I have been shooting the Bowtech Revolt for the past six months or so as part of ArcheryTalk’s 2020 Hunting Bow Shootout. I have outfitted the bow with a Trophy Ridge React H5 sight and Hamskea Trinity Hunter arrow rest.

The Revolt has an axle-to-axle length of 30 inches, generous brace height of 7 ¼ inches, IBO rated speed of 335 feet per second, and draw lengths that are adjustable from 26 to 31 inches with a rotating mod.

MSRP on the Revolt is about $1,100, which is on the high side for an aluminum hunting bow. But the Revolt has some features which I think add a lot of value.


That starts with the new Deadlock cam system, which offers the smartest tuning technology I’ve ever used. In a nutshell, you can move the top and bottom cams left or right along the axle to fine tune your arrow flight and tune. And this is all done without a bow press with just a single Allen wrench. I’ve done this on the shooting line when I was initially shooting through paper and it couldn’t be simpler. Just loosen the set screw, then rotate the Allen wrench to move the cams along the axle. It really is an ingenious system.

Another bit of added value is the Flip Disc system. I won’t go into too much detail here, as we’ve covered this feature in depth. But the gist is you can choose an easier draw with Comfort mode or a more aggressive draw that will give you a bit more speed with Performance mode. And again, this can all be done without a bow press.

Bowtech introduced its modular Clutch performance grip on the Realm series of bows and it has made its way to the Revolt. I tend to prefer a narrow, flat grip and this one tics both of those boxes. You can also choose a different grip angle as an added purchase from your dealer.

Let’s talk actually shooting the bow and we will start with draw cycle. In Comfort mode, the Revolt is a treat to shoot with a noticeably smooth draw cycle. I found Performance mode to be considerably more aggressive feeling and not as enjoyable – at least for me. Let off is 80% and in Comfort mode there is ample valley so holding at full draw for extended periods is no problem.

The cable stops offer a reasonably firm wall, but I really wish the stops were adjustable like they are on the Bowtech Reckoning target bows. Being able to dial in the valley and holding weight is a big plus for me and I’m not entirely sure why that isn’t offered on the Revolt.

After the shot, the Revolt is remarkably quiet. In fact, it was the quietest bow I tested with my decibel meter this year and vibration was very minimal.

As far as accuracy goes, I am very happy with this bow. I spent one night comparing three-arrow groups with all of my test bows at a variety of yardages and the Revolt performed really well. You could definitely pull double duty with this bow for hunting and 3D.

To test for speed, I set up the Revolt with the limbs maxed out to 67.5 pounds and the draw length set to just a hair over 30 inches. I saw an average of 321 feet per second with a 350-grain Gold Tip Platinum Pierce arrow and 277 feet per second with a 477-grain Gold Tip AirStirke arrow – both in Performance mode. In Comfort, the speeds were 9 feet per second slower.

Products Used On This Bow
Trophy Ridge React H5 Sight
Hamskea Trinity Hunter Arrow Rest
Gold Tip Platinum Pierce Arrows
Gold Tip AirStrike Arrows

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