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Bowtech Realm
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2018 Bowtech Realm

Brace Height
7.125 "
AtA Length
30.75 "
Draw Length
25 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
80 - 86%
Bowtech Realm Review

The Bottom Line: The Realm is a fantastically designed compact hunting bow for diehard Bowtech shooters. The integration of the "Smartbow" cams has transitioned to offering dampening and stabilization options to tweak everything felt on the Realm for every single archer. The longer brace height combined with quick 340 feet per second speed rating is going to very popular for hunters in 2018, and the compact 30.75-inch axel to axel measurement is what many hunters want as well. The price is a bit steep with a suggested retail of $1099, but that is directly in line with flagship models from other manufacturers for 2018. Bowtech has incorporated everything into this year's hunting bow, and the end result is a highly sought after hunting rig. The new limb design should address and correct past complaints with limb longevity and flaking problems, and the new grip design really shows Bowtech is paying attention to what customers are saying. For those on the market for a compact hunting bow without having to worry about price, the Bowtech Realm should be on the short list of rigs to shoot for 2018...read full review

Bowtech Realm X
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2018 Bowtech Realmx

Brace Height
6.5 "
AtA Length
33.25 "
Draw Length
25 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
345 fps - fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
80 - 86%
Bowtech Realm X Review

The Bottom Line: It is getting harder and harder to find faults with bows made in 2018. Everything Bowtech offers in the Realm X is customizable, making it one of the most unique rigs on the market. Anything shooters can have a personal preference with is customizable, and that makes the Realm X very competitive in the hunting bow market. The axle to axle measurement is in a sweet spot between compact bows and more target friendly bows, and the overall weight is not too heavy based on aluminum riser standards. The 345 feet per second speed rating is surprisingly easy to draw, and the brace height is 6.5-inches, which is not too far below the forgiveness standard of 7-inches many shooters have engrained in their mind. The $1199 price tag is not too high for flagship models in 2018, but those on a budget are really going to have to stretch in order to afford the Realm X. The new solid core limbs should correct any flaking issues experienced in the past, which has been a long time coming from Bowtech. It is very hard to find something not to like about the Realm X, and if there was something an archer could find, it can be tweaked to match what that shooter wants instead. The Realm X is going to be very popular, and it deserves a test shot for anyone on the market for a new bow in 2018...read full review

Bowtech Reign 7
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2017 Bowtech Reign 7

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
32.625 "
Draw Length
25 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Reign 7 Review

The Bottom Line: The Reign 7 is a great shooting hunting bow. Shooters a bit scared of having a brace height under 7-inches will appreciate this 7-inch model of the faster 6-inch version. The cam technology is phenomenal, and will be beneficial for those wanting to tinker and mess with their bow to have the absolute best performance possible. However, for many shooters, although the technology is well integrated, it is not going to be a selling point for choosing a cam system that can do so much without needing a bow press. The Reign 7 is a great shooting bow, and should even be considered by shooters not wanting to toy with their rig. At the end of the day, a $1099 price tag is competitive with other high-end bows on the market. That price may not fit in everyone's budget, but it is a fair asking price for a bow of the highest caliber. For shooters wanting a mix of speed and forgiveness in their new hunting rig, the Reign 7 should be on the list of bows to give a try. The new finish options look outstanding, and this hunting bow can flat out shoot...read full review

Bowtech BT-Mag
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2017 Bowtech BT-Mag

Brace Height
6.75 "
AtA Length
36 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps
Weight
4.6 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech BT-Mag Review

The Bottom Line: Bowtech states, "Go big or go home," when advertising the BT-Mag, and that statement is certainly true. Shooters will need to be certain they want a longer framed bow when they grab the 36-inch axel to axel bow tipping the scales at 4-6-pounds before added accessories. The BT-Mag takes what Bowtech does so well with their hunting lineup, and stretches it out a bit to make a supersized version of that bow for shooters wanting those great characteristics in a tournament rig. The pricetag is comparable to other tournament bows on the market, but that does not necessarily make it any easier to stomach. Perhaps shooters interested in a multipurpose bow will have an easier time paying the premium tournament bow price. However, some shooters are liable to shy away from even testing it out based on the sticker price alone. Another larger negative of the BT-Mag is that it only goes out to a 30-inch draw length. This bow would work phenomenally well for shooters with a longer draw cycle, and they do not even get a chance to shoot it because it does not go long enough for them. As a bow, the BT-Mag has a lot to offer shooters on the market in 2017. It shoots like a dream, holds well, and gives tinkerers a lot to do in getting the absolute most out of their rigs performance...read full review

