Darton TEMPEST e-3D Compound Bow

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Darton TEMPEST e-3D for sale

Brace Height: 6.5 "
Axle to Axle Length: 36 "
Draw Length: 25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight: 40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed: 320 - 325 fps
Weight: 3.9 lbs

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Darton TEMPEST e-3D Review

Taking a formula that already works so well and adapting it to help out a different market is a bold choice for any company, and it can either be a success or a flop depending on how it is handled. Thankfully for Darton, their new Tempest e-3D platform takes an already excellent bow and makes it even better for a wider range of archers.

Things to Consider Before Buying

The Darton Tempest e-T package is one of their newer bows that was designed to give archers a comfortable shooting experience in a familiar feeling target bow package. This package is a great option for many target archers, but Darton felt they were leaving some archers out of the picture with the bow’s polarizing design.

The new adaption of that bow is the Tempest e-3D which looks to take the winning formula to the next level for target archers. The e-3D is built on a slightly shorter 36-inch frame, which gives the bow the same great feeling of a target bow while getting rid of some of the difficulties associated with a larger bow.

The smaller frame also gives archers a much more powerful shooting platform to work with a higher power stroke for maximum performance. The 3D now shoots at speeds up to 325 fps, which is among the very highest for target bows and ensures that any who use it will be more than ready to dominate at the target range. The combination of a smaller frame and higher power make this bow great for a more diverse range of archers than the e-T so that everyone can experience the power and accuracy of a Darton bow.

Who Should Buy it?

The Tempest e-3D combines many worlds into one to give more archers a chance at the top of any target shooting score board. The easier-to-use frame and comfortable weight make the bow feel great in the hands and allows archers with smaller frames to feel more comfortable. This bow is ideal for the target archer who wants a reasonably sized bow with plenty of potential to be the best.

Who Shouldn’t Buy it?

Despite the smaller frame and more approachable design, this bow is still not for the light of heart. The high-power potential and complexity of a target bow means that beginners and young archers should look to other bows to learn on before approaching a serious bow like the e-3D.


  •  A smaller frame makes the Tempest e-3D easier to use for a wider variety of archers
  • High shooting speeds mean that this bow has the ability to stay more powerful over a longer distance than other bows
  • A weight of just 3.9 pounds makes this bow very light for its category


  • The pedigree of this bow makes it rather expensive 

Final thoughts 

Archers of all sizes can now rejoice with the Tempest e-3D offering a wholistic package that looks to give every target archer a chance at the bullseye.

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Specifications for the Darton bow: TEMPEST e-3D

Brace Height6.5 “
Axle to Axle Length36 “
Draw Length25 ” – 30 “
Draw Weight40 lbs – 70 lbs
IBO Speed320 – 325 fps
Weight3.9 lbs

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Darton Tempest E-3D Compound Bow Review
A Darton Tempest E-3D Compound Bow is not just a normal bow; it is more like a full-sized crossbow. This means that it will have a lot of added features, such as an adjustable release, a free float carbon arrow rest, and a quick-release swivel. This way you can be able to adjust the amount of draw weight that you use at any given time. It also means that you can choose between two different extensions that can either be completely detachable or can be a stand-alone extension, depending on your needs.

The Darton Tempest E-3D Compound Bow can be used in a wide variety of situations, since it is so versatile. It works well with bows as long as you can adjust the tension or “bulk” in the string, meaning that the string can be stretched or loosened up a bit. When properly adjusted, the strings give the dart a long lasting draw and a realistic feeling when shooting at targets. This is what makes the Tempest Extremely versatile as a bow, but what is also really nice about it is that it can be converted into a crossbow by simply adding a bottom end extension. That means that you can use the Darton Tempest E-3D Compound Bow with bows that are over nine feet long, giving you a much longer reach than a regular bow would normally allow.

Because the Darton Tempest E-3D Compound Bow has so many features, it is usually a good idea to buy your bow at least two years before you expect to need to use it. You can typically expect a five year warranty on the bow, and if you buy it online, you will receive it on the same day. The warranty covers the construction, the materials used, and the finish of the bow itself. If you need something extra durable for your compound bow, this should be your first stop.