Bow Review – Bowtech Assassin
The Assassin is a 30 5/8 inch Axle to Axle bow with a 7 inch Brace Height. The bow is covered in Mossy Oak Treestand camo and what BowTech calls an “Invelvet Finish” which seems to be a super thin rubbery material that protects the bow as well as cuts down on noise and vibration. The weight of the bow itself is 3.8 pounds and is easy to manipulate in the tree as well as ground blinds.
The Assassin has BowTech’s Binary Cam system for better synchronization between the 2 cams and an error free nock travel. The let-off range is 65 – 80% and produces IBO speeds of up to 333 fps. The Cams are capable of a whopping 6 inches of draw length adjustment and the draw stop provides for a rock solid wall by coming to rest against the limbs rather than the string.
The Assassin comes complete with the following accessories:
a TruGlo 4-pin sight, Hostage XL arrow rest by Octane, 4″ stabilizer, Bowtech wrist sling, 5-arrow one-piece quiver, pre-installed string loop, peep sight and string suppressor
3.8 lbs (barebow)
4.8 lbs (fully equipped)
26 – 30 inches of draw range
30 5/8 inches Axle to Axle
330 FPS IBO
7 inch Brace Height
MSRP: $599 (R.A.K = Ready, Aim, Kill)
• Price includes Bow, Tru Glo Apex Sight, Octane Hostage Rest, 5 Arrow Quiver, Hi-Tek Stabilizer, Jim Fletcher Peep and a cool Bowtech logo wrist sling.
Video Review: Check out our Fast Facts video on The Bowtech Assassin
Binary Cams: 2 Symmetrical Cams in perfect synchronization to provide error free nock travel, which of course translates into better arrow flight.
Six Inches of Draw Range: the rotating modules on these cams allow for a range of 26 – 30 inch draw by simply loosening 2 allen screws, rotating the module and re-tightening the screws.
Draw Stop: A unique feature on this bow is the heavy duty, rubber-covered draw stop that comes in contact with the upper limb of the bow (instead of the cable). This provides a rock solid wall and anchor point.
Invelvet Finish: This Mossy Oak Treestand Overcoating is truly unique in that it not only protects the bow but it also serves as that extra layer of noise dampening. (NOTICE…. NO LIMBSAVERS ON LIMBS!)
The finish resembles the same type of coating that is on my Traditions Muzzleloader Stock & Forearm…Almost a rubbery type feel to it.
String Stop: A lot of bows are coming with these string stops now and after shooting this bow in my video league for about a month now, the stop shows little to no signs of wear.
Real World Speed: At 67 pounds and 29inch draw, our 28.5 inch Victory HV arrow with 100 grain field point flew out of the Assassin at a consistent 322 FPS. This surprised us since the draw cycle at this poudage was reasonably smooth
Accessories: I decided to use all the accessories that came standard with this bow for two reasons; 1. To discern the quality in them over a period of heavy use and 2. This bow shot so well out of the box with these particular accessories that changing them seemed, well, silly!
The Bowtech Assassin “Ready Aim Kill” package is fast, quiet and accurate and it’s clearly a top shelf bow for a below average cost point. At $599 you certainly get “BANG FOR YOUR BUCK” on this bow in terms of both performance AND accessories. Bowtech has taken the “SET-UP” out of the equation and that’s not a bad thing for the majority of bowhunters out there! If you know your draw length and poundage, you’re good to go with the Assassin.
Visit www.bowtecharchery.com or your local Bowtech dealer for more information on the Assassin