Bowtech Reign 6
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2017 Bowtech Reign 6

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
32.625 "
Draw Length
24 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
350 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Reign 6 Review

The Bottom Line: The Regin 6 is a great shooting bow. It has a premium suggested price tag of a $1099, but keep in mind that number is comparable with other flagship model bows on the market for 2017 from giant companies like Bowtech. The Reign offers a great deal of tinkering for shooters that like to play with their set ups or want to get the absolute best performance possible. Most of the tweaking can be done without the need for a bow press, which makes it even more appealing for some shooters. Although the ability to toy and tinker on the Reign 6, most shooters are not going to utilize these features, especially after the initial set up of the bow. Therefore, the "Smartbow" technology becomes more gimmicky than practical. Understand the technology is useful, and it will help fine-tune every part of the bow and how the arrow flies. However, after the bow is set up and shooting well, the tinkering should no longer be needed. The Reign 6 is a wonderful performance centered hunting bow, and has the specifications most hunters are interested in regarding overall size and performance. The new finish options are a great addition, and shooters with a larger budget should no doubt give the Reign 6 a few test shots...read full review

Bowtech Carbon Icon
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2015 Bowtech Carbon Icon

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
335 fps
Weight
3.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Carbon Icon Review

The Bottom Line: This is more than a regular bow with a decent price. It's extra light weight due to its' carbon riser takes it beyond basic. It has many options and new innovations along with being at least fairly comfortable to shoot at even the more aggressive settings. It has a solid backwall with a generous brace height. Many archers would be happy with this bow with its range in size and easy adjustability. The Carbon Icon is quite a bargain with an MSRP of $649 for the bare bow and $749 for the RAK Package...read full review

Bowtech Carbon Rose
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2014 Bowtech Carbon Rose

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
22.5 " - 27 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 60 lbs
IBO Speed
302 fps
Weight
3.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Carbon Rose Review

The Bottom Line: From some experience to a long time archery veteran this bow is ideal for the female hunter. It is the lightest women's bow available with its' forged carbon composite riser and it is all around solid in every category. This bow is designed for women shooters who want more than just a youth bow with some pink or purple accents. The technology put into it is up at the top in the archery world. The lady friendly architecture make it light, smooth drawing, and compact with great speed. The quality is second to none. It has a MSRP of $699 which may seem high to some, but it isn't when looking at a bow in this category of quality. With all the attributes that come with this bow it is hard to beat for the serious hunter...read full review

Bowtech Fuel
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2014 Bowtech Fuel

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
31.5 "
Draw Length
18 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
14 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps
Weight
3.4 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Fuel Review

The Bottom Line: Bowtech Archery has implemented another solid compound into the lineup not only for this year, but for future years where it will likely be kept in production until the next revolutionary technology becomes available on bows in this price range. Although there are a few items on the list that could be improved slightly, like the grip and the addition of a draw stop peg on one or both of the cams, there are an incredible amount of features, including a complete binary cam system equipped in The Bowtech Fuel. For $499 with the R.A.K. package, the consumer is getting a bow that performs on par with many more expensive models at less than half the cost. For those looking around for a compound that sets itself apart from average highly adjustable mid-range compounds, The Fuel deserves a look and a couple test shots-for it won't disappoint...read full review

Bowtech Fanatic 2.0
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2016 Bowtech Fanatic 2.0 29 Cam System

Brace Height
7.13 "
AtA Length
37.5 "
Draw Length
24 " - 29 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
308 fps
Weight
4.7 lbs
Let-Off
65, 70, 80%
Bowtech Fanatic 2.0 Review

The Bottom Line: The Fanatic 2.0 is a great shooting target bow with the ability to be used on the line indoors shooting paper, or outside shooting 3D targets. For a competition bow, the price is reasonable, but $1499 is still pretty steep for most people potentially interested in a new target bow. That cost may be justified a bit with the Powershift technology and shooters having the ability to choose between three distinct draw cycles to better accommodate the style of shooting they partake in. To say this bow is capable of any style of competitive shooting would be an understatement. Shooters already owning a Fanatic may not find enough of a difference between the 2.0 to justify a new purchase. The 2.0 is a more refined model, and there are some differences, but most shooters will not feel the need to drop the original Fanatic for the 2.0. Overall, if shooters are looking at new target bows, the Fanatic 2.0 is worth a look...read full review

Bowtech BT-X 31
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2016 Bowtech BT-X 31-Inch Cam

Brace Height
6.25 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
27 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
350 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech BT-X 31 Review

