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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 :wink: .

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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.
 

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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 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.
 

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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!
Also looks like new strings also...Great looking rig man. One of the only bows Ive had that actually met IBO rating

Good luck!
 

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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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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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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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 :smile: .

 

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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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