Apollo Tactical USA Review

8.9 / 10 BowGrid's rating
Materials and Design9
Flexibility8.5
Performance8.5
Value for money9.5
User satisfaction9
Summary
The Apollo tactical is a high-quality USA-made bow which comes in a ready to shoot / ready to hunt package, with all the accessories you need to use it right out of the box. The bow is fast and accurate, made out of solid and durable materials. It's designed to be easily adjustable thus can be used by young archers as well as the more veteran shooters, even though you might need to get it sighted-in at a pro shop if you're a beginner. Overall the package offers a great amount of value for the money (it even includes a hard case to store your bow safely) and it's worth considering as a lifelong investment.
Pros
  • Fast and accurate
  • Made in USA
  • Solid and durable
  • Hard case included
  • Lots of high-quality accessories included
  • Cons
  • Might need to be sighted-in at a pro shop before use
  • Intro

    The Apollo Tactical USA compound bow is ready to shoot, right out of the box. This package comes with everything you need, with some of the accessories pre-installed. The bow is available in a left or right handed version. It also comes strung and fully assembled, which is a huge plus for beginners. Let’s take a closer look at the features of this top-selling compound bow package.

    Features summary

    Weight (lbs) 4
    AtA (inches) 30
    % Let-off 80
    Draw length (inches) 19-30
    Draw weight (lbs) 25-70
    Speed (FPS) 320
    Hands L&R

    Full Review

    Materials and Design

    The bow is made mostly out of CNC billet aluminum, so you know it’s durable and sturdy. The riser is made from a lightweight aluminum alloy and features a weighted dampening system to reduce vibration. The bow’s parallel split limb design will take out all the shock so you won’t feel a thing as you shoot. This model features an axle to axle length of thirty inches which is excellent. Bare, the bow weighs in at a little over 4lbs. The bow’s dual cam system makes shooting the bow a breeze, while the solid back wall offers a consistent, good reference point for better accuracy. The cable stop, which also works to reduce vibration, and cable guide, are made out of carbon fiber, so they’re very sturdy but lightweight. The cable guide works to prevent the cables from blocking each other as you take a shot.

    Flexibility

    The draw weight ranges from 25 to 70lbs, and the draw length from 19″ to 30″, which means the bow can be adjusted to work for young teens and adults. The hex key tool is used to adjust the draw weight and length, which is pretty simple to do. The peep sight and D-loop must be adjusted to the specific shooter in order to get consistent and ideal results while shooting. The mechanical release aid clips onto the D-loop on the string. While you can try finger shooting the bow, it’s not really recommended for compound bows because your finger can end up torquing the string, affecting the arrow’s flight. Every compound bow must be adjusted to the owner, so never trust pre-installed D-loops and peep sights.

    Performance

    At speed of 320FPS IBO, the Apollo Tactical is a fast bow. The peep sight works as a rear sight and must be lined up with the forward sight for accurate aim. However, if you want to get the groupings tighter at fifty yards and beyond, you’ll need to upgrade to smaller pins for the drop and sight. The bow features a total of six vibration dampeners in addition to string silencers and the string stop for a consistent and reliable performance: the stabilizer with dampening works to reduce vibration while shooting; the bow’s string comes waxed with two string dampeners installed, along with a peep sight and D-loop. The D-loop works as a release aid, pulling back the string.  Two additional dampeners can be found in the bow’s limbs and work to reduce any additional vibration

    Hunting Features

    This bow is unbelievably quiet. With all of the included dampeners included, it’s virtually silent as you draw and release, which is great to avoid scaring your prey away. Also, because of the included five pin fiber optic sight with UV light, this bow can be used in poor lighting or low lighting situations, making the bow a good choice for hunting.

    The Package

    Along with the bow comes a good quality full capture arrow rest that feels very sturdy.

    The hard bow flight case is a nice extra that makes it easy to safely transport the Apollo, and it’s one of the only double-walled cases sold in a compound bow package at the moment. Using the case will not only allow you to safely transport your bow, but it also works to lock out moisture, which can cause warping.

    The included detachable quiver will remain safely out of your way while shooting and can hold up to six arrows.

    This package also comes with a bow stand which will come in handy. So instead of leaning the bow against something or putting it on a table, you can simply secure it in its stand.

    The wrist sling will also come in handy and it attaches the bow to your wrist, allowing you to hold it in a relaxed grip. The proper shooting form is important for accuracy. After releasing the arrow, most people tend to tighten their grip in order to avoid dropping the bow. But when this is done the muscles in the wrist and hand can end up torquing the  entire bow which will affect the arrow’s flight. Using the wrist sling will allow you to loosen your grip after a shot, working to prevent torquing the bow or dropping it.

    The included wax can be used for the cables and string. Waxing both of these areas regularly is crucial because it prevents unnecessary wear, so you won’t have to switch them out sooner.

    Aside from the accessories we’ve gone over, you’ll also get a spare waxed string, D-loop, and an extra latch case.

    The bow comes with a one year warranty on all accessories, and a lifetime warranty on the main riser.

    Pros and Cons

    Pros

    • checkSolid and durable bow made of quality materials
    • checkFast and accurate
    • checkVery quiet and noise-free which is great for hunting
    • checkFlexible and easy to adjust
    • checkLots of high quality accessories included
    • checkHard case included

    Cons

    • Might need to be sighted-in at a pro shop before use if you’re a beginner

    Apollo Tactical USA Review: Conclusion and Rating

    Apollo Tactical USA Compound Bow Package is all-inclusive and the bow is robust and easy to adjust, making it a great choice for young archers and adult beginners who can grow with this bow for many years to come. The included free accessories are of better quality than we expected, so you won’t have to run out right away for upgrades. The value that you get with this package is totally worth the price. However it’s only available for purchase directly from the manufacturers. The Diamond Edge Pro is an affordable alternative option that’s also designed for beginners of all ages. It also offers a bit more shooting flexibility, and it’s also available for both right and left-hand shooters.

    8.9 / 10 BowGrid's rating
    Materials and Design9
    Flexibility8.5
    Performance8.5
    Value for money9.5
    User satisfaction9
    Summary
    The Apollo tactical is a high-quality USA-made bow which comes in a ready to shoot / ready to hunt package, with all the accessories you need to use it right out of the box. The bow is fast and accurate, made out of solid and durable materials. It's designed to be easily adjustable thus can be used by young archers as well as the more veteran shooters, even though you might need to get it sighted-in at a pro shop if you're a beginner. Overall the package offers a great amount of value for the money (it even includes a hard case to store your bow safely) and it's worth considering as a lifelong investment.
    Pros
  • Fast and accurate
  • Made in USA
  • Solid and durable
  • Hard case included
  • Lots of high-quality accessories included
  • Cons
  • Might need to be sighted-in at a pro shop before use
  • How does it compare?

    Here’s the Apollo tactical rating compared to a good entry-level alternative, the Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro.

    Click on the compound bow names to read the full review. If you’re on a mobile, flip the screen the see the scores side-by-side.

    Compound bow comparison chart
    9.2 BowGrid's rating
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    Materials and Design
    9
    Flexibility
    10
    Performance
    9
    Value for money
    9
    User satisfaction
    9
    8.9 BowGrid's rating
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    Materials and Design
    9
    Flexibility
    8.5
    Performance
    8.5
    Value for money
    9.5
    User satisfaction
    9

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