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7 Great Bows For Under $600

by Bill Winke   |  March 15th, 2012 8

Let’s assume you want to retire your old bow. You have been saving for a year and finally have $600 in your pocket. Which one should you buy? Are any of them worth it? Well, let’s go out into the marketplace and find out.


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The Assassin came out last year, and I dare say the reason it is still BowTech's number one budget bow is because it is a great bow at a great price. That combination never goes out of style! The Assassin comes standard in kit form. It is called the Ready. Aim. Kill. (or RAK) package. The accessories are good, and the price for them is certainly right, but here I am going to focus on the bow itself.

When shooting the Assassin, two things jumped out at me: it has a great grip and a rock-solid back wall. BowTech bows have always impressed me with how solid they feel at full draw. This is primarily the result of the big, heavy-duty draw stop on the bow's Binary Cam system. A great grip is another standard BowTech feature -- they are smooth and narrow. The bow feels good through the shot, is plenty fast enough and comes with all the accessories preset so you can hit the target as soon as it slides out of the box.

Advertised IBO Speed: 333 fps
Axle-to-Axle Length: 30 5/8 inches
Brace Height: 7 inches
Weight: 3.8 pounds
Price: $599 (includes RAK package)

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