Bowtech Admiral Review
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Editors' reviewThe Bowtech Admiral is the flagship bow of the 2009 Bowtech line. This bow is extremely quiet with virtually no vibration and hand shock. Being a very compact and adjustable bow with a solid back wall, the Admiral is known for great shootability characteristics and is the ideal choice for tree stand and ground blind shooting.
Center Pivot technology / RiserThe new Center Pivot technology has been developed by the Bowtech design team to make this bow stronger and to almost completely eliminate horizontal torque, vibration, and hand shock. A single-piece riser is made up of forged aluminum and then machined into shape. The numerous cutouts and sloping edges allow for reducing the mass weight while keeping the strength of the forging process.
Quietness and vibrationMany archers claim this is a very quiet and stable bow due to the new Center Pivot technology described above. Based on the feedback we obtained from professional shooters, there is no doubt, that when it comes to quietness, low vibration, and the lack of hand shock, this bow is one of the best.
Eccentric systemThe Bowtech Admiral is an easily adjustable and accurate bow due to Bowtech's proprietary CenterTrac Binary Cam system. This system is precise, delivers a straight line, and has a rotating module. The latter allows for easy draw length adjustment without using extra cams or modules. No bow press is required to adjust the draw length from 24 to 30 inches in half inch increments. In addition, this bow has a very solid back wall due to the adjustable draw stop that can be customized to the required draw length.
Draw cycle and shootabilitySome shooters believe that the draw cycle is a bit rougher than expected. More specifically, they say it feels approximately 10 lbs heavier than it really is. Archers who share this opinion say that the draw cycle could be smoother for what is expected out of its lower speed. While this might not be a problem for everyone, it is always a good idea to try it for yourself and see how you feel. Even though some hunters believe the Admiral has a rougher than expected draw cycle, they do admit, however, that once you reach the full draw and pull the trigger it feels great. As many Bowtech bows, this one is extremely quiet and vibration free.
Similar bows with a smoother draw cycle
If you tried the Admiral and did not like the draw cycle you may want to have a look at the Hoyt Alphamax 32. Many shooters believe the Alphamax 32 has a smoother draw cycle. However, such people say that while the Alphamax 32 feels a bit faster and smoother, the Admiral is quieter, has less shock and vibration, and requires less effort to hold at full draw. So, go ahead, shoot them both and see what works best for you.
|Bow||Bowtech Admiral||Hoyt Alphamax 32|
|Version||2010 FLX||2010 (XTR Cam)|
|Brace Height||7.5 "||7 "|
|AtA Length||31.063 "||32 "|
|Draw Length||24 " - 30 "||26 " - 30 "|
|Draw Weight||40 lbs - 70 lbs||40 lbs - 80 lbs|
|IBO Speed||317 fps - 325 fps||321 fps|
|Weight||3.9 lbs||3.9 lbs|
|Let-Off||65% - 80%||75%|
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