Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow Specs
Diamond calls the Deploy SB one of the most technologically-advanced bows they've ever created. With some pretty fancy specifications, that holds up (and you click here > for our Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow review).
Here are the Diamond Deploy SB specs, along with some commentary about the bow's features:
Draw Length: 26 inches to 30.5 inches
That's right about what we'd expect to see—with a couple of exceptions, that means the bow is designed for men and women between 5-foot-4-inches in height and 6-foot-4-inches in height. If you're shorter or taller, this may not be the bow for you.
IBO Speed: 330 FPS
That's pretty darn fast, and most certainly in the upper range of what a compound bow can deliver. Most mid-range bows shoot somewhere between 250 and 300 FPS, and to get faster that 330 FPS, you need to find a super-duper high-end bow, or pick up a crossbow.
Mass Weight: 3.2 pounds
Definitely on the lower side. Many of Diamonds other models are 3.6 pounds and up, so this is on the light side for Diamond. It's also impressive when you consider that the bow can deliver arrows at 330 FPS—very often, to make a bow lighter, you need to sacrifice some FPS (the Diamond Knockout is also 3.2 pounds, but it delivers arrows at 302 FPS), so it's impressive that such a light bow can provide such speed.
Axle-to-Axle Length: 31.5 inches
This is one of the more "debated" features of this bow—some bowhunters like their bows squat, so that they're easier to carry through the brush, but the problem with squatter bows is they lack the stability of longer bows, so you lose some aiming capability. This is definitely on the squatter side of things.
As a general rule of thumb, if you hunt quarry at closer ranges, a shorter bow may be fine, but if you hunt at longer ranges (more than, say, 40 yards, which is not uncommon in the Western states), a longer axle-to-axle length is sometimes preferred. 31.5 inches is actually very decent for a hunting bow, and can provide a measure of stability when you're aiming.
Brace Height: 6.75 inches
As a general rule of thumb, a bow with a shorter brace height will shoot arrows with more speed than a bow with a longer brace height—but the cost is some of your aiming capability, as bows with longer brace heights can be more "forgiving." 6.75 is in that zone where you get both speed and forgiveness (with a little more focus on speed).
Draw Weight: Manufactured in 50, 60 and 70 pounds
Unless our records are wrong, the Deploy used to be made in a 40-pound option, but that's not the case anymore—it's not manufactured in 50, 60, and 70-pound options. Some adjustability is possible (as we discuss in our review post).
Very good. There are high-end bows with better let-offs, but they're not common. 80% is very decent.
So how does all this add up? Well, we're big fans of Diamonds, and we're happy to recommend them. We like this bow a lot—in almost every feature, it's the highest-performing bow that Diamond offers—and if you want to read more, you can check out our review (the link is at the top of this page).
Good luck, have fun, and happy archery!