AMS Bowfishing product lineup
John Dummer, Rinehart Sales Director
Rinehart Target testing on the range
Kelly Branch, Spyderweb Sales and Marketing
Genuinely interesting Dept.
AMS needs no introduction; if you have ever heard
about bowfishing you know them.
The most interesting (to crossbows enthusiast) news
is that they teamed up with TenPoint Crossbows
Technology and now TenPoint offers a bowfishing rig
specific for crossbows. AMS also offers a complete
line of gear for vertical bows including the
acclaimed Retriever Pro reel, arrows, points, floats
and complete kits including bow.
Rinehart is another company that needs no
introduction; their targets are widely known by
enthusiasts and pros alike. I had a quick chance to
test one of their 18-1 cube targets on the shooting
line with a Darton Lighthing crossbows (over 350
FPS) and it stopped the arrow with a broadhead
without a glitch
Consider that the target was just a few feet away so
it had to take LOTS of energy. For 2008 Rinehart
introduced some new shapes in their 3D setup such as
the Tom Turkey, Bowhunter Buck , Bowhunter Doe and
the (very fun) Mosquito.
Spyderweb targets are one of the products that you
have to see to believe. I was, at first, attracted
at first by the demo they were giving:
the arrow into the Spyderweb target and asked to
pull it with 1 finger … I grabbed wit full hand and
was prepared to pull heavily, I almost fell
backwards. I asked for another shot: yes you can
pull the arrow wit one finger. The secret is the
Spyvlar web facing (sort of synthetic mesh) that
brakes the arrow as it passes trough before entering
the target body positioned a few inches back.