Who else has a BowTech?
Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:23 AM
If you have one let's hear what you think. Keep it or not?
Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:38 PM
My main complaint is the cam lean the Binary cam system has. With no buss cable yoke to tune, there is no way to take any of the lean out. The bow did tune well (bullet holes through paper etc). But, I have to think that over time that top limb is going to fail due to the uneven loading on the fork at full draw.
Not that there aren't issues to deal with in most any bow you buy, mind you. (With Hoyt you'll be creep-tuning to set the cam synch and with Mathews you'll be yoke tuning to set the idler lean in order to compensate for the stationary roller guard.)
All in all I like the bow. I would not hesitate to buy one if the price was right.
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 08:51 AM
I really am impressed with the energy storage I've seen the Binary Cam is capable of. I honestly don't know of any other manufacturers Cam that equals that cam profile. They don't have the Allegiance in my draw length, so my shooting one is pointless. I have drawn one to see how it feels. I like it. But how a draw feels to an individual archer is strictly a personal thing. They do make the Old Glory in a long enough draw for me, but I don't plan on replacing the ES anytime soon :)
Jeremiahs comment on the Cam lean, does concern me. Something doesn't seem right if it's there. My bet is Bowtech would replace the upper limb to remove the lean. There shouldn't be any lean if everything is within spec. Even if the limb dimensions are right on, sometimes forming a composite yields unexpected results.
I am quite curious, if Jeremiah has tested any broadheads out of that set up. Often arrows with broadheads at speeds over 260fps need a little extra tuning and speeds over 280fps can be downright hinky.
Posted 19 April 2006 - 03:01 PM
Most of the failures with the pockets was caused by the techs not putting the bezel blocks back correctly thus causing an undu stress and cracks formed. We had 7 warrenty issues do to one shop not paying attention and BowTech has since pulled their dealership.
Posted 19 April 2006 - 05:35 PM
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 19 April 2006 - 08:24 PM
Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:28 PM
I do own a Bowtech which My son won at the Maine State 3D championships last year. I was thinking I wanted the Allegiance. Then he brought home the Old Glory Man what A shooter. Grip a bit big for my liking but not bad (Smaller then a Mathews) SMOOTH and Quick. I have a tru-glo 5 pin tru-sight extreme tooless on it and my bottom pin is set @ 75 yards. I am seriously thinking on getting the new Tribute for my new hunting bow if not the Browning Illusion. Working in a Pro Shop really makes you have different views. Especailly when you have 15 different lines in stock.
Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:22 AM
I bought a new Bowtech Allegiance 2005 model at 28" and 80% letoff. Set it up last evening with a Muzzy zero effect next generation rest, spot hogg real deal sight, and simms s-coil stabilizer. I got it on the money on the 20 and 30 yards pins with in 30 shots. It's got a real different pull to it compared to the Mathews SB. And I'd say it's found a home. Right next to my Mathews cause it's not going anywhere soon. :rofl:
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