Archery is one of the oldest skills known to man.
The ability to take a sharp stick and poke it into a target way over there allowed early humans to be far more successful in hunting than before.
Today, we have a variety of hunting tools.
But the good ol’ bow and arrow remains a good way to take down a deer.
They are fun for target practice, too!
A good choice, for both beginners and experienced bow hunters, is a compound bow.
A good compound bow is the Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro.
When you buy this bow, you won’t just get a compound bow.
Enough accessories are included that you can outfit the bow for hunting with just two purchases!
That second purchase, of course, is for hunting arrows.
Everything else is included with the Infinite Edge Pro.
- Draw Weight: 5 to 70 lbs
- Maximum Draw Length: 31″
- Brace Height: 7″
- Let-Off: 80%
- Brace Height: 7″
- IBO Speed: 310 fps
- Axle-to-Axle Length: 31.5″
- Weight: 3.2 lbs
There are wheels, technically called cams, that rotate as you draw the string.
They are designed so that there’s something called let-off. That means that after a point, you don’t hold the full weight of the bow.
This lets someone draw a higher weight than they’d be able to draw without that let-off.
With the Infinite Edge Pro, that let-off is effectively 80%.
So, when you are at full draw, the maximum draw weight of 70 lbs feels like 14 lbs.
That’s not the best on the market but is still pretty darn good.
A 70 lb draw weight is still pretty strong though.
Thankfully, this bow is adjustable.
You can change the draw weight all the way down to 5 lbs!
With a maximum draw length of 31″ and a minimum draw length of 13″, nearly anyone can use this bow.
You can adjust it down for target shooting then up for hunting.
Speaking of hunting, the Infinite Edge Pro comes with many hunting-friendly upgrades.
There’s a 3-pin sight and peep sight on the string for accurate shots at several ranges.
For smooth shooting, there’s an extra large arrow rest and a stabilizer.
A quiver holds five arrows onto the bow and a wrist sling holds the bow onto your hand.
The Infinite Edge Pro is available in both left-handed and right-handed configurations.
As for colors, three are available.
Black, for people who like subtle aesthetics.
Mossy Oak, for people who like camouflage.
And Pink Blaze, which is also camouflaged, for people who like pretty weapons.
Personally, I’d go for the pink. It adds character and the color works pretty well with the black limbs and accessories.
The limbs are made from lightweight aluminum.
The cams have been designed for a smooth draw all the way through. Some other compound bows jerk around the string when you pass the let-off point.
Finally, the Infinite Edge Pro has a solid back wall.
This prevents the cams from rotating too far, and so lets you draw to the same distance every time.
Consistency is key in archery, so anything that helps with consistency is a good thing.
What I Liked
The adjustability is out of this world. 5 to 70 lbs? A four-generation family could all use the same bow.
Most other compound bows require that you change the limbs in order to get this much adjustment.
Because of that level of adjustment, you can use the same bow for fun target practice or for serious deer hunting.
The extra long draw length is good too, if you have long arms.
I also appreciate the choice of colors available.
Plus, drawing and releasing is smoother than some of the other compound bows out there.
The lack of jerkiness makes you more accurate.
What I Didn’t Like
The bow itself may be brilliant, but there is a weakness.
So, you know all of those fancy accessories that Diamond Archery packaged with this bow?
They’re not that great.
For the most part, they are serviceable, but you’ll likely find yourself wanting to upgrade them if you use the bow frequently.
Also, some people have reported that the screws may not be adequately tightened from the factory.
So you’ll need to check the bow over before using it and tighten any loose screws.
Also, a few archers have reported issues with the cam pins.
This is a good bow for beginners and for people who are still growing up.
That’s because of how adjustable this bow is.
However, for experienced archers, the Infinite Edge Pro may be lacking.
The included accessories may not be up to snuff.
Plus, if you know you won’t adjust the weight down to 5 lbs, why do you need to pay for that adjustability?
Adjustability: 5/5. 5-70lbs draw weight and 13-31″ draw length. Need I say more?
Hunting Ability: 4/5. This bow is reasonably compact and lightweight, and the included accessories are good for hunting.
Speed: 4/5. 310 fps is fast, but not the fastest a bow of this draw weight can reach.
Reliability: 3/5. Weak cam pins and screws that may come from the factory loose? Most people don’t have these troubles, but some have.
Accessories: 3.5/5. The included accessories work for the most part, but that’s about the best that can be said for them.
The Infinite Edge Pro is a good bow, but it is not the only good bow out there.
A direct competitor is the Bear Archery Cruzer G2. It is a little more expensive, a little more adjustable, and is a little lighter and faster.
But the Cruzer G2 also has a little less let-off, only 70%, so it’s not a no-brainer upgrade.
A bit less expensive, but a bit less adjustable, is the Raptor by Predator Archery.
You can only adjust the Raptor down to 30 lbs, but it’s 5 fps faster at a draw weight 70 lbs. Though, this bow only has a let-off of 75%.
No matter your choice, all of these bows will be able to take down a deer!
Though, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not skip the bow and try to take down a deer from a little closer?