G5 Quest Rogue Review
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Editors' reviewThe 2012 G5 Quest Rogue is one of the best values around. It is well built with a great draw and good speed. G5 is making solid reliable bows and it is showing in their entire line up. The Rogue is accurate and compact which many hunters are looking for. This bow is smooth, quick, and well built with great fit and finish.
FinishThere are only two color options available for the Rogue. The double dipped Durafuse finish is available in Realtree AP or GFade Realtree AP. The GFade has a dark and sinister look that is black in the middle of the riser and blends into the camo at each end. It is a unique look that will catch the eye of many. It seems to be a very durable finish and there have been no reports of it chipping or cracking.
Riser/LimbsThe Rogue measures 31" axel to axel. It weighs in at 4.2 lbs., but the bow is fairly short and compact. The stretched and gently flexed riser has remarkable stability and is composed of forged 6061 aluminum. There is a string stop integrated into the bottom half of the riser. It comes equipped with a stabilizer bushing.
The limbs have a parallel design that create a very forgiving and smooth shot especially for it being it being on the short side. They are connected with pivoting limb pockets that are 100% machined. The combination of the riser and limbs on this bow produce a 7.5" brace height.
GripThe grip on the G5 Quest Rogue is simple and blends well. It has minimal torque with a solid and balanced feel. The side panel design on the grip is black in color and made of an anti-slip material. Although it is scent free it will not do a good job with hand warming on cold hunting days.
String SuppressersThe one string suppresser on this bow does its' job well. This string stop is integrated, adjustable, and it deadens the string. The extra heavy duty bumper at the end of the suppresser cushions the shot and will be long lasting. There is no buzzing or jerking after the shot. Noise and vibration is practically absent on this bow.
Eccentric SystemThe Fluid Cam on the Rogue is silky smooth and produces an easy draw. It has a rotating module for adjusting the draw length without a bow press. The single cam design is adjustable from 26 to 30.5" in .5" increments. It has 80% let off and comes in 50, 60, or 70 lb. draw weights. The fluent feeling Fluid cam on this bow lives up to its' name. It has a lot of energy to back it up. The IBO speed is 312 fps which is pretty good for a single cam bow. This seems to be pretty true to the actual speed of the Rogue.
Draw Cycle/Shoot AbilityThe draw on this bow is extremely comfortable and smooth. The back wall is rock hard with a good feeling valley. The Fluid Cam features an adjustable draw stop peg so you can set the let-off and the valley to your own personal preference. The standard setting seemed adequate. This is not a loud bow, but a stabilizer would quiet it more along with improve its' balance. The string suppresser does a great job of eliminating vibration and there is very little hand shock. The slide type cable guard system is a basic feature on this bow and does not compare to other roller guard systems that are on the market today.
Silencing PackageThe noise level of this bow is quite low especially for it being considered to be on the economy line. The heavily padded string stop really silences any sound and vibration. There are no other silencers on the Rogue added or slowing down the string. They aren't needed.
|Bow||G5 Quest Rogue||G5 Quest Torrent|
|Brace Height||7.5 "||7 "|
|AtA Length||31 "||31 "|
|Draw Length||26 " - 30.5 "||25.5 " - 30 "|
|Draw Weight||40 lbs - 70 lbs||40 lbs - 70 lbs|
|IBO Speed||312 fps||322 fps|
|Weight||4.2 lbs||4.2 lbs|
|Let-Off||60% - 80%||80%|
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The G5 Quest Rogue is fourth in Quest's line of 5 bows. Although it is not at the top of their line it will still do everything the majority of hunters are asking for. Its' riser is nearly the same as Quest's entire line up. The G5 Quest Torrent is the next bow above the Rogue and it has a .5" shorter brace height with a 10 fps faster IBO. These two bows have the same ATA, weigh the same, have the same Fluid cam, and share all of the same materials. The Torrent is $100 more on its' MSRP.