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Old 11-08-2018, 08:00 AM   #1
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2 new bows in their web site. The realm SR6 and Realm SS. Something for everyone. Still love my specs on the realm x but for those that like bows in the 32Ē range, pick your poison


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Old 11-08-2018, 08:09 AM   #2
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Checked them out yesterday
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:21 AM   #3
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2 new bows in their web site. The realm SR6 and Realm SS. Something for everyone. Still love my specs on the realm x but for those that like bows in the 32Ē range, pick your poison


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Pretty sure your right. I like my Reign 7 purty good, it kills thangs AND it aint blowed up yet
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:36 AM   #4
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I bought a new bow last week. What stopped me from the Realm was that the string mounts outside of the limbs, making it the first thing to hit a branch, or rock, or any other sharp object while stalking. I can't find a good photo of it, but for spot and stalk, all I would worry about was damaging the string while crawling on the ground.



I realize that is the last gen, but the new one has the same mounts. I wanted to like it, but that little thing stopped me from Bowtech.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:38 AM   #5
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all of those realm's.... wish I could afford 1 of each
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:54 AM   #6
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I bought a new bow last week. What stopped me from the Realm was that the string mounts outside of the limbs, making it the first thing to hit a branch, or rock, or any other sharp object while stalking. I can't find a good photo of it, but for spot and stalk, all I would worry about was damaging the string while crawling on the ground.

I realize that is the last gen, but the new one has the same mounts. I wanted to like it, but that little thing stopped me from Bowtech.
Interesting point. What did you buy?
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:02 AM   #7
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Interesting point. What did you buy?
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I bought a new bow last week. What stopped me from the Realm was that the string mounts outside of the limbs, making it the first thing to hit a branch, or rock, or any other sharp object while stalking. I can't find a good photo of it, but for spot and stalk, all I would worry about was damaging the string while crawling on the ground.



I realize that is the last gen, but the new one has the same mounts. I wanted to like it, but that little thing stopped me from Bowtech.
Thatís the feature that makes them the most tunable bow out now. I love it. Been shooting that system since the D350 and hunt rough county and crawl and stalk as well. Never an issue

But I can see the concern you mentioned
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:12 AM   #9
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Maybe its just me, but I feel like the Bowtech lineup has been lackluster the past two years. I use to be a big fan, especially with the 360 rpm. But right now I feel like Mathews and Hoyt are pulling ahead. Super excited to go test out the new obsession lineup though.
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Maybe its just me, but I feel like the Bowtech lineup has been lackluster the past two years. I use to be a big fan, especially with the 360 rpm. But right now I feel like Mathews and Hoyt are pulling ahead. Super excited to go test out the new obsession lineup though.
Really? The realm lineup is night and day from anything they produced. Iíve owned around 12-14 and last year was a noticeable quality and shootavle increase. Iím opposite and feel the Mathews line up is laughable at the ďtechnologyĒ employed in the flagship bow. But different strokes for different folks. Thatís why they make several flavors
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:14 AM   #11
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New cam? In house Limbs? Looks like I need to go shoot an SR6, looks like a great lineup!


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Old 11-08-2018, 10:30 AM   #12
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:34 AM   #13
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Y'all help me understand. I always thought split limbs had issues, call it twist or timing, but basically, I always understood that the limbs would not have equal distortion during the draw, inducing a less predictable arrow flight. Is my understanding wrong?
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:49 AM   #14
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I shot the Sr6 a couple says ago, and wow. Itís a heck of a nice shooting bow. If I had an extra grand laying around, it would have come home with me, no questions asked. One of the only bows Iíve ever shot that I felt that way about.

And to say that Hoyt is out-doing Bowtech is kind of funny. Hoyt hasnít come out with anything leaps and bounds ahead of their Alphamax or Faktor, IMO.


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Y'all help me understand. I always thought split limbs had issues, call it twist or timing, but basically, I always understood that the limbs would not have equal distortion during the draw, inducing a less predictable arrow flight. Is my understanding wrong?
Short answer- yes your wrong. They are far more tunable since you WILL have inrant inherited cam lean. With solid limb bows without a harness your basically handicap to out of center tuning.

Every major and most minor brands now have realized this and all offer split limb bows.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #16
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I shot the Sr6 a couple says ago, and wow. Itís a heck of a nice shooting bow. If I had an extra grand laying around, it would have come home with me, no questions asked. One of the only bows Iíve ever shot that I felt that way about.

And to say that Hoyt is out-doing Bowtech is kind of funny. Hoyt hasnít come out with anything leaps and bounds ahead of their Alphamax or Faktor, IMO.


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There isnít really downside to split limbs other than they generally have less cross sectional area compared to a solid limb design. As long as they are engineered and manufactured properly thatís really not an issue. What they DO allow is increased preload which is evident by many of the ďbeyond parallelĒ designs you see today. Also, many are connected with yokes as well which can increase the tuning options for a bow and as Low Fence referenced cam lean.

Case in point: My e35 is an awesome bow and uses a solid limb design. Lucky the bow has pretty good nock travel out of the box because the only real option is the start shimming cams. Once again proving nothing is perfect, you just have to work within the confines of the system.


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Old 11-08-2018, 12:59 PM   #17
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Thatís the feature that makes them the most tunable bow out now. I love it. Been shooting that system since the D350 and hunt rough county and crawl and stalk as well. Never an issue

But I can see the concern you mentioned
While Iím an admitted Hoyt guy, I agree that the dual yoke system is the most highly tunable system out. You can very easily manipulate cam lean on both cams, which is awesome.

The yokes donít seem to be an issue for durability, as there are a lot of extreme mountain hunter types running hoyts and bowtech with no issues.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:18 PM   #18
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I bought a reign 6 last year as an upgrade from on older single piece limb bowtech. The new ones are incredibly easy to tune. My old one is a real pain. I don't ever want another bow that doesn't have yokes.
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Thanks guys... I understand better. I've stayed away for years because of that misunderstanding.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:56 AM   #20
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I bought a new bow last week. What stopped me from the Realm was that the string mounts outside of the limbs, making it the first thing to hit a branch, or rock, or any other sharp object while stalking. I can't find a good photo of it, but for spot and stalk, all I would worry about was damaging the string while crawling on the ground.



I realize that is the last gen, but the new one has the same mounts. I wanted to like it, but that little thing stopped me from Bowtech.
those outside yolks are what make hybrid and dual cam bows extremely easy to tune. allows you to make twists and such without the need to shim or anything else. i have had multiple yolk bows with nary a problem.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:20 PM   #21
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I bought a new bow last week. What stopped me from the Realm was that the string mounts outside of the limbs, making it the first thing to hit a branch, or rock, or any other sharp object while stalking. I can't find a good photo of it, but for spot and stalk, all I would worry about was damaging the string while crawling on the ground.

I realize that is the last gen, but the new one has the same mounts. I wanted to like it, but that little thing stopped me from Bowtech.
Back in the day, ALL bows had outboard mounted yokes like this; true dual cams had the same configuration as the overdrive binary in this respect.

I understand your concern, but it's really unfounded. Thousands of bowhunters dragged our bows through all kinds of crap and I can't ever remember any of us (that I knew anyway) having an issue with damaging the yoke loops or yokes because of it. And those bows were loooong!

I handled an SR this weekend, nice ride for sure, but not for me.
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