PSE Bow Madness 32 Review – Unleashing the Beast

by | Feb 11, 2020

You’ve learned how to shoot, and you’ve gotten comfortable using a compound bow. Now you want to upgrade from an entry-level compound bow. You don’t want to drop thousands of dollars on equipment, but you don’t want a piece of junk either. Fortunately, there is a very happy medium: The PSE Bow Madness Unleashed RTS Compound Bow. 

PSE Bow Madness Unleashed 32 Review

This particular bow is made by the company PSE Archery (Precision Shooting Equipment). The Madness Unleashed is mad in name only. It was designed to be a high-quality bow for a very reasonable price. Whether you want to use this bow for hunting or target shooting, this bow handles both excellently.

 

PSE Compound Bow 

PSE ARCHERY Bow Madness Unleashed Compound Bow-Hunting-Set-Arrow - Right Hand - TrueTimber Strata - 29-70
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PSE ARCHERY Bow Madness Unleashed Compound Bow-Hunting-Set-Arrow - Right Hand - TrueTimber Strata - 29-70
  • PSE COMPOUND BOW SPECIFICATIONS - Brace Height: 6” Axle-to-Axle: 32 ³⁄₈” ATA/IBO Speed: 340-332 Fps. Let-off: 85%. Mass Weight: 3.9 Lbs. Draw Length Range: 25”- 30½” Draw Weights (lbs.):...
  • A GREAT HUNTING BOW - PSE and Drury Outdoors present the pure whitetail hunting bow. Bow Madness Unleashed is fast enough, and tough enough to hunt anything in North America and beyond.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOUND BOW - Great comfort and control without sacrificing speed. Built on a stiffer and stronger angled riser, this high-speed hunting machine utilizes PSE's incredibly smooth...
  • POWERFUL & SMOOTH - Ultra-smooth draw cycle features a super-solid back wall that is easy to hold thanks to an 85% let-off. LiveWire bowstrings provide a ultra-long life with nearly zero stretch and...
  • PSE BOW READY-TO-SHOOT PACKAGE - Includes; AMP Micro sight, Phantom Drop-Away Arrow Rest, 8" Spire stabilizer, Raven quiver, Red aluminum peep sight, Nock loop, Neoprene sling.

 

Overview and Accessories

At 32 inches from axle to axle (hence the name), The PSE Bow Madness 32 unleashed  is designed primarily for adults. Although some teens can probably handle it as well. For a full-size bow, it is actually fairly light at only 3.9 lbs (becomes slightly heavier with accessories.) Having a lightweight bow is always beneficial when you’re trying to aim your shot.

Another factor that contributes to the ease of shooting this compound bow is the type of limbs. The PSE Madness Unleashed 32, unlike other bows such as the BEAR Cruzer G2, uses compression limbs. These are limbs that are put under pressure when position, which increases tension on the strings, making your shots faster, quieter, and more accurate.

 

Draw Length

Speaking of shooting, this bow has a drawback range of 25-30.5 inches.  This can be adjusted using the single cam system at the bottom of the bow. This single-cam actually separates this bow apart from other PSE bows, which usually have a double cam system.

If you don’t know how to adjust your draw length, don’t worry. Most local sports stores can adjust it for you, or you can specify the desired draw length when you order the PSE Madness Unleashed.

 

String and Other Components

The string on the Madness Unleashed 32  is made of high-quality materials and is designed to be as quiet as possible. Also, there are lines located on the riser to tell you where to put the arrow, as well as speed beads to improve the string’s acceleration.

 

PSE Bows: The Leader In Draw Power and Speed

Now we come to one of the most important topics: draw power. The PSE Madness Unleashed has a draw power of 70 lbs. This is one of the higher draw weights available and is definitely geared towards adults. If you have a kid who can draw this bow, you probably have the next Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson living in your house.

All of the combining features on the PSE Madness Unleashed 32  provide a shot velocity rating of around 340 fps (feet per second). In the archery world, this is considered a very high velocity. At these speeds, the PSE Madness Unleashed is ideal for hunting larger game.

The surprising thing about the PSE Madness Unleashed is that for such a high-powered bow, it is very comfortable to shoot. Part of what makes this bow relatively easy to fire is the technological wizardry that sets apart compound bows from longbows and recurve bows: let-off.

Basically, when you fully draw a compound bow, there is a reduction in the weight you have to hold to keep it at full draw.

The creators of the Madness Unleashed 32 designed it with an 80% let-off. This means that at full draw, you’re only having to deal with 80% of the draw weight. (At 70 lbs this equals a let-off weight of 10.5 lbs) Such a high let-off makes this bow ridiculously easy to handle at full draw, virtually guaranteeing your shot will be accurate.

 

Included Accessories

To top it all off, the PSE Bow Madness Unleashed 32 comes in a “Ready to Shoot” (RTS) package that includes quite a few accessories. These accessories include a whisker biscuit rest, Flexxtech 3 stabilizer, a PSE Shadow Quiver, as well as a PSE neoprene sling, peep sight and a nock loop.

 

Pros and Cons

What we really like

Compression limb technology

Smooth draw cycle with cam system

Peak of 340 FPS

80% Let-off

Adjustable Draw Length

Premium Quality String

RTS Package with several accessories

What we don't like

✗ Limited adjustability

✗ Weight over 4 lbs. with accessories

 

 

Madness Unleashed User Feedback

Across the board, users loved the quality and durability of the Madness Unleashed 32.  The RTS package was extremely appealing to buyers as well because they didn’t have to spend extra money on accessories. When the buyers used the Madness Unleashed 32 out in the field, they were completely thrilled with the speed and stealth that it provided.

