Best New Bowhunting Gear for 2020

Best New Bowhunting Gear for 2020

Ravin Broadheads

Ravin Broadheads

Ravin debuted a family of new Broadheads at this year’s Archery Trade Show, giving x-bow hunters three new choices—aluminum, steel, or titanium—when tipping their bolts for the season. The rear-deploying design with an internal spring clip offers no-fail dependability. These broadheads won’t open during flight, even at Ravin’s blistering speeds over 450 fps, yet still deploy instantly upon contact with a full two-inch cutting diameter. All three models are available in 100-grain weight. Packed per three. $55–$85; ravincrossbows.com

Easton 6.5 Matrix

Easton 6.5 Matrix

With all the advancements in manufacturing lately, you wouldn’t think companies could make arrows any more consistent. Well, Easton has with its new ultra-light 6.5 Matrix, which employs a seamless design through the Acu-Carbon construction process for exact spine and weight consistency from arrow to arrow. Inserts measure 6.5mm, beefing up impact strength at the shoulder and adding more front-of-center weight. $80 per six; eastonarchery.com

Leupold RX-Fulldraw 4 Rangefinder

Leupold RX-Fulldraw 4 Rangefinder

Archers now can get the same advantages rifle hunters enjoy with the new RX-Fulldraw 4 Rangefinder from Leupold. Complete ballistic solutions are instantly available by simply entering arrow weight, velocity, and peep height for on-target accuracy in ½-yard increments. Easy-to-see Flightpath hash also marks the arrow’s upper trajectory to ensure clear flight between hunters and their targets. 1,200 yard range. $715; leupold.com

Hunter Safety System Shadow Vest

Hunter Safety System Shadow Vest

Aptly named, the Hunter Safety System Shadow Vest should always be with you whenever you’re hunting out of a stand. It’s so lightweight—just 27 ounces—you’ll never know it’s there, and the unique clip design keeps those annoying straps from dangling around your legs as you climb. It’s easy to dress into, even in the dark, and a pair of slim buttons snap the shoulder straps in place, eliminating bulky, loud buckles. $50; huntersafetysystem.com


Rinehart Javelina

Rinehart Javelina

Forget pigs. Peccary are the real bowhunter’s challenge, especially when they come in on a run to a distress call. Practice makes perfect in these situations, and the new Rinehart Javelina, at just 20 inches tall, provides a realistic target. Lifelike sculpting and an accurate paint scheme complements the durable FX foam body with a self-sealing, replaceable foam vital insert. Stops arrows from bows and crossbows alike. $130; rinehart3d.com


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Hunting Coues Deer South of the Border

Hunting Coues Deer South of the Border

Former Delta Force Operator Kyle Lamb hikes the rugged desert mountains of northern Sonora in pursuit of the diminutive Coues species of whitetail.

Is That a Grizzly Bear?

Is That a Grizzly Bear?

Kevin Steele and Jason Morton are above the Arctic Circle pursuing grizzly bears in Alaska and put a stalk on what they believe is a good one.

Best Whitetail Shot Placement with a Rifle

Best Whitetail Shot Placement with a Rifle

Craig Boddington breaks down where hunters should aim on a whitetail that provides the best possible margin for error.

Camp Chef at SHOT Show: Elk Venison Slider Burgers Recipe

Camp Chef at SHOT Show: Elk Venison Slider Burgers Recipe

Have a freezer full of ground elk venison from your fall hunting trips? Never fear, the folks at Camp Chef have a great SHOT Show recipe that is lean and mean, easy to prepare, and a crowd-pleasing favorite!

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Are predators really to blame for declining deer numbers? The answer might surprise you. Conservation

Do Coyotes Really Affect the Whitetail Herd?

Jeff Johnston

Are predators really to blame for declining deer numbers? The answer might surprise you.

Since the first explorers and pilgrims landed, the inhabitants of this glorious country have been Shooting

7 Favorite Truck Guns

Joseph von Benedikt - May 11, 2015

Since the first explorers and pilgrims landed, the inhabitants of this glorious country have...

We evaluate the 6.5 in a real-life case study. Ammo

Is The 6.5 The Perfect Hunting Caliber?

Mike Schoby

We evaluate the 6.5 in a real-life case study.

Salty capers add a burst of flavor to the sauce, which pairs beautifully with the grilled venison loin in this recipe. Recipes

Grilled Venison Loin with Caper-Mustard Sauce Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Salty capers add a burst of flavor to the sauce, which pairs beautifully with the grilled...

See More Trending Articles

More Bowhunting

New products, born of innovation and ingenuity, are the hallmarks of the bowhunting industry, where Bowhunting

Best Cutting Edge Bow Products for 2017

PH Online Editors - August 18, 2017

New products, born of innovation and ingenuity, are the hallmarks of the bowhunting industry,...

Pack up these new must-haves for archery season. Bowhunting

New Backcountry Bowhunting Gear Essentials

Jace Bauserman - August 30, 2019

Pack up these new must-haves for archery season.

Kevin Steele talks with Rick Bednar of TenPoint Crossbows about the Phantom CLS that he plans to use in Africa. Bowhunting

TenPoint Crossbows Gear Check in Africa

PHTV Adventures

Kevin Steele talks with Rick Bednar of TenPoint Crossbows about the Phantom CLS that he plans...

The Ravin R15 crossbow offers amazing speed and accuracy in a compact design that shoots like a Bowhunting

New Crossbow Shoots Like A Rifle

Keith Wood - November 01, 2017

The Ravin R15 crossbow offers amazing speed and accuracy in a compact design that shoots like a

See More Bowhunting

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Hunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now