The US bow manufacturers typically release their new ranges around October, so we expect to see the 2018 bows from Bear, BowTech, Elite, Hoyt, Mathews, Mission and Win & Win, from late September on.

This page is for information, pictures and buzz we hear about 2018 compound and recurve target and hunting bows. We suggest you frequently check back here to get the latest.

Abbey Archery will bring you the full details as we learn them and we will be sure to include top quality photographs and our own comments.


Bowtech Archery - November 17, 2017

BowTech Realm Specifications The BowTech Realm series has arrived. The Realm and its extended axle to axle length partner the Realm X are dropping the jaws of all who lay eyes on them! When BowTech boast "Feel the evolution of precision" a more accurate statement could not be made. These bows equipped with Smart Bow technology via the Overdrive Binary Cam with Powershift Technology make for one of, if not the smoothest drawing hunting bow offered for 2018. New integral features such as the CP Dual Lock limb pocket, Clutch Performance Grip and wider in house built solid core limbs team up for a premier hunting bow that is purpose built for accuracy and speed while delivering an ultra quiet, vibration free shot. Abbey Archery has a shipment on the way with limited quantities currently in stock, available in 70lb right hand. Call today on (02) 8850 6400 for Castle Hill or (07) 3279 6400 for Sumner Park to order yours today!

BowTech Realm 2018 bows
BowTech Realm Colours

Mathews Archery - November 14, 2017

Mathews Inc have just launched their much awaited 2018 hunting bow, the TRIAX! It's a 28 inch axle to axle compact, maneuverable hunting rig that’s deadly accurate and insanely quiet. Continuing on from the Halon series, the Triax is powered by Mathews' Crosscentric Cam system. Vibration dampening is taken to the extreme with the inclusion of all-new 3D Damping technology. The Triax has a brace height of 6" and reaches blistering IBO speeds up to 343 feet per second. Available in three different peak draw weights of 50, 60 and 70lb. Colour options for the Triax are; Sitka Optifade Subalpine, Sitka Optifade Elevated II, Under Armour Ridge Reaper Barren, Under Armour Ridge Reaper Forest, Lost XD and Black. Abbey Archery has a shipment on the way with Lost XD and Under Armour Ridge Reaper Forest colours, available in 70lb right hand. Call today on (02) 8850 6400 for Castle Hill or (07) 3279 6400 for Sumner Park to order yours today!

Hoyt Archery - October 24, 2017

Hoyt Archery released their 2018 bows today. First cab off the rank was the REDWRX


The all new REDWRX Carbon 1 bow is the ultimate shooting machine. The Zero Torque Hyper Cam delivers the most tuneable and forgiving bows without sacrificing speed. The Hyper ZT Cam is available in either 85% or 80% let off. With Hoyt’s zero torque cable system & the all-new ¾” quad flex limb is perfectly matched with Hoyt’s Biax pocket system. The RX-1 bow series utilises a lower grip location keeping the centre of mass at the grip for perfect balance. Previously bows with this geometry have been top heavy in feel, this was simply not acceptable for the meticulous team of engineers at Hoyt. When designing the RX-1 Hoyt combatted this issue by incorporating an asymmetrical wider stance limb pocket design spanning 3.1” at the bottom compared to 2.6” at the top.

Hoyt have located the new exact grip in a this riser position for optimised tuning and arrow delivery giving you one of Hoyt’s most tuneable bows to date. The zero torque cable system a significant increase in torsional stability and it’s unique design allows the installation of a drop away arrow rest without the need for a bow press.

The all new shock pod vibration dampening system eliminates all residual vibration to ensure a dead in the hand feel and ultra-quiet shot and of course is fully customisable in wide colour range.

Not all bowhunters are created equal


Hoyt RX1 Turbo Specifications Hoyt RX1 Ultra Specifications Hoyt RX1 Specifications Shock Pod Vibration Damping System Zero Torque Hyper Cam System Red WRX measurements

Next to be released was the Hoyt Hyperforce:

Third was the Hoyt Proforce Target bow and then the Alero Riser.

Check out the information, photos and videos on our individual product pages.

