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    2013 Bowtech Assassin

    Decided I was able to buy a new bow earlier than expected so I started inquiring with local shops today. I knew I wanted an Assassin already. Most shops said $649 and had 2012's. I found a shop that had one 2013 right handed in 60# (the weight I wanted) for $619. I didn't really care what year it was but I liked the price haha. I went down and shot it a bunch and they set it up and made sure I was 100% happy with everything. This is my first time ever buying a new bow from a bow shop and I don't know why I waited so long. I always either bought used bows or bows from Cabela's or places like Dick's.

    I love this bow! So much faster/smoother/quieter than the Bear Element I am shooting now. Came home and shot some more under the lights and at 20 yards I am about 5" high. Not bad considering I didn't even mess with the sights yet. I will fine tune it and get all sighted in this weekend. Some of that height could be the peep is bigger than I am used to and also this bow doesn't have a kisser and my current bow does. They offered to put one on but I said no thanks. I want to get away from using a kisser because I can never feel with my face mask anyway. We have 3 weeks left of the Pa season maybe I will feel comfortable enough to hunt with it. If not I will shoot it in the yard and enjoy it until I am ready .

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    - Mike - 2014 Bowtech RPM 360 58#@28.5"
    "I hunt deer because I love the entire process; the preparation, the excitement,and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. " - Fred Bear


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    Congrats on a new bow. I shoot a 2011 Bowtech Assassin and really like it. It is my first bow, probably not my last.. but it works well and shoots straight, as straight as I can anyways. I have upgraded a few things.

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    The bow tech that set my bow up said they changed the rest some for 2013 but I am still not wild about it. It works though so I will keep it for this season. I want to change the cable slide too.
    - Mike - 2014 Bowtech RPM 360 58#@28.5"
    "I hunt deer because I love the entire process; the preparation, the excitement,and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. " - Fred Bear

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    so for 2013, we have a double gripper quiver, new rest, and a new camo pattern. hope they put that on the other bows for this year, they look better than last years pattern!
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    Looks great. I really like the MO Infinity pattern on it. I'm waiting to see what Bowtrch and Mathews are coming out with.

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    I like that camo pattern on it, Id really like to see the invelvet hardwoods green comeback. I love that pattern

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    I like the pattern too. I originally thought maybe I wanted a black one but as soon as I saw it I liked it and didn't want black anymore.
    - Mike - 2014 Bowtech RPM 360 58#@28.5"
    "I hunt deer because I love the entire process; the preparation, the excitement,and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. " - Fred Bear

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    Congrats, what bow shop did you get it from. Nice to see someone local to me on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRLost View Post
    so for 2013, we have a double gripper quiver, new rest, and a new camo pattern. hope they put that on the other bows for this year, they look better than last years pattern!
    Also looks like new strings also...Great looking rig man. One of the only bows Ive had that actually met IBO rating

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    I shoot an '11 Black Ops Assassin. Do yourself a favor and get a Saunders Hyper Glide cable slide and save your cable.....

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    yeah the infinity camo is so much better than the treestand . my rep told me that infinity is now bowtechs standard camo pattern which suites me just fine .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRLost View Post
    so for 2013, we have a double gripper quiver, new rest, and a new camo pattern. hope they put that on the other bows for this year, they look better than last years pattern!
    As I look at the pictures of the bow, I'm also looking at my 2012 Assissin. Mine is the same camo and I thought mine was MOTS??

    I do know that the camo is different than the MOTS on the other BowTech's that were on the rack at the dealer.

    At any rate, I like the camo and it's proven to be very durable so far.

    Skeet.
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    That camo looks great! Very nice rig man, do the riser cut outs look better as far as dip goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter 58 View Post
    As I look at the pictures of the bow, I'm also looking at my 2012 Assissin. Mine is the same camo and I thought mine was MOTS??

    I do know that the camo is different than the MOTS on the other BowTech's that were on the rack at the dealer.

    At any rate, I like the camo and it's proven to be very durable so far.

