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    Bowtech RPM 360 Review

    Well I'm back from the ATA Show and as soon as I jumped on AT I see a lot of people making false speculations about this bow. I shot the RPM multiple times on Monday and Tuesday. First off this does not feel like a speed bow. The draw cycle smoothly builds up the first 3 or 4 inches then the draw cycle turns into a draw that is smoother than the Experience. Its a very level cycle with no hump at the beginning or end. It also does not want to rip once you get out of the valley like the Insanity does. It has a standard OB valley. The shot feels like the Invasion. Just a pinch of buzz that can be taken out with a good stabilizer. This does not feel like a speed bow in any way. It is in my opinion a speed Experience. Very quiet as well. It will be fun to see everyone's true review in a month or so once they start arriving in shops.



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    Nice review.

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    Thanks for the review.....I am looking forward to shooting one as well.
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    I'm very satisfied with my Invasion. But... That RPM looks like it could take it's place in the near future.

    I'm waiting on the reviews also.

    The Experience was to close to the Invasion (but heavier) to make a change.

    If I can get 20 more fps out of my FMJ's, I would invite that into my hunting for sure.

    Good insight on your review.
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    From watching the videos of the bow being shot, it dosent look like it's as aggressive as a 360ibo bow typically is. When Ike shot it, it looked pretty smooth to me. The thing I noticed the most is how quiet it is. I think bowtech hit a huge homerun with that bow. In every way. It's worth the tad bit of extra weight if it's as rigid as they say. Thanks for the quick review from someone who has had bow in hand. I look forward to shooting it!
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    This seams to be a very uniform review which is great! I am amp'd to shoot one. Only bummer is I am hearing there may be some signifigant dealys in shipping??
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    Quote Originally Posted by rutjunky View Post
    From watching the videos of the bow being shot, it dosent look like it's as aggressive as a 360ibo bow typically is. When Ike shot it, it looked pretty smooth to me. The thing I noticed the most is how quiet it is. I think bowtech hit a huge homerun with that bow. In every way. It's worth the tad bit of extra weight if it's as rigid as they say. Thanks for the quick review from someone who has had bow in hand. I look forward to shooting it!
    I didn't shoot it but I stood right next to a few guys who did. I will say this.....it was quiet to the point that I couln't quite believe it. SUPER quiet. Bowtech is probably going to clean up with the competition on this bow.

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    I'm definitely going to shoot it before I buy a new bow. I like what I've heard so far, even if it is from the BowTech groupies.
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    I've been reading much of the same opinion on the RPM. Smooth draw and quiet.

    If that bow hits it's IBO, it should be one heck of a good seller.

    Happy Shooting.

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    I will be driving right by the Bowtech factory in oregon today or tomorrow on my way north for work. I will probably stop off and shoot this bow if they have it there hangin on the rack. They should because it is the actual factory after all.
    Just need a bit of time to write up a decent informative review. Heck I write detailed reports for a living so one more is fine.
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    Smooth, ample valley and ultra quiet were all traits that I liked about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buxndiverdux View Post
    I'm definitely going to shoot it before I buy a new bow. I like what I've heard so far, even if it is from the BowTech groupies.

    FWIW....I have never owned a Bowtech but this bow is going to make noise with speed freaks for sure if it is as fast as they say it is.

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    It's a Bad Arse bow for sure! Can't wait to get mine! Shot it several times at the show and love it! Was expecting a much harsher draw than what it has... was pleasantly surprised!
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    I have one on order for the wife in 50lbs, I can't get it for myself due to my longer draw but from the videos of the draw and some of the reviews it seem like a great bow. I just hope the wife can pull it at maxed out limbs. She can pull her elite answer with no problems for 30 shots.
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    What is the MSRP?

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    Nice review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter 58 View Post
    I've been reading much of the same opinion on the RPM. Smooth draw and quiet.

    If that bow hits it's IBO, it should be one heck of a good seller.

    Happy Shooting.

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    I agree and that's what I'm waiting to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sightpin View Post
    What is the MSRP?
    $999, probably see it for $949 most places
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkbow69 View Post
    I will be driving right by the Bowtech factory in oregon today or tomorrow on my way north for work. I will probably stop off and shoot this bow if they have it there hangin on the rack. They should because it is the actual factory after all.
    Just need a bit of time to write up a decent informative review. Heck I write detailed reports for a living so one more is fine.
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    I'm waiting to shoot the rpm myself. Should have a few coming soon. Also waiting to see if there are any finish problems that creep up.
    That's the only thing that's kept me from pulling the trigger on one. Loved the invasion so the rpm will have to be killer. Kinda wishing
    it had alittle longer ata but if it shoots well for me that's what counts.
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    Bowtech RPM 360 Review

    I must say I was surprised at the draw cycle for the IBO speed rating. As a whole I would put it in the top 3 or 4 at the show. Now if you are looking for speed alone, I would actually give it my number 1 pick of bows 350+ IBO. What I did not like, was the dump on the back end, the overall weight, and seen several of the Dampeners bearing balls come out while I was there. The cams also appear to not have much meat to them so hopefully they hold up to a little abuse. Did see a guy shoot one that flew right out of his hand and that was the first thing they looked at. Curious myself when the bows start to trickle in to actually shoot a 70# on the shelf to see if the draw is the same. The only reason I say that, I felt some bows were not the actual 70# they said they were. This is not referring to just Bowtech either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontarget7 View Post
    I must say I was surprised at the draw cycle for the IBO speed rating. As a whole I would put it in the top 3 or 4 at the show. Now if you are looking for speed alone, I would actually give it my number 1 pick of bows 350+ IBO. What I did not like, was the dump on the back end, the overall weight, and seen several of the Dampeners bearing balls come out while I was there. The cams also appear to not have much meat to them so hopefully they hold up to a little abuse. Did see a guy shoot one that flew right out of his hand and that was the first thing they looked at. Curious myself when the bows start to trickle in to actually shoot a 70# on the shelf to see if the draw is the same. The only reason I say that, I felt some bows were not the actual 70# they said they were. This is not referring to just Bowtech either.
    Yeah the bows being 50 pounds or marked for different weights can be misleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamoFreak117 View Post
    Well I'm back from the ATA Show and as soon as I jumped on AT I see a lot of people making false speculations about this bow. I shot the RPM multiple times on Monday and Tuesday. First off this does not feel like a speed bow. The draw cycle smoothly builds up the first 3 or 4 inches then the draw cycle turns into a draw that is smoother than the Experience. Its a very level cycle with no hump at the beginning or end. It also does not want to rip once you get out of the valley like the Insanity does. It has a standard OB valley. The shot feels like the Invasion. Just a pinch of buzz that can be taken out with a good stabilizer. This does not feel like a speed bow in any way. It is in my opinion a speed Experience. Very quiet as well. It will be fun to see everyone's true review in a month or so once they start arriving in shops.
    my thoughts exactly cant wait for mine to get here
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    I am not a bowtech fan and short and fast isn't my cup of tea but this bow did surprise me. Nothing like I was expecting for the speed. My only real issue was the plastic grip. Didn't care for that part at all and wonder what's under it and if side plates could be used. Sorry I somehow deleted my pics of the cams.







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    thanks for the pic pbuck!! yeah that grip doens't look the greatest, I hope you can shoot atleast off the riser or side plates, but heard it will come off but no side plates tho.
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