PSE X-Force Axe 7 Bow Review
Today’s product is the Pro Series X-Force Axe 7 Bow made by PSE Archery out of Tucson Arizona.
- Brace Height: 7”
- Axle-to-Axle: 32-1/2”
- IBO Speed: 335-327 fps
- Let-Off: 75%
- Mass Weight: 4.0 lbs.
- Draw Length Range: 26-1/2” – 31-1/2”
Thoughts and Comments:
I shot the same bow for twelve years before I decided to make a change. Then, before the 2008 deer season I picked up what I finally thought was the best bow I had ever shot. This bow was a PSE X-Force Dream Season.
Fortunately while attending the ATA show this year, and testing all the bows without finding anything that I felt was even close to my Dream Season, I finally stopped by the PSE truck and display. Paul Penix, my area Rep for PSE, stuck an X-Force Vendetta XL into my hands and I immediately fell in love with the smooth draw cycle. My search almost stopped here, but as I like a little more horsepower, I decided to try the Axe 7 thinking it would be much harsher to pull as it was rated a little faster. Was I surprised…this is the smoothest drawing speed bow I have ever felt.
I could not believe what I was doing, but a few weeks later I picked up a new X-Force Axe 7. The set up was very easy, as the sight window and the shelf have etched markings showing level arrow travel and center shot. I lined my arrow and rest up with these markings, tied on a string loop, and shot bullet holes through paper right out of the gate. I then took it to the archery shop to see how close I was and everything was perfectly square even though I did not use any special tools.
I have a tendency to shoot very heavy arrows at game and I rarely mount much dampening equipment on my hunting bows. I set this bow at just over 60 lbs at 29”. This bow set up launched my 550 grain arrows at a respectable 240 fps. Furthermore, this bow has absolutely zero hand shock and was extremely quiet, which must be partially due to the past parallel limbs. All these qualities, plus the fact that this bow has five inches of adjustability without using a press, or sacrificing performance, makes this a winner in my book.
When I let the air out of a big old buck this fall I will give you my final thoughts on what I already think is maybe the perfect hunting bow.
- Extremely smooth draw.
- Great speed.
- Forgiving 7” brace height.
- Zero hand shock.
- Very quiet.
- Adjustable draw lengths without a press.
- Past parallel limbs.
- Fantastic finish.
- America’s Best Bow Strings.
- If you are one of those bowhunters that have a need for more speed then there are a few bows out there that are faster, with possibly the fastest being made by PSE. Although I do favor a straight cable guard I have never had an issue with the guards on any of the PSE bows that I have shot.
I presently give this bow 9.9 out of 10 just until I use this bow to whack that monster whitetail this fall.
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