G5 Prime Defy Compound Bow

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G5 Prime Defy Compound Bow

Brace Height: 7.25 "
Axle to Axle Length: 31 "
Draw Length: 26 " - 30 "

Draw Weight: 40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed: 330 fps
Weight: 4.1 lbs

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Prime Defy reviews

The G5 Prime Defy compound bow defies all odds with its compact axle to axle of 31 inches and a moderately fast peak IBO speed of 330 feet per second.

It’s a great bow for beginners, for hunting, and for shooting at the range, with its forgiving brace height and impressive draw in the back wall.

Things to Consider Before Buying

Maneuverability is at a premium with the Defy. You also get a draw length of 26 to 30 inches and peak draw weights of 50, 60, and 70 pounds.

The Defy was released in 2013. During the time of its release, it was one of the flagship bows in the industry.

It comes with a very generous RTH package, which includes string silencers, a cable guard, a string stop, an arrow rest, limb dampeners, and a stabilizer mount.

It faces stiff competition from the G5 Prime Shift from the same brand. But the G5 Prime Defy stands out with a more forgiving brace height of 7.25 inches and an adjustable let-off.

Who Should Buy It?

Serious tree stand bow hunters. Its forgiveness, maneuverability, and shootability make it the perfect choice for this type of archer.

Who Shouldn’t Buy It?

Archers who want more stability and balance for aiming and shooting past 70 yards.


  • Available with one of the strongest risers in the industry
  • Very forgiving brace height for a compact design
  • Highly maneuverable 31-inch axle to axle
  • Parallel cam technology eliminates cam lean


  • May be a little bit heavy for its compact design
  • Cam specific draw length may prove challenging to adjust

Final Thoughts

The Defy is a compact, highly maneuverable bow that is very forgiving and holds strong at full draw. Unfortunately, its draw length is cam specific.

G5 Prime Defy compound bow is a hunting bow, it is that plain and simple. That’s not to say that it will not perform at the range. 

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Specifications for the G5 bow: Prime Defy

Brace Height7.25 “
Axle to Axle Length31 “
Draw Length26 ” – 30 “
Draw Weight40 lbs – 70 lbs
IBO Speed330 fps
Weight4.1 lbs
Let-Off65% – 75%

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