There was a time not long ago when bowhunters had to choose between a speed bow and one that was comfortable to shoot. For my style of hunting (thick woods in the Midwest), I always opted for bows labeled as “forgiving,” and didn’t mind sacrificing a bit of speed for stealth and stability. I wanted a bow that silently sent arrows into the bull’s-eye with almost no hand shock, regardless of small mistakes in my shooting form.

Thanks to advancements in bow design and materials, however, a change has taken place, and I’m not sure the correct way to describe it. Either speed bows have become more forgiving, or those models categorized as comfortable have become faster. Perhaps both are true.

In the article below Dave Maas highlights the best of the best flagship bows from ten top bow manufacturers. From Bear Archery he chose the Redemption EKO Compound Bow which is the ultimate blend of speed and comfort. This bow is tailor-made for the challenges of Midwest bowhunting, ensuring each shot is precise and quiet, even in the densest woods.

The Redemption EKO is the all-new 2021 flagship bow from Bear Archery. This 31” axle-to-axle bow hits the sweet spot for ultimate maneuverability and supreme accuracy making it the perfect choice for any tree stand, hunting blind, or spot and stalk scenario. Our all-new Vibration Reduction System (VRS) helps stabilize and reduce lingering riser vibration by up to 25% from the motion of shooting an arrow allowing for a smooth and quiet shot. Powered by our patented EKO Cam System for ultimate adjustability, the Redemption EKO fires arrows at a blazing speed of 342 feet per second. This lightweight bow is only 4.1 lbs. and the 6.25” brace height makes for the ultimate shooting experience. Located within the riser, the Align Lok™ level works in conjunction with any bow sight to aid in aligning second and third axis levels. The Redemption EKO ships with the VERSAGRIP™ for a smaller profile and reduction in torque and NAROGRIP™ to fit your hand precisely for a more accurate shot along with a limb stop to dial in your custom fit and feel. The VRS dampening system helps stabilize and reduce lingering riser vibration from the motion of shooting an arrow. Residual vibrations are up to 25% less, by using lightweight specifically designed components - the VRS dampening system simply takes out the ring.

Dive deeper into the features of the Redemption EKO and discover why it's the bow of choice for hardcore bowhunters like you below in the full article.