The Bowtech Guardian is considered to be one of the best "fast and quiet" bows on the market. With IBO speeds reaching 328 fps, the Guardian has great shootablity characteristics and is known for its lack of noise and vibration. Equipped with new and improved technologies, this bow is a very good choice for average shooters.
One of the new technologies is the CenterTrac Binary Cam system that was designed to eliminate cam lean. This is achieved through attaching both harnesses in such a way that they are placed on both sides of the string groove. In addition to eliminating cam lean, this system also reduces torque through balancing the limbs. All in all, it all boils down to increased efficiency, better shootablity, and greater consistency. The draw length can be adjusted from 25" to 30.5" through a set of cam modules.
The draw cycle is very consistent and smooth as noticed by many experts and archers. One could expect a harsher draw cycle for the speed the Guardian generates, but admittedly it's not the case. With a smooth draw throughout the cycle and a very solid back wall, this bow draws and holds very well and delivers excellent overall shootability.
When it comes to shootability, the innovative Center Pivot technology makes this bow stand out from the crowd. As with conventional bows the limbs are attached to the riser at two places. What makes this bow different, though, is another (third) attachment place - the center pivot point. Such design changes the way the limbs bend - some experts like to say that when bent the limbs look like a rainbow, with an arc around the center pivot point. What it all boils down to is that not only this bow is forgiving and fast at the same time but it also is very quiet and has very low recoil.
Interestingly, when this bow was first released a number of comments were generated about its look. Having a deflexed riser this bow does look different. That is why some hunters were saying the Guardian looked 'unusual' due to its center pivot design. Even though such archers were not satisfied with its look, they appreciated the innovative design making this bow 'dead in your hand'. Despite some negative comments, many people really liked the new look (not to mention its shootability characteristics).
Quietness and vibration
As many Bowtech bows, this one is designed to be quiet and vibration free. A number of Bowtech Guardian tests conducted by archery experts confirm that most shooters are completely blown away with its zero silence and lack of recoil. Archers agree that little to no jump is noticed on releasing the string. They also say that using the standard string silencing system (as opposed to adding extra silencing components) is more than enough to enjoy shooting this bow.
It is worth mentioning that this bow is designed in such a way that no bow press is required for adjusting the draw weight, replacing and working on strings, and adding peep sights.
To conclude, the Bowtech Guardian is a fast and quiet bow that has received a lot of great feedback from many shooters. Multiple tests by experts and archers confirm that this bow is fast and has virtually no hand shock and vibration. That is why the Guardian is considered to be one of the best "fast and quiet" bows. With the forgiving brace height of 7.25" this bow is a very good choice for average shooters.