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Old 01-13-2013, 06:50 PM
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Bowtech Assassin

Hey guys,
Haven't owned or even shot a bow for 5 years now, but I've got the itch again

Loved my old Bowtech Diamond, & back in the day, I shot a buddies Mathews some, but Hoyt & PSE never seemed to fit my hand well. Seemed like a Glock vs XD, or Chevy vs Ford as they were all nice quality bows.

Anyway, after being completely shut of the stick flinging world for a while, I decided to check out all the new offerings from the major manufacturers.
What I found is the same as before. Bowtech "fit my natural grip, & form" best, followed by Mathews. Hoyt, & PSE felt foreign. Some things never change I guess.

Now please realize I'm not knocking PSE or Hoyt. I know they are well made quality bows as well. They just don't fit me right.

So I checked out my local pro shop, Centwise here in Redmond, (highly reputable) & they are Bowtech dealers which is great for factory support. They're also second to none for customer service on everything I've bought from them before. I was able to shoot some new bows, & even personally owned bows, & I gotta say,
I was really impressed with the Bowtech Assassin. Of course I really fell in love with the 2013' Bowtech Experience. WOW!!!! But the price tag for that bow, & getting set up completely from scratch again isn't feasible This Year.
So after comparing, & shooting these bows, I'm pretty much settled on the Assassin. Plus it's only .3 lbs heavier than my second favorite bow, the Mathews Helium, & 3 fps faster (ibo) & about $300 less expensive!

So what are some experiences with the Assassin?
Good & bad
Tune ability & shoot ability
Forgiving vs speed
Pros & cons etc.

The Bowtech Assassin Really looks like the bow for me for getting back into it.
Would love some real world personal experience to chime in.
Thanks
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:49 PM
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Re: Bowtech Assassin

No feedback at all huh?
Guess most of us here primarily fling lead anyway.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:30 PM
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Re: Bowtech Assassin

I just bought mine this fall after used a fred bear bow for the past 8 years. I was blown away by the jump in technology during that time. I haven't shot it a ton yet, but it shoots great. Compared to my older bow, the speed is amazing. I can use the same pin out to 30 yards.
For the money its a tough bow to beat. I know I took my site off the old bow before I sold it and replaced the stock one on the assassin. I will also be looking to replace the rest with a real whisker biscuit during the "off" season. I dont like the one that came with it. Seems a little cheap. It help up for the hunting season, just worried about it long term. The plastic parts had some play in them.

Beyond those couple of changes for a few hundred less than Matthews, it is a fantastic bow leaving more money for other things.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:06 AM
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I just bought mine this fall after used a fred bear bow for the past 8 years. I was blown away by the jump in technology during that time. I haven't shot it a ton yet, but it shoots great. Compared to my older bow, the speed is amazing. I can use the same pin out to 30 yards.
For the money its a tough bow to beat. I know I took my site off the old bow before I sold it and replaced the stock one on the assassin. I will also be looking to replace the rest with a real whisker biscuit during the "off" season. I dont like the one that came with it. Seems a little cheap. It help up for the hunting season, just worried about it long term. The plastic parts had some play in them.

Beyond those couple of changes for a few hundred less than Matthews, it is a fantastic bow leaving more money for other things.
Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:19 AM
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Re: Bowtech Assassin

I currently have a Allegiance,Guardian and Destroyer. They have been good bows to me and I have taken 6x6 bulls with all. The guardian is a very smooth bow and forgiving,But I love my destroyer.Bows hold there value terrible so if you have access and friends at a pro shop you can get good deals.I think you would be happy with the bowtec.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:53 AM
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I currently have a Allegiance,Guardian and Destroyer. They have been good bows to me and I have taken 6x6 bulls with all. The guardian is a very smooth bow and forgiving,But I love my destroyer.Bows hold there value terrible so if you have access and friends at a pro shop you can get good deals.I think you would be happy with the bowtec.
Thanks for the reply bud. Where ya been? And here I thought I was reclusive
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:28 PM
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Been working out of town,no cell either.I drive a back road part way each M &F,that has wolf tracks.But have not caught up with them yet,heard them one night at 1:30.Camped out for the fall at job.
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