Southland Archery Supply SAS Scorpii 55 Lb 29″ Compound Bow Review
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Southland Archery Supply SAS Scorpii 55 Lb 29″ Compound Bow Specifications
- Draw length: 19-29 inches
- Brace Height: 7.5 inches
- Draw weight: 30-55 lbs
- Bow Length: 28 inches
- Bow weight: 3.3 lbs
- IBO Speed: 260 FPS
- Let Off: 68%
Bow hunting is an excellent hobby and requires physical, as well as mental attention. If you are a beginner in bow hunting and need a starter level bow, then this is an affordable option to choose.
Southland Archery Supply SAS Scorpii does not need maneuvering in ground blinds, or small tree stands as it is quite compact. It is perfect for teens, as well as adults.
This model is meant for only right-hand shooters, and its maximum settings are 29 inches draw length, and 55 lbs draw weight. It is supplied in the American market by Southland Archery Supply or SAS. It has affordable pricing and good customer support.
Material and Design
The bow has a solid built and is quite durable. It comes with amazing basic features, such as a composite riser, which is modern-looking and has a waffled look, as well as compressed ABS Limbs that have a split design. The cams are rock solid and work like magic.
The axle to axle length is only 28inches, and so it is a compact and short model that allows hunting in ground blinds or small tree strands. The draw length cannot exceed 29 inches. The brace height is normal, i.e. around 7.5 inches and with all accessories, it weighs around 4 pounds.
The package includes the arrow rest, bow sight, and the stabilizer which needs to be self-installed. You need to adjust the arrow rest to center shot.
The SAS Scorpii model is very accurate and smooth to draw. It has excellent overall performance and good reviews. The cam system is flawless and best-suited for beginners. If you have basic skills of archery, you can shoot arrow after arrow with repeatable accuracy. The draw weight can be set between 30-55 pounds while the draw length range is 19-29 inches.
The process of adjusting this length and weight is not mentioned in the manual though. You can adjust the draw length using the screws in the cams. You do not have to make use a bow press for this work.
For weight adjustment, you should turn the limb bolts 2 full turns at a time. Make sure to keep both the limb bolts on the same number of full turns. The let-off is 68%, which makes it super comfortable for shooting.
Suitability for Hunting
This bow can shoot an arrow at the downrange of 260 FPS. This is a rough estimation, and for a 55-pound model, this speed is quite impressive.
There is no detail given about the kinetic energy of the Scorpii model of SAS. But, as this model has a draw weight of 55 pounds, it is enough to bow hunt at least a deer.
The user should adjust the poundage properly to set the kinetic energy according to your requirements. This is because the kinetic energy is lost quite easily based on conditions, such as the weight of arrow, distance, and bad weather conditions.
This bow is best-suited for bow fishing. You can get the best results if you use this product with AMS reel and also arrow rest by Tidal Wave.
To use it for bow fishing, it is enough to have a draw weight of 40-55 pound as it can penetrate the water and hit your targeted fish properly. All in all, you can take a look at this guide so as to choose proper arrow for your bow.
- Affordable compact bow
- Great performance and durability
- Compact and suited even for beginners
- Accessories can be better
- Manual is not having proper instructions
Ready to Hunt Package
The ready to hunt package for the Southland Archery Supply SAS Scorpii comprises peep sight, braided bow sling, arrow rest, stabilizer and 5-pin bow sight.
This is one of the best entry-level models that are compact and suited for even females and teens. The performance is amazing, and the price is affordable. With this compound bow, you can expect to get a deadly accurate shot. Easy to setup and use.
The SAS Scorpii is available in AC Camo, Black, GC Camo and GC Camo W variations.