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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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BowTech Anyone?

Looking at new bows. Are the bowtechs really worth the big money they cost?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 08:28 PM
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Re: BowTech Anyone?

I've had a Bow Tech Tom Cat for years and it has served me very well. Can't comment on other products.

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Re: BowTech Anyone?

I had the Liberty before it became part of the Diamond line. Great shooting bow. Since then, we haven't had a Bowtech dealer in the area until last year. I've shot next to a lot of Bowtech shooters and I will say that they make a top quality bow, on par with Hoyt, Mathews, Elite, PSE. I would also say that their bows are some of the quietest bows I heard and shot. In answer to your question, they are worth what you are willing to pay. There has been a constant increase in all brands of bows to the point where most companies are now pushing the $1000.00 range with their flagship bows, $600 with their "economy" level, and up to $1500 for their high end target bows.

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I shoot a 2011 destroyer 340 and love it. I've had true blue Mathews, hoyt and elite shooters shoot a half dozen arrows out of it and within 6 months they showed up with the latest Bowtech. Everyone of them said it was the smoothness, and lack of any noise that made them switch. Another plus is the wide range of draw lengths that is great also. No need to buy new modules or cams to switch draw lengths. I know I have shot Bear, Jennings, hoyt, parker, Mathews over the past 30 yrs and none shoot even close to what my 340 shoots.

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Yep, I've always shot a Bowtech. However, whether they're worth the money to you or not isn't something I can answer. Go to a shop and shoot some different bows.
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Yep, 1shot is right, you have to shoot as many brands as you can, to find the one that is right for you.
Find a reputable archery shop in your area, and go check them out. You will be glad you did.
I was thinking of buying a Diamond Cure back in April, went to an Archery dealer , after shooting that and some others, I settled on a Hoyt...Good Luck with what ever bow you choose.


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Scared to shoot a new one b/c I know it'll be coming home with me! Ha.

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I shot Bear for 18 years then Hoyt for 10 starting in 1977. In 2005 I was in the market for a new bow and shot the Mathews and Bowtech at the local dealer. I liked both equally well. The shop owner told me he sold Bowwtech 2:1 over Mathews. I bought a Bowtech Independence as I am a finger shooter and needed the longer A2A. Loved the bow - easy to draw and very accurate.

A week before the season opened in 2009 I was practicing and had a nock break when I fired the bow basically dry firing it. The single cam bent as a result. I contacted Bowtech figuring I could order a new cam for my 4 year old bow. Not the case. To their credit Bowtech offered to convert it to a dual cam so I could still use the bow, which I did, but I was without the bow the entire 2009 season.

So some things you can judge for yourself here as good or bad. I was very disappointed with Bowtech that I could not get a replacement part for what I considered a fairly new bow. They did repair my bow into what is called a Declaration as it no longer was a single cam Independence at a reasonable cost but it did take a fairly long time before I got the bow back.

I still have the bow and shot it when I got it back. I can say I no longer cared for the feel and it sits in its case since then with less than 30 arrows shot out of it.

That's my Bowtech experience.
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The new BT-X 28 looks AWESOME

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Scared to shoot a new one b/c I know it'll be coming home with me! Ha.
I've heard the same thing about the new flagship bow out this year.
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