Do you remember the Brute X out of PSE’s impressive arsenal? It was durable and light-weight, and came decked out with a Madness Pro cam system. This was arguably one of the best bows for your buck.
Those days are over. PSE kicked the Brute X to the side to make room for its bigger yet lighter brother, the Surge. Sayonara Brute X. Hello Surge! Read the PSE Surge review below to find out what are the advantages of this bow over the previous model.
Say Hello to the Surge
The sleek yet durable Surge comes out of the box RTS (ready-to-shoot) and offers two color designs – Break-up Infinity and Skullworks. The Surge boasts 320 fps out of the box. Let’s not forget that fps ratings are calculated using IBO standards which means you probably won’t be getting 320 fps but it’s still impressive.
Its split-limb construction offers a durable and stable design for easier draw and increased longevity. It also has one of the most adjustable cam systems on the market and a string suppression system. And it comes with lots of goodies that are already installed.
What assembly?! There is no assembly. Once you open that box, you’re ready to go. No extra parts, no snap-ons, no tools needed. When PSE said this was RTS, they meant it!
When considering investing in the Surge, remember this: this bow comes RTS. There is no need to buy other parts or accessories. Out of the box, the Surge comes with a nock loop, Flexxtech 3 stabilizer, neoprene sling, peep sight, 3-pin sight, whisker biscuit rest and a quiver. This bad boy is no joke.
When your Surge first arrives, the draw length is set at 29″ with an adjustable range of 19.5″ to 30″. The draw weight is adjustable as well with only a 7/32″ hex wrench needed. This makes it a great choice for any skill level or situation.
It comes with a fine-tuned, aluminum single medium cam giving it a smooth and powerful draw. If that isn’t enough, already installed is a string suppression system eliminating the need to purchase after market suppressors. Draw is an integral part of a successful hunt or range day. We’d all like a draw that feels like “buttah.”
Although it comes with a sight, there is a mounting hole with multiple settings designed to take most manufactured sights. So even if you decide to go splurge on a Ronin by Archer Xtreme, know that your bow is ready for it!
The 32 1/2″ long flexible limbs are split. Now even though there is no proven advantage or disadvantage to split limbs, they add to the sleek look. The limb design itself is what makes this bow so efficient using precision and energy transfer technology. When you release, not only is there more energy transferred into the arrow but the vibration is minimal. PSE’s precision technology allows steadier arrow flight with less drop for longer ranges.
Shooting the Surge
320 fps is what it says on PSE’s site and how it’s advertised. As I mentioned above, they got this number using IBO standards. So remember to take that into account when purchasing this baby. There are different factors that take away from speed, power, precision and range. For more info on this check out the IBO website: www.ibo.net.
Let’s go over what we know so far about the Surge:
– Made by a reputable and distinguished company
– 320 fps advertised using IBO standard testing methods (most likely shoot a little below 300 out of the box)
– Seriously Ready-to-Shoot
– One of the best cam systems on the market
– String suppression system and stabilizer already installed
– Sight installed as well as PSE patented mounting technology adjustable to fit most sights
– Two color design options
– Adjustable draw weight and length
– Quiet and light-weight with minimal vibration
– Under $500.00
Need I say more? For the amount of efficiency, power and durability of this bow the value is much higher than its selling price. With it being one of the most economical bows on the market, it’s no surprise that it has great reviews from real owners and bow enthusiasts.
There are a ton of options out there when it comes to compound bows. It’s safe to say that there is a bow designed for every skill level, situation, and locale. That’s great. But if you’re looking for a versatile and economic option, PSE has provided it. Now the Surge doesn’t have all the top of the line accessories and there are better bows out there for a prettier dollar. What the Surge has is value and performance. Whether a seasoned veteran or a newbie, the Surge has something to offer. Thank you for reading my PSE Surge Compound Bow Review and I hope that the information in this article was helpful.