The Bottom Line: Features are amazing to have, and help sell everything from archery and hunting equipment to new mobile devices. However, the technology is only beneficial when used. The BTX-31 has amazing adjustments and tuning options for those wanting to tinker on their bows on a regular basis to get the absolute best performance possible. The ability to do most of the adjustments without a bow press makes the technology even more appealing. However, the majority of shooters are not interested in infinitely tuning a bow, and arguably those shooters wanting to tweak already own a press. Again, the BTX-31 cam system has awesome features, and will make tuning the bow much easier when used properly. When you remove the easily tunable cam system, the hard-hitting, compact BTX-31 is still a really nice hunting bow! For those able to spend the flagship premium price of $1099, the BTX-31 will not disappoint. However, purchasing a bow because you can easily tinker with it may be problematic for some shooters without the proper knowledge to make the necessary adjustments to improve the bow's performance...read full review

Bowtech BT-X 28
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2016 Bowtech BT-X 28-Inch Cam

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 28 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
333 fps
Weight
4.1 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech BT-X 28 Review

The Bottom Line: The BTX-28 may give shooters the ability to tune and tinker more than any recent Bowtech model. However, for many shooters, this is too much to learn and mess around with. The option is great to be able to work on a bow without the need for a press, and the simple allen screw adjustments make it even simpler. However, those just wanting to set their bow and not do too much tinkering may find the Bowtech BTX a bit intimidating. If shooters do not plan on messing around a bit with the cams, and getting the most out of their bows performance, a cam system with so much adjustment may not be necessary or desired. For those interested in learning everything the cam system has to offer, the BTX-28 is a great shooting bow, and will be fun to tweak and get perfect for each shooters individual set up. Those able to spend $1099 on a bare bow should most definitely give this one a test shot to see what all the hype is about. Those wanting to use the exact same bow for a variety of shooting may also enjoy the three bows in one concept with the powershift technology. The smartbow as Bowtech is calling this model is a nice step up for shooters wanting to work on their own bows, and the convenience of being able to do a lot of the work without a press or even in the field is appealing to many...read full review

Bowtech Prodigy
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out of 5 reviews

2015 Bowtech Prodigy

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
343 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Prodigy Review

The Bottom Line: The 2015 Bowtech Prodigy is becoming a popular bow for the serious archers. At first glance, it appears to be "just another speed bow," but at closer look, the first thing one will notice is the gold gear in the cams. Then you are forced to take a closer look. With the flexibility to alter the feel of the shot, this rig definitely will grab the attention of any shooter. This bow is average in size at 32" ATA and a 7" brace height. The max draw weight and draw length are average too. That is all that is average though. This rig boasts a 343 fps, and will hold pretty close to IBO even after adding the normal necessities. The Prodigy comes in a bare bow package, but can be purchased fully loaded, but if the shooter is spending this much on a bow, it only makes sense to add the exact components desired instead of a kit. This is a very nice shooter that will not leave the archer disappointed. One archer looking to purchase a new bow tested the Prodigy along with several others. After purchasing the Prodigy, he stated that the bow chose him instead of him choosing the bow. He said "it just felt right."..read full review

Bowtech Boss
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out of 2 reviews

2015 Bowtech Boss

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
36 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
333 fps
Weight
4.6 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Boss Review

The Bottom Line: Bowtech hit a homerun when they came out with the Prodigy in 2014; a super smooth draw bow, lots of punch, and the technology to actually adjust the performance range of the bow. So, what did they do to step it up a little in 2015? They designed a longer ATA rig with the same concepts in the Prodigy and gave the archery community the Boss. The Boss has the same PowerDisc/PowerShift technology, overdrive binary cam system, super smooth draw, and 333 fps that is very accurate and efficient. Adjustable from 26" - 31.5" of draw length, 40# - 70# of draw weight, 7" brace height, and the ability to adjust between a performance setting, traditional setting, and a comfort setting, this rig can be setup for any shooting season. This bow has all the quality one would expect from Bowtech and does not disappoint...read full review

Bowtech RPM 360
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out of 6 reviews

2014 Bowtech RPM 360

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
24 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
360 fps
Weight
4.4 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech RPM 360 Review

The Bottom Line: The Bowtech RPM 360 is marketed as a speed bow, but do not let that fool you. This rig offers an IBO of 360 fps, which initially will turn the average hunter away, because something that produces that much speed cannot be a good hunting bow because it has to be loud and have lots of vibration, right? Wrong. This bow is super quiet out of the box, with minimal vibration. If you install a stabilizer, then that little bit of vibration is gone, and you now have a quiet, fast, and accurate bow that you can hunt with, or shoot competition with and not destroy your shoulders or rip your arms off while you shoot. With a variety of color schemes, a 7" brace height, 24" - 30" draw length, and a 50# - 70# draw weight, this bow has been touted as the best bow ever put out by Bowtech. One shooter demonstrated his rig set at 61# and 28" draw length and a 322 grain arrow, consistently shot 323 fps - easily within IBO specs. It may just be time to give this bow a try...read full review