Hoyt Archery - October 15, 2017

Details of the new Hoyt 2018 range are leaking out:

  • One of the most significant technical and innovative advancement years in Hoyt history
  • All new, re-engineered cam system for the most tunable and forgiving bows ever by Hoyt
  • All new innovative limb and pocket configuration for ultimate balance and torsional stability
  • New vibration damping system for whisper quiet and vibration free shot
  • The most high performance, highest let-off cam system ever offered by Hoyt
  • All new grip system for ultimate accuracy and consistency
  • The most stable cable system ever on a Hoyt bow with all new patent-pending design
  • All new camo options.


Colours: RealTree Edge, Sitka Sub Alpine, Kuiu Verde 2.0, BlackOut, Buckskin

32”, 35” Turbo


Draw Weight Ranges Draw LengthRanges

Carbon 32”

30-40#, 40-50#, #2 Cam 24.5-28”

50-60#, 55-65#, #3 Cam 27-30”

60-70#, 70-80# #4 Cam 29-31”

Carbon 35”

30-40#, 40-50#, #2 Cam 25.5-29”

50-60#, 55-65#, #3 Cam 28-31”

60-70#, 70-80# #4 Cam 30-32”

Carbon Turbo

30-40#, 40-50#, #2 Cam 26-28”

50-60#, 55-65#, #3 Cam 28-30”


Aluminium 32”

30-40#, 40-50#, #2 Cam 24.5-28”

50-60#, 55-65#, #3 Cam 27-30”

60-70#, 70-80# #4 Cam 29-31”

The launch is set for October 25, Sydney time.

Bear Archery - October 3, 2017

The 2018 Bear Archery range has launched with a collection of bows that are sure to excite!

This years inclusions to the line up are:

  • The high performance Kuma with BearCage riser technology
  • The pocket rocket Sole Intent youth and short draw bow with FHI perimeter weighted single cam
  • The incredibly value packed Approach HC featuring RockStops string recoil suppressors and ShockWaves Limb Dampers
  • The highly anticipated return of the ever popular Bear Cruzer
  • The Approach RTH package that includes all Trophy Ridge accessories and boasts an IBO speed of 327fps
  • The bargain priced Species RTH package that is available in three finishes, has a generous brace hight of 6.75" and 80% let off

This year we see a heap of Hot new camo options such as Realtree Edge, the ever popular Kryptek Highlander, TrueTimber Kanati and Badlands Approach are featured on many of this year's bows, not forgetting the brightly coloured Moonshine range available on the Cruzer G2.

2018 also kicks off with two new cam designs for Bear Archery. The H18 Hybrid Cam with an improved let off cycle and the silk smooth drawing S7 Single Cam.

Models such as the Kuma have Bear Archery's new Roller Hinge Guard incorporated into the bow make up. This reduces friction by having roller bearings at key contact points.

Has the time come for your next bow, second bow or even your first? Check out the impressive 2018 line up from Bear Archery here.

Mathews Archery - September 25, 2017

Mathews TRX-38 Compound Bow

Mathews are hot off the mark with the release of their TRX 38. A shortened version of the successful TRX 7 & 8 platforms, coming in at 38" of axle to axle length, with let off options of 70% and 80% and an increase in IBO speed to 328fps. The TRX 38 has a generous brace height of 7.5" and a slightly reduced mass weight compared with its predecessors. One new feature for the TRX 38 is the V-Mod module, which will come standard in 70% let-off. The V-Mod offers a deeper valley that shooters have been requesting. (The V-Mod will also fit the TRX 7 & 8!)

This bow is sure to be a hit with many 3D & Target Archers looking for a high performance bow with a mid range axle to axle length. Specs include:

Let Off 70 & 80%
Bow Weight 4.86 lbs
IBO Rating 328 FPS
Draw Weight 50, 60, 70
Axle to Axle 38"
Brace Height 7.5"
Draw Lengths 23"-30"

Elite Archery - August 17, 2017

Elite Archery has released its 2018 Enlist bow. Promising to be one of the world's most shootable bows, the Enlist is an ideal choice for both hunters and 3D shooters. Check out these specs:

Enlist Cam
Axle to Axle 33 7/16”
Brace 6 7/8”
Weight 3.9 lbs
Peak Weights 60 or 70 lbs
IBO Speed 325 fps (30" @ 70 lbs)

Diamond Archery - June 16, 2017

Diamond Archery is first out of the blocks this year, with the release its 2018 Carbon Knockout women's bow and the Medalist, a new target bow for 2018.

Keep checking here for all the latest news and updates on the 2018 range of bows!

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