds, and it offers a forgiving brace height and a compact 30-inch axle to axle.
The hunting features this bow comes with make it the model of perfection, comfort, and maneuverability.
Material & Design
The Raptor features exquisite workmanship and technology. The Raptor is engineered from durable, high strength aluminum riser.
Also, the riser has an ingenious hollow design that does a great job of reducing the weight of the handle. The numerous cutouts reduce wind resistance.
Most points go to the high strength limb design. The limbs are crafted from high-quality aluminum material.
The split limbs have high strength, superior elasticity, and good impact resistance. Therefore, they can withstand fast rebound speed, ensuring stable performance.
Special alignment system ensures that the screws don’t loosen up, protecting the contact parts of the limbs for better looking and stabilization.
The Raptor comes with a medium-large grip size that has a superior wrist angle. It’s one of the toughest grips in the industry that allows for consistent hand placement.
This hunting masterpiece is powered by high performance cams system with no hassle tuning and accuracy that conventional bows cannot achieve.
The cams of the Raptor are fully machined aluminum and they don’t have plastic components.
The cam system is incorporated with remarkably stable strings/cables with virtually no creep. They are pre-stretched to lessen stretch effects on the bow.
Suitability for Hunting
With the smooth draw cycle of the Raptor, developing a motionless draw is almost easy. All you have to do is hold the bow in a shooting position, aim, and draw as slowly as possible.
The sight of this bow is just perfect, it holds steady on target as long as your string hand comes back steadily with no pauses or jerks.
Shooting quickly comes easier for instinctive shooters, but with the Raptor fast shots are possible even for beginner archers.
The short 30-inch axle to axle length is best suited for premium maneuverability. The hanging limbs will hardly interfere with your aiming.
With the 70 pound peak weight and 75% let-off, you are basically holding 17.5 pounds at full draw. This makes it much easier to keep in a steady position whilst aiming at the target.
But what is most impressive is the adjustability. The compact Raptor can be adjusted from 24.5 to 31 inches, and 30 to 70 pounds. This allows you to nurture your skills as you become an expert.
The Raptor is built for speed; so, you have to select arrows that can achieve the 315 FPS speed without any hitches.
The design of this bow would require a shaft with a large diameter and a thin wall. The idea is to get a fast flying shaft that would deliver the peak speed.
If you choose to shoot a 30-inch arrow when the draw weight is at 60 pounds, we recommend an arrow shaft of 485 grains.
There are other important considerations you can learn on arrow selection for the Raptor.
- Compact design that’s suitable for spot and stalk
- Exceptional let-off that enables you to hold a few pounds of the actual poundage
- Strong riser and limb design improve maneuverability and durability
- High arrow speed for precision penetration
- Well-built cams ensure there is no hassle tuning
- Peep sight may require redoing
- Not a suitable choice for those who prefer long axle to axle length
Ready to Hunt Package
The ready to hunt package includes the stabilizer, whisker biscuit style rest, and 5 pin sight. Loop and peep sight are preinstalled.
The Raptor Compound Hunting Bow Kit is what you need for target practice, bow fishing, and hunting. It is undoubtedly built for speed.
One of the signature features of the Raptor is adjustability. You can draw as little as 30 pounds and increase gradually until you are comfortable pulling the peak poundage.
The let-off of 75% is also impressive, you only get to feel 17.5 pounds of the peak weight. Who wouldn’t want that?
But, what is even most inspiring about this bow is the compact design, strong split limbs, and the topnotch cams that guarantee a high speed of 315 FPS.
There is hardly any reason that will prevent you from buying this masterpiece; not unless you are not ready to join the class of elite archers.
The Raptor is only available in Camo and Black.