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Old 04-27-2017, 10:24 PM   #51
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Still regret the day I sold my tribute. Haven't shot a lot of the new bows but am currently shooting a creed and still think the tribute was better. I bought the tribute in 06 and sold it in 2014. Never had an issue one even after a friend dry fired it. It was left in my bow stand during the day after morning hunts, rode un cased in the back of my ranger, and shot thousands of times.
That's why I've never sold mine, I still shoot her to this day. Love my tribute!
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:30 PM   #52
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I have bowtech and Mathews no problems with either. Both killers
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:09 PM   #53
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I've had great luck with my Bowtechs. Can't say the same for any of the other brands.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:29 PM   #54
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I have a bow tech instanity and it snapped a limp set at 70lbs, full draw. Bow tech made it right and sent me new limbs. Still shoot it and accurate as can be. Bow only leaves closet for practice and hunting, never left in the heat. I’d buy another and stuff happens.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:51 PM   #55
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It is well documented that Bowtech has had numerous limb failures. Good thing is they (bowtech) are aware of it and don't even blink when they have to send replacements. I have owned several bowtech bows. I have had issues with a few of them. Back when I had issues, customer service sucked plain and simple. I'm pretty sure I got their sales mamager at the time canned for cussing me out over the phone. They sent me a replacement after a good tussle. Unfortunately, the replacement had a sharp edge in the string track and cut the serving after like 30 shots.

All companies encounter issues at times. Best t guess what. If you have that old MQ1 have a limb failure, you can still get limbs from Mathews for it. If you have that old Destroyer have a limb failure, you'll have to contact Dave Barnsdale for replacements becuase Bowtech doesn't make them. Yes, the destroyers are known for have "hardcore" limb failures also.
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:21 AM   #56
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2012 bowtech assassin no issues shoots great
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:33 AM   #57
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2007 Bowtech guardian here... Still going strong and it draws and shoots smooth... I just traded for a second guardian to have as back up.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:13 AM   #58
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I have owned almost all the bow brands out there. I am not a basher. Had problems with several but never a bow tech. Owned 5 or 6 of them in the last 12 yrs. or whatever it has been. By far my favorite brand. Never one issue.

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Old 06-22-2018, 06:29 AM   #59
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ive owned a few different bowtechs over the past several years and only 1 of them did I have troubles with. my very first bowtech invasion right out of the box, first time drawing the bow the top right limb lamination separated causing the cam to torque to the side. put it back in the box, called bowtech to inform them, sent it back, and they sent me a new one. I was skeptical of that bow from then, so I sold it and went a different route. bowtech used to have a lot of trouble with their limbs coming apart, but I haven't heard any stories about that lately.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:35 AM   #60
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Still shooting a bowtech destroyer 350 and have no urge to even try any new bow! Never a problem and shoots great so no reason to change.


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Same here! The only thing I did to mine was get some new limbs to increase the poundage I was pulling. Iím now pulling 72#ís on the dot. I have no inkling of buying a new bow.


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Old 10-11-2018, 11:45 AM   #61
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i have a 2009 Bowtech 101st airborne. Mine sat in its case in the garage for 6 years unused and when i pulled it out for first time i noticed the finish on the riser and limbs was extremely tacky. I ended up replacing limbs (Barnsdale) due to wanting a 70# draw vs the 60# OEM limbs. No other issues with bow other than the tacky finish and Bowtech had no answer for what to do other than get the finish re-done at a third party.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:13 PM   #62
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I shoot a bowtech carbon knight and have never had an issue with it
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:39 PM   #63
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provide some numbers to prove they are #1,,, I doubt that you can, and I certainly would not rate them #1, and yes they make a good bow, but so do most manufacturers
From an archery shop POV. They are by far number 1 in sales.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:06 PM   #64
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Oh and nobody else is even close
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:09 PM   #65
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I have a bow tech Iíve left everywhere the ďprosĒ say you shouldnít. High heat in the garage for weeks, rain, sleet, next to a campfire etc and it still shoots and kills just fine.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:41 PM   #66
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I have never owned a bow tech nothing against them. I'm Sure they make a bow that's competitive with the market. But I have done almost all of the above questions you asked to my Mathews bows I've had over the years. To be honest I should be ashamed of how I treat my equipment at times esp my younger days. With that said I've never had an issue with any of them.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:37 PM   #67
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Mathews is #1 for a reason.
sure are,, people are easily brain washed by advertising.... it is not because they are the best bow,,, just the best advertised ,, that's all it takes for many people

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:46 PM   #68
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From an archery shop POV. They are by far number 1 in sales.

that depends on the shop a whole lot too, and what they carry, there was a time i sold more martins than anything else by a wide margin... second was ben pearson ,,, after a few years pse sold about 6 to 1 of everything else in my shop,,,,
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:01 PM   #69
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Shot 2 Bowtechs, personally never had any problems with the bows. I was worried about the last one BTX, because of the limb issues that particular model had. Switched to Hoyt strictly for reliability. I still think the Bowtech makes a good bow, but another thing I noticed is the resell value of Bowtechs are low.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:09 PM   #70
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I have a RPM360, Prodigy and now RealmX.

Bowtech brought limb production 'in-house' and the new limbs are solid core - I also have a Hoyt Carbon Defiant. Love it, but the Realm X is from another world.

Love that bow, accurate and unreal draw cycle. 72lbs/29in draw - you should shoot one and see for yourself. The solid back wall is what finally did it for me.

I called bowtech and talked to the guys before I bought it - the support and explanation of new production processes convinced me they have the problems under control.

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Old 10-11-2018, 09:21 PM   #71
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:23 PM   #72
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that depends on the shop a whole lot too, and what they carry, there was a time i sold more martins than anything else by a wide margin... second was ben pearson ,,, after a few years pse sold about 6 to 1 of everything else in my shop,,,,
Gotcha.

I meant in the 21st century.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:27 PM   #73
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I can only say i shoot a Reign 7 and love it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:25 PM   #74
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I have a Bowtech Assasian that I bought in 2009. It is not a highly end bow but it has served me well. It is stored in the case except when at the lease. It has been left in the garage in the case for several months at a time but mostly in the case and in the House.

I have not had any issues at all. I do have a hankering for a new bow but havenít talked myself into it yet. But when I do based on my current experience a Bowtech will be get serious consideration.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:49 PM   #75
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They really aren't in the limelight anymore, they used to be in the big 3, now its just the big 2 Matthews and Hoyt, and PSE has passed Bowtech in sales.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:33 AM   #76
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Bowtech are good bows. All new bows are good bows. If you look into reviews of bowtech, or a product review by bowtech they all mention that they have addressed limb problems, so to assume that limb issues are a one off issue is not really rational. I love the new bowtechs and most of the older ones had no issue. But they are good now so pick the one you want and choose wisely.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:33 AM   #77
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Shot diamond as made by bowtech and never had an issue as my bow is coming on 8 yrs old. I will probably never shoot anything other than a bowtech or bowtech brand.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:53 AM   #78
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Gotcha.

I meant in the 21st century.
This^^^^......made me giggle
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:53 AM   #79
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In 2004 I bought a Patriot VFT and shot it for 8 years with no issues. Bought an Assassin in 2012 and sold it in 2014 to buy an Experience. No issues at all with any of them.
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