Not only did users love the speed of the PSE Madness, but they also loved the ease of firing and the draw weight let-off. Also, users reported the quality of customer service from PSE was excellent. When you purchase the Madness Unleased 32, you can message PSE and have them adjust the draw length for you.

 

What Other Options Are Out There?

If for some reason, you decide that the Madness Unleashed 32 RTS is not the right bow for you, don’t worry. There are some alternatives to this bow that may provide different options that you’re looking for.

 

BEAR Archery Cruzer G2 Compound Bow 

The Cruzer G2 is a slightly lower priced compound bow from Bear Archery. This bow is also an RTS package and comes with similar accessories as the Madness Unleashed 32. The main advantage that the Cruzer G2 has over the Madness Unleashed 32 is the adjustability.

The BEAR Archery Cruzer G2  has an adjustable draw length range of 12-30 inches and an adjustable draw power of 5-70 lbs (let-off: 70%). Now, this adjustability does have some drawbacks. The Cruzer G2 has a max speed of only 315 FPS, which of course decreases as you adjust the draw weight down.

If you’re looking for a bow that offers more adjustability and similar accessories, and maybe don’t need as much FPS, then you should definitely consider the BEAR Archery Cruzer G2.

Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH Compound Bow - TrueTimber Kanati - Left Hand
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  • Maximum-versatility bow is engineered for all ages and skill levels
  • Ready to hunt bow comes equipped with six Trophy Ridge accessories. Brace height: 6.05 inch
  • Adjustable from 12” to 30” draw length range and from 5 to 70 lbs. peak draw weight
  • All adjustments are made using an Allen wrench with no need for a bow press
  • Weighs only 3 lbs. and shoots up to 315 feet per second

 

PSE 2018 Ferocity RTS Compound Bow 

The 2018 Ferocity is another PSE bow that comes as an RTS package. Stats-wise and price-wise the Ferocity is very similar to the Madness Unleashed 32. They both have around a 25-30 inch draw length and a 60-70 lbs draw weight and 80% let-off.

The only real difference between the two is that the PSE 2018 Ferocity RTS  is slightly smaller at 30 inches from axle to axle, and has a slightly lower max speed of 328 FPS. Another slight difference is the Ferocity comes with slightly different accessories including an Amp Sight, an FX4 stabilizer, and a Raven quiver.

If you’re looking for something similar to the Madness Unleashed 32, but want something slightly smaller, then you should check out the PSE 2018 Ferocity RTS.

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  • Package width: 36.195 cm
  • Package height: 98.425 cm
  • Product Type: SPORTING GOODS

 

Diamond Archery 2016 Edge SB-1 Compound Bow 

The cheapest option out of all three bows, the Edge SB-1 is similar to the Cruzer G2 in many respects. It has similar adjustability ranges. You can adjust the draw weight from 5-70 lbs., and it has a draw length range of 15-30 inches. The slight edge that the Diamond Archery Edge SB-1  has over the Cruzer G2 is that it has an 80% let-off, like the Madness Unleashed and the 2018 Ferocity.

If you want a bang-for-your-buck compound that gives you accessories and adjustability, then the Diamond Archery 2016 Edge SB-1 may be the bow for you.

Diamond Archery Edge SB-1 70lb Force Bow, Right Hand, Break-Up Country
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  • Rotating modules: you will never have to wait for replacement Cams or modules ever again
  • With a simple turn of the limb bolt, easily adjust from maximum to minimum poundage, or anywhere in between
  • The most accurate and sought after Cam system on the market today
  • Draw length 15-30"; mass weight 3.6 lbs
  • Axle to axle 31"

 

How To Adjust The Draw Length On A PSE Compound Bow?

The PSE Bow Madness will need a few minor adjustments before you put it to use. One of the most common adjustments needed is changing the draw length (it varies depending on your wingspan).

 

Madness Unleashed 32 RTS Rating and Conclusion

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Overall, we give the Madness Unleashed 32 five stars out of five. It has amazing build quality, comes loaded with accessories, and provides major league speed for major league hunting. If you’re looking for a high-quality full-size bow at mid-range prices, then you’d be mad to not at least consider the PSE Madness Unleashed 32 Compound Bow. 

 

PSE Bow Madness Unleashed RTS 

PSE ARCHERY Bow Madness Unleashed Compound Bow-Hunting-Set-Arrow - Right Hand - TrueTimber Strata - 29-70
16 Reviews
PSE ARCHERY Bow Madness Unleashed Compound Bow-Hunting-Set-Arrow - Right Hand - TrueTimber Strata - 29-70
  • PSE COMPOUND BOW SPECIFICATIONS - Brace Height: 6” Axle-to-Axle: 32 ³⁄₈” ATA/IBO Speed: 340-332 Fps. Let-off: 85%. Mass Weight: 3.9 Lbs. Draw Length Range: 25”- 30½” Draw Weights (lbs.):...
  • A GREAT HUNTING BOW - PSE and Drury Outdoors present the pure whitetail hunting bow. Bow Madness Unleashed is fast enough, and tough enough to hunt anything in North America and beyond.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOUND BOW - Great comfort and control without sacrificing speed. Built on a stiffer and stronger angled riser, this high-speed hunting machine utilizes PSE's incredibly smooth...
  • POWERFUL & SMOOTH - Ultra-smooth draw cycle features a super-solid back wall that is easy to hold thanks to an 85% let-off. LiveWire bowstrings provide a ultra-long life with nearly zero stretch and...
  • PSE BOW READY-TO-SHOOT PACKAGE - Includes; AMP Micro sight, Phantom Drop-Away Arrow Rest, 8" Spire stabilizer, Raven quiver, Red aluminum peep sight, Nock loop, Neoprene sling.

  Last update on 2020-11-25 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

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