For most hardcore bowhunters, G5 is a household name and a trusted brand for broadheads and archery accessories. But now G5 is bringing their own bows to market as well! After doing a little bit of research and checking out the video G5 has produced about the Prime bows, I’ve got to say I’m pretty interested in what this line of bows has to offer. Up to now, most everything G5 has touched has turned to gold, and with that in mind I certainly would like to get my hands on one of these bows!

Now that being said, many of you know that G5 has already been producing bows for the last several years under the brand “Quest” and when I originally found out about the new G5 bows, I was curious what was going to happen to Quest. Luckily I was able to get the answer to my questions from G5 recently. Read on below for the reasons behind the introduction of the G5 Prime bows, details in regards to the specs and a great video describing the new technology G5 is bringing to market. ***(If you’re in a serious hurry, skip all of this and just watch the video, its definitely worthwhile)***

W2H: Why is G5 releasing a G5 branded bow, when it already produces Quest bows?

G5: “We have been sitting on a lot of technology for  high end bows and Quest is our mid range price point bow, so it only made sense to launch a high end bow line. ”

W2H: Will Quest continue producing bows or will G5 be the brand for future bows being produced from the company?

G5: “Quest will continue to produce bows in the mid price range.  We will also continue incorporate value added technical features to the Quest line as well.  Our goal is for Quest to become the technology leader of the mid price point compound bows. Prime will be the flagship for G5 as far as high end bows go, by allowing us a platform to showcase the advances in technology that only G5 has to offer.”

That being said, it sounds like the G5 Prime bows are going to be top notch when it comes to quality and technology and the new features listed below certainly seem in line with that idea. More details from the presser below…

“The Parallel Cam Technology looks to make CAM LEAN a problem of the past as the new design balances the load equally on each side of the cable resulting in practically no CAM LEAN, reduced horizontal nock travel, and reduced limb fatigue. In addition to the Parallel Cam Design, the new Prime series offers a long list of unique features that make the bow truly one of a kind:

  • Forged 7000 Series T6 Aluminum Riser is twice as strong as traditional 6061 T6 aluminum risers.
    • This durable design helps to increase riser stiffness and reduce shooter’s hand shock.
  • C-1 Laminated Limbs
    • These limbs utilize a cross weft design to significantly reduce torsional stresses in the limb resulting in improved consistency and accuracy
  • GoreTM Fiber String & Cables
    • This proprietary string material is a blend of Gore TM performance fibers and BCYTM 452X.
    • The Marriage of these tow industry leading technologies results in a superior string with less vibration, a reduction in noise, and increased durability.
  • TI-Glide Titanium Flexing Cable System
    • The Prime’s Flexible Titanium cable guard system reduces cam lean by 25% by reducing side load on the cables during draw.  In conjunction with the Parallel Cam Design, cam lean is virtually eliminated.
  • Shield Grip
    • First of its kind in the industry, made of G10 material that repels water, odors or any other unwanted element.  It stays dry and comfortable in the hand no matter the conditions.
  • Available in Optifade TM Forest, Optifade TM Open Country , Realtree AP HD TM or Black
    • Superior patterns for superior concealment”

For a better understanding of what these specs and features actually mean for us hunters, check out the video below. I found it to be a really interesting and informative video. It certainly did a great job of piquing my interest in the Prime and I’ll be trying to get my hands on this bow ASAP!

For more information about the G5 Prime bows, visit their website here.