    Skeet.
    the mots is lighter in color with more greens and white.

    the finish on mine is worn away where a "pro shop" fixed a problem with the cable set screw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by op27 View Post
    Congrats, what bow shop did you get it from. Nice to see someone local to me on here.
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    - Mike - 2014 Bowtech RPM 360 58#@28.5"
    "I hunt deer because I love the entire process; the preparation, the excitement,and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. " - Fred Bear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony219er View Post
    That camo looks great! Very nice rig man, do the riser cut outs look better as far as dip goes.
    I never really looked at other years up close, but the dip seems good even in the cutouts.
    - Mike - 2014 Bowtech RPM 360 58#@28.5"
    "I hunt deer because I love the entire process; the preparation, the excitement,and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. " - Fred Bear

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    I was out shooting this morning. The 5" high I was getting last night must been due to shooting in the dark. In the daylight it was maybe 2" at most at 20 yards. I shot two groups to be certain. I slightly moved the sight and shot back to 35 yards. I tried a couple at 40 yards with the second pin and they were right in there. I don't shoot that far in the woods though, so I didn't spend much time back there. I shot my Bear Element back to back at 20 yards and I can't believe the difference. I really enjoy shooting that Bear but it's very easy to tell the BowTech is a much faster and quieter bow. The Bear has always had a slight "twangy" vibration at the shot and so did my old Reflex Bighorn so I thought that was normal. Guess it wasn't normal because this new bow doesn't have that.

    I think I will give that Bear to my brother after this season because he mentioned wanting to get into bowhunting next year but with 5 kids he doesn't have much extra cash.
    - Mike - 2014 Bowtech RPM 360 58#@28.5"
    "I hunt deer because I love the entire process; the preparation, the excitement,and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. " - Fred Bear

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    Congrats on the sweet new bow!

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    Thanks. I was shooting it so well out to 40 yards I took it hunting last night. No shots but it sure looked nice hanging by my stand .

    - Mike - 2014 Bowtech RPM 360 58#@28.5"
    "I hunt deer because I love the entire process; the preparation, the excitement,and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. " - Fred Bear

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    Very good shooting bow! This bow blew out any other bow in the shop here for sale! Great amount of stuff at a great price! camo looks much better!

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    Congrats on a fine bow
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    Squirrel, what are the odds? You and I purchased the same bow on the same day! I had been shopping around, trying to figure out what I wanted (first bow of my own; been 20 years since I was target shooting as a kid) and just couldn't pass up the Assassin. For anybody in Michigan, I highly recommend The Hunters Den in Lapeer. I didn't arrive until 20 minutes to closing thanks to traffic, but Ed stayed 30 minutes past close to answer questions & offer advice with the sale (without trying to get me to buy the most expensive of anything).

    I've only been able to work at 10 yards so far (bag target in my basement), but I've had my first Robin Hood, and look forward to finishing off the sighting and hitting the woods as soon as possible.

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    Been shooting the heartbreaker since it came out(short draw assassin). Love the bow still and won't be replacing it, killed 3 deer with it and it's never given me the slightest issues. Great bow, probably be carrying it for another year or two as there's nothing out there right now I like better.
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    jjkutler that's awesome!

    I can honestly say I've never felt so comfortable with a bow so fast. I usually shoot year round, but even with a new bow I want to be shooting it a month before I take it hunting. I shot this bow 1/2 the day Saturday and and was shooting it so well that I took it to the woods. I then shot most of the day yesterday and really feel like it can be my hunting bow for the rest of the season and I can hang my other bow up for the year. Everything I read about short bows say they are finicky and hard to shoot. I guess it just fits my style because I am shooting it better than any other bow I've owned. I hate sounding like a fan boy but I love this bow.
    - Mike - 2014 Bowtech RPM 360 58#@28.5"
    "I hunt deer because I love the entire process; the preparation, the excitement,and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. " - Fred Bear

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    I got one of these for my first bow around the same time you did. I was also looking at a Rampage XT but I couldn't pass up the added accessories with the Assassin. Good value.

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