PSE Stinger Compound Bow – Great Sport For Advanced Archers

By Moritz

Jul 13

Name: PSE Stinger Compound Bow pse stinger compound bow purple
Availability: Right hand – Left hand
Draw Weight: 40 – 50 LBS
Draw Length: 21″ – 30″
Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

The PSE Stinger Compound Bow Review – Why Is It So Great?

Whether you are just getting started or are already an advanced archer, buying your first compound bow is never easy.

I know that because I used to shoot only longbows and recurve bows but then decided to try a compound bow.

I tried the PSE Stinger Compound Bow and I never regretted my decision.

At first sight, the price might seem a bit high (there are cheaper compound bows out there), but what you get for this price is great!

The bow is ready to shoot and of very good quality!
All you need is some arrows and you are ready to go.

Like most compound bows you can adjust its draw weight and draw length easily by yourself to make it fit perfectly to your size and strength.
Please note that 40 LBS might be too much for a beginner! Only get the bow when you are confident that you can draw safely.

You also can choose between right-handed and left-handed and between 2 different colors.

Quick Summary Of The Facts

This is what you need to know about the PSE Stinger Compound Bow:

  • Right-handed or Left-handed
  • Draw weight: 40 LBS – 50 LBS
  • Arrow speed: 308 – 316 FPS (feet per second)
  • Let off: 75%
  • Mass weight: 3.5 LBS

What Does “Ready To Shoot” Really Mean?

I said above that this bow is ready to shoot.
Unfortunately, the picture on Amazon is a little bit misleading.

To spare you a surprise, I need to tell you what is included in the package:

  • Compound bow
  • Bowstring
  • Gemini Sight
  • Whisker Biscuit Rest

This means, that you need to buy at least some arrows to be able to shoot the bow.
Arrows are the minimum requirements!

If this is your first compound bow, I wouldn’t buy too much additional equipment right from the start.
You can still buy stabilizers, silencers, etc. when you are more accustomed to the bow.

My Opinion And Rating

pse stinger compound bow purple

PSE Stinger Compound Bow

The PSE Stinger Compound Bow is a fantastic bow.
It is light and very easy to handle. Its accuracy is superb on short and medium distances.
To hit targets on longer distances I would recommend buying a scope, but the bow itself is definitely able to hit the target on long distances, too.

Here are my cons:

  • With around $400 it is not the cheapest bow you can buy (quality has its price)
  • The picture advertises more than is included

As you can see the bow itself doesn’t have any real flaws in my opinion.

That’s why my pros outweigh the cons easily:

  • Very light
  • Shoots fast, smooth and reliable
  • Easy to adjust draw weight and draw length
  • Ready to shoot (don’t forget to buy arrows)
  • Fast arrow speed (up to 316 FPS)
  • Let off 75%

All in all, I give the PSE Stinger Compound Bow a rating of 9.5 out of 10 points.
You can’t do anything wrong when you get this compound bow.
It is reliable and even beginners won’t have a problem to hit their target after a few tries!

Get The PSE Stinger Compound Bow For The Best Price Here

Some Closing Words And Reminders

Please make sure to adjust the draw weight when you start shooting with the bow.
There is nothing worse than trying to draw a bow that is too difficult to draw.
This can ruin all the fun (and your back, too)!

If you don’t already have arrows, you’ll need to buy a few to get started with the PSE Stinger Compound Bow.

I personally have tried this bow and I gave you my honest opinion above.
It is fun to shoot and I am happy to have it in my bow arsenal.

I hope you will enjoy your time with this bow.
If you have any questions before you purchase the PSE Stinger Compound Bow, please let me know in the comments below.
Of if you bought it, please share your experience with it here, too.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Now it’s time to go back to the archery range!

Yours,

Moritz

About the Author

Hi, as a huge archery enthusiast I love sharing my knowledge about archery. Enjoy your stay and don't hesitate to leave a comment if you have a question.

Leave a Comment:

(10) comments

Chris July 15, 2015

Really interesting archery device you’ve covered here – you say it is entry level/beginner suitable?
It looks a little dangerous so I wanted to be sure before I looked into it further.
What is the cheapest place to get this sort of thing – will amazon provide this type of sporting equipment?

Reply
    Moritz July 15, 2015

    ​Hi Chris,
    the PSE Stinger Compound Bow is beginner suitable.
    The only thing difficult for a beginner can be the draw weight of this bow.
    The lowest draw weight is 50 LBS, which can be difficult to draw for people without experience.
    But if you are of a “normal” or stronger build, then you won’t have problems with this bow.

    You need to learn how to handle a bow, of course.
    Either with a trainer on a range, or by following the archery training on my site.

