Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow

Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow Review

Summary

The Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow is intended for Bow Hunters seeking to take their game to the next level. This bow is one of the lightest available, weighing in at only 3.2 pounds and generating little hand shock or noise when the string is let go.

Second, while the Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow has just a few color choices, it is available in camo and black, both of which appeal to hunters for various reasons. The carbon grip will make this bow a pleasure to shoot in any weather condition. Gone are the days when you might have a lower-temperature bow than your venison in the freezer if you use this carbon riser.

Intro

What are your criteria for a bow? Do you prefer to shoot quickly, comfortably, with a light bow, or maybe with a slick futuristic shooting machine?

No matter what you want, one of the greatest bow makers is almost certainly making a perfect bow for you. The Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow is a compact, lightweight, and nice-shooting bow that might be of interest to you if you’re a Bow Hunter searching for a small, light, and accurate shooting weapon. Thanks to its light 3.2-pound weight and a 31.5″ axle-to-axle measurement, it fits in all of the little places Bow Hunters encounter.

The Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow is a light, smooth, high-quality bow worth examining further.

Ratings, Pros and Cons

What We Like
  • Carbon riser
  • Slaved twin cams
  • Quiet shot
What We Don’t Like
  • Generic styling
  • Short ATA may be difficult for new shooters

 

Features / Specifications

IBO Speed Rating (fps):330
Bow Weight (lbs)3.2
Brace Height (inches):6.75
Axle-To-Axle (inches):31.5
Draw Length Range:26″-30.5″
Let-Off:80%
Draw Weight Range:50,60,70 lbs
Riser Construction Material:Carbon
Limb Construction Material:Composite
Price Range:Mid/High
Handedness Availability:Both Left and Right Hand
Warranty:Non transferable lifetime

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In-Depth Review

Riser

The Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow is one of a few bows on the market where the riser stands out as a major feature, and it’s one of our favorites. Diamond built and installed a carbon riser on the Deploy that offers several advantageous features for shooters.

Carbon is lighter than aluminum and, as a result, doesn’t compromise strength. This bow has a featherweight of 3.2 thanks to the carbon used in its construction. A carbon riser for a bow may be quite beneficial if you hike or hunt in the backcountry. Another group that might see significant benefits from a light bow is individuals who don’t have excellent upper body strength. Keeping a 3.2-pound bow steady is considerably simpler than a 4.2-pound bow. 

Another advantage of carbon that many people will appreciate is that it doesn’t retain as much cold as aluminum. If you’re sitting in a chilly tree stand during the winter months, it’s not just your body that gets cold; your bow will also be cold. Unlike an aluminum riser, a carbon riser is less likely to become as chilly.

This will enables hunters to hold their bow with greater comfort, fidget less, and pay more attention to the environment than if they had cold hands.

Grip

The Diamond Deploy SB Compound Bow’s slim grip is built right into the riser. The design allows the bow to be treated the same for each shot, which is a significant advantage in improving precision. The small form makes the bow pleasant to shoot for a wide range of people.

Cam System

The carbon riser is a feature that no other bow can match, and the Binary Cams are also an excellent component. The Binary Cams were designed by BowTech (Diamond’s parent firm), and they are commonly seen on their flagship bows.

These twin cams have a fairly smooth draw, but they’re aggressive enough to produce the quick 330 fps arrow speed. Finding a good balance between speed and power is never simple, but the Binary Cams aims to achieve just that.

In addition to the bow’s performance, these cams assist with tuning and maintenance. These cams are meant to be linked to the others by Bowtech. Twin cam bows tend to go out of tune, which is extremely harmful to accuracy. However, by synchronizing the cams, this bow will assist shooters in achieving a more consistent and accurate shot.

The cams can also be adjusted without the use of a bow press, allowing weekend archers to customize their bows as they see fit.

Draw Length and Draw Weight Adjustment

The Diamond Deploy SB is available in three weight options: 50, 60, and 70 pounds. Those numbers represent the maximum draw weight of the bow, and each bow has a 10-pound weight range, which is similar to other bows. If you know the average draw weight you want, you may simply adjust the bow within its range by a few turns of the limb bolts. The ability to choose the perfect feel in a matter of minutes will be accessible via this feature. To alter the draw length, undo a few hex screws to change the position of cam modules. You’re good to go if you reposition the modules based on the bow’s owner’s handbook as directed. Furthermore, this bow has a rear wall stop that must be adjusted to ensure the bow is performing at its maximum potential.

Add all of these features together, and anyone unfamiliar with archery can quickly alter the draw length to suit their physique in a matter of minutes.

Limbs

This bow’s fiberglass composite limbs are a one-piece design that can withstand the forces they encounter and last for years.

Styling

While the bow’s performance is impressive, its design is rather typical. Only two color options are available: Mossy Oak Break-up Country and Black Ops. These two color options are ideal for Bow Hunters, but they’re popular across bows today. The riser cutout shape is also rather conventional, and it does not stand out in any way. This bow may not be the greatest option if you’re hoping to stand out at the next 3-D shoot.

Shooting

The Diamond Deploy SB is a shooter from the word goes in the shooting department. According to most folks who get their hands on one, the bow strikes a nice balance between speed and comfort.

The Deploy SB doesn’t generate the hand shock and noise you’d expect for being a light bow. The characteristics described above make the bow accurate and perfect for hunting.

 

How does it compare?

Deploy vs. Bear Escape

The Bear Escape is another option to consider. This is one of Bear’s best bows, and it has some great performance.

The H15 cam system, brace height of 6 inches, and a maximum draw weight of 70 pounds allows for IBO speeds of stunning 350 fps. In a hunting scenario, this kind of arrow velocity can come in handy in closing the gap prior to the animal having a chance to flee.

Flat shooting bows like the Escape are also great for hunters since they have a flatter trajectory. A flat shooting bow allows for some misfires when ranging a target since the arrow won’t have much time to fall.

The Escape is a great option if you’re searching for one of the most rapid bows available.

Deploy vs. PSE Brute Force

If you’re seeking a bow with comparable features but aren’t keen on the carbon riser, the PSE Brute Force is worth considering.

This bow has a speed of 332 fps and appears to have found the perfect balance between speed and comfort. PSE used the Brute Force with their Bow Madness cams, which they provide to all of their flagship bows.

The Brute Force’s flexible cable system is one of its most distinguishing characteristics. The cable system flexes, causing no lateral torque on the cams when the bow is drawn, which enhances accuracy.

It might take your game to the next level if you’re a top-level shooter.

Deploy vs. Bear Authority

Finally, if you don’t want to go fast with your arrows, the Bear Authority may be of interest.

The Bear EZ3 cams are installed in this bow. The EZ3 cams were created with maximum comfort in mind, and they nailed it. The Authority is one of those bows that you can shoot a lot and feel like you’ve spent an hour at the gym.

The Authority also allows for greater draw length adjustment. This feature may appeal to shooters who are new, developing, or shooting a shorter draw.

 

Compound Comparison Tables

All the bows we test (and some haven’t yet) are added to our compound bow comparison chart. They offer a brief view of what’s available on the market and something that meets your needs. As part of our article on the top compounds, we’ve also a comprehensive, in-depth guide that will walk you through what all characteristics and specifications mean. 

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