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After having shot an Experience and an Insanity CPXL I am definitely torn between the feels of the two bows. Both have excellent draw cycles and feel at the back wall, moderate valleys, dead in hand, no shock, etc. For some background, I shoot a high 60s draw weight, a 29.5/30 draw depending on the bow (was more comfortable at a 29.5 on these). I target and hunt. I welcome any opinions by owners of the bows as to their insight.
 

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I have an insanity CPC and I love it but I am also torn. I think the experience may be a more forgiving, quieter bow(haven't shot one yet), but slightly slower. If I could go back I might have waited for the experience to come out. Although, if they offer those limb dampeners and string stop for purchase separately may be you could have the best of both. I don't think they'll offer them anytime too soon as it might detract from the experience sales. Did you watch Ike's review of the experience?
 

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between the two bows. target and hunt, to be or not to be? since chasing accuracy and forgiveness for target i would go CPXL. both good bows and your drawlength and axle to axle length is part of my reasons for going with the longer bow. peep to eye distance is better with longer bow! I have shot all of these bows and really partial to the specialist in target mode. next bow would be the cpxl if i wasn't shooting specialist. good luck and happy shooting!
 

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I shot both because I was looking for a new 3d rig, I opted to go with the CPXL just because it sat better in my hand but for hunting I would choose the Experience
 

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These are the only two bows I own at this time. For awhile, I thought my choice (if I had to make one) would be the CPXL, but I've got to tell you, I'm not so sure now. My "dream bow" would be the draw of the CPXL and the quietness and speed of the Experience. Aaahh, but this is not to be..............yet!

I'm not much help, am I? lol
 

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I hunt with the experience but shoot tournaments with the cpxl. Either way you can't go wrong.
 

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owned both insanities and shot the experience....hands down, i would go experience without a doubt....one of the best BOWS of all time, not just bowtech bows, but one of the best of ALL BOWS EVER!!!!
 

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Appreciating the responses, but it's definitely a huge toss up for me! I love how quiet and dead the experience feels (along with its obvious speed) but the shorter ATA bows have always been a bit of an issue since the peep is a little longer distance away as someone mentioned. I was hoping I would get a unanimous x vs y thing but everyone loves both :p
 

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Dead in hand? My CPXL revurbirates for a second or two after shot fires.
 

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I hunt with the experience but shoot tournaments with the cpxl. Either way you can't go wrong.
You hunt with your Experience? So what is your hunting experience with the Experience so far this Spring?
 

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Both are very nice bows. I shot the CPXL for outdoor tournaments last year and also hunted with it. With your draw I would suggest the CPXL. However, what kind of tournaments are you thinking of? Honestly, I like my Experience alot better than I thought I would (my draw is 28 3/4") and I am going to hunt with it and shoot some 3D. IMHO BowTech's overall best bow is actually the Specialist and it is underated as both a hunting bow and target bow.
 

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Both excellent bows. A lot of our target (and taller) shooters like the CPXL for the difference in ATA, which means a smoother draw, more relaxed hold, and less of a string angle at full draw. It's a few oz more of weight, but you'll like the performance. Their energy curves are very similar.

Best of luck and good shootin'.
 
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