Originally Posted by XJfire75
If I can find a shop nearby that has the Axes and a Vendetta then I'll know yay or nay on a new bow but I did order new strings for my Cardiac today...lol.
Here is a bit of my take 'so far' on these two bows.
First of all I enjoy getting a lot for my money. The Vendetta XS is around a hundred bucks or so less than the Axe if I remember right. It IS so handy and fast. The Axe seemed to be ju u u u st a 'tad' bit smoother at the shot-minimal vibration if any. IF the Vendetta had any vibration it was minimal. The bows I shot had nothing on it - no stabilizers or sights or anything other than a rest and D loop.
Being used to my Super Short X Force [which I love to hunt with] and my 'Short' [description added by me] Firestorm X bows, the Vendetta XS at 29" ata felt like the sleek, highly maneuverable bows I already own. However I've come to realize that a 32/33" ata bow is NOT clumbsy and still "short" in most archer's opinions.
I'm a 27" draw so the 6" brace hieght of the Axe will give me some extra speed as well as the cams. Both the new PSE bows are now "sliding module" adjustable for DL so no more cam module purchases or trades for the owner of either bow...a GOOD thing. My older PSE bows are interchangable module types.
The Axe 6 is the easiest drawing bow I can remember ever drawing. Now THAT is coming from someone [me] that truely enjoyed owning and hunting with a 2005 Switchback, one of the best bows ever made [again in my opinion]. But this new PSE AXE is something you might have to shoot for yourself to believe. I have come to the point where I argue for 60 lb deer hunting bows for several reasons....that is UNTIL I shot the PSE AXE! I do NOT know how a bow can draw this 'easily' and still be a high poundage [70 is high for me] bow! So do not take my opinion, DO go shoot it yourself and see what you think. I ordered my Axe 6 in 70 lbs! I can always set it down to 60 or so but the one I shot was 71 lbs and it was very 'shootable' without shoulder strain. I can imagine how a 60 lb version might feel!
OK, I've bragged on these two bows a lot but that's how enthused I am about them.
I was tempted to order the Vendetta XS because I think it is one very fast bow for the money. One would be very well equipped by owning and shooting one. My mistake was picking up the Axe......it's just a tad faster although longer ata.
Surely you can find a PSE shop near Dalton. I'll ask the PSE rep what's close to you. I know W D in Cartersville has PSE if you ever get down that far. Gables in Douglasville has a large selection of PSE in store as well but it's another 30 miles or so south of Cartersville.
Let me know if you get to shoot these bows.