Bowtech Experience
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2013 Bowtech Experience

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
335 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Experience Review

The Bottom Line: From a shooting standpoint, it is hard to find flaws with the Bowtech Experience. Everything feels great, and the bow performs very well. Hopefully Bowtech has corrected the limb peeling issue for 2013, which would take away a major reason for shooters being hesitant on making the purchase. With a $999 suggested MSRP tag, the archery market definitely offers less expensive bows for shooters on a budget. However, if budget is not a concern, it will be tough to beat what the Experience has to offer...read full review

Bowtech Carbon Overdrive
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out of 3 reviews

2014 Bowtech Carbon Overdrive

Brace Height
6.5 "
AtA Length
31.5 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
342 fps
Weight
3.3 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Carbon Overdrive Review

The Bottom Line: The Bowtech Carbon Overdrive seems to have everything that a hunter would want. Although it has dual cams to produce great speed it still has a very smooth draw that feels great. The back wall isn't super hard, but locks in nice. It is fairly quiet at the shot and seems to be spot on with its accuracy. It has a great look with more of a basic style than some of the other carbon bows available today. This bow seems to be priced right with an MSRP of $999...read full review

Bowtech Carbon Knight
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out of 8 reviews

2013 Bowtech Carbon Knight

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
335 fps
Weight
3.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Carbon Knight Review

The Bottom Line: Bowtech is joining the party with short axel-to-axel hunting bows in a lightweight package. With suburb tunability, and tons of available adjustment, the Carbon Knight is an excellent choice for those in the market for a trendy hunting bow. Although the $849 price tag may be a little steep for some, and the late release date may have caught people off guard, this Bowtech should be an option for anyone on the market...read full review

Bowtech Destroyer LE
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out of 3 reviews

2013 Bowtech Destroyer LE

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
32.375 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
350 fps
Weight
4.1 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Destroyer LE Review

The Bottom Line: This Destroyer 350 limited edition is hands down a shooter. It is hard to find things unpleasant about this bow. Those in the market for a speed bow should give this rig a chance even though it doesn't have any brand new gimmicky technology. The bottom line is the destroyer 350 is built to perform. The $849 suggested price tag from the Bowtech site may be a little steep for some, but it does have the same cam used on Bowtech's brand new 2013 bow as well. The bow shoots very well, but shooters will have to decide if a newly released version of an older bow is worth the money...read full review

Bowtech Insanity CPXL
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out of 4 reviews

2012 Bowtech Insanity CPXL

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
35 "
Draw Length
27.5 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps
Weight
4.4 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bowtech Insanity CPXL Review

The Bottom Line: The Bowtech Insanity CPXL uses a lot of Bowtech engineering to create a nice shooting bow. Offering a 7-inch brace height, a 35-inch axel-to axel measurement, and IBO speeds up to 340 feet per second, the CPXL is a great bow sure to appeal to a lot of shooters. It appears that Bowtech has addressed the finish issues this year, but only time will tell if the finish will withstand everyday use. For shooters on a strict budget, the suggested retail price of $1049 may be tough to manage. However, shooters interested in a multipurpose bow that draws smooth and shoots well, the CPXL would be a great on to add to the wish list...read full review

Bowtech Assassin
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out of 31 reviews

2011 Bowtech Assassin

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30.625 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
333 fps
Weight
3.8 lbs
Let-Off
65% - 80%
Bowtech Assassin Review

The Bottom Line: Designed with proven Bowtech technologies and equipped with a very attractive ready-to-shoot package, the Bowtech Assassin is a good shooting hunting bow at a very affordable price. With an extremely flexible eccentric system, the draw length on the Assassin can be easily adjusted without using a bow press or any extra cams or modules. In addition, the performance system is designed to be equipped with either smooth or fast rotating module thus allowing for choosing the right combination of smoothness and speed. While some shooters can feel a little hump closer to the end of the draw cycle, others either don't feel it for their setups or say it's not pronounced. The Assassin has a pretty good valley and extremely solid back wall. While the Assassin is a very good hunting bow for beginners, it will also be a great choice for advanced shooters who want to save money. Overall, the Assassin is one of the best bows for the money in 2011...read full review

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