    I even recommend buying this bow on Amazon.
    Click on a link above in my article or follow this link here.

    Have fun with your new compound bow!

    Moritz

    Reply
Zeno81 July 17, 2015

That is a beautiful bow. I have a question, how much do the arrows cost, and better still, what type of arrowheads would you recommend?

I see that Amazon does sell several types of arrowheads, would you recommend any of them? You might think about adding that as another product so that a customer can walk away from the site with everything they need.

As a side note, I’m the guy that recommended you should start giving reviews on archery books, is there a book about making both arrows and arrowheads from scratch that you would recommend?

Reply
    Moritz July 18, 2015

    Hello again.

    You must have prophetic abilities! I already have an article about arrows and arrow heads in my pipeline and will publish it the coming week.

    Which arrow and arrow head you should choose depends on what you want to shoot at.
    There are arrow heads for target shooting and arrow heads for hunting/bow fishing.

    I will cover all this in my post this week.

    Crafting your own arrow heads can be very tricky, but I will look into it and either write about it myself, or check out the books that are available already and recommend one on my site.

    Thanks for your valuable feedback and ideas!

    Cheers

    Moritz

    Reply
The Fat Guy July 20, 2015

Hello Moritz,

Another great review of a bow, what is it made of I cannot find it on the page?

So the draw length is max 30″ – is that standard, I know it is 2.5 feet but I am a tall person with a 74″ wingspan is 30″ long enough or what would you recommend trying?

You are right about adjust the draw weight before you get into it to much, I was using a friends bow the other day and it had it way up and I was not ready for it and it gave me a little stinger in the neck to remind me to adjust the weight of it before giving it a go.

Thanks,

San

Reply
    Moritz July 21, 2015

    Hey San,

    welcome back to my website!

    Unfortunately, even the manufacturer of this bow doesn’t clarify which material was used to make the bow.
    But it is very light weight and most compound bows are made of either aluminum, magnesium alloy, carbon or aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum alloy.

    30″ would be absolutely perfect for you.
    The easiest way to determine the proper draw length is to devide your arm span by 2.5.
    The result in your case would be 29.6″, so the draw length of 30″ suits you very well.

    Yes, take it easy when you are starting shooting with a new bow.
    You have to get used to the usage of the muscles that are stressed when practicing archery first.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    Cheers

    Moritz

    Reply
Boyo September 25, 2015

It’s been many many years since I have shot a bow on the football field with our local archery club. I remember standing around rubbing bees wax onto our bow strings whilst comparing various bits of equipment. This compound bow would have been the bomb back then!
I took my old bow down from the attic the other week to show my son (it’s a standard recurve bow) and it’s definitely reignited my interest in the sport. Do you think that this bow would be suitable for a young adult?

Reply
    Moritz September 26, 2015

    Hello Boyo.

    I am very happy that you are getting back to archery again
    I wouldn’t want to miss it.

    The PSE Stinger has a minimum draw weight of 50 LBS.
    If your son is able to draw that weight, then this compound bow would be a fantastic choice for him.
    What draw weight does your recurve bow have? If it’s similar you can just let him try to draw your bow.
    If it’s too difficult you should choose another bow.
    Have a look at the Bear Apprentice III (it’s the last of the bows on that page). The huge advantage of that bow is, that you can adjust the draw weight between 20-60 LBS, so your son will never outgrow it.

    I absolutely love that compound bow, too.

    Moritz

    Reply
Dean July 21, 2016

Hey

I’m someone who doesn’t know much about bows or arrows or archery in general. What you’ve spoken about with this compound bow has piqued my interest in bows and the pros and cons of different bows. What are the advantages of a compound bow compared to a long bow? The compound bow looks similar to a crossbow. Are they the same thing? And what is the difference between this extra expensive PSE stinger compound bow compared to the cheaper ones? Is it more accurate? Does it last longer?

Reply
    Moritz July 21, 2016

    Hi Dean,

    compound bows are often stronger than longbows, and thanks to the many attachements you can equip them with, more accurate.
    Of course it still depends on the skill of the archer, but it does make a difference, whether you are aiming down a sight or are shooting instinctively.
    But more important than “what is better” is “what do you want to achieve?”.
    Are you into traditional aspects of archery? Then you should choose a longbow, or a recurve bow.
    Do you want high accuracy after a relatively short time? Then you should go with a recurve bow or compound bow.

    The PSE Stinger compound bow has a very high quality. It is strong, fast and very durable. Its let off makes it easier to draw the bow.
    It is just like with so many other things.
    You can buy something cheap, but that might break faster than something of a high quality.

    All the best

    Moritz

    Reply
Add Your Reply

Leave a Comment: