Bowtech Commander Compound Bow

Bowtech Commander Review

1 editor review + 2 user reviews
Bowtech Commander
Editor review:

The Bowtech Commander was initially released in 2007 and was the first bow to use the center-pivot technology. This new design reduced cam tilt and almost eliminated hand shock completely. The new design also improved accuracy at any shooting distance, at any draw length the bow is set at. Most archers that have shot this rig swear by it, commenting on the speed, accuracy, and silence when shooting. With an axle-to-axle of 37.5," this bow fits any archery situation whether 3D, target, tree stand, or ground blind, but many archers prefer to stick with using the rig for 3D. Along with the long axle-to-axle, the bow weighs in at 4.5 pound making it heavier than most bows. The heavier weight is good in the fact that it helps create a more solid shot, but is also not-so-good because it gets very heavy by the time the shooter finishes the 3D course or finally makes it to the stand. The bow was discontinued at the beginning of the 2009 model season, so if the archer is interested in this bow, they will have to find a used bow. There is the occasional new-in-box bow that turns up, but they are rare. The used bows can be found for as little as $200, making it an awesome deal for someone on a budget. The purchaser should be cautioned though, that when considering to buy a Commander, there was an issue with the cam bearings in the 2008 models. The new "needle bearing" did not have a race and the bearing rode directly on the axle. This cause excessive wear on the axle causing the bearings to fail. With that in mind, the 2007 and 2008 models are very good shooting bows... read full review

User reviews:
  • Would recommend this bow for anyone with long draw lenghts by Mike Disanto from Pa
  • Fast, Quiet, Smooth Draw, Durable, Little to NO hand shock by A. Rohleder from Denver, CO

Bowtech Commander Specifications

2 versions

Manufactured: 2007 - 2008 (2 versions, specs changed)

Latest version: 2008 Bowtech Commander

Brace Height 8 "
Axle to Axle Length 37.5 "
Draw Length 26.5 " - 31.5 "
Draw Weight 40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed 310 fps - 318 fps
Weight 4.3 lbs
Let-Off 65% - 80%
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