2020 Bowtech Revolt Series Compound Bows Review

New for 2020, Bowtech introduced its Revolt Series of compound bows. The series includes the Revolt X and the Revolt.

Watch here as Lancaster Archery Supply’s P.J. Reilly reviews the features and technologies built into the 30-inch Revolt and the 33-inch Revolt X.

No question, the most significant feature of these bows is the Deadlock Cam system. This is a feature Bowtech introduced early in 2020 in the Reckoning target bows. It allows the archer to use an Allen key to move the cam left or right while tuning to get perfect arrow alignment.

The Revolt bows mark the first hunting bows by Bowtech to include this new technology.

2018 Bowtech Realm and RealmX

The Realm and the RealmX are the flagship hunting bows from Bowtech for 2018. In this video, LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly gives an overview of these two compound bows.

Both feature new, wide limbs that can be locked into place via Bowtech’s CP Dual Lock pocket system. The CP system allows an archer to lock the limbs to the pocket, and to lock the entire pocket to the riser for secure placement.

The two bows also include the flip disc on their cams, which allows an archer to choose between an aggressive cam performance with a shallow valley for maximum speed, or a deeper valley that holds easy at the back end for maximum comfort in the draw cycle.

A new feature of the Realm bows is the Orbit Vibration Dampener. It’s threaded to allow an archer to stack several to offset the weight of a quiver and/or sight.

The Realm is 30.25 inches axle to axle, with a brace height of 7 1/8 inches and an IBO speed rating of 340 feet per second (fps).

The RealmX measures 33.25 inches long, with a 6.5-inch brace height of and an IBO speed rating of 345 fps.

PODCAST: Erin McGladdery, 2017 IBO National Triple Crown Champion

Erin McGladdery.

Remember that name. You’ll probably be hearing it quite a bit in the world of professional 3-D archery going forward.

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As a rookie pro in 2017, McGladdery, who hails from rural Saskatchewan, Canada, shot on the ASA and IBO circuits, and managed to take the coveted IBO National Triple Crown Championship title. She also finished third at the IBO World Championships and at the lucrative Organization for Professional Archery (OPA) tournament.

That’s a great year for any pro archer, let alone a rookie.

It’s not a surprising accomplishment, however, when you hear how McGladdery got to this point in her brief archery career. She’s got one of those great back stories that illustrate how sports can bring out the best in those willing to sacrifice to achieve.

In this podcast, you will learn:

  • What McGladdery does for full-time work. (We’re pretty sure no other pro archer has this job.)
  • The career and business McGladdery gave up before taking up competitive archery.
  • How she ended up shooting for Bowtech.
  • What McGladdery thinks about known distance versus unknown in 3-D archery.
  • How she dealt with nerves in pressure-packed tournaments this season.
  • What she’s weighing as she contemplates her future as a professional archer.

“At the end of the day, I just want to get better at shooting.”

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2017 Bowtech Reign 6 Compound Bow Review

Bowtech Archery has introduced the Reign 6 and Reign 7 as their flagship hunting bows for 2017.

The numbers – 6 and 7 – refer to the brace height of each particular model. The Reign 6 has a 6-inch brace height, while the Reign 7 has a 7-inch brace height.

In this video, LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly runs down the features of the Reign 6. He covers the various specs of the bow, including IBO speed rating, axle to axle measurement and draw length specifications.

This bow has a number of Bowtech-exclusive features, such as the overdrive binary cam system, the micro-sync dial and the powershift technology, which includes the Flip Disc rotating module. By flipping the draw length module from one side to the other, archers can get two different performances out of their bow – “Comfort” and “Performance.”

The comfort setting is going to feature a deep valley at full draw, but will shoot arrows slower than in the performance setting, which will hold longer at the peak of the draw force curve.