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New, and new to me, I found a Bowtech Carbon Icon with 60# limbs maxed out to 62# for a killer deal on CL, and I am the proud new owner. The old owner bought it and figured out bow hunting wasn’t his jam, so I swooped in for the layup. Here’s what I think about it so far:

First, WOW, this thing is LIGHT. Very light. I have a 3.7lb Strother that I compare everything to, and this bow practically floats by comparison. I initially thought this would lead to a less accurate bow, but I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve been shooting it without a stabilizer, and although I haven’t made it a hair splitting target model, it holds on target very will and is decently accurate.

Fit and finish is acceptable for the price point, I have a Diamond Deadeye that’s a few years older than this model, and it’s pretty much the exact same quality as that. For a price point bow, the Carbon Icon is head, shoulders, and navel above every other price point bow ive ever shot (I read that retail was $699 for the RAK package, which this is). Additionally, it’s adjustable without a bow press, which is perfect, and it has the cam that swaps between Performance and Comfort with a flip of the Module. Pretty awesome technology for a bow just over $500 msrp.

Additionally, the bow came with a release, SKB case, quiver, GT 340 spine hunters, and stabilizer— all brand spanking new.

Does anyone else have experience with this model? I haven’t shot it much and have yet to tune or modify it, but I am impressed. Cheers!
 

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Keep an eye on the riser. They seem to be proned to warping.
^^^This. Not exactly a carbon riser, more of a carbon infused injection molded plastic. There have been quite a few reports of warped “carbon” Bowtechs.
Thank you both, this is something that I wasn’t aware of. I live in Florida, and our two seasons are hot and hotter, so I’ll have to be sure to keep an eye out for any warping or twisting.
 

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Just be sure not to store it in the car trunk during either the hot or the hotter seasons.

Also, and I'm not sure if it was the Icon or another line of BowTech "carbons," although I think they actually all share the same riser, the Berger holes may not be in a perpendicular line to the string; I thought when the bow was level one hole was slightly higher than the other... Doesn't effect performance, just a "be aware" if you use the Bergers to set arrow height/alignment with the string.

Above all else... Enjoy the new toy.
Thanks!! Yeah I haven’t really had time to mess with it yet, but that info about the Berger holes is very valuable to know. I plan on setting it up completely on Thursday or Friday, and my main reason for the purchase was the SKB case. I’ve been eyeing them for a while, as i need something to travel with, and the fact that I found one that was brand new and came with an additional bow for the collection was pretty much a no-brainer.
 
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