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Bowtechs 08' General

Old 10-01-2007, 09:47 PM
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Anyone touched, shot, or seen this new bow yet? My Local shop will have them here next week. I'm planning on getting either this bow or the Guardian for 08'. Love the Guardian but the new General seems to have some nice features. Curious if anyone has compared the two.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:43 AM
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What about their other two new bows the 82nd airborne and 101st airborne?
My guesswith the general is that it will be like a guardian with different cams and more speed.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:48 AM
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Different Cams and higher brace....lower speed.

31 3/16 ATA
8.25" Brace
4.5lbs
308-314 IBO

Is the latest I have heard on the "General"
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:49 AM
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This is the first I've even heard of anything from Bowtech this year. I'd be curious to see the design and specs.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:52 AM
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Here is the news I have heard.

Speed bows;

Airborne 101
A-A 36 1/4"
Brace 7 1/4"
Mass Weight 4.2lbs
IBO 332-340
will have a new cam, still binary but new drawstop and new string post available in smooth and fast. Will not have center pivot but do have beyond parallel limbs, will have roller guard and string stop built into the roller guard.

Airborne 82
A-A 36 1/2"
Brace 6 1/8"
Mass Weight 4.2lbs
IBO 344-352
same setup as the 101 above.
Both of these bows will have extruded risers.

Hunting bow

General
A-A 31 3/16"
Brace 8 1/4"
Mass Weight 4.5lbs
IBO 308-314
This bow has a forged riser, it will have the center pivot as well as the roller guard with string stop, upgraded cam with smooth and fast mods. This bow has it all!


And Diamond will have the Marque and the Rock as new bows.

Marquis will be:
34.5 ATA
7" BH
Roller Guard & String Stopper
324 IBO
$699? (Not too sure about the price.)

Diamond is also supposed to have "The Rock":
31.5 ATA
7" BH
Parallel Limbs
318 IBO
$399


Again these are various internet rumors.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:01 AM
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Yeah, I just found that information too. Very interesting. I also read that the Tribute won't be in the lineup this year. If this all holds true I think one of those Airborne models are going to replace my 06 Allegiance. LOL

Hopefully Bowtech releases the official information in the next month or so.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:14 AM
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Since I was waiting for the new bows from all companies to come out before buying a new one, I will have to check the new bowtechs out. I also think that the Truth 2 looks pretty interesting as well. Hoyt likely to have a few new bows, but may not be revolutionary changes that many may hope for.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:36 AM
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Default RE: Bowtechs 08' General

Nice, I see some great specs on those bows. Now the decision is going to be which one to get.

I like the specs of the General for hunting. A big brace height on a short bow has always been attractive to me....and the speed isn't anything to sneeze at either.

Ofcourse, a speed bow with fairly forgiving specs (aka the Airborne 101) might also be an excellent hunting bow that I could tie in with my 3D shooting.

But, one also has to consider that new Marquee. With that kind of speed and overall size it is going to offer a killer setup for hunting. I am curious as to the roller guard and string stopper though.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:55 AM
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It's ashame they didn't add the new string stop, roller guard, and cam to the Guardian....It's gonna be a tough call. More brace height but 15-20 less fps.....I guess I'll go more brace height...speed kills anyway. Can't wait to shoot it.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:09 PM
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One thing I don't like about these rumors. People are reporting that their dealers should get these new bows in the next week or so. That's usually a dead giveaway that something isn't right. I don't think I've ever seen Bowtech announce a new product before November let alone put them on dealer shelves. They need to give the dealers time to unload their 2007 inventory.
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