One bow that certainly has many people talking this year is the Bowtech Assassin. Is this the fastest bow or even the fastest Bowtech this year? No. Is it the flagship bow from Bowtech this year? No. Does it bring some new amazing technology to the table? No. So what is so fascinating about the Assassin? It is a great bow at a great price with everything needed to start flinging arrows in an attractive package.
2011 Bowtech Assassin Specs
The Assassin is sold as a package deal for around $600 and looks to be a great deal for anyone looking for the complete deal (RAK – Ready, Aim, Kill!)
Speed 333 FPS
Draw Length 26-30”
Draw Weights 50, 60 , 70
Brace Height 7”
Weight 3.8 lbs.
Axle to Axle Length 30 5/8″
It’s great to see an all-inclusive package with a quality bow. Bowtech’s R.A.K. system includes a TruGlo 4-pin sight, Hostage XL arrow rest by Octane, 4″ stabilizer, 5-arrow one-piece quiver, Bowtech wrist sling, peep sight and pre-installed string loop. The bow is topped off with an In-Velvet finish in Mossy Oak Treestand or you can opt for the “Black Ops” finish with red highlights. All that you need to add are the arrows, a release and a the will to shoot!
The Assassin is no slouch when it comes to performance. Featuring Bowtech’s famous Binary Cam system and a fairly generous brace height of 7″, the Assassin has an IBO rating of 333 FPS. Draw length adjustments are made via a rotating cam module without the need for a bow press.Bowtech has also brought back the “smooth mods” for the Assassin. This entails changing out the draw modules for a “smoother” version that is easier to draw, with the consequences of losing about 5 fps. Integrated into the cam is a draw stop the rotates to hit the limb at full draw. If you are a fan of hard walls at full draw, this is definitely something you will enjoy.
Here is a nice little infomercial type video from Hunter’s Friend featuring the Assassin:
Bowhunt America also has a nice little video featuring the Assassin: