Bowtech General Compound Bow

Bowtech General Review

1 editor review + 5 user reviews
Bowtech General
Editor review:

The guys at Bowtech were looking to create a rig for the hunter that was fast, quiet, and smooth. They eventually came up with the General. This bow not only met the call, but did so with no vibration or noise. With an ATA of just over 31" and a brace height of 8 1/4", this bow is accurate, fast, and consistent. The Center Track Binary Cam system provides a smooth draw and an IBO of 315. This is about 15 fps slower than the average bow today, but in 2008, it was respectableThis rig is adjustable as well with a draw length range of 26" - 30" in 1/2" increments, and a draw weight range of 40# - 70#. The limbs are the primary determinate for the draw weight with the weight being adjustable to 10# below peak weight of the limbs. This rig was added to the 2008 lineup, but shortly into the year Bowtech voluntarily recalled the bow as it had received 255 work orders for defective limbs. Although they recalled all the bows and replaced the limbs, the damage had been done and they discontinued the bow. The shooter can still find them for sale online. The limb issues should have been corrected, making this a very good bow to have in your arsenal. The shooter would be advised to have the bow inspected by an authorized Bowtech dealer prior to purchasing the bow just to make sure it didn't slip through the cracks when the recall took place... read full review

User reviews:
  • On a short list of "my best bows ever". by Trent Herring from United States
  • Super quite and dead in hand by frank schill from pa

Bowtech General Specifications

1 version

Manufactured: 2008 (1 version)

Latest version: 2008 Bowtech General

Brace Height 8.25 "
Axle to Axle Length 31.188 "
Draw Length 26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight 40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed 300 fps - 315 fps
Weight 4.2 lbs
Let-Off 